Why should you add Iceland to your list of travel bucket list destinations? Of late, Iceland has grabbed a lot of attention in our country for knocking England out of the Euros and for performing so well. However, outside of their recent footballing achievements is this island impressing for other reasons? Their natural wonders are nothing short of magical. So pack your fur-trimmed hat and read our reasons for adding Iceland to your bucket list.
What is there to do in Iceland?
Your trip to Iceland would not be complete without a dip in the notorious Blue Lagoon. The best time to visit would be before or after your flight since it is nearby to Iceland’s International Airport, saving you a lot of time and money. It’s the ideal place to soak in the warm soothing waters and float away any worries you may have. Did you now that the waters can naturally reach up to 39 degrees Celsius?
The very idea of the night sky lit with magnificent colours is enough to trigger anyone’s wanderlust. When you witness such a sight, will shoot to the top of your “unforgettable moments” list. Believe it or not, sometimes the anticipation and search can be half the fun! If you were looking to star gaze under the Northern Lights, our travel agents would recommend going between September and October or March and April.
The Icelandic horse is a unique, pony-sized breed that first arrived in Iceland over 1000 years ago. They once served as the only source of transport in Iceland and the fact they are sure footed meant they could travel over rough terrain. If you’re lucky, you can jump on the saddle and go for a ride on these beautiful animals! Be warned; despite their short legs, they can travel quite quickly!
Travel to the beautiful Snæfellsjökull glacier at the very end of the peninsula. There you will find some of nature’s finest volcanoes, lava fields and caves. John Verne, the famous novelist, once referred to the glacier as ‘the Centre of the Earth’ in a book. How many people can say that they’ve travelled to the centre of the Earth?
Iceland hasn’t got the name of the land of a thousand waterfalls for nothing! Even that may be a serious understatement. There is no shortage of waterfalls for tourists to visit and capture on camera. From Gullfoss to Seljalandsfoss, Selfoss to Godafoss, Dettifoss to Glymur the list of picturesque waterfalls goes on. (If you do see a waterfall, don’t forget to take a picture to enter our travel competition – click here for more information)
So if you were asking yourself “what is there to do in Iceland”, hopefully this blog has answered your question! If you want to add Iceland on your travel bucket list, get in touch with our expert travel agents today, they’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and find you the best deal.