An old quote says the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page, and I agree! There are so many things out there waiting for us to discover, so many countries, so many cultures! With that in mind, may I ask what are your plans for the summer holiday?
Have you booked somewhere or are you still deciding where to go? Well, luckily, I’m here to help! Forget about sunny beaches, colorful cocktails and lazy days on the beach, go on an amazing adventure and consider something different this season. Suggestions? I’ve got one and by the end of this post, I’m pretty sure you will book your trip there, because this place is magical.
Ok, ok, I won’t keep the suspense any longer, I’m talking about Iceland, a gorgeous country that is the perfect holiday destination if you’re looking for adventure, gorgeous landscapes and amazing food! Keen to discover more about Iceland with me? Then read on and let’s see how can I convince you to give it a chance.
- It’s important that you read all the information about the passport and visa requirements if there are any. You don’t want to book a trip and then find out that you can’t enter the country. You can find all the information on the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration site.
- Now, with the weather is always a gamble no matter the country that you decide to visit, but in Iceland, it’s better to have more clothes with you just in case. The best months to visit are May, June and July, so you’re not too late to book your holiday now.
- In Iceland, the monetary unit is the Icelandic Krona – ISK. You can find ATM’s just about anywhere, so you don’t have to carry money with you all the time.
- When you’re packing for your trip to Iceland, keep in mind all the activities that you want to do there. Since most of the activities, if not all, are outside and since the weather is always changing, make sure that you pack warm and waterproof clothes.
Things to do in Iceland
Whale watching is a very popular activity in Iceland. Seeing those magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is a wonderful and unique experience. It’s not every day that you get the chance to see a whale so close, so if you plan to visit Iceland, this activity should definitely be on your list!
See the Nothern Lights
Chasing the stunning Northern Lights is a real adventure! What’s so special? Well, first of all, you really can’t predict them, not even the locals don’t know where they will appear next, so finding them is a very exciting experience. Second of all, the Northern Lights never look the same! They can be bright white, neon green, purple and so on. It’s really an amazing experience!
Although it’s quite a small city with a population of over 200,000 people, the capital of Iceland is a city bursting with life and culture! The colorful houses give a vibrant look to the city and the multitude of museums make it an important cultural city. Here you can visit Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland’s most well-known church. Its amazing architecture makes it pretty special and you should really make time to visit it. Reykjavik is really an amazing city and you should reserve at least 2 days to visit it.
Snorkeling in Silfra might be the coolest thing from your entire trip! Silfra is a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents and it’s located in Þingvallavatn Lake in Þingvellir National Park. Here you can find one of the clearest water in the world, so the visibility is perfect and you will get to swim between two continents.
Visit the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland and only by looking at the picture above you will understand why. In this geothermal pool, you can bathe in warm thermal water. That water is packed with minerals, silica and algae that can be beneficial for your skin and tired body. If you want the complete spa treatment, don’t forget to apply that silica mud on your face, it will be a real treat and your skin will thank you later.
Visit the glaciers
I think a trip to Iceland would be incomplete without a trip to the glaciers. These fascinating natural landscapes are practically chunks of ice made up of compressed snow that was build up in thousands of years. You can either take a boat tour and enjoy the sight or, if you are more adventurous, you can go hiking and ice climbing. Either way, it’s an amazing experience!
Iceland is a real gem and you really need to take your time and discover all of its beauties! So, if you plan to visit it any time soon, start making lists. Make a list with all the important information and all the things that you want to do there.
This way, you can be sure that you don’t miss anything important and that you will enjoy this unique experience!