More and more people now make a beeline for Iceland. The reasons are obvious. It is proving to be one of the best vacation destinations in the world.
One has only to join any of the family run Iceland tours to find out the immense variety of attractions that Iceland boasts about. The topology of Iceland is like no other. From active volcanoes to lava plains and from forests to fiords and glaciers to steaming geothermal springs, the country has it all. There is something for everyone. This is perhaps the only place with a man-made geothermal hot water lake, the Blue Lagoon, where one can bathe in waters that are 40 deg C in temperature while there are snow and ice all around. If one searches, there are other hidden geothermal springs where one can take a dip in hot waters. Lake Pingvallavatn is the only place where one can dive down into a fissure and view the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates side by side. Where else but in Iceland can one descend into a volcano? It is possible at Thrihnukagigur, a volcano that is no longer active but has caves one can roam around in.
There is peace. There is serenity. It is Iceland with mesmerizing views, unique nature’s formations and a sunset and sunrise to die for. One can go camping in the wild and not fear wild animals because there are none or so few that they do not cause any worry. Iceland has ice caves that are just out of this world. The Langjokull glacier has a man made tunnel people love to explore. Iceland tour will take visitors to beaches where there are actually icebergs floating in the sea and one can mount one and cavort on the waves.
June and August are the most favored months for tours to Iceland for the simple reason that the weather is mild and, more importantly, the Sun shines at midnight. One can take a round trip to the Golden circle, return to the hotel in the evening, set out for a dip in the Blue Lagoon and then return to Reykjavik to take part in live music shows. Later, at around 3 AM one can have a late dinner. IF summer has its attractions so does winter. The stars are out and the skies are clear. Even though it may be quite chilly, people venture into the night. The simple reason that draws people out at night is the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights, nature’s own display of fireworks. Views, destinations, and nightlife, as well as music go hand in hand with food. Iceland does offer unique foods, some of them daunting such as fermented shark. It takes a brave person to try out these foods. Iceland is one big happy country that welcomes tourists.
There are unique spots on the Golden Circle tour as well as other trips to waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss and the unique black sand beach. Iceland tours by Discover.is gives visitor’s options to visit the most famous spots as well as find a few hidden gems they can treasure in their memory.