The opposite nature of the island of the sagas must be experienced once in a lifetime. Read the Beach Ball Destination Guide and plan your own vacation.
Iceland is a barren beautiful nature destination
Glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs make Iceland, with a population of 300,000, a unique destination that has not lost its mystique. Iceland is not in vain called an island of sagas. The rugged landscapes and folk tales swarming the pastors make the spirit block and the imagination gallop.
Arriving in Iceland, as soon as they land, they encounter a special landscape. Gray and woodless lava fields continue beyond the reach of the eye. On closer inspection, the landscape is distinguished by the bumpy shapes of the stone mounds, the moss growing on them and the delicate pink flowers. As you continue your journey, you will find rugged mountains, waterfalls and hot springs that are trademarks of Iceland.
Iceland’s most beautiful sights can be found in nature. The island is young and when you look at the scenery you feel the primordial power of nature. The hot steam rising from the rock cavity tells of the volcanism and unpredictability of the soil, the island lives. The ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano hovering in the air is a reminder that a decent eruption may still be coming.
The varied weather adds to the fabulous atmosphere. Sometimes the gentle sun shines, sometimes a blower sweeping across the island sweeps across the Atlantic.
The mystique of Icelandic nature is close by. Feel with your hands the solidified lava flows of the slopes and the porous lava rock crumbs of the roadside. Swim in the Blue Lagoon or a wild hot spring and feel the smell of sulfur rising from the depths of the earth in your nose. Let your imagination take you to the glowing core of the earth.
In Iceland which is abbreviated as IS by abbreviationfinder, you can experience four seasons in one day.
Light summers and dark winters
Iceland’s location at the junction of the Arctic Circle and the Gulf Stream makes the country’s climate at least interesting. In one day you can very well experience all four seasons. The Finn understands the Icelandic landscape well, because in Iceland, like Finland, you enjoy light summers and dark winters.
In general, the Icelandic weather is quite cool, and heat readings in Iceland are not reached even in summer, when temperatures rotate in the south between 15-20 degrees, in the north at slightly lower readings. Summer is Iceland’s most important high season, when it has the most tourists.
In winter it is dark, windy and colder, but on the other hand, for example, hotels are much cheaper between September and May. Iceland is a delightful destination even in winter, when it is worth admiring the northern lights. However, you should be prepared for the fact that unpredictable weather, for example in the form of a snowstorm, can close roads and cause general confusion.
Get to know each other
It is said that more than half of Icelanders believe in holders and go-karts. It’s no wonder, because you start believing in them yourself. When you look closely, the hidden citizens can be seen in the rock cavities, in the rock forms of the rock slope, with fairies rocking in the moss. Or at least imagine.
Mennins are an important part of Icelandic folklore. They are said to protect the kind and punish the evil. In the courtyards and terrain you can see small and colorful dwellings erected by people for the past.
Peek under the surface on a whale trip
There are few animals in Icelandic nature. A typical sight is an Icelandic herd of horses. They are used to the rugged terrain and the latter. Many Icelanders breed Icelandic horses and there are several stables offering horseback riding. A horseback riding trip is a great way to explore the landscape. The gait type, which is typical of Icelandic horses, is also worth a visit and quite fun.
For those interested in animals, an interesting experience is a whale cruise. For example, on excursions from Reykjavik or the northern ports, you can even spot humpback whales. More typical are the whale, the porpoise and the dolphin, which spin on the surface introducing themselves to travelers.