As a country of incredible juxtaposition where the elements of ice and fire co-exist in harmony and encompass true natural beauty, Iceland should be on your list of must visits. With a rich and vibrant culture and superb accommodation options, you cannot help but fall in love with the world’s most northern capital, Reykjavik.
Reykjavik is filled with excellent museums, captivating art, fantastic gastronomy, colourful buildings and plenty of natural spas. Highlights in the city include the quaint Old Town or the impressive and modern Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall with amazing architecture. However, as soon as you see the dramatic landscape of snow-topped mountains, restless waters and unreal nature, you’d want to discover beyond the Icelandic capital.
Often extremely popular with visitors is the Golden Circle Tour to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning and extraordinary sights including the Geysir geothermal area, where you can marvel at the Strokkur Geysir as it shoots a column of water up to 30 metres in a thrilling display of nature’s force. Visit the Gullfoss waterfall, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some over 30 meters deep and why not finish off with a visit to the historical and geological wonder, the Thingvellir National Park to see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates gradually drifting apart.
With such impressive nature, be sure to take advantage of the once in a life time experiences this superb island has to offer no matter what season you go, as dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. Experience whale watching in summer, Northern Lights in winter and for the adventurers, a visit to the Landmannalaugar or the Skaftafell Ice Cave in Vatnajökull National Park with its beautiful ice caves should be on your list. Furthermore Reykjavik can be used as a fantastic stop off point before continuing your journey onto North America.
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