Famous for its memorable landscapes, Iceland is a place where fire, ice, and water co-exist. Imagine a small land that is home to majestic volcanoes, waterfalls, fjords and hot springs. Iceland is a soul-stirring destination that offers a rich variety of activities that will satisfy every avid traveler. If you happen to be planning a trip to Iceland, here is some inspiration:
1. Trek inside a volcano
Iceland is one of the few places in the world where you can walk inside a volcano. The mighty Thrihnukagigur volcano is a unique natural phenomenon that welcomes visitors to explore it from the inside. All you need is an adventurous spirit and willingness to do a moderate 5-6 hours hike (and about 35-40 minutes inside the volcano). Getting inside a volcano crater is really that easy when in Iceland.
Tip: Tours to Thrihnukagigur are available from May 15 to October 15. Departures start at 8:00 every day and are also available in the afternoon.
2. Dip in a natural hot spring
Iceland is geologically young, meaning that it boasts an abundance of hot springs and pools. Imagine bathing in the pleasantly hot waters of one of them while enjoying a glass of wine and the company of your friends. Sounds like the perfect escape? Do yourself a favor and enjoy Iceland`s relaxing natural pools.
Tip: Try bathing in the popular Blue Lagoon near Reykjavík, the Secret Lagoon close to Flúðir or the hot spring river Reykjadalur that is not far from Reykjavík (about 45 minutes drive).
3. Hike on a glacier
Iceland` s name suggests that you may be able to explore some icy attractions. Glacier walks and ice climbing are a thing in Iceland, so don`t miss it. In case this is not adventurous enough, you could as well go on an ice cave tour.
Tip: Tour operators offer trips combining glacier and cave walks, as well as ice climbing. Bring necessary gear like mountaineering boots, sunglasses, first-aid kit/medication/blister kit and others.
And remember – Iceland is a place to enjoy unique natural adventures. Take care and have the time of your life!