Iceland is the world's 18th largest island and is known for its glaciers, geysers, natural volcanoes and the Northern Lights. The country also has several hot springs that are available year-round. If you're planning to visit, check out these top five things to do in Iceland.
Visit the Blue Lagoon Spa
You can't miss relaxing and enjoying a natural treatment at the Blue Lagoon Spa when in Iceland. The geothermal spa is known for its soothing hot pool rich in good minerals that are thriving with good bacteria. The milky blue waters are pleasing to the eyes and senses.
If you crave an otherworldly scene, then we suggest that you definitely give this a go. You can relax and rejuvenate at the healing geothermal spa. If you can splurge, you can even consider some private treatment.
Plan a Day Trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Located in West Iceland, the Snaefellsnes peninsula is also called Iceland in Miniature. You can visit it any time of the year and the place holds a glacier, volcano, waterfalls, craters, lava fields, beaches, caves, breathtaking mountains, villages and stunning views. If you're staying in Iceland longer, we suggest that you don't just go for a day tour — it will take you about 3 days to explore it and you'll never run out of things to do. Don't miss the Snaefellsjokull National Park for great views and the Kirkjufell Mountain that will remind you of Game of Thrones. The latter is one of the locations of the series that definitely warrants a visit.
See the Black Sand Beach
If you're into haunting landscapes, consider exploring the black sand beaches located on the South Coast of Iceland. While swimming isn't allowed because of the strong currents and below zero temperatures, the black sand beaches are one of the best things to see in Iceland. You should never miss it for the world. When you visit in the summer, the magnificent sea-arch of Dyrholaey is also a must-see. You'll be in awe of the incredible views.
Go For a Drive to the Eastfjords
If you prefer off-the-beaten-path, we suggest that you visit this remote area in Iceland as it may just be your favorite part of the country. Make sure that you drive up the high mountains to see great views of Vatnajokull National Park and the central glacier. The Eastfjords is also the best option for those that want to avoid tourist crowds.
Chase the Northern Lights
The charm of the Northern Lights never gets old. If you want to see the stunning natural sight, ensure that you visit between September and April to increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Because the nights are the darkest between these times, it'll give you a good chance to see the aurora borealis.
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