5 Things You Should Do While in Iceland

Sunday, June 07, 2015

A lot of people forget what Iceland has to offer, it’s not the most fashionable destination, but I’d recommend it to anyone. But here are 5 great things that you can do there!

1. Visit the Blue Lagoon

For those of you who like to relax and get pampered when you’re on holiday, Iceland has the perfect solution for you. The Blue Lagoon is the most extraordinary spa retreat on the planet. It’s totally natural and located in a lava field.

There’s a reason why it’s the most visited tourist attraction in all of Iceland. The waters are warm and rich with minerals, and some people believe that the water has healing effects. There is currently scientific research being carried out into how the water improves your skin.

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2. Explore the Galleries and Museums

Iceland’s capital city is Reykjavik, and it’s a city packed full of arts and culture. I’m serious, you could spend a few weeks getting around all the museums and gallery space that’s packed into the city. So, if you love art, you’ve found the perfect place to visit.

No matter what kind of art you love, there’s something for you in Reykjavik. If you’re into classic art, the National Gallery of Iceland should be your first stop. But if you prefer something a little more modern and left-field, try the i8 Gallery or The Living Art Museum.

3. See the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are unpredictable and elusive, so you can never be sure that you’ll catch a glimpse of them, even if you want to. But when you do eventually see them, you’ll be glad you did. It’s one of the most incredible sights you’ll ever see.

By going to Iceland, you’ll have the best chance of seeing the lights. You can see them in many countries, but Iceland is one of the surest bets you’re likely to find in the northern hemisphere. So, don’t miss out!

4. Watch Wales

There are many places in Europe that offer whale watching experiences, but Iceland is one of the top destinations for it. The country has a history of whale hunting, and it’s now hoped that the country will look to make money from whale watching rather than killing the whales.

Anyone who has been whale watching before will know how magical and impressive it is when you first catch a glimpse of a whale. But some tour companies rarely even see a whale, luckily, the top whale watching companies in Iceland have a 90% success rate.

5. Go to the Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss in Icelandic means Golden Falls, and that should give you a good idea of what to expect when you visit the Gullfoss Waterfall. It’s one of the most visited natural attractions in the country and it’s not hard to see why. You can spend all day gazing at its majesty.

The water falls in two stages, making the effect even more impressive. The first drop is 11 meters in height and the second is 21 meters. And when the sun is shining, you might be lucky enough to see the huge rainbow that appears over it too.

If you’ve never been to Iceland before, maybe these activities will convince you to go!

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