Whether you’re an inexperienced traveler, a seasoned veteran explorer, or want to try out solo traveling for the first time, Iceland is the perfect destination for you. Apart from the glorious scenery the country has to offer, the locals are extremely friendly and there are plenty of adventures to be had. Here are some of the best highlights that Iceland has to offer.
You might be wondering when the best time to travel to Iceland might be. It really all depends on what type of trip you want to have. Spring is the best time for spending time outdoors and doing things like fishing and golfing, so your best bet is to book your trip In April or May.
Naturally, summer is the busiest tourist season in Iceland, and therefore it is more expensive to travel there during the months of June, July, and August. During September and October, the weather begins cooling down, but you can still do outdoorsy trips. Once you start heading into winter, things get trickier and you may be limited due to snowfall. However, the winter is the best time to go to Iceland if you want to see the Northern Lights, which is an unforgettable experience.
The Blue Lagoon
Of course, no trip to Iceland is complete without visiting the iconic Blue Lagoon, a manmade lagoon that was accidentally created when nearby power plant Svartsengi drilled in order to create electricity and hot water for the nearby communities. It’s now a geothermal spa with full accommodations including showers, lockers, saunas, and cafes and restaurants.
The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is a looped route that goes over about 300 kilometers and goes from Reykjavík to central Iceland, which you can do there and back in a day. The route will offer some of the most stunning sights you’ll find in the country, including historic buildings and natural sights. You’ll also get to glimpse Icelandic horses! Rent a car and explore your way through all the different things you can see.
Reykjavík is Iceland’s capital city, and is also the largest city in the country. The biggest draw to Reykjavík is visiting the Northern Lights. This is one of the best places in the world to see the natural phenomenon. Try to get away from street lights in order to get the full effect. Reykjavík is a picturesque city full of white buildings with colorful roofs. Perched along the water, it absolutely look like a postcard.
Not to be confused with the Golden Circle, Iceland’s Ring Road is the best Icelandic route that will show you the best of the best when it comes to Icelandic sights. You can cover the whole thing in a 10-day road trip and see the whole island. The best time to make this trip is during the Icelandic summer so you can have the best possible weather. On the trip, you’ll encounter gorgeous sights like Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceberg Beach, Godafoss Waterfall, Namafjall Geothermal Field, and much, much more.