When it comes to being an absolute paradise for tourists from across the globe, Iceland is climbing up the popularity charts pretty quickly. It has already been dubbed as one of the best; if not the very best summer holiday destination. The demand for companies organizing Iceland holidays and trips, is increasing. Add to that the friendly locals and the fact that it has been ranked as one of the most peaceful countries on the planet, and one will understand the charm of this timeless land. Here are a few of the ‘must-do’ activities for every nature lover.
With the changing global climate, we might not have much time left to enjoy the glacial walks. But for now Iceland offers a chance to not only get a glimpse of Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, but you can also enjoy a few slippery and exciting glacial walks.
The Blue Lagoon
No, it is not the famous Hollywood flick. This is the natural spa that is filled with water coming out of a geothermal power plant. The water attains its unique look and milky white color thanks to the minerals that it has carried from within the earth’s surface. One of the nation’s top tourist attractions, it is easily accessible and loads of fun.
Spectacular Northern Lights
This is well and truly the most delightful experience that you will ever come across and that is absolutely no exaggeration. The great celestial dance is at its brilliant best between the months of September and April and as you go north of Iceland, you will witness this amazing light show in the skies. Electrifying…
This is not just Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, but truly one of the best on the planet. Located in the Canyon of Hvítá River in southwest Iceland this is a multi-step waterfall that seems like it simply is disappearing into the ground as you get closer to it. With panoramic landscape that surrounds it and the sun carving out a constant rainbow from its mist, this pretty much looks like a piece of heaven that dropped down on to earth.
Whale watching is becoming an increasingly popular tourist activity in the country and it more often than not, does not leave you disappointed. There are a wide number of species of whales that inhabit the nutrient-rich waters of the region and there is great chance that you will always go home with some special images and ever-lasting memories of watching these giants in their natural habitat.