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  • Writer's pictureVicky Lopez

Top Things to do in Iceland Part I

When I was in the 4th grade, the teacher asked us to write on a slip of paper if we would rather be hot or cold, and why. My answer? "I would rather be cold because you can put more clothes on, but if you're too hot, you can't take all of your clothes off." I still have that slip of paper (yeah, over 50 years ago).

So isn't the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Iceland is how it must be so cold? It may be, with the hottest month of the year in July, with an average high of 57℉, but the coldest month of the year is January, with an average high of 36 ℉ (and, by the way the wettest month is September with an average of 4.6"of rain). However, how else would it be so beautiful without the climate?

Let's talk about some amazing experiences you can enjoy while visiting Iceland - and stay tuned for Part II next week.

Whale Watching Tour –

There are many tours available that allow you to see whales as well as puffins. You can engage with Naturalists and experience rare sightings that will leave you in awe. It is best to whale watch in the summer months, preferably April through September. Minke whales are the most common in Iceland. Follow instructions carefully and be safe.

Blue Lagoon Spa –

This mineral-rich attraction is minutes from the Keflavik International airport. There are many spa options available due to the geothermic forces and many natural elements. The lagoon is man-made and renewed every two days with fresh water. You can easily access the site via car or bus.

West Fjords –

Located in a popular peninsula, the Fjords are breathtaking. You need to plan well and leave time to really explore all this area has to offer. They have great attractions. You can visit a myriad of special sites, such as the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum or the famous Látrabjarg cliff. There is much to experience in this mountainous remote area. You will have options that will keep you interested while on your expedition.

Skogafoss –

The perfect place for you to get a shot with a double rainbow, Skogafoss is the most scenic fall in Iceland. With a drop of over 60 meters, the view is spectacular. There is also a legend of gold that lies within the falls. Take your chance and search if you dare…

Silfra -

Silfra is an amazing diving spot located in Thingvellir National Park. It is the crevice between the tectonic plates in North America and the Eurasian continents. It is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates that shift roughly 2 cm every year. The shifting of the earth creates new caverns and tunnels. There is plenty of wildlife to see on your dive/snorkel. The three main dive sites are; Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon. The maximum depth is about 207 feet. The water is the purest in the world and you can feel free to take a sip while diving.

Keep your eye out for Part 2 - Coming soon.

Call, text, DM, or email me to start planning your trip to Iceland - or to get in on our group tour set for October 2023 - so plenty of time to plan!


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