From the Blue Lagoon to the Northern Lights: Best Things to Do in Iceland

With breathtaking scenery, great shopping and dining, lovely people and plenty of natural wonders, Iceland is a fascinating country begging to be explored. Discover the best things to do in the land of fire and ice.

Blue lagoon

About a 40-minute drive from Reykjavik, Iceland’s Blue Lagoon sits in the middle of an inactive lava field and is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations.

In the spirit of the natural geothermal spas and swimming pools found all over Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is a man-made lagoon that uses geothermal water rich in minerals, believed to have the power to heal skin ailments and well. Moreover.

If you are going to be discovering Iceland in winter, then therapeutic water is a very warm welcome! With spa facilities, in-water massages, a sauna, steam rooms, cafe, lagoon bars, and an upscale restaurant, you can easily spend hours relaxing here.

Discover Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital

With a population of around 123,000, Reykjavik is one of the smallest capitals in the world, but that doesn’t stop the city from having a vibrant nightlife and one of the best artistic and literary scenes in the world.

There are dozens of unique buildings and churches to visit in Reykjavik, such as the Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrimskirkja, a modern church. You can also go to the top of Hallgrímskirkja and have a fantastic view of the city.

Reykjavik is full of restaurants offering traditional Icelandic dishes and modern cuisine. Although Iceland has a reputation for being expensive, you can save pennies on your drinks by going to the bars that offer Happy Hour.

Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route that includes a number of famous Icelandic landmarks. Thingvellir National Park, roughly translated, means the Plains of Parliament, and from around 930 AD until 1798 it was home to Iceland’s political meetings and test sites.

The geyser fields of the Haukadalur Valley are absolutely fascinating and were the first of their kind known to the world before those from America and New Zealand were discovered. Water below the surface boils at 100 degrees Celsius before dramatically emerging from a hole in the surface of the ground. This process repeats every 10 minutes or so and is a great place to set up a photo or video opportunity.

Along the way you will also see Gullfoss, which means ‘waterfall of gold’ in Icelandic. It is considered to be one of the best waterfalls to see in the world.

Northern Lights

While viewing the Northern Lights is never guaranteed, if you visit Iceland between October and April, you have a good chance.

Usually, if you go on a Northern Lights tour, you’ll be driven outside of town to a secluded location free from light pollution, and learn the science of the Northern Lights from your guide.

The Northern Lights is one of the most captivating sights in the world and it is an unforgettable experience to enjoy the spectacle in the dark of Icelandic nature.

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