Iceland's Blue Lagoon/Rex

Iceland is a holiday paradise for adventurers, nature lovers, foodies, photographers... and anyone looking for a real escape. While the exciting city of Reykjavik is fast becoming a hip retreat for a short break, the island's unique countryside is bursting with natural wonders to explore, from booming waterfalls and volcanoes, spouting geysers to steaming lagoons and unearthly landscapes. And then, of course, there's the Northern Lights


Highlights of Iceland

In fact, the list of things to see and do in Iceland is endless. Activities that come top of many wish lists include whale watching - the country is surrounded by the cold expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, which stretches as far as Greenland - so it's perfect whale spotting territory. Visiting the frozen icy glaciers is also a once-in-a lifetime experience: one of the best ways to explore these in a 'super jeep': a four wheel vehicle designed to take in the frozen terrain with ease. Hiking here is also fantastic fun, while bathing in the warm rivers and natural hot springs is also a must, even in the dead of winter. ​

One of the most popular attractions in the country is the famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in a beautiful lava field in Grindavik, in the south west. Many organised tours of Iceland include trips which take in the lagoon as well as Northern Lights spotting. Companies offering short breaks include discover-the-world.co.uk and Explore.co.uk


Check out our list of Iceland's unmissables, to give you just a taste of its appeals...



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