Did last week's blog about Iceland get you excited to learn more? Maybe you're thinking that you really should visit this beautiful country!? Well, that's great! But. like I said before, Iceland is very popular - please don't wait until the last minute to reach out to us to start planning your trip! We want to ensure that you get to see and do everything you are dreaming of, and meticulous planning is essential. While I know that this might look a bit overwhelming with the sheer number of things to do, don't worry, we are here for you every step of the way to make all the arrangements and to help you choose exactly what you want to do!
So without further ado, here we are with Part 2 of our top things to do in Iceland!
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
This sight is at the top of many lists, however, you need to know the best possible location to view this wonder. Thingvellir is by far the finest area to see this wonder. Be sure you check the weather so that you have a combination of dark and partially clear skies. Thingvellir is a national park as well as a historic site. It doubles as a great tourist
selection for you to see a rare vision as well as gain some insight on the history of the land.
This is a fairly new site that you can visit located in the Highlands of Iceland. You will need a 4WD to reach the landscape, and be sure you get a high-quality vehicle that is equipped to travel on the unique terrain. Holuhraun is the newest formed lava flow from a volcano that lasted from August 2014 through February 2015. When peering into the rifts of the lava you see many beautifully vivid colors. While driving along the sand, you can still see steam in certain areas. It is a geological wonder to behold. Be careful and stay on the marked paths and to wear gloves when handling any lava rocks.
This beach is gorgeous and an absolute must-see! With its rare black sand and basalt columns, there is much to explore on this volcanic shoreline. The black sand is lava that cooled once it hit the water and the sand is more like various small stones. White sand and red sand beaches (Westfjords) also exist in Iceland. While on Reynisfjara, you can see Gardar, which is a basalt cliff that resembles a staircase to heaven. It is a natural pyramid and was formed by columnar jointing. There are many basalt columns throughout Iceland, but this is by far the most exceptional.
Party in Reykjavik
This small town has the best party spots in Iceland, hands down! There are multiple bars and restaurants to choose from. None of the businesses charge a cover and the music is amazing!
This natural pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and you will surely have a memorable experience when visiting. The water is not that hot because it does mix with colder water.
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