Bucket List Worthy
There’s definitely no shortage of reasons why Iceland should be on your bucket list. Iceland is home to some of the most active volcanoes and largest glaciers. It’s filled with opportunities for adventure and for relaxation. We’d even bet that the stunning views and unique culture will lead you to book a return trip.
Summer in Iceland can have up to 24 hours of sunlight and winter in Iceland can have only a few hours of sunlight.
It’s been said that as much as 80% of the Icelandic population believe in elves. While we’re uncertain of this, there is one thing we’re certain of – Iceland is a magical place.
Iceland is the perfect place to watch the dancing display between October and March. The Ion Hotel has a bar dedicated for watching the Northern Lights.
Eyes pop when the Northern Lights and Iceland’s famous volcano Eyjafjallajokull are seen together.
Photo Credit: Adam Rifkin
The golden circle is a popular tourist route. Stops along the route include Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the geysers in Haukadalur.
Photo Credit: Ragnar Th. Sigurdssson
The famous fountain geyser, Strokkur, erupts every four to eight minutes. Strokkur is about 90 minutes from Reykjavik.
Skogafoss is the country’s most famous waterfall. Rainbows are almost always visible here when it’s sunny.
Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon is the deepest lake at 814 feet deep.
Iceland is said to be one of the best countries for a road trip. The most popular route is Ring Road or Route 1.
It’s not unusual to come across horses roaming freely in the green fields along Ring Road. Unlike other horses, Icelandic horses are resilient to the country’s cold climate.
The Vatnajokull National Park covers a whopping 13% of Iceland. Filled with rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity, there are few places in the world that offer the range of natural beauty that Vatnajokull offers.
Husavik has been recognized as one of the best places to whale watch. The best time to whale watch is between April and September.
11. Myvatn Nature Baths
Bathers can relax in clouds of steam rising from the Earth’s surface and swim in geothermal pools in Iceland.
Iceland has been called a natural playground, filled with an endless array of striking views like this one.
Silfra is a crack in between North America and Europe, making it the one place where you can dive between continents.
Multiple volcanic eruptions have left behind a landscape that seems out of this world.
After all, Iceland is a top five country for coffee consumption. We recommend that you grab a coffee at one of these cafes in Reykjavik:
So, what are you waiting for?
Tourists in Iceland get the taxes on purchases back at the airport, so save your receipts!
You don’t need to carry cash in Iceland. Credit cards are largely accepted, from hot dog stands to taxi drivers.
Alcohol can be expensive so it’s best to stop by the duty-free in the airport if you plan on drinking.
Iceland Air offers many direct flights from various North American and European cities.
Visit Inspired by Iceland for more inspiration and tips.