Iceland is becoming a very popular destination spot and I can see why. It is an absolutely gorgeous island that offers an experience like no other. More and more people are choosing Iceland as their next vacation spot and a lot of it has to do with the island’s beautiful and unique landscape.
The Nordic island’s volcanic landscape is full of hot springs, waterfalls, geysers, glaciers and even black-sand beaches. It is crazy to think that fire and ice can coexist the way they do on Iceland. It is interesting that their winters are dark with mild temperatures and their summers are sunny but bring refreshing and cool temperatures.
Tourists can check out breathtaking glaciers at Vatnajökull and Snaefellsnes national parks. The parks offer ice climbing, snowmobiling and even hiking. There is an incredible ice cave to explore at Vatnajökull National Park. Waterfalls are easy to spot on Iceland and they are a sight to see. It is the one place you can experience hot springs and volcanoes along with beaches and glaciers.
The beauty of Iceland isn’t the only impressive thing on the island. The cultural scene and natives are also very fascinating. Icelanders as they are called are creative and many are known for their writing, composing, painting, acting and designing. It is a tight-knit community and they all bring such creative energy to the island.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and has a lively nightlife scene along with historic Viking museums. Surprisingly, the capital is a quick five-hour flight from New York and only three hours from London. Spending a couple days in Reykjavik is a must so that you can experience the restaurants and bars along with the museums and historical landmarks.
To really understand the full beauty of Iceland, you just have to visit the island for yourself. There is so much to do and see that it will be a vacation of a lifetime.