Making the decision to visit Iceland will be an experience unlike any that you have had before. With 24 hours of daylight and 24 hours of darkness for 6 months of the year you’ll need to be sure what type of experience you would like to have in this incredible country.
Iceland offers an extremely interesting environment due to its geographic features. Encompassing volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers, waterfalls, black sand beaches and of course the incredibly beautiful Northern Lights, if you are keen to experience a different kind of holiday this year, Iceland is a fantastic choice!
Visiting Iceland will not come cheap however as with so many goods imported into the country, you will be paying a premium for a lot of experiences and food and drink during your holiday so be sure to do your research around affordability in advance.
Cost aside, Iceland is a beautiful country that offers a once in a lifetime unique experience and certainly one that you will never forget.
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THINGS TO DO IN ICELAND
You won’t be short of things to do in Iceland during your visit to this incredible country. With geothermal activity across the entire country you will find an abundance of hot springs to bathe in, steaming geysers, volcanoes and dramatic glaciers from the icecaps. During your visit there is of course one thing that will inevitably be on your list of things to see and that is the Northern Lights. Take a midnight trip out to the darkest areas of the island, bring your camera and look up at the night sky in awe at this incredible natural phenomenon as the Northern Lights display in an array of colours including green, yellow and red.
REGIONS OF ICELAND
Iceland is made up of 8 regions. 7 of the regions are located on the mainland whilst the 8th region known as the Westman Islands are located off the south coast containing the largest colony of puffins in the world.
PLACES TO VISIT IN ICELAND
With Iceland being a small country there are numerous towns dotted around the coastal areas however the main draw for tourists is into the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik. Offering a wide range of restaurants, bars and places of interest, staying in Reykjavik this year is a great hub from which to both enjoy your stay and explore the country from.
Located on the south west coast of Iceland, Reykjavik is the capital city of this incredible country. With shopping, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife to enjoy, a city break to Reykjavik is guaranteed to leave you wanting to head back year after year.
ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDES
There are so many places to visit in Iceland both on the main tourist trail but also off the beaten track so make sure you pick up a good book or pocket travel guide to take with you and plan your holiday from. Take a look at some of the best selling titles available for Iceland on Amazon here.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ICELAND
The Capital City of Iceland is Reykjavik, located to the south west of the island.
Known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is famous for the Northern Lights, large glaciers, volcanoes and geothermal activity resulting in active geysers and hot springs.