The 5 Best Adventures to Enjoy in Amazing Iceland
Iceland has quickly become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its location makes it the perfect stopping off point between Europe and North America. You can have a lot of adventures in Iceland, and enjoy a wide range of experiences and environments in the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. Here are five of the best adventures you can enjoy in Iceland, that help put this small island high on out bucket list of places to go!
Have One Foot in America and One in Europe
At the Silfra Fissure, the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet. You can take a picture of yourself standing astride this line, and have one foot in the old world and one foot in the new one. Be prepared to get wet though; the tectonic plates rest in the icy and clear waters of Thingvallavatn Lake, so you’ll have to wade into the waters to get this selfie.
Visit the Golden Falls
The waterfall at Gullfoss, or the Golden Falls, is Iceland’s second biggest waterfall, but it is the most popular. On clear and sunny days, the spray from the waterfall catches the rays of the sun and gives the waterfall a golden haze, where it gets its name from.
The site is about eighty miles away from Reykjavik, and is a great place to camp. Renting a camper van to explore Iceland is possibly the best way to see everything the island has to offer and make the most of your Icelandic adventure. At happycampers.is you can find a fleet of purpose-built camper vans designed for camping on Iceland, and staff on hand with plenty of experience and advice for exploring the land of ice and fire.
Go Deep into Iceland in the Leidarendi Lava Caves
This is possibly one of the only places in the world where you can explore a cave that sits underneath an active lava field. The rocks above your head in this cave system have been there for thousands of years, and protect you from the volcanic lava flow above.
Icelanders have been enjoying exploring these caves for thousands of years. They are well mapped, and full of surprising and interesting formations, as well as the distant scent of molten lava flowing above.
Take a Helicopter Ski Trip in the Arctic Circle
Icelanders do things a little differently, and they use helicopters to go skiing. Why have a ski lift and a ski lodge when you can use a helicopter to get back up the mountain, and take you home in time for dinner?
The cliffs of the Troll Peninsula are more than 5000 feet high in some place, and give you stunning views of the North Sea. There are ski routes down the cliffs and across the glaciers to suit skiers of all abilities.
Spend a Night Beneath the Northern Lights
You cannot visit Iceland without viewing the Northern Lights. This is one of our planet’s most curious and beautiful sights, and should be mandatory viewing for any visitor to Iceland. A night camping under the Northern Lights is an unforgettable experience.
If you are on the Northern Lights hunt, The Aurora Explorer from the Cozy Campers fleet is a great option. It has a panoramic sunroof that can be opened and large windows so you can enjoy watching the aurora dance while staying cozy inside the van.
Iceland is definitely a top-tier destination for adventure. Its location makes it a very affordable place to visit and it deserves its place on our bucket list.