A trip to Iceland may be something I need to add to my bucket list. Iceland is a very popular travel destination, both for people from Europe and further afield. There is lots to do, see and take in on your visit, so read my guide below to help you plan your trip.
The Blue Lagoon is located 24 miles from Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland. Iceland’s international airport is only 12 miles away from the blue lagoon. So it makes sense to visit just after flying in, or just before flying back. You should leave a whole day for this activity as it’s a pretty relaxing way to spend your time, and you don’t want to be rushed.
The Blue Lagoon is a man-made Geothermal Spa, and one of the 25 wonders of the world. What differentiates it from all the other spas in Europe is the bright blue color of the water. The water is warm and is perfect for relaxing in Iceland’s cold client.
The water is actually super heated runoff from a Geothermal power plant. The water is naturally hot and that is what used use to turn, the turbines and make electricity. Because of the wealth of natural resources like this nearly all of Iceland’s power is renewable.
The Lagoon is particularly helpful for those struggling with skin complaints like Psoriasis. This is because of its high mineral content. That’s what gives it its distinct blue color too!
The next the that you don’t want to miss if you are visiting Iceland is the Northern Lights. In a nutshell the northern lights are caused by solar flares’ reactions to the earth’s magnetic fields. The science of the Northern Lights is pretty complicated, but it’s worth reading up on before your trip.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. This means you are not guaranteed to see them, but Iceland is in one of the two zones in the world that has the possible ability to see them appear. You can choose to watch them from a glass-roofed house, in a hot tub, or just wrap up warm and go on an organized expedition.
Another thing you just can’t miss when traveling to Iceland is the snowmobiling. Because of the low population, that means that there are lots of uninhabited and wide open spaces to explore. Snowmobiling is perfect for that because you can cover a lot of difficult terrain quickly and easily. Make sure you dress for the occasion in a snow suit and don’t forget your helmet for safety.
Last but not least, if you are planning a trip to Iceland, you will want to go whale watching. These Beautiful majestic creatures are a joy to behold and the best way to see them is to go on a boat out to sea. There are over 23 species of marine mammals in the water around Iceland, including the Minke Whales and White Nosed Dolphins. You are most likely to see the whales in the summer, because of their migration.