Iceland is one of the places that are still on my bucket list. That's why everytime I met a traveler who have been to this place, I always asked them what Iceland looks like. Iceland is a paradise for adventurers, photographers, nature lovers and anyone looking for a real escape, this is usually the answers that I got from them. They say that Iceland is still unspoiled with wonderful and surreal landscapes that inspire many artists and photographers.
The unique countryside is full of natural wonders to explore, from gigantic glaciers, volcanoes spouting geysers, booming waterfalls to steaming hot springs and lava fields, and of course, the Northern Lights. So if I would get a chance to visit this part of the world for an Iceland holidays, I'd definitely check out these things:
Watch the Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis or commonly known as the Northern Lights are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.
Whale and Puffin Watching
They say that one of the fun things to do in Iceland is to go Whale and Puffin watching. The tours can be avail from various places in Iceland like in Husavik, Reykjavik, Reykjanes and more. It's really a joy to see Puffin doing acrobats in the air and the gentle giant playing in the ocean.
Golden Circle Route
They say that the Golden Circle Route is a route covering 300 km distance from Reykjavik to central Iceland and back. It is a must thing to do when in Iceland because there are three main stop on the route: the Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfalls or also known as the Golden Falls and the Geothermally Valley of Haukadalur.
Thingvellir is a place of cultural and geological importance. In here is the largest natural lake in Iceland known as the Thingvallavatn.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. On a sunny day, rainbows get form in the midst clouds from the falls which makes this place worth to experience.
The Geothermally Valley of Haukadur is where you can find many geysers. The biggest geysers are the Geysir and Strokkur. The first has been quiet for some time but the last erupts every 5 to 10 minutes.
How about you? What are the things you like to do in Iceland?
Photo Credits: Flickr Creative Commons
Northern Lights by Beverly & Pack, Puffins by tallpomlin, Haukadalur by JasonParis