In case you haven’t noticed, we like blue. Iceland has some incredible blue places and we’d like to share them with you. The staff at Blue car rental had a nice long brainstorming session. After some discussion and one argument that was settled in a Viking style sword-fight (not really), here are the results:
1. The Blue Lagoon
We can’t make a list of blue places and not include the Blue Lagoon. It’s one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. If you have some money to spend, you can get various spa treatments and drinks at the bar while bathing in the lagoon. Afterwards, you can have a nice meal at the LAVA restaurant in beautiful surroundings. Next fall (2017) you can stay at the Blue Lagoon Moss hotel. It’s a 5-star luxury hotel, so not too shabby.
2. The Blue Mountains ski resort
In the winter time, the people of Reykjavík flock to the Blue mountains ski resort. The mountains have excellent slopes for snowboarding and skiing, and you´ll find cross-country skiing trails as well. The Blue Mountains are an active volcano and the last eruption took place in 1389. They usually erupt every 800-1000 years. So, maybe the good people of Reykjavík will need to find a new ski resort soon. (Photo: ski.is)
3. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Many consider the lagoon a “must-see” in Iceland. We don’t disagree with them. What you´ll see is the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier crawling down a mountain. At the bottom, the icebergs break up and travel down a lagoon. Watching the blue ice float downstream is kind of mesmerizing. We like it.
4. Diamond Beach
Only visible in the winter time, the blue and beautiful icebergs sitting on Diamond beach are stunning. When you’re at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, simply walk across the road and you´ll find it. It’s a photographers’ paradise.
5. Ice Caves
If you’re going to splurge on a tour, we can thoroughly recommend a guided ice cave tour. There’s a man-made ice cave in Langjökull, in West Iceland. But if you’re near Jökulsárlón you can go ice caving in Vatnajökull glacier. Every year the ice caves there melt and then buckle, so each fall the experts go out and hunt for new ones to explore.