What adventure waits for you in the Landscape of Iceland?
Are you searching for a break? Or are you desperate for a change of scenery? Then let go of all that stress and stroll in the fresh Icelandic air. These days, everyone’s opting for experience over materialism. We are beginning to realize that memories are irreplaceable whereas those wonderful moments are not. Life is both extraordinary and fleeting. Time and travel are all we have. That’s why adventure is everything to Agness and Cez from etramping.com.
This exclusive list has been created to help guide you through the landscape of Iceland. Lose yourself in its icy wilderness and discover what all the fuss is about…
According to the History site, the Vikings originally went over to Iceland destroyed most of the trees in their path. To this day, Iceland is trying to rebuild its environment by replanting the natural habitat. Iceland is rich with history. Preserved over time, its scenery is a stunning backdrop for your photos. You can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir to sample the past of a Viking. Many tours will take you through this site to show you where Iceland’s first national parliament took place and where the ‘Golden Fall’ waterfalls are.
Iceland’s history still plays a huge part in today’s society. In the form of literature, the Medieval Icelandic writings live on. Poems of pagan gods and legendary figures may be viewed in various museums around the country. For a trip oozing with culture, the landscape of Iceland is an ideal destination. Let the adventure begin…
Intriguing Icelandic Design
Iceland knows how to spark media attention in an instant. The country is known to produce extremely sustainable furniture and likes to keep things natural. However, the Icelandic city of Ísafjörður has been receiving a lot of buzz lately due to its intuitive pedestrian crossings.
Inspired by India’s floating crossings, the city took the idea one step further and installed a ‘levitating’ lane. Of course, it’s not actually floating above the pavement- although that would be awesome. It’s an optical illusion. The lane encourages drivers to slow down and to take a closer look at what’s ahead of them. A lot of artistic tourists have flocked to the streets of Ísafjörður so that they can capture the exquisite effect of the planks. This is just one example where Iceland has converted the design to safety. Any city that looks after its citizens is a city worth visiting!
In Iceland, you can hire a handy horse to gallop you across the shores. Tour operators are everywhere so it isn’t difficult to find yourself one. This is a must-do activity for those who love animals. You’ll be safely equipped with all the necessary gear and your rhythm should come naturally. If you aren’t used to riding a horse, you’ll be paired with an experienced instructor who will talk you through the process.
Icelandic horses are very cute and petite! For something REALLY awesome you should ride the horses across the Northern Lights. There are a few very exciting bridle paths out there for you to try. Whilst you canter along the countryside, peace will overwhelm you. The horses will know exactly where to go and what to show you. Horseback riding is an exhilarating experience, especially across the lush landscape of Iceland.
Sparkling Hot Springs
Iceland’s hot springs such as the Blue Lagoon are bursting with tourists. Quite frequently, people will fly over to soak in the natural waters and to reconnect with nature. These baths are protected by many Icelandic wildlife societies and regular visitors help to boost their popularity. You’ll find many different geothermal sites across the country so make sure to bring your bathing suit!
There are two types, the ones you have to pay for and the ones that are free. Some springs charge entry and entice tourists in with luxury packages. Now and then they will offer face masks and massages at extra cost. Their clear blue water will soothe your skin and leave it feeling purified. So what are you waiting for? Jump in!
Go into an Ice Cave
Have you ever wandered into an ice cave? If not, Iceland provides you with plenty of chances to do so. There are many ice cave tours available. What will usually happen is a guide will take you around due to safety hazards. Caves like these have a habit of collapsing so you need to be with a tour operator that knows their stuff. Don’t ever walk into a cave alone and if you are by yourself, make sure to bring a safety beacon and whistle.
The crystal caves are masked with natural blue glaciers. You’ll be provided with a helmet due to any falling ice and plenty of time to take photos of the natural features inside the caves. Exploring the cave is a wonderful experience and is usually a highlight of many tourist trips to Iceland. For a complete Arctic adventure, immerse yourself in Icelandic nature.
Witness a Whale!
On Arctic Cruises, you get the chance to actually witness a whale up close! These magnificent creatures have played a crucial role in the Icelandic culture since day one. Not only may you sight a whale, you may also sight a white-beaked dolphin. The warm sea current entices the sea animals to play and swim in the Icelandic sunlight. Plus, the rich variety of fish and krill means that there’s plenty for them to feed on.
Summertime is a great time to go and whale watch as it’s a little warmer out on the deck! Not only is it warmer, between April and October, but baleen whales like to wade in Icelandic waters. These whales are the largest animals on earth. That’s why if you want to go to Iceland specifically for whale watching, you must be particular about the seasons to visit. Overall, the landscape of Iceland is home to a wide range of wildlife. Yet, nothing quite beats the scene of a majestic whale rising up above the water…
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