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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Top Five Sites To See When Visiting Iceland





While Iceland is a great place to see the Northern Lights, this amazing country has so much more to offer. Below is a list of five sites you must visit during your Icelandic adventure.


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The best sites to visit while on vacation in Iceland...


The Blue Lagoon





The Blue Lagoon is perhaps the most well known attraction in Iceland and one of the most spectacular, in a destination known for its stunning natural beauty. Heated up by the adjacent geothermal power station, you should leave an entire day to fully appreciate the wonderment of this attraction on your vacation to Iceland, or why not stay overnight? You can choose from a range of in-water treatments or massages, which start at just 15 euros. The mud mask is provided throughout the resort and is said to contain many beneficial minerals. In the afternoon, you can enjoy an invigorating massage and sauna under the waterfall, before ending your evening with themed cocktails in the Lava bar.



Jokulsaron





Travel to Iceland is popular with nature lovers due to the amazing glacial scenery and nature-spotting opportunities that a specialist holiday in Iceland provides. Jokulsaron is simply breathtaking and the landscape here is awash with glaciers and icebergs. The name translates to glacial river lagoon, and the area is formed by a glacial retreat, which stretches along for several miles. You can rent a small boat or kayak into the river and watch, amazed, as glaciers snap off around you. Even Hollywood has noticed the beauty of this area, and as a result two James Bond movies have been filmed here.

Landmannalaugar





Its rugged terrain and wide open spaces has made Iceland a popular travel destination for the adventure crowd. In Iceland, you can try your hand at almost any sports from fly-fishing to free-fall diving, but a super jeep tour around the uninhabited area of Landmannalaugar is the best way to see the sites, whilst having a little fun. The area is made up of dormant volcanoes and features bubbling mud baths and impressive natural lava barriers, but it is Landmannalaugar's dirt tracks, which are perfect for by 4X4 vehicles. The final river crossing at the end of your tour manages to be both thrilling and actually really quite scary.

Husavik





No Iceland vacation is complete without taking a gander at the world's biggest mammals, and Husavik is the best place to view whales in the country. Every species of whale can be spotted here from giant blues to magnificent humpbacks and friendly orcas. The area is also popular with porpoises, and white beaked dolphins will often follow your fishing boat, popping up regularly for photos. When in Husavik be sure to visit the Whale Museum, a remnant from the times where whaling provided the town's main source of income. Husavik is one of the world's most reliable whale watching sites during the summer. You may be the coldest you've ever been in your life on a Husavik boat trip, but as each tour has a 95% success rate, who really cares?



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Geysir





Geysir is considered to be the oldest geyser in the world and dates back to 1294. It is a popular destination with visitors in Iceland, and although the spurting is largely sporadic the geyser roughly gushes around three times a day. The nearby geyser of Strokkur erupts more often; at heights of 20 metres about once every five minutes. But, the 197 foot (60 meter) spurts at Geysir are easily much more magnificent and no trip to Iceland is complete without a visit here.






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