For wilderness lovers Iceland is pretty hard to beat. Trekking through valleys flanked by glaciers, towered over by volcanoes, with smoking geysers bubbling between your feet, the forces of Mother Nature are on full show here.
What to do:
– Revel in the urban art and culture of Reykjavik – it may be small but this city packs a grungy punch.
– Float between icebergs in the Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon – try and pick a sunny day where the light ignites the icebergs a brilliant blue!
– Hike the Landmannalaugar Trail through some of the most breathtaking, and volatile scenery Iceland has to offer, and then soak your aching muscles in the hot springs at the end.
– Camp under the midnight sun during the middle of summer when darkness never sets (and kids are playing football into the wee hours of the morning).
– Eat hotdogs. What?! The Icelanders love hotdogs and you’ll find them everywhere, even carried in thermoses for mid-trek snacks.
– Go glacier hiking in Vatnajökull National Park, exploring the ice formations and brilliant colours of this threatened geological formation.
– Read: ‘Independent People’ by Halldor Laxness that won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature
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