Contrary to its name, this country is not all ice. There are many fun things and adventures awaiting in Iceland. World travelers will tell you that there is no other place on the planet quite like this land of incredible beauty. Take a look at the following and see why a tour of Iceland will make your holiday uniquely vibrant.
Due to its perfect geographical location, Iceland offers one of the best, if not the best, views of the famed aurora borealis. These northern lights are testament to the strength and awe of our wonderful planet and her phenomena. Seeing these lights from the perspective you’ll get while in Iceland, may leave you speechless.
You might not know it, but many recent movie directors have begun using Iceland as a backdrop for their blockbuster hit movies. There are stunning landscapes here that you won’t see anywhere else. Iceland has been host to the James Bond series of films, Oblivion starring Tom Cruise, and even the more recent television show, Game of Thrones. Many of the landscapes you’ll find here resemble off-world terra, making for great landscape filming.
Iceland has glaciers, fjords, beaches with black sand thanks to the few volcanoes, waterfalls, and one of the best ways to experience all of these Icelandic adventures is on horseback. There are several tour firms that offer guided horseback tours on native Icelandic horses, which adds to the feeling of immersion in this country.
One of the greatest reasons to take a vacation in Iceland is the pure state of nature. Pure water and air that has not been contaminated by pollutants (thanks to the respect the Icelandic people have towards the environment) allows for the perfect respite to absorb all that nature truly has to offer.
And perhaps the best reason to visit: it’s really not that cold! People have a tendency to believe, thanks to its name, that Iceland must be a polar destination; however, the average temps here are quite moderate, thanks to the flow of the Gulf Stream. In fact, even in wintertime, you’ll find that it doesn’t get as cold as you’ll find in Canada or the northern United States, with temps rarely dipping into the negatives.