Why Travel to Iceland?
This is one of the most geologically interesting countries in the world, with a barren and volcanic element which gives it a great charm, albeit somewhat weird. Fantastic waterfalls, geysers, volcanic bubblings and blowouts, snowy mountains, grassy plains, geothermal pools for bathing and lava, lava everywhere. And trees? Nope.
Iceland’s ‘Golden Triangle’ consists of Gullfoss waterfall and rafting, Strokkur geyser and Snaefell volcano.
The midnight sun – almost totally light summer nights – is an experience all of it’s own, while history buffs will love the Viking Saga stories.
Pollution and crime are close to zero, traffic jams and crowds do not exist, life stress is low and everyone speaks English.
More Things to see:
Jokulsarlon for boat rides around icebergs and walks on Breiomerkurjokull Glacier.
Myvatn for Reykjahlio village and Hot Baths.
Dettifoss waterfall, lake, volcano and hiking.
Eyjafjallajokull volcano and glacier for hiking and/or climbing.
Landmannalaugar volcanic nature reserve for hiking, hot spring and camping.
Reykjavik, the capital city for Hallgrimskirkja rocket church spire, ultra-modern Harpa Hall, interesting National Museum of Iceland, and fun Viking World Museum.
– Outside Reykjavik, cultural tourism is virtually zero.
– The weather is often dire, with little blue sky visible even in the summer.
– Most of country is devoid of vegetation above boot level, though that is partly the attraction