5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland
- November 30, 2019
Are you planning on heading to Iceland soon? Here are five good reasons why this destination should be on top of your bucket list for 2020.
Seeking adventure? You can choose among a variety of activities that will keep you on your toes: glacier hiking, caving, volcano tours, snowmobiling, horse riding and cycling. Rise up to the exciting challenge by putting on a pair of trusty Merrell shoes, which can help cushion your feet against the ever-changing terrain of Iceland. Those hoping for a slower pace can check out the geothermal pools and spas or birdwatching and whale watching. Looking for a quirky activity? You can sign up for a Game of Thrones tour, which will take you around some of the series’ shooting locations.
The beautiful natural phenomenon of aurora borealis is best seen in Iceland and if you’re lucky, you can catch these dancing lights during your visit.
It’s usually active from the months of September to April, but take note that you’ll still have to be patient and be willing to drive out of the city. Make sure you leave some room in your itinerary to chase the northern lights – whether you seek it out on your own driving excursion or you sign up for a specialized tour, we’re sure the experience will be thrilling and memorable. Remember to plan ahead before the actual trip, so you can equip yourself with the proper travel gear and essentials via Outdoors by SM, located in the 2nd floor of SM Makati!
Icelandic cuisine features exotic, traditional treats that might be difficult to stomach for most people, but there are a few items that are friendlier both for your taste and for your budget.
There’s skyr, their local take on yoghurt; the simple but filling hot dog sandwich at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur; golden fish and chips at Kaffivagninn, the capital’s oldest restaurant; and a hearty, flavorful meat stew that is widely available in most of Iceland’s restaurants. You can pack along an insulated water bottle from Klean Kanteen and fill it with water to keep you hydrated or with coffee to keep you energized throughout the day.
Jaw-dropping scenery is a norm in Iceland – you can base yourself in the capital of Reykjavik and take a 45-minute drive to experience some of the country’s otherworldly landscapes. Typical stops include the Þingvellir National Park, a historically and geologically significant tourist attraction and Vatnajökull, the largest glacier.
Iceland remains typically cold and chilly during the aurora season, so it’s best to bring along a rain jacket, such as this one from Columbia. It will not only protect you from the weather but also from getting wet when you visit iconic spots such as the Gullfoss, Iceland’s most famous waterfalls or Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind the thick cascade of water.
For a trip of a lifetime
Iceland does tourism like no other, so it’s no surprise that it remains to be one of the top travel destinations every year. Make that trip of a lifetime happen and be one of the lucky few to join our annual expedition to Iceland via firstname.lastname@example.org.