Did you know that Iceland’s city of Akureyri was named as the best place to visit in Europe for 2015?
1. Soak in the Blue Lagoon
Bathe in the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and float away as you spend an evening in this oasis of relaxation situated in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, south-western Iceland.
2. Wander through the Thorbergur Thordarson Museum
Discover the legacy of famous Icelandic writer, Thorbergur Thordarson with a unique exhibition of the district Sudursveit and Thordarson’s work. Learn all about his life and what inspired his writing.
3. Get close up with Icelandic horses
You’ve spotted them in the postcards, now see these beautiful animals up close and interact with them when you visit the farm of a local family. Besides spending time with the beautiful horses, you’ll also enjoy a delicious homemade lunch.
4. View Iceland’s exotic waterfalls
Iceland is one of the best countries for waterfalls. Be mesmerised by Iceland’s natural beauty and its formations from the majestic Gullfoss (pictured), known as the “Golden Waterfall”, to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skogafoss waterfall and Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss.
5. Add a geyser on your Instagram
Located in Iceland’s world-famous Glacier Area beside the Hvítá River is a popular fountain geyser, Strokkur. Watch the powerful geyser erupt and send a spectacular water and stream column into the air. Photo-envy guaranteed!
6. Geological wonders galore
Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of geological interest such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, springs, beautifully formed rock, yellow and black sand beaches and caves. Its main attraction would have to be the Snæfellsjökull glacier – a beautifully shaped strato volcano at the very end of the peninsula.
Muneerah Bee, January 2016