Iceland is the place where travellers find the Northern lights, Volcanoes, Europe’s biggest glacier, the Blue Lagoon, the original Geysir, the Medieval Sagas, numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, and so much more. Although I have not been there yet, here’s my list of what I’d like to see and do in Iceland when I get a chance to go. In the video below you can see how cool Iceland is.
Northern Lights are elusive just like curtains caught in the wind. However, the entire sky explodes in color whenever they make an appearance. The Aurora Borealis, which is the proper name for the Northern Lights, happen regardless of the time of the day or year, but one needs dark and clear conditions in order to see them. Therefore, the best time to go to Iceland to enjoy such views are autumn and spring.
The Blue Lagoon
There are many good Iceland travel guides available on the Internet. From what I’ve read and seen up to now, no Iceland trip is complete without relaxing in the hot springs of the Blue Lagoon. This natural SPA is a byproduct of geothermal power plant Svartsengi, which uses lava to heat sea water and generate electricity. After the contact with lava the water is so rich in minerals that it cannot be reused and forms a pool, known as the Blue Lagoon.
The original Geysir and volcanoes
Also known as the Great Geysir, is mostly dormant now. However, 100 metres away lies Strokkur or “The Churn.” It erupts boiling water 30 metres into the air every 5-8 minutes. The geysers steam almost constantly, and look like very small volcanoes. I have never seen either, so that would be a big treat for me.