The peak travel season may have ended in Iceland, but that’s no excuse not to visit this incredible country.
In fact, if anything, it’s more of a reason to go. By opting to travel out of season, your trip will most probably be more enjoyable, not to mention cheaper. Just because the winter isn’t considered to be the country’s popular season, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to visit.
Out of season, the air fares are lower, accommodation is more budget-friendly, and the people are much more hospitable. The only downside to visiting this beautiful country is the fact that there’s too much on offer. With that in mind, say you’re only visiting for a short break, how can you make the most of your time?
If you want to ensure that you’re able to make the most of your time away, it’s a good idea not to simply stay in one area. Iceland has so much to see and do, so make the most of your time in this incredible country fitting in as much as possible. Whether you’re planning on staying for a long weekend or a few days, traveling from place to place is a good idea. Obviously, you could opt to go on excursions or use public transport to get around. However, if you want the freedom to go where you want, when you want, it could be worth planning your own road trip.
Iceland is home to some amazing cities, including Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital city. Despite being a somewhat small city, Reykjavik is a quirky, fun and creative place. Home to many museums, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes and bars. It’s renowned for its impressive nightlife and party scene.
As well as having some amazing cities, Iceland is also home to some fantastic natural sights and attractions. One of the most famous of which is its blue lagoon, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This hot lake that’s filled with milky colored water is packed full of nutrients and minerals, making it the perfect place for a relaxing soak. Not only is there the lake here, but also steam rooms, a sauna, a cafe, and various other amenities.
If you love wildlife, then a trip to Vatnajokull National Park is a must. Covering a massive 13 percent of Iceland, this park is home to some amazing sights. Here you can spend time relaxing with a fishing rod in hand or hiking along one of the magnificent hiking trails. There are adventure trips as well as relaxing trips on offer; it’s just a case of deciding what you want to spend your time doing.
Have you always dreamed of seeing whales in their natural habitat? Then how about spending some time in Husavik, Iceland’s whale watching capital. Here you can take a boat ride, and you’re almost guaranteed to see a whale or two.
Iceland is a fantastic country that’s perfect for exploring. To make the most of your time here, take note of the tips and suggestions above.