Why Visit Iceland?
Iceland is a fantastic country to visit all year round, the best time to go really depends on your itinerary and what you’d like to do.
If you’re looking to go searching for the Northern Lights then November to March tends to be the best months to see them. During this time you will experience shorter days and long, cold nights creating the best conditions for the Northern Lights. If you’re looking for a hiking holiday or to explore the waterfalls and do some sightseeing then the summer months will generally suit you better, the days are longer and temperatures slightly higher. April to October tend to be the better months for whale watching and kayaking tours if this is something you’d like to explore.
So where is the best place to go in Iceland? It really depends on exactly what you’d like to do on your trip. We list three of our favourite destinations below.
Reykjavík is Iceland’s capital city and is definitely worth a visit! It is a vibrant, modern and exciting city that has so much to offer. If you would like to learn a little more about Iceland, the culture and the history then Reykjavík is the ideal place to visit. You can also do trips such as whale watching, bird watching, kayaking and so on from Reykjavík, again the summer months are generally better for these activities.
One of the most iconic sights on the skyline is Hallgrimskirkja Church, it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. At the top of the church is a viewing platform and this provides a breathtaking view of Reykjavík. If you’re looking to visit a few museums there is the Aurora Reykjavík Museum, National Museum of Iceland and Arbaer Open Air Museum.
In addition to the above, Reykjavík offers a fantastic nightlife scene. There are regular opera, jazz, comedy shows as well as theatre productions. Many cafes and bars also have live music if you would like a slightly more relaxed scene. The city is particularly buzzy in the summer months!
You’ve probably seen the Blue Lagoon on posters promoting Iceland as well as friends social media! It’s quite rightly one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. It is a hot spring that is generally around 39 degrees Celsius. It is a beautiful place to relax and is only a short distance from Reykjavík so is easy to reach by car.
The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is a number of locations that are hugely popular to visit and generally to do so on a road trip around the area. Some of the locations you will visit on the drive are Thingvellir National Park, a fantastic valley, the Haukadalur Geothermal Area which has incredible geysers and Gullfoss. Gullfoss is one of the best waterfalls you can visit in Iceland. You’ll definitely need a car for this route but it’s well worth the drive to see the dramatic and stunning scenery that Iceland has to offer.
We hope the above has given you a little inspiration and idea of what you could incorporate in your trip to Iceland! If we can help with car hire or any questions you may have just get in contact with our wonderful customer service team.
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