Top 10 Things to Do in Iceland – Part 2

Continuing our quest for an amazing Iceland adventure, I’m including the second half of my top 10 list of things to experience when you visit this great country.  Enjoy and let me know which item would be Number 1 on your list!
  1. Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – This sight is at the top of many lists, however, you need to know the best possible location to view this wonder.  Be sure to check the weather so that you have a combination of dark and partially clear skies and then head to Thingvellir, a national as well as historic site.  It is by far the best place to experience the Northern Lights.   It also doubles as a great tourist selection for you to gain some insight into the history of the island.
  2. Holuhraun – This is a fairly new site that you can visit located in the Highlands of Iceland.  You will need a 4WD to reach the landscape and be sure you get a high-quality vehicle that is equipped to travel on the unique terrain.  Holuhraun is the newest formed lava flow from a volcano that lasted from August 2014 through February 2015.  When peering into the rifts of the lava you see many beautifully vivid colors.  While driving along the sand, you can still see steam in certain areas.  It is a geological wonder to behold.  Be careful and stay on the marked paths and to wear gloves when handling any lava rocks.
  3. Reynisfjara Beach – This beach is gorgeous and an absolute must-see!  With its rare black sand and basalt columns, there is much to explore on this volcanic shoreline.  The black sand is lava that cooled once it hit the water, and the sand is more like various small stones.  White sand and red sand beaches (Westfjords) also exist in Iceland.  While on Reynisfjara, you can see Gardar, which is a basalt cliff that resembles a staircase to heaven.  It is a natural pyramid and was formed by columnar jointing.  There are many basalt columns throughout Iceland, but this is by far the most exceptional.
  4. Evenings in Reykjavik – This small town has the best party spots in Iceland, hands down!  Ther are multiple bars and restaurants to choose from.  None of the businesses charge a cover and the music is amazing.
  5. Seljavallalaug – This natural pool is one of the oldest in Iceland, and you will surely have a memorable experience when visiting.  The water is not that hot because it does mix with colder water.  Enjoy!

For more information about Iceland and other active or wellness travel adventures, send me an email to dori@wandermoretravels.com or call 678-538-6402.

Happy travels!

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