Europe’s largest national park and conservation area, beaches within sight of snow-capped mountains, a scuba diving site with a geothermal cone, a unique breed of horse – prepare to be completely amazed by Iceland.
If you’re an experienced traveller, you’ll have come to expect the unexpected. But if you’re travelling to Iceland you should prepare to be totally surprised, enthralled and delighted.
The Aurora Borealis, for example, is one of this planet’s most compelling natural phenomena; its colours looming at you from out of the black winter night sky. You’ll be similarly awe-inspired by Vatnajokull – the largest National Park in Europe – with its plunging ravines, majestic mountains, lunar landscapes and huge diversity of wildlife. Or the ethereal beauty of soaring fjords. Or the only geothermic cone ecosystem in the world that can be reached by scuba diving. They’re all part of Iceland’s procession of surprising experiences.
Talk to Jo Abbott, one of our consultants, about Iceland and she’ll suggest even more wonders. Like Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall with its thundering tumult of foaming water invariably over-arched with a scintillating rainbow. Like Jokulsarlon, a vast lagoon created by a retreating glacier. Like the volcanic-powered geysers and geothermal pools (Iceland has of 170 of those). And like the Blue Lagoon - Jo recommends a therapeutic bathe in its turquoise waters on the way to the airport.