If you’ve never been to Iceland, go and check it off your bucket list now! Iceland has become very popular in recent years with tourists and you can see why. With it’s vast landscapes and changing seasons it is like stepping onto another planet.
If you’re heading to or from the USA, check with your airline as many offer a free stop over in Iceland for up to a week! With such a vast amount of land, make sure you decide which area of the country to go before you travel!The South is often the most visited, with the Airline around 40 minutes away from Reykjavik and some of the main tourist hotspots located around the area, including the Blue Lagoon! If you’re planning on visiting the Blue Lagoon, one of Icelands most popular places, make sure to book your tickets well in advance as they can get filled up very quickly and begin to get expensive! The Blue Lagoon is a fascinating thermal spa which, as its name suggests, has a blue hue to the water and creates stunning images so don’t forget your waterproof case! There are other thermal hotspots all over Iceland so if you go adventuring, don’t forget to take your swimming costume!
Being the capital, Reykjavik is a small city with a rich culture but still the largest city of the country. If you have a few days in the capital, one or two days is plenty to look around and search the streets for souvenirs! Make sure you head up and see the Hallgrimskirkja church, with rigid concrete shapes it stands out amongst the smaller buildings.
If you’re planning to head outside of Reykjavik, a good idea would be to rent a car as excursions can be quite pricey and time constrained! Renting a car will allow you to travel in your own time and to your own destinations, even spotting some extra waterfalls and some Icelandic horses along the way.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – Walk behind a waterfall!
Thingvellir National Park – You can stand between two Tectonic Plates above ground!
The Golden Circle Tour
If you LOVE coffee, head over to ‘Tea and Coffee’ in Rek. for a great brew! Also go and find Reykjavik Chips – Amazing chips with a great choice of dips! There are plenty of great food and drink options, make sure you have some fresh fish while you are there too!