This is Part 2 of an exploration of Iceland. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, I would recommend reading it HERE first.
After posting last week about Iceland, I had several people ask about more things to do in Iceland. Since Iceland is a country with many natural wonders and fascinating culture, it was fun coming up with addition things to do and see.
➣Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – This sight is at the top of many lists, however, you need to know the best possible location to view this wonder. Thingvellir is by far the finest area to see this wonder. Be sure you check the weather so that you have a combination of dark and partially clear skies. Thingvellir is a national park as well as a historic site. It doubles as a great tourist selection for you to see a rare vision as well as gain some insight on the history of the land.
➣Holuhraun - This is a fairly new site that you can visit located in the Highlands of Iceland. You will need a 4WD to reach the landscape, and be sure you get a high-quality vehicle that is equipped to travel on the unique terrain. Holuhraun is the newest formed lava flow from a volcano that lasted from August 2014 through February 2015. When peering into the rifts of the lava you see many beautifully vivid colors. While driving along the sand, you can still see steam in certain areas. It is a geological wonder to behold. Be careful and stay on the marked paths and to wear gloves when handling any lava rocks.
➣Reynisfjara Beach - This beach is gorgeous and an absolute must-see! With its rare black sand and basalt columns, there is much to explore on this volcanic shoreline. The black sand is lava that cooled once it hit the water and the sand is more like various small stones. White sand and red sand beaches (Westfjords) also exist in Iceland. While on Reynisfjara, you can see Gardar, which is a basalt cliff that resembles a staircase to heaven. It is a natural pyramid and was formed by columnar jointing. There are many basalt columns throughout Iceland, but this is by far the most exceptional.
➣Party in Reykjavik – This small town has the best party spots in Iceland, hands down! There are multiple bars and restaurants to choose from. None of the businesses charge a cover and the music is amazing!
➣Seljavallalaug – This natural pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and you will surely have a memorable experience when visiting. The water is not that hot because it does mix with colder water.
Are you ready to start planning your next trip (whether to Iceland or somewhere else) to explore your interests? Or would you rather visit Iceland with a group of your friends who share your interests? I can do the hard work of planning all the details for you or your group. Just give me a call or drop me an email. I hope to hear from you soon.