Spring has arrived, and before we know it, we’ll be sweltering in hot summer temperatures, which we hope will pass quickly. If you’re one of those persons who practically melts in the sun and would gladly give up their monthly wage for a bit of relief, we feel that summer in Central Europe will be very unpleasant for you.
While some head south in search of even more warmth, sunshine, and nice beaches, you may choose the opposite. Iceland is the ideal middle ground for you. It’s far enough north that you won’t get sunburned there, but not far enough north that you won’t be able to sleep in your tent there in the summer. It’s basically a paradise on earth for those who are a little more adventurous and enjoy pure nature. Geysers, sheep, aurora borealis, hot springs and volcanoes, wild waterfalls, and towering mountains abound in this area of geysers, livestock, aurora borealis, hot springs and volcanoes. It is a country that is well worth visiting, but be aware that it comes with a hefty price tag. It is not going to be inexpensive.
This unusual name hides the lake, which is also a natural spa. If you don’t want to miss a visit to the spa, then this place is perhaps even more interesting than the famous Blue Lagoon not far from the capital. You won’t meet so many people here and the prices are a bit more favorable. Here you can relax in the hot thermal springs, which reach a temperature of 37 – 39 degrees, so you will feel like in a bathtub. They are very beneficial for skin health, but count on up to 4,000 ISK during the main tourist season.
This wonderful celestial phenomenon has fascinated humanity for millennia, and in Iceland you have a very good chance of seeing it with your own eyes in all its beauty. It pays to go to a more remote place away from the city lights so that the glow can stand out really well. The best time to watch it starts in mid-September, but with a little luck you can see it even during the summer. And best of all, you get this breathtaking experience for free.
Although you go to Iceland mainly because of the nature, if you arrive in the capital, it would be a shame to just drive through it without a stop. It also offers many interesting places. From cozy cafes, through stylish restaurants to colorful houses. Reykjavík is tiny, so even in one day you can visit everything interesting and then go straight for an adventure into nature.
It is another lake located in the southeast of the country and is one of the most visited natural attractions in Iceland. It attracts especially the sight of massive glaciers, which break from time to time, fall off and literally freeze in your back at the sound of cracking ice. For a more intense experience, you can pay for a boat trip that will take you through the ice floes and you will have a chance to take truly unique photos.
When you say Iceland, most of you will definitely imagine waterfalls. They are inextricably linked with this country and there are really countless of them. Everyone is different, some smaller, other larger and depending on the season, the amount of water that flows through them also changes. Hard to choose the most beautiful, but popular tourist destinations include Dettifoss in the north or Gullfoss. Choose one or two. You’ll have to regret the rest, but if you wanted to see them all, you wouldn’t be able to do anything else.
If you feel like it, be sure to go on a trek into the Icelandic wildlife. It is not a trip for untrained individuals, because the weather can change quickly and civilization and help are usually far away, but a shorter trip can be done by practically anyone who has been on a tour at least a few times.