Iceland is an enchanting volcanic island filled with natural delights that every knowledgeable geography buff and all amateur geologists alike will be thrilled to visit. Iceland holidays offer some of the most extreme variances in landscape and exciting natural phenomena of any place in the world. From being able to go inside of a dormant volcano to the breathtaking glaciers that make up 11% of Iceland’s landscape, visitors to amazing Iceland often experience amazement and a sense of wonder.
Breathtaking Natural Hot Springs And Gorgeous Waterfalls
Iceland offers an amazing landscape that can’t be found any place else in the world. Visitors love to see the stunning Geysers area, the most famous of all hot springs. The Strokkur geyser is the most popular attraction here and thrills travellers about every five minutes with an exciting water spouting display.
Only a few miles from Geysers is the spectacular Gulfoss area. Here there are spectacular waterfalls that eventually come together and join in one huge waterfall, before they disappear over the edge of the canyon. If one is visiting when the sun is just right, they will often be mesmerised by the appearance of rainbows reflecting off the edge of the waterfall.
Blue Lagoon And Whale Watching Excursions
One of the most popular attractions near Iceland’s largest city, Reykjavik, is the amazing Blue Lagoon. This huge geothermal area holds seawater kept at a warm temperature by a nearby geothermal plant. Said to have healing properties, people enjoy a long soak in its pristine waters.
Whale watching excursions also begin near Reykjavik and from the town of Husavik in the northern part of Iceland. Iceland holidays are spectacular but never more thrilling than when one can sail out on a combined whale watching and Northern Lights tour. One type of whale spotted on these amazing tours is the Minke whale. Tourists can also see harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins and occasionally, a Humpback whale.
Northern Lights Provide A Spectacular Natural Show
Another popular activity while on Iceland holidays is trips to see the incredible display that nature puts on known as the Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, those lucky enough to see them are treated to a spectacular light show full of yellow and green streaks dancing throughout the night sky.
Iceland holidays are unforgettable, breathtaking and offer fantastic learning experiences. Once the sights of Iceland permeate a person’s soul, they remain forever. Enchanting, beautiful and full of wonder, a trip to Iceland provides wonderful memories to be treasured.