Recent weeks and months have been like we are living in the middle of a fiction. Weird times to say the least.
Slowly we can start to think about traveling again, and then Iceland should be a location on top of your list. Safely getting very close to no new cases each day, which is unique worldwide. This is all because the government along with Iceland´s experts in the field were quick to decide on how to handle the situation. Extensive testing was done to try to locate all infected as soon as possible. Then it helped us being a small nation, we all followed the rules and dealt with this united as one.
Because of these quick reactions we have already started to loosen our restrictions.
The clean air, open areas, and the spectacular nature must be something you have been dreaming of the recent weeks.
Why not escape the city and travel up north to get in contact with pure nature. At the same time see and learn about the geology and history of the small island located far up north.
Glaciers, volcanos, and black sand beaches. Must be something you want to witness with your bare eyes. How about being able to touch it as well?
Visiting the vast highlands on a highland bus, stop for short hikes, or even go for a few days of hiking. Spend the nights in tents, cabins, or even just under the open sky in your sleeping bag.
Laugavegur hiking trail has been voted by National Geographic one of the best trails in the world. Hiking that takes you through the highlands, wide black sand deserts, geothermal springs, glittering, and black glaciers and the beautiful oasis of Þórsmörk.
An excursion around Iceland should also be on the list of things you could do in Iceland. Get to know the more remote areas and see how the landscape and structure changes as you go. With us you can plan a tour with all-inclusive or just as you wish. They can range from 5 days (possible in a shorter time but then you are not enjoying the scenic attractions on the way).
The bathing culture is something you will notice here in Iceland. All over you will find thermal pools under open-air kept warm with the geothermal hot water that the island is so rich of. These pools are almost in every village and town, even sometimes possible to locate them in the middle of nowhere.
Sitting in the hot tub everyone is equal, you can sit there with members of the parliament or a local fishing man. Chat about politics or just the weather.
Then natural hot springs or spas you can bath in. Blue lagoon being the most widely known for its uniqueness, but there are more: Fontana Spa, Secret Lagoon, Vök baths, Mývatn Nature Baths, and Krauma to name the most popular ones.
Traveling in the more remote areas of Iceland you can go on for a while without even seeing a house. How about a short stop in one of those places and just listen to the nature. It can´t just be me that loves those moments. Really enjoying and feeling the nature at it´s purest form.
In Iceland you can almost say there are only two season over the year, summer and winter. Summers are the more popular for guests to visit, understandably. Winters can be quite harsh to us. Storms, heavy snowfall, and blizzards something you can witness each and every day. There is a good old saying: „if you don´t like the weather, just wait five minutes. It will change“. This is, to be honest not very far from the truth.
Even if the weather is harsh in the winters here in Iceland it is a great season as well as the summer to travel up here. That is mainly because in the evenings you have the possibility to see the ever-amazing northern lights. You only need a few things to add up to give you a good chance; total darkness, clear sky, and aurora activity. Then to maximize your chances we would always recommend getting out of the city/town you are staying in so the light pollution does not affect what you see.
Something there that you liked and want to hear more? Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will put up a dream tour for you and your group.
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