Iceland is an absolutely stunning country. From the moment you land in Reykjavik, you get blown away by the scenic beauty and crisp mountain air of this little island nation, which makes it ideal for a travel getaway or a remote working adventure. Even when you don’t have enough time to see everything you can visit places like Vatnajökull National Park or Sólheimajökull Glacier. Here are some of our travel suggestions to Iceland:
1. The Blue Lagoon
Lay out in the sun for a while before going into the pool that is heated between 39-43 degrees Celsius (or 102-109 degrees Fahrenheit). Walking into the pool you would feel like jumping into a refreshing ocean wave, but warmer and cleaner. staring at it through underwater windows from outside, it might look cool to you. It’s only when you get inside do you really see how big it is. It’s not crowded and feels very peaceful. There are many outdoor bathtubs, different pools with varying temperatures, steam rooms, water slides, a bar, various spa treatments such as facials or massages, restaurants and an ice cream shop – all available to enjoy after your dip in the Blue Lagoon.
2. The Golden Circle
The first thing that you should do if you have not seen it before is see the Golden Circle, which takes about eight hours and involves seeing three important sites. A good starting point for this route is Reykjavik. From there, you can head south on Route 1 towards Thingvellir National Park. After a stop at Thingvellir National Park, head east on Route 36 to Geysir (home of Strokkur) then Gullfoss waterfall. After exploring these sights, return back north on Route 1 and enjoy views of Langjokull glacier on your way back into Reykjavik.
3. Waterfalls, Geysers, and Volcanoes
Iceland is the land of waterfalls, geysers, and volcanoes. In Reykjavik, get a tour from one of the city’s many geothermal parks that showcase bubbling pools and steaming vents. Another highlight would be getting up close with magnificent Hraunfossar Fall. These falls are made by water rushing down over volcanic rock. What makes them even more amazing is that they flow all year round in spite of the cold Icelandic winters.
One way that you can get cheap flights to Reykjavik is by flying out of Seattle. You will be the farthest from Reykjavik, but you’ll save a bundle on airfare. The other option for booking a cheaper flight is in winter and early spring, when rates are at their lowest due to the lack of tourist season. If you want to visit during the high tourist season, then your best bet is to fly out of Dublin or London. There are also various airlines that offer cheap flights to Reykjavik; it’s worth doing some research before booking your ticket so that you don’t pay more than necessary.
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