A holiday to Iceland – the best offers on holidayguru.ie
You are guaranteed to experience nature in all its breathtaking beauty on a holiday to Iceland. Nowhere else in the world do both the elements ice and fire come together so breathtakingly than in Europe’s second largest island nation. Iceland is the island of fire and ice. Here, bubbling volcanoes and cold glaciers come together. Endless green land is also part of the picture. You can bathe in the lagoons with the water from the hot springs and admire the steamy geysers. A holiday to Iceland is perfect for adventure-seekers and explorers. The island is on trend and is currently one of the most popular travel destinations. If you don’t want to miss out on visiting this paradise of natural beauty, you can find all the best deals for Iceland here. I’ve got you covered with cheap trips to this popular island.
Sights in Iceland – a trip to the interesting places on the island
A huge ash cloud, which caused chaos for a long while for European flight traffic, made Iceland known across the world. Since then, Iceland has been a focus for many holidaymakers. They want to see the volcano that caused this uproar. Apart from the world famous glacier volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland has plenty more natural beauty to offer. I’ll show you what they are and the other sights that await you in Iceland.
City break to Reykjavik – discover the capital of the island
Despite being the second largest island nation in Europe, Iceland is only home to around 300,000 people. More than a third of the population live in the capital of the island, Reykjavik. If you’re looking for a special kind of city trip, the most northern capital city in the world is a perfect option. Reykjavik is modern and a hit with its spectacular night life. The numerous bars and clubs especially attract young people on a city break to Iceland. But that’s not the only thing that you can experience here. In the islands capital you can visit the sights and admire the natural beauty. Experience this unique combination on a holiday to Iceland. A tour of the Golden Circle is very popular. You get to see a lot of the wonders of this country in one day. The panoramic route takes you to the Pingvellir National Park. It also passes the Great geyser and the Strokkur Geyser, and be amazed by the Gullfoss waterfall. Another highlight on the route is the Kerid volcanic crater lake. The trip also takes you through one of the most important religious places on the island: Skalholt. This place, with its church, radiates a very special atmosphere.
After the Golden Circle Tour, plenty of other things worth seeing are waiting for you in Reykjavik. If you want to get an unforgettable view of Iceland’s capital, you should head to the Hallgrimskirkja church. The church is situated on a hill and is the tallest building in the city. There are other important buildings by lake Tjörnin, like the town hall, the National Gallery and the university. The lake is a beautiful place to relax on your city break to Reykjavik.
The Reykjanes peninsula is not far from the capital, where you can relax in the world-famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal pool is one of the most popular attractions. If you want to bathe in warm waters of up to 42°C, you’ll need to book your entry tickets before your trip to Iceland. Numerous tourists come here so the Blue Lagoon quickly fills up and you’ll be refused entrance.
After the wellness timeout, further landmarks await you in Reykjavik: the Harpa Concert Hall. The building by the harbour definitely deserves to be in your holiday pictures. The harbour area is the perfect place for a stroll. A boat tour is rather exciting and you can go whale watching.
Last but not least, you should go shopping in Iceland. On the Laugavegur shopping street, you can buy the typical Icelandic woolly jumpers and find souvenirs to take home. If you go on a holiday to Iceland for the weekend, you can’t miss the Kolaportid flea market by the harbour. Those who are into secondhand clothing have to go to this big auction hall in the middle of paradise.
All kinds of sensations are waiting for you in the small capital of this on-trend island and its surroundings, which means you’ll have a full itinerary on your city break here. Reykjavik alone has so much to offer. But the whole island is a hit with its other sensations.
Tour around Iceland – discover the island with a rented car
To be able to see everything you intend to, you should rent a car for your tour around Iceland. This way you can be flexible and spend as much time as you want in the enchanting locations on this volcanic island. The capital city, Reykjavik is a suitable place to start your road trip. From there you can join the ring road. The idyllic road takes you around the island and past countless highlights. Along the side roads and paths you can reach remote places worth seeing and sites of natural beauty. As more than 10 percent of the island consists of glaciers, you’ll come across many of them on your road trip around Iceland. Hot springs, geysers, waterfalls, mountains, fjords and small fishing villages make the landscape a pure paradise.
If you head southwest from Reykjavik in your rental car, you’ll find the first hiking trails. Whether its a guided tour or alone, you can enjoy the landscape to the full. From the impressive Skogafoss Waterfall, you can head to the world-famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. In this region, you will also find some of the oldest swimming pools on the island, where you can bathe in the warm water of a spring. You’ll reach the West Fjords when you leave the main roads. The Snæfellsnes peninsula with the Londrangar rock formation is a must in the west.
It continues in the north with the Myvatn lake. Around the lake, caves and springs complete the picture. Another natural beauty is waiting for you here: the Dettifoss waterfall. To see it, you have to leave the ring road. The north of the island also has a blue lagoon. Take a dip in Myvatn thermal bath and let it work its magic.
Once you’ve explored the north, you’re round trip continues in the east. Here, you’ll find the Álftafjörður (so-called swan fjord). It’s not just the white birds in the east, you’ll also have the chance to see reindeer. Apart from that, the biggest forest on the island is also located in the region. Set aside time for a long walk and let yourselves be enchanted by the mystic atmosphere. Get a breathtaking view from the highest plateau in Iceland. In the summer, you can join in the Lobster Festival in the city of Höfn. A must for anyone that loves lobster!
The southeast of Iceland is home to the so-called black waterfall, Svartifoss. It is situated in a part of the Vatnajökull National Park and worth a visit on your tour around Iceland. Another magnet for tourists in the north is the ice lagoon. On a boat trip you can see how the blocks of ice float in the sea. Walk on the glaciers and wander along the countless paths.
Iceland is a paradise for all those who want to be close to nature. Nature lovers will fall in love with this island. Iceland impresses with numerous facets and the most varied of landscapes. From the lively big city to the isolated locations. If you’ve never been on holiday to Iceland: snap up one of these Iceland holiday offers and experience the island of fire and ice!