Breaking the Ice: Exploring the Wonders of Iceland

Despite the name, Iceland is not as icy as it sounds. Glaciers cover only 10% of the whole country, and the climate is relatively mild so tourists can enjoy their vacation in this country. Iceland is located between North America and Europe and is considered as Nordic European.

If you’re the type of traveler who’s not a fan of the typical beach and theme park routine when going on vacation, then Iceland is definitely for you. Check out these unique activities and places that you can indulge in while staying in Iceland.

Go on a Road Trip

A road trip might sound boring, but a road trip in Iceland is a different thing. You can’t go faster than 90 km/h, which gives you ample time to appreciate the unique Iceland scenery. Iceland is home to some of the craziest sights such as black sand beaches and weird rock formations.

Go Horseback Riding

If you want to travel without a car, horseback riding is a good alternative. This is a thrilling experience for people who have never tried it before, but safety is not an issue. Iceland’s horses are well trained, and the ride will make you appreciate nature a whole lot more.

Dive in Lake Thingvallavatn

The crazy thing is, this lake is located between two continents – the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The water gives you a clear view of everything underwater so you can’t miss out on anything when you’re diving.

Descend into Thrihnukagigur volcano

The volcano isn’t active anymore. Otherwise, people wouldn’t be allowed to visit it. You’ll be lowered into the volcano, and you have 1 hour to look around. The orange-covered walls with violet streaks is a sight that you can’t see anywhere else.

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Take a Dip in the Hot Pools

There are a lot of hot pools that can be found in Iceland. The pools here are held in high regard because they are clean and soothing. Here are some of them and their best features.

Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes

Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s leading spa destination. The white silt is famous as a cure for skin ailments, and the water’s color truly lives up to its name.

Leirubakki, Hekla

The sunken pool is fairly small and can only fit up to four people, but the view compensates for the small size of the tub. Hekla, a volcano once believed to be the gateway to hell, is visible in the background while taking a bath in the pool.

Laugardalslaug, Reykjavík

People in Iceland also have their recreation time, and most of them choose to spend their time here. People of all ages can enjoy the various amenities such as hot tubs, saunas, and pools.


Also known as the “Farmer’s Hot Bathing Pool”, the water flows from an ancient lava flow and mixes with another cold spring. Find a spot where the waters mix and check if the water temperature is suitable to your liking.

Visit the Cities

Iceland is home to beautiful landscapes and beautiful cities as well. Here are some of the cities which can be found in Iceland.


Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital, and it’s also the biggest city. It is known for its lively people and lively music.


Kópavogur means ‘seal pup bay.’ It has the second biggest population next to Reykjavik and the main attraction in this city is the Kópavogur Church and the Kópavogur Art Museum.


Hafnarfjörður is Iceland’s third largest town and the home of Iceland’s music festivals. The Viking Festival also takes place in this town at the same time of the summer solstice.

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Seyðisfjörður is one of Iceland’s top tourist spots because of the art scene. The people are also really hospitable, making you feel at home even if you’re a visitor in the area.


Iceland offers more than the usual experience for travelers, and its unique landscape is an unforgettable sight. You’ll never get bored while traveling because everything that you see is offered only by Iceland and can’t be found anywhere else.

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Lisa Jones is a freelance writer who also loves travelling. She travels a lot and is constantly on the lookout for discounted tours and promo packages found on sites such as Deal Wiki. When not writing or travelling, Lisa enjoys watching movies at home.