Iceland – a place that seems so distant from any corner of the globe is one-of-a-kind destination that upholds unblemished charm of the nature and enthralling landscapes. If globetrotting is on cards in this year, then there is more than one good reason to book your ticket to Iceland. Here are five top reasons why a trip to Iceland is worth it.
1. The Destination is much closer than it seems
Iceland is much closer than we think it to be. The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is a five-hour transit from Washington DC, Boston and New York through a direct flight. Icelandair has direct flights from Iceland to major airports in North America including Orlando, Seattle, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Denver. The flight’s premium economy or Saga Class options won’t drill a hole in the pocket. Even if you are planning a trip to any cities in Europe and Scandinavia, you can board the Icelandair flight as this flight allows you to take a halt in Iceland at no extra cost.
2. Scenic Beauty You’ve Never Expected
Iceland is full of unworldly beauties which you’ve least expected. There are glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, lean streams at every swift turn. It will seem that the pristine beauty falls into your lap in Iceland.
3. Snaefellsjokull Glacier
Snaefellsjokull Glacier is an enigmatic glacier that features a gamut of alluring wonders. Wonderful moorlands, meadows, small ponds, rivers and rock and the black sand beaches will make your trip amazing!
The must-watch thing in Iceland – Geyser is something that will amaze you! The Great Geyser used to be Iceland’s prominent attraction in the past when it used to explode the jet of steam and boiling water as much as 80 meter high into the air.
Located some 20m away from the Great Geysers, Strokkur is now one of the popular geysers which explode every 5 to 10 minutes. Although the Strokkur steam and boiling water does not reach as high as Great Geyser, yet the eruption till a height of 20m is an impressive sight.
5. Blue Lagoon
This post could never have been completed without mentioning the Blue Lagoon. If not anything else, you should visit Iceland to take a dip in the lagoon. The White Silica mud and bluish green algae generate natural sediment on the bottom of the lagoon that imparts an opaque and aquamarine color to it. Blue Lagoon is believed to have a curative power as the warm water is rich in sulphur and silica and the temperature ranges up to 40 degree centigrade. The experience of bathing with snow all around will be one of a kind experience.