I’ve sent many clients over the years, but I finally got the chance to see it a few years ago! We traveled in spring 2019 and explored the natural beauty of this little island gem. I worked with a travel supplier who specializes in Iceland. This expert help me create an itinerary that was exciting and included activities for the season—which is still quite chilly.
Iceland has become one of the most popular destinations in the world, is very small and has limited numbers of resources. Planning in advance is highly suggested. To give you an idea of what there is to explore in Iceland, here are 5 of the most popular things to do in Iceland, but if these don’t work for you there are dozens of other activities that will!
Whale Watching Tour
There are many tours available that allow you to see whales as well as puffins. You can engage with Naturalists and experience rare sightings that will leave you in awe. It is best to whale watch in the summer months, preferably April through September. Minke whales are the most common in Iceland. We did this while there and it was exhilarating. Whales breaching close to us was one of my favorite memories ever!
Blue Lagoon Spa
This mineral rich attraction is minutes from the Keflavik International airport. There are many spa options available due to the geothermic forces and many natural elements. The lagoon is manmade and renewed every two days with fresh water. Many people do the Blue Lagoon on their way from the airport or on their way back. It makes a nice way to end your trip relaxed and happy.
Located in a popular peninsula, the Fjords are breathtaking. You need to plan well and leave time to really explore all this area has to offer. You can visit a myriad of special sites, such as the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum or the famous Látrabjarg cliff. There is much to experience in this mountainous remote area.
The perfect place for you to get a shot with a double rainbow, Skogafoss is the most scenic fall in Iceland. With a drop of over 60 meters, the view is spectacular. There is also a legend of gold that lies within the falls. Take your chance and search if you dare…
Silfra is an amazing diving spot located in Thingvellir National Park. It is the crevice between the tectonic plates in North America and Eurasian continents. It is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates that shift roughly 2 cm every year. The shifting of the earth creates new caverns and tunnels. There is plenty of wildlife to see on your dive/snorkel; the three main dive sites are; Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon; the maximum depth is about 207 feet. The water is the purest in the world, and you can feel free to take a sip while diving. Don’t worry, you will be suited up to stay warm because it is pretty cold year round.
During our week there, we also explored Reykjavik restaurants and bars—they love their beer and their warm and cozy foods…and, believe it or not…Ice Cream!!! We also visited museums, went snowmobiling and hiking the “Smoky Creek.”
If you are adventurous, Iceland is for you!