Surely Iceland It is not on your list of possible destinations, but it is one of the most surprising countries in the world, where adventure lovers will greatly enjoy volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, cliffs and waterfalls. And it is that this country in northern Europe is synonymous with wild nature. And not only that! It is also important to note that its people are open and very friendly.
There are many things you can do in this place full of fascinating, wild and magnetic landscapes, so surely you will not know where to start. So today we want to offer you five activities What you should do if you have the opportunity to visit Iceland. Would you like to join us?
See a Northern Lights
We want to start by talking about the northern lights, a phenomenon of nature that everyone should contemplate, at least once in their lives, as it is tremendously spectacular. One of the best places to see this phenomenon is Iceland. Furthermore, some astronomers have claimed that during the next few years the northern lights will be more active than during the last decades. The best period to contemplate them is between August and April, especially between 18:00 and 23:00. Of course, for this you must move out of the city and "pray" that the sky is clear. To be on the safe side, it is best to hire an excursion at an agency.
Another activity we recommend you do in Iceland is a whale watching excursion. These excursions usually take place in boats Traditional Icelanders and normally depart from Reykjavik and Húsavik. Although you can see them at any time of the year, it is between June and August when you will have more possibilities, since 11 species arrive in the country. The chances of seeing whales in Húsavik appear to be very high (98%), so it's worth a try. Tours usually last around 3 hours.
Take a thermal bath
If you visit Iceland you should not miss the opportunity to take a thermal bath in one of the hundreds of thermal baths that are scattered throughout the country. One of the best places to do it is the famous blue Lagoon, which offers milky blue waters that invite relaxation. Another place worth taking a bath in is in the city of Myvatn. In addition, you should know that in some towns they have magnificent facilities for about 3 euros.
To ride a horse
Another activity that you should do if you have the opportunity to travel to Iceland is horseback riding, since it is one of the best ways to get to know the nature from the country. There are many farms in the north, east and south of the country that offer walks, excursions and horseback riding through tremendously beautiful places. You can even take a course. Among the routes worth doing we want to highlight the Golden Circle. Excursions can last from a couple of hours to several days. On the other hand, we want to comment that Icelandic horses are quite small, so they are very easy to ride.
Enjoy its landscapes
Finally, we want to talk to you about the main activity you must do in Iceland: visit its wonderful natural landscapes. Among them, we want to highlight the tour of Golden Circle, where you can discover the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall; and visits to Lake Myvatn; to the Dettifoss waterfall, the Western Fjords, the Thorsmork valley, the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, the Ice Cave and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. You will discover more information in our article "The most beautiful places in Iceland".
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