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10 reasons you should definitely visit Iceland…

Looking for a travel destination where you can explore some of Mother Nature’s most breath-taking landscapes and stunning Scandinavian architecture? From hot springs and volcanoes to sampling unusual Icelandic dishes Akureyi, Iceland might still be one of Europe’s hidden gems but, it is fast becoming a ‘go to’ destination with around 2 million visitors from around the world visiting the city each year. We’ve come up with a list of things that will you amazed and enchanted with Iceland’s second largest city and its welcoming local culture.

#1 Northern Lights


Iceland is one of the best places in the word to witness the enchanting northern lights display. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the magical green lights dancing in the sky on a cold clear winter night.


#2 Blue Lagoon Spa


What’s not to love about crystal-blue, geothermal water that maintains a steamy temperature of around 37°C and 40°C degrees all-year-round? Spend a day soaking up the minerals surrounded by spectacular views.


#3 Hiking and Cycling


Iceland is famous for its stunning, unspoilt nature filled with mountains, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs and glaciers. There are endless hiking and cycling trails to be discovered for those seeking an adventurous getaway.


#4 Whale Watching


Observing whales in their natural habitat has become one of the most popular activities among those who visit Iceland.  In North Iceland you can easily get up close to humpbacks, dolphins, minkes and blue whales surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery.


#5 Whitewater Rafting


Enjoy the excitement of whitewater river rafting in Vestari-Jökulsá, (West Glacial River) or Austari-Jökulsá, (East Glacial River) which has earned the reputation ofbeing one of the most exciting rivers in Europe.


#6 Local Food


Icelanders are renowned for being great gourmets and their food traditions have a long history. The north has a diverse range of restaurants where the main emphasis is on cooking all kinds of dishes using fresh and local produce including lamb, diary and fish.


#7 History and Culture


There are numerous sites of historical interest and Reykjavik’s museums are real explorations in the cultural heart and soul of the country. The National Museum of Iceland is a large museum showcasing Iceland’s entire history and culture including the Vikings and medieval times.  


#8 Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park is an enormous area in southeast Iceland, officially formed in 2008 by joining together Jokulsargljufur and Skaftafell National Parks and is the largest national park in Western Europe. The park contains the world’s largest glacier outside the Arctics and is unique in its range of contrasting natural wonders characterized by the perpetual struggle of fire and ice.


#9 Volcanic Area


One of Iceland’s most visited places is the Lake Mývatn region with hot springs, craters, geothermal nature baths and amazing lava formations, as well as Mývatn Nature Baths, the unique geothermal lagoon.


#10 Game of Thrones Tour


Visit the legendary Icelandic landmarks featured in the popular TV series Game of Thrones as you walk in the footsteps of your favourite characters!


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