Iceland - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
A trip to Iceland is a rare treat. The country has only seen an influx of tourism in the last 15 years or so. As airlines create new routes to the capital city of Reykjavik, the country is building new infrastructure to keep up with the crowds of adventurers rushing to take in all the Nordic island has to offer, especially active holidays and outdoor tours, revealing mother nature at her best!
Iceland’s beauty is unrivalled, hosting every natural wonder you could possibly imagine: cascading waterfalls, gushing geysers, impressive glaciers, and volcanic lakes. The country is paradise for any nature lover.
- Explore Iceland’s Golden Circle, taking in the stunning sights of Thingvellir National Park, the Great Geysir, and the Gullfoss waterfall
- Spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up geothermal energy from the hot springs at the famous Blue Lagoon
- Check out the black sand of Vik beach
- Catch the glorious Northern Lights between September and March
- Take in some live music (and stunning architecture) at the Harpa in Reykjavik
- Climb the tower of the Hallgrímskirkja cathedral for some of the best views of Iceland’s capital city
- Step behind the powerful waters of Skógafoss for a unique waterfall view
- Want to see absolutely everything Iceland’s 100,000 square kilometres have to offer? Iceland has no trains and few public buses. Renting a car allows you to make spontaneous stops at hot springs or to take selfies with roadside Icelandic horses.
- The Blue Lagoon is most easily visited on your way to or from the airport using a bus transfer that departs every hour.
- Pack water-resistant clothing and be prepared to dress in layers. It’s key for handling Iceland’s unpredictable weather and controlling your body’s temperature when climbing about waterfalls and glaciers.
- Get ready to expand your taste pallet. Iceland is known for its skyr, an extremely thick high-protein yoghurt, and specialities like smoked puffin, reindeer, and whale meat.
- Visiting in the summer months? Be prepared for constant daylight. Be sure to pack an eye mask for blocking out the light when sleeping.
Iceland has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Iceland before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Iceland, do check out our Iceland Travel Guide for more information.