Iceland is of course best known for being the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, but there are some other attractions, one of which is the plane wreck on Sólheimasandur, a black beach on the south coast of Iceland.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, situated on the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland, is an amazing spectacle that you’ll want to experience on your trip.
One of the highlights of our trip to Iceland was a snowmobile adventure on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier with Icelandic Mountain Guides.
Although we’d had a glimpse of Reynisfjara’s sea stacks when driving past, our first proper view was from Vík í Mýrdal (more commonly referred to as just Vik), the southernmost village in Iceland.
Underneath the glacier is a volcano called Katla, one of the scariest volcanoes in Europe. It is active (though not erupting right now).
The not-so-secret Secret Lagoon is known locally as “Gamla Laugin” which means “The Old Pool” – a much more fitting name given that this is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland.
When you think of Iceland, you tend to think of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, earthquakes and dramatic landscapes. Rarely do people think of tomatoes.
Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill and beauty of river rafting in the heart of Iceland’s Golden Circle? Since 1985 Arctic Rafting have been doing exactly that.
Thanks to its location on the mid-Atlantic ridge where tectonic plates diverge, Iceland is famous for its geothermal energy and is home to not only volcanoes, but also geysers.
You could be forgiven for wondering how a hotel that is largely made from wood, in a country that is relatively devoid of trees, has come about.
Iceland lies along the mid-Atlantic Ridge and exists because of the divergence of two tectonic plates – the North American plate and the Eurasian plate – and a great place to see this first hand is at Silfra.
One of the activities that our kids most enjoyed on our trip to Iceland was our buggy safari in the Blue Mountains with Safari Quads – the number #1 rated ATV and buggy operator in Iceland.
The journey from Reykjavik to the geothermal baths at Krauma is just under an hour and a half, so this is easily a place you could visit on a day trip out of the capital.
These man-made geothermal pools are located in the Icelandic highlands and set in a surreal canyon landscape. Tickets for an exclusive minibus tour are available from the Húsafell Hotel.
For an Icelandic experience with a difference, we heartily recommend Into the Glacier which can be visited as part of a tour from Reykjavik or by self-driving to Husafell or Klaki basecamp.
Hotel Kriunes is a unique luxury hotel that is often overlooked by visitors heading directly for Reykjavik, yet it offers a lovely alternative on the capital’s outskirts.