Iceland delivers a variety of outdoor experiences across all seasons – from glacier walks, to self drive exploration including waterfalls, snow covered mountains, little villages and picturesque views of the sea. Many tour operators are located in the country offering a wide diversity of trips. Walk on a glacier, visit an ice cave, go scuba diving in a remote part of the country, visit volcanoes, or hot springs. One tour operator even offers “storm” tours – this particular tour is only offered during bad weather!
Or if you have the budget, consider renting a helicopter for some time – fly into and enjoy remote hot springs, volcanic activities or chopper off to some remote part of the island coastline for some Scuba diving.
With airfare having lowered in the last few years mostly because of increased flights to the country (some budget flights including Easy Jet) a trip to Iceland is now a bit more affordable. Guesthouses are often found in the small towns – the world’s northern most capital city, Reykjavik has plenty of lodging options ranging from several budget properties to more luxurious accommodation. One can spend plenty of time in Reykjavik simply eating from restaurant to restaurant. One small restaurant worth visiting for the fresh seafood – located just off of downtown in the old Harbour is Saegreifinn. You won’t be disappointed!
Popular South Island drives manageable within a day trip from Reykjavik are the Golden Circle (including the impressive Gulfoss Waterfalls) and the Snæfellsnes, a scenic peninsula in West Iceland. The peninsula is known for its small towns, picturesque snow covered mountains, glaciers – plenty of coastline and breeding areas for various birds including the Puffin.
For more information on visiting Iceland and creating an itinerary visit the official Iceland tourism board: www.inspiredbyiceland.com