Iceland is such an incredibly diverse country, with so much to offer in terms of natural wonders. Whether it's waterfalls, beaches, fields, glaciers, or geysers are your thing, Iceland has it all. Not to mention, the fact that it's set on an active volcano...
One of the many unique things about Iceland is it's weather. It literally changes every 5 minutes! From snowing, to sunny, to sludge, to hail, to rain...you will have it ALL in one hour. Fun times, and certainly like nothing I have ever experienced before.
Don't leave Iceland without seeing...
1) The Blue Lagoon
Possibly one of Iceland's most famous and most visited landmarks, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal hot spring. It's set in the middle of nowhere, next to a geothermal plant, where the water in the hot spring comes from.
The beauty of the Blue Lagoon experience is the sheer difference between the temperature outside, and the warmth of the water. You must shower before you enter the hot spring, which of course, is located outdoors. You are only allowed to take yourself, and your towel, outside. April is Iceland is far from warm, although certainly the "warmer" of the "coldest" months. The sprint from hanging up my towel, to the aquamarine waters of the hot spring, was icy, to say the least. Puffing out cold steam, I made a run for it, and laughed as I watched many others do the same. Upon entering the Blue Lagoon, the warmth hit me. It was about 40*. Perfect.
Another benefit of cruising around the hot spring, was the natural moisturize it gave my skin. My skin was soft for weeks to follow, in a way that no moisturizer I've ever purchased has been able to give me. Not only this, but the Blue Lagoon is perfect for a morning of relaxation. You can even enjoy a prosecco whilst bathing.
Do not leave Iceland without visiting the Blue Lagoon!
Perhaps one of the most famous glaciers in Iceland, Sólheimajokull Glacier is worth a trip to. We did the 'Golden Circle' tour through the company Viator, and the glacier was our first stop off. Truly magical, stunning, and memorable. It was like nothing I have ever seen before. You can do hikes to snow caves, but we didn't have time for this. Definitely on the list for my next visit. Just stunning.
I LOVE waterfalls. Iceland does not disappoint with the beauty of its falls. There is even one (the name has slipped my mind), which you can actually walk behind! You get wet, but it's a once in a lifetime experience.
4. Whale Watching
Cold, rocky, and terrifying at times...but certainly an experience that hasn't been forgotten! We had an unlucky day, where we only caught a glimpse of a humpback at the end of 5 hours of searching...but hey!
These are everywhere in Iceland! Literally, on the sides of roads, in fields, and in parks, just crazy! They're vents/hot springs in the Earth's surface which intermittently spurts out boiling hot water! Crazy!
5 days in Rekyavik