Our Top 6 Reasons for Visiting Iceland

Person standing in front of a beautiful waterfall in Iceland.
Visit Iceland and see our beautiful waterfalls. 

Looking for a unique travel experience? Then Iceland might just be what you’re searching for. This mysterious island in the North Atlantic is brimming with natural wonders that surpass imagination. Amongst the breathtaking scenery, you’ll find a vibrant culture of cheerful locals and fascinating traditions.

The land of Ice and fire has a lot to offer. Here are our top 6 reasons for visiting Iceland.

1. Most Amazing Scenery

Iceland is renowned for its amazing scenery. From towering mountains to cascading waterfalls, every corner of the island holds an epic adventure. As you travel, surrounded by the mesmerizing volcanic landscape and glaciers, you will truly understand why it’s called the Land of Ice and Fire.

Everywhere you go there’s a special “wow” factor. From the iconic waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Reynisfjara black sand beach on Iceland's southern coast, to Snæfelljökull glacier and Kirkjufell mountain in the west, Iceland’s scenery is unparalleled.

If you want to get the feeling like you’re in another world, Iceland is the perfect destination. Whether it’s Skaftafell National Park, the Golden Circle or the remote highland, Iceland is sure to inspire. Filling your social media with the most iconic photos you’ll ever take.

For Iceland is not just about destinations, it’s about embracing the journey to them.  

 

Basalt rocks and sea stacks at Reynisfjara black sand beach in Iceland.
Visit Iceland and walk along Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.

2. World’s Nicest Nation

Icelandic hospitality is as inspiring as the country’s stunning landscape. It’s truly one of the nation's greatest assets. Icelanders find great pride in people wanting to visit our island and are always ready to aid our guests.

You’ll notice immediately how everyone is so nice in Iceland. Whether you're strolling in downtown Laugavegur shopping street in downtown Reykjavík or exploring the Icelandic countryside, locals will ask “how do you like Iceland?”

Not only is Iceland among the nicest nations in the world but it is also the safest country in the world as well. With extremely low crime rate and helpful locals all around, there is no need to worry about traveling to Iceland.

So, don’t be afraid to approach the locals, whether in need or not. Everyone speaks fluent English, and we love to chat about Iceland. Especially about where to go and what to do.

 

Icelandic staff assisting a customer at a car rental.
Visit Iceland and chat with the lovely locals. 

3. Greatest Car Rental

Iceland is the best place in the world to rent a car. Not just because of the astonishing scenery but also the excellent car rental service. The high standard of rental cars in Iceland, mixed with top quality service is unmatched.

Blue Car Rental offers the fastest and most efficient car rental service in Iceland, potentially worldwide. With our online check-in process you can skip all waiting in lines at the office and get straight to your rental car in Iceland, as soon as you leave Keflavik Airport.

The Zero worry policy also offers total coverage for your rental car in Iceland. Meaning you can simply leave the car at the office when returning. Making your car rental in Iceland a carefree experience.

Exploring Iceland with zero worry and zero waiting time. That’s hard to beat.  It's no wonder Blue Car Rental gets such great reviews.

Rental car in Iceland at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Rent a car in Iceland and explore the Land of Ice and Fire.

4. Unique Natural Wonders

Iceland’s biggest attractions are the county’s unique natural wonders. In winter the magical northern lights dance in the night sky, only to disappear in the summer midnight sun.

Hot springs are Iceland’s best natural wonder which can be enjoyed all year round. From world famous attractions like the Blue Lagoon to hidden gems like Secret Lagoon, geothermal public pools are found all over the island.

Geothermal energy is not just Geysir and lagoons. It is also used to heat up almost every home in Iceland.

Iceland is renowned for its untouched nature and use of sustainable energy. As a result, the air here is as clean and crisp as it gets! In fact, it’s so good you can buy cans of it at Keflavik Airport to take home with you.

The same goes for the water in Iceland. It’s not only perfectly safe to drink tap water in Iceland, but it also tastes fantastic!

So, bring a bottle and refill it as many times as you like anywhere in Iceland. It’s delicious and will save you a ton of money.

Strokkur geyser at Geysir geothermal area in Iceland.
Visit Iceland and see Strokkur, the most active geyser in Geysir geothermal area.

 5. Vibrant Culture

Iceland’s vibrant culture is found all over the island in various and delightful ways. Icelanders are extremely proud of their Viking heritage which had shaped the nation's culture for centuries.

Icelandic culture is just as special as the volcanoes and waterfalls that make up the island itself. It is from these natural wonders our traditions originate. From the strange 13 Yule Lads that bring joy to Iceland around Christmas, to the eating of fermented shark and brennivín at Þorrablót.

Reykjavik is the cultural center of Iceland. With a buzzing music scene and gourmet restaurant at every corner, downtown Reykjavik is sure to both entertain and impress.

Men with viking hats in Iceland drinking beer.
Experience the Viking heritage of Iceland in Reykjavik. 

6. Easy to Navigate

One of the greatest things about traveling in Iceland is how easy it is. It’s almost impossible getting lost in Iceland. The country’s simple road system offers comfort and confidence to drivers, as they explore the island's wonders.

The road that goes around Iceland is called the Ring Road (road 1). This well maintained road will carry you along Iceland’s beautiful coastline connecting the island's towns and cities. Encircling Iceland via the Ring Road is a great way to explore all parts of Iceland.

Don’t be afraid to get off the beaten track in Iceland. There are hidden gems found all over the island and short road trips to the less unknown can add that extra spice to elevate your vacation. Just remember to always check road conditions and weather forecasts when driving in Iceland.

 

Kirkjufell mountain under the northern lights at Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Visit Iceland and see the Northern Lights dance above you. 

Our Conclusion

These are our top 6 reasons for why people should visit Iceland. Whether you agree with this list or not, there’s no denying that Iceland’s charm appears in many different shapes and forms. Which of these wonders are you most excited to see?

Whatever encourages you to travel to Iceland, being on this list or not, just make sure to have a proper means of transportation. By that I mean of course having a rental car in Iceland. As always, I hope this helps and inspires those planning a trip to Iceland. 

On our blog you’ll find further Practical Information and captivating articles about Natural wonders and Icelandic Culture.

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