With strange and desolate landscapes, the stunningly beautiful mountainous island of Iceland is one of the most attractive holiday getaways from your hectic life! With large and exotic glaciers, exciting geo thermal hotspots and the Nordic culture, a trip to this island will be the perfect opportunity to build treasured memories!
Begin your journey at Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, where you will fall in love with the charming town and its multi-coloured buildings filled with idiosyncratic people. Move onto the quaint city of Stykkishólmur, which is protected by a natural harbour around a dramatic island. Your itinerary should include the city of Ísafjörður, one of the largest towns with an enjoyable and affluent place for travellers. Visit the town of Akureyri, known to have one of the most active nightlife here and a stone throw from the Arctic Circle. The exciting and wonderful cities that are a must visit are Húsavík, Seyðisfjörður and Egilsstaðir.
The attractions here are as irresistible as the location itself and well worth a visit. Visit Akureyri’s landmark, the great and iconic church of Akureyrarkirkja that reflect the beautiful Nordic culture in its architectural work. Visit the Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for its exciting environment and ecosystem. Take a dip into the calming warm waters of the Blue Lagoon and watch your stress wash away with the soothing waters. Visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country of Iceland in Gullfoss called the Golden Falls, and get mesmerized by its beautiful cascade.
Iceland is not known for its iconic attractions though. This is one of the few places in the world where you will get a unique range of cuisine. If you are a food adventurer, you can always try the whale meat, a delectable local meal that originated here. Various fish cuisines are available here with harðfiskur, which is a rage amongst the locals. Skyr, a local yogurt is commonly consumed after meals of hangikjöt that is smoked lamb, svið that is singed sheep's head or Slátu, a type of sausage made from sheep.
This tiny island has a lot to offer in the adventure sports and activities department can literally take your breath away! Take a hike on the rugged terrains of the lava fields or endless spring moss covered pastures! Take up ski mountaineering for a rush of adrenaline or walking the frozen waterfalls or glaciers during the winter seasons! Go White-water rafting on one of the popular rivers during the summer period and you will experience the essence of this country in its true beauty!
As with every trip, safety is always and must be a priority for you and your family. With the possibility of mishaps as a distinct possibility, a safety net is always beneficial to you. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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