Iceland. A must-see destination for travelers from all over the world in recent years has been the fascinating and enigmatic region of lava rocks, black beaches, gigantic mountains, and stunning scenery. The Reykjavik holidays will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience anyone will appreciate.
Here are ten reasons Iceland is so popular and why you should start planning your Reykjavik holidays.
Need we say more? Iceland is equally stunning at night as it is during the day. The northern lights, often known as the aurora borealis, are always present but may only be seen under very dark, clear skies. You can catch the heavenly, stunning green colors from September to early April.
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
In the Land of Ice and Fire, experience the finest of both worlds. There are several glaciers and glacial lakes to visit, such as the Jökulsárlón lake. You can go into a dormant volcano’s core by exploring the rhnkaggur magma chamber. Iceland’s numerous mountains are a hiker’s paradise if you’re prepared for strenuous activity or simply willing to go to any lengths to obtain the ideal Instagram shot. You can choose a hike that fits your comfort level, whether you’re a novice mountaineer or a seasoned one.
In the summer, the sun never sets
You’ll adore summer in Iceland if you’ve ever wished there was more time to enjoy the sun. Due to the Earth’s axis’ tilt and Iceland’s location in the Arctic Circle, the sun barely sets at midnight and rises again at three in the morning from mid-May to late July. When the sun reaches its zenith on June 21, the summer solstice midnight sun phenomena is fully on show.
Who else has been to Iceland for a vacation? While whale viewing in New England is a popular activity, finding the sea giants on Cape Cod is a thrilling excursion. You almost certainly will see at least one of the twenty native species that inhabit Iceland, such as minke and humpback whales. Most whale-watching excursions include a stop at beach cliffs to see puffins, the nation’s endearing unofficial mascot.
Swim at a geothermal lake
Iceland employs geothermal energy as a source of energy, and there are natural pools across the country. However, the Blue Lagoon, a sizable lake on the Reykjanes peninsula is where you can go swimming. Minerals like silica and sulfur, abundant in the warm ocean, are healing and rejuvenating to the skin.
The food is tasty, healthy, and pure
There is less emphasis on GMOs or artificial ingredients in Scandinavian cuisine because fresh foods from the local area are used frequently. Locals prefer their Skyr, a creamy dairy dish that resembles cheese, but you can still find traditional dishes like lobster, salted fish, lamb, and even hotdogs!
Journey to the Golden Circle
The 300-kilometer round trip, which begins and concludes in Reykjavik, the nation’s capital, will take you through the nation’s most picturesque regions in a single day. You’ll pass by the Thingvellir national park, the rarely active Great Geysir at Haukadalur, and the rainbow-forming Gullfoss waterfall. Don’t forget your camera—you’ll want to frame these images to remember your trip to Iceland.
One of the world’s friendliest countries
Iceland continuously ranked high in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. Be ready to be welcomed with open arms by the friendly locals because the report detected more than just the abundance of transportation and attractions in Iceland.
There you have it. We’re sure you’re already feeling the excitement. Go ahead and book your very own Reykjavik holidays! You won’t regret it.