Thinking of travelling to Iceland? A holiday destination growing in popularity of late. Iceland is a sparsely populated island nation, has a booming tourism industry at present. In fact, there are currently more tourists in the country than there are Icelandic nationals. It’s easy to see why when you look at some of the jaw-dropping sights on offer. Iceland is quite simply the best place in the world for people who enjoy the more spectacular side of mother nature.
Where To Go In Iceland
Tourists often set up base in the trendy city of Reykjavik, which now offers an array of luxury hotels, dining, activities and excursions to nearby landmarks. Some of the more popular day-trips include Þingvellir, a national park located to the East of the capital filled with rocky scenery, crystal blue waters and dramatic views, Jökulsárlón, where you will find a glacial lagoon and an incredible, black-sand beach, and, Skogafoss, which is an awe-inspiring waterfall located on the river Skoga in the South of the country. There is much more than this on offer in Iceland and tourists don’t generally have to travel far to locate some of the other wonders this nation provides. Eerie lagoons, sloping cliffs, vast mountain ranges, spectacular geysers, and of course the aurora borealis are all within reach. The incredible landscape of Iceland is a hiker’s dream and we firmly believe that lovers of nature should visit this country at least once.
Iceland is famously cold, we strongly advise you to kit yourself out in good quality winter-wear. You will absolutely need to take plenty of warm socks, thick trousers, earmuffs, scarves, beanies and basically anything else to preserve body heat whilst traversing the other-worldly trail to your next selfie. Being able to drive, or at least being with someone who can, is also a really good idea. It’s much cheaper to rent a car and check out the sights on your own terms than it is to sign up to a tour group each day. (This last point is much more personal but an MP3 Sigur Ros back-catalogue is also an absolute must in my opinion).
Best Time To Visit Iceland
There isn’t really a set ‘best time to visit Iceland.’ If you are interested in seeing the aurora borealis, we advise you to book a flight in either February, March, September or October. If you are looking for the perfect, picturesque selfie, it’s best to visit during the summer months for the longer days and midnight sun. Hikers traditionally state that July & August are the best months, too. Ultimately it doesn’t really matter when you go though; you are guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime.
Travelling To Iceland
Flights are available from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Luton. The price of a ticket can range from anywhere between £50 – £150 depending on the time of year, but there are frequent deals to be found if you possess an eye. Time to dust off the suitcase!
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