Iceland is not only about ice caves, lush green fields, and seas. Each year, several tourists visit the country to get glimpses of several geothermal activities across its terrains. Iceland is also famous for its volcanoes (mostly dormant). Here is an overview in this context that can be helpful if you plan to tour the country.
A bit of information about volcanic eruptions
In the last 21 years (post-2000), Iceland has witnessed 6 volcanic eruptions. They did not cause any huge bother for the residents. Discover, a reputable travel agency, organizes Private Tours in Iceland throughout the year at affordable prices. There is nothing better than booking its slots for a Private Tour Iceland that has an itinerary of visiting the volcanic fields.
Visiting the volcano at Heimaey
The place witnessed a raging volcano way back in 1963 that destroyed almost half the town. When you visit the place via Private Tours Iceland, ensure going to the famous Eldheimar Museum that beautifully chronicles the stories of locals saving the harbor of the island.
When can the next eruption?
It is almost impossible to predict the timing of the next volcanic eruption. But, you can safely travel across the country’s volcanic regions, given you follow the local rules and regulations.
Visiting the Geysers of Iceland
There are many small and big geysers in Iceland. They are hot springs. Hot water from the ground sprouts periodically from the natural outlets of geysers. The local term is ‘Geysir’. Do not miss visiting the Strokkur Geysir that erupts once per 10 minutes.
Explore the hot springs of the country
There are several hot springs in Iceland, too. Now, you might have a confusion regarding the difference between a hot spring and geyser. There is not much difference, but, a geyser is generally a stronger hot spring with more volume of water sprouting from the ground. Some distinctly famous hot springs you can visit are:
- Deildartunguhver: It is located in the West Iceland
- Gunnuhver: It is located in the Reykjanes Peninsula
- Námaskarð: The hot spring is in North Iceland
- Seltún: It is another hot spring in the Reykjanes Peninsula
Activities around geothermal areas
There are engaging activities in and around geothermal pools in which you can get involved into. It enriches the essence of visiting Iceland and making the tour memorable.
- Heated sidewalks: You can enjoy a heated sidewalk walking around in Reykjavik. It is due to the geothermal activity.
- A hot tub bath: Rejuvenate your youthful spirits by giving yourself a few dips in the hot water from a geothermal resource.
- Enjoying a spa: You can also hire spa services that rely on the fresh, pure and hot water from a geothermal activity.
Make a priority list
It is useful to prepare a priority list that would include the names of volcanoes and geothermal regions where you would prefer to visit in your tour to Iceland. A top-rated travel agency can considerably help you on this matter. Have a nice trip!