Iceland, a country of rich and vibrant culture where ice and fire co-exist, has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world due to its phenomenon, nature, and geological activity. So let me give you some list of 8 amazing things to do when you visit in Iceland.
1. Float around the Blue Lagoon
Get ready to pamper and relax at the mineral-rich hot water and geothermal seawater of the Blue Lagoon. You can have water spa treatments and massages in this awesome lagoon. It is also surrounded by pure Icelandic air and natural elements which is a new and unique experience for the mind and body.
2. Ride a 4×4 car to Mount Maelifell
If you are adventurous, visit the iconic green volcano while riding a 4×4 car! It is an almost perfectly conical volcano which is covered in bright green moss that stands alone in a black sand desert with light streams of water. This place has a breathtaking view that looks surreal!
3. Look closely at the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights
Don’t ever blink as you look closely at the Northern Lights. It is one of the most heart-stopping and breathtaking view in Iceland. It is visible for eight months in a year from September to April. It appear as dancing lights in the sky which vary in color, normally it is green but occasionally it is red, pink, purple, orange, and blue.
4. Walk behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Want to try something different? You can walk behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall while looking at the spectacular view of the waterfall itself and the wonderful surroundings. But make sure to watch your steps and be extra careful!
5. Watch the gushing water at The Great Geyser
It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. Its first eruption was recorded in the 14th century and now it has a great resemblance to a big, naturally formed swimming pool. You can do sightseeing at this impressive view of gushing water.
6. Enjoy roaming around the Skaftafell Ice Cave at the Vatnajökull National Park
Ready your jacket as you visit the land of glaciers and magnificent ice caves at Vatnajökull National Park. You should enjoy roaming around the Skaftafell Ice Cave because the cave is covered with spectacular blue light if seen at the right time.
7. Explore the Landmannalaugar National Park
Another exciting thing to do is to explore the Landmannalaugar National Park which has a multihued rhyolite mountains, extensive lava fields, and the Hekla volcano. You might also want to try some of the popular activities in this park which are horse riding and hiking. The best months to visit this place is from June to September only because they close the roads on unmentioned months.
8. Watch whales at Reykjavik
It is the largest city in Iceland where you can go to parties at night, visit great museums and art districts and watch whales which is the popular activity in the city. It is recommended to watch whales in the morning and at summer season because there is an 80-95% chance of seeing the magnificent sea creatures. There are also island visits and bird watching activities!
Reminder: Don’t forget to bring your camera and take photos of these amazing places on your visit!