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Five Things To Do When Vacationing In Iceland

Iceland is one of those countries that you may not think about for a vacation. It is one of my favorite countries in the world because of the natural wonders! Here are five of the top things to see or do in Iceland. 

 

  1. Whale Watching

Several companies in Iceland take you out for whale watching. You are typically on the ocean for 2-3 hours, so bring your motion sickness pills or band. A great time of year to see these amazing creatures is from May to September. 

Humpback whale by Einar Gudmann on 500px.com

 

  1. Visit Landmannalaugar

Okay, it does sound like a name from out of this world, and the landscape looks just like the name sounds. It is something out of this world! The lava fields and Hekla volcano make it a very popular tourist destination. The best time of year to visit this spot is in the summer. 

Landmannalaugar by DamPhotography on 500px.com

  1. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Natnajokull National Park

This is the land of snow and ice. This is listed as one of the top 10 ice caves in the world. A good time to go here is in the winter when the ice is solid and not melting. Many travel agencies arrange trips to the glaciers, and this and other caves can be visited while there. 

The Lightroom in the Crystal Ice Cave by Einar Runar Sigurdsson on 500px.com

 

  1. Blue Lagoon, Grindavik

This is really something to see in person. This geothermal spa offers the most relaxing bath you’ll probably ever experience. It is located only forty minutes from Reykjavik, Iceland. The waters of this lagoon reach 37-39 degree Celsius and are very beneficial for your skin. Looking at the steam rolling off the water around you in sapphire blue waters is surreal. 

 

 

 

  1. Hallgrimskirkja Church

Most churches in America look similar depending on which part of the country you are in. But this is one landmark in the capital of Iceland that you won’t want to miss. This is a very unique church architecture. It is the tallest and most recognizable building in the country of Iceland. At the top of the steeple, you can see a panorama of the whole city. 

Finding God in Iceland by Mitch Russo on 500px.com