Iceland is one of the must-visit destinations for tourists around the globe.  And if you’ve asked yourself what is fuelling the massive interest in a country also known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice,’ read on.

Below we’ve listed the top five reasons for visiting Iceland.  There are lots more, but if you want to avoid some serious FOMO, what you’ll read below should be enough to get those travel juices flowing and hitting the ‘Book Now’ button.

  1. Northern Lights or Aurelia Borealis

Northern Lights Iceland

Stand under a sky that is literally dancing in front of your eyes and you experience a natural wonder that will leave you in awe.  Best time to see the Northern Lights is when the nights are darkest between September and April.


  1. It’s Perfect for Outdoor Lovers and Adventure Seekers

Iceland Waterfalls

Fancy a hike across a glacier?  Or maybe something a little more adrenalin pumping like snowmobiling across a glacier.  And if that’s not enough, you can explore a lava cave or snorkel between two continents.  And we haven’t even mentioned Fagradalsfjall, the active volcano that everyone wants to visit.  For those looking for an active, adventure packed holiday, Iceland has it all!


  1. The Golden Circle


This 300 km circular route on the southern Iceland will take in Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. You’ll get to see rare geological features that you won’t see anywhere else in the world – and it can all be done in just one day.


  1. Whale Watching and Fishing


When in Iceland, you’re almost guaranteed to spot at least one of the twenty indigenous species circling the island, including minke and humpback whales. Most whale-watching tours will also swing by seaside cliffs to observe puffins, the country’s adorable unofficial mascot.

And if you love fishing, did you know that Iceland is known as the place for the best salmon fishing around the world? The fishing spots around Iceland are some of the most serene in the world providing the sought-after harmony most anglers are looking for.


  1. Refresh, Reenergise in one of Iceland’s Geothermal Pools

Geothermal pools Iceland

All warm water in Iceland is geothermal; it comes boiling from the ground and straight into people’s homes.

Rather than needing to warm it up, the water must be cooled down to enjoy it.  The geothermal water is the reason why there are so many swimming pools in Iceland with 17 in the greater Reykjavik area alone.

Aside from that, there are lots of natural hot springs to enjoy which are found right across the island.  And while it takes a little more effort to seek them out, it’s absolutely worth it when you do.



So that’s it, our top 5 reasons to visit Iceland.  Are you ready to go?

To hear about all our Iceland holidays and tours, from a weekend break to Reykjavik to a 10-day self-drive holiday around the Golden Circle, just get in touch with The Travel Boutique who will be happy to look after you.

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