Iceland is an interesting country full of splendid and fascinating contrasts. From the cosmopolitan city of Reykjavik to thrilling nightlife and plenty of natural wonders, Iceland keeps travellers completely enchanted. Many of Iceland’s most famous sights can be taken in on 48 hour Iceland holidays. When one has only 48 hours to take in the breathtaking scenery of Iceland, there are certain things that must be included.
Historic Churches To National Parks
One interesting site is the tallest church in all of Iceland, known as Hallgrimskirkja. It is thrilling to behold this church’s famous giant organ with over 5,200 musical pipes. A special part of visiting this unique church is the observation deck at the highest level. With a view of the entire city of Reykjavik, including its pretty skyline and the harbour, visitors can marvel at the multicoloured rooftops of Reykjavik’s homes and the majestic snow-capped mountain peaks in the background.
A visit to the Thingvellir National Park is another excursion that visitors love experiencing on Iceland holidays. This is a must if one wants to see the beautiful volcanic terrain of this unique country. The biggest attraction here is Almannagja, which is a huge canyon-like volcanic crack in the landscape.
Shopping And Museums
High up on a hill visitors find the Perlan, a huge building built on top of hot water tanks. Perlan offers unique shopping and dining experiences unrivalled in Iceland. Inside, there is a fascinating museum called the Saga Museum full of interesting facts about the country and its people. This shopping area also has a viewing deck offering beautiful views of the city visible through six telescopes.
There are other educational museums including the National Museum of Iceland and the Reykjavik Maritime Museum. If time can be found to visit them, they are well worth the trip as one of the best things to do when visiting for a short period is to try to soak up all the culture and historical information possible – you will no doubt be fascinated by the history and many legends of Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon
At the top of most visitor’s lists on Iceland holidays is a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is warmed by a geothermal plant located next to it and the water always stays at a comfortable 40 degrees Celsius, or about 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The lagoon is located in Grindavik and offers visitors a very unique and memorable spa experience among lava fields.