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Iceland

Land of Fire and Ice

The world’s northern most capital, Reykjavik, is an Icelandic gateway to rugged adventures. Adventurers can hike some of Europe’s largest glaciers and observe some of the world’s most active volcanoes. It is also one of the best places on Earth to view nature’s most incredible light shows, the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. The best time to see this phenomenon of nature is from September through mid-April. You can even request a “Northern Lights Wake Up Call” at most hotels in Iceland.

Experiences

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

Some of the earliest observations of this light show were recorded on clay tablets by Babylonian astronomers in 567 B.C. There have also been cave painting discoveries that are believed to represent ... See more

Walk Behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Walk Behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Be prepared to get wet as you explore one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland! You can actually walk behind this majestic, 197 foot waterfall so you can see it from the front and the back. If ... See more

Attend Icelandic Elf School

Attend Icelandic Elf School

The World’s only Elf School is open all year and offers classes by a master storyteller who gives you a look into the hidden world of the Fae. More than half of the people in Iceland believe that myt... See more

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon’s milky blue color is a result of the mineral rich waters and its hot waters are a result of a geothermal plant that uses the volcanic landscape to generate heat and power. Discover a... See more

Go on a Reindeer Safari

Go on a Reindeer Safari

Escape to the beautiful landscapes of eastern Iceland to see wild reindeer in their natural habitats. Hire a local guide who specializes in tracking these majestic animals. You will travel past snow... See more

Glacier Hiking

Glacier Hiking

Vatnajökull is Europe’s largest glacier and it is right next to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a glacier lagoon filled with free-flowing icebergs. This area is Iceland’s largest national park and is con... See more

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

Ring in the New Year with the locals and experience age old customs surrounding traditional, Icelandic community bonfires, street parties, singing, dancing and firework displays of epic proportions. ... See more

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

Two of the world’s most famous geysers are in Iceland, Geysir and Strokkur. Geysir holds the record for the highest eruption at over 400 feet. Strokkur is Iceland’s most active and predictable geyse... See more

Inside the Volcano Tour

Inside the Volcano Tour

This is the only place on Earth where you can explore the vast magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Last erupting over 4,000 years ago, the three calderas of Thrihnukagigur Volcano have lain dormant f... See more

Peep at Puffins

Peep at Puffins

One of the most surprising superstars in this northern paradise is the puffin, also known as the clown of the sea or the penguin of the north. Iceland is home to the world’s largest puffin colonies w... See more

Dive the Silfra Fissure

Dive the Silfra Fissure

Officially known as the Silfra Tectonic Fissure, or Silfra for short, this freshwater rift between two continents is not only geologically intriguing, it also happens to be stunningly beautiful. Dive... See more

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