If you like your holidays to be full of adventure, Iceland is the ideal trip for you. It isn’t your average sunbathing, sand and sea, and you’re more likely to have a hot chocolate in your hand than a cocktail, but it will certainly be an experience to remember. Iceland is one of those places you absolutely have to see at least once in a lifetime, and with so much to do there, it’s difficult to narrow down your sightseeing list. So, if you’ve got a short time frame in Iceland, here’s what you need to prioritise.
Game of Thrones Tour
If you’re a GOT fan, you’ll already know that part of the show was filmed in Iceland. You can now follow in your favourite characters steps and explore the land where filming took place. The tour lasts all day and you may learn some facts you didn’t know.
The Northern Lights
Let’s be honest, most people go to Iceland in the hopes of catching a glimpse of The Northern Lights. The spectacle known as Aurora Borealis displays a natural phenomenon in the sky where you can see an array of different coloured lights. It really is breathtaking. You can book a tour from Reykjavik at night and you’ll spend a few hours looking at Iceland’s finest scenery. If you’re unlucky and don’t manage to see the lights on your tour, you can usually rebook for free.
The Golden Circle
Taking a Golden Circle day tour will stop you at three separate places: Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. You’ll get to see some fantastic Icelandic scenery along the way, but your stops are what you’ll really look forward to. The Gullfoss waterfall is mesmerising to see and a true inspiration to anyone who loves nature. You’ll also witness bubbling pools and tectonic rifts. It’s a tour worth doing if you want to see something truly different and rarely found anywhere else in Europe.
The famous Blue Lagoon is one of the best ways to take in what Iceland has to offer while feeling totally relaxed. Take a dip into the warm water, enjoying the geothermal temperatures and all the spa has to offer. Sip on an Icelandic tea (hot or cold) while walking through the surface mist that the lagoon creates. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or solos holiday, the Blue Lagoon always fits the description. You’ll be surrounded by amazing scenery, most of which has been created by volcanic action. You’ll be able to spy lava creations from your cozy spot and it will definitely be a night to remember.
If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junky, you can’t leave Iceland without having a go at snowmobiling. Imagine jumping on a snowmobile for the first time and being guided through the glaziers of lush Iceland and you’ll have an idea of how wonderful this excursion really is. Fly at speed through the powdered snow and get the thrill of a lifetime. Remember to wrap up warm and follow your instructor’s trail.