If the heat isn’t your thing, Iceland is certainly the place to be this summer.
The country often hits freezing temperatures in the winter, so the best time to go is usually between June to September, when the weather is milder.
Why travel to Iceland?
Iceland is definitely a unique travel destination. It is rich with culture and holds spectacular landscapes. It is a country full of beautiful, natural phenomenons.
The coastal capital city of Iceland is full of Viking history, and there are many museums and guided tours that offer you an insight into how the Vikings lived. If history isn’t your thing, check out the city’s flea market, Kolaportid, for an interesting local experience.
Find a perfect place to rest after a long day of absorbing the vibrant cultures. Check out some of the luxury apartments on offer, with their own private kitchens and bathrooms so you can live like a local. Reykjavic is also known for its notorious nightlife, so if you’re a party person get yourself down to Laugavegur, where all the bars are located to experience the bar hopping culture of Iceland’s socialites.
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s most visited attractions. Once you get used to the smell of sulphur that dominates the air, you can relax in the warm water of the outdoor lagoon that is rich with minerals. Try the silica mud mask, and your skin will feel softer than ever.
Just a 20 minute drive away from Keflavik International Airport, it is the perfect place to unwind after your flight. With facilities such as a sauna, steam room and waterfall it is the ideal place to de-stress.
Although unpredictable, the Northern Lights (also called Aurora Borealis) are one of the main reasons why people choose to visit Iceland. The amazing natural phenomenon is caused by particles from the sun colliding with ones from the Earth’s atmosphere.
There are many factors to bear in mind when planning to see the Northern Lights, as the weather and time of year play a big part in how visible they may be. However, there are still many experiences Iceland has to offer such at The Aurora Floating Tours, so even if you’re not lucky enough to catch the real thing, you will still come away happy.
The Golden Circle
This popular tourist route loops from Reykjavic into central Iceland and back. It is home to many of Iceland’s stunning sights, such as Thingvellir National Park, where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates that pull apart a few centimetres each year.
Whilst doing the tour, check out Strokkur, one of Iceland’s most famous natural hot springs. It is one of the very few that erupts frequently and reliably, doing so every 8-10 minutes. Another famous attraction of The Golden Circle tour is Gullfoss, an iconic waterfall that provides stunning views of Iceland’s untouched nature. If you visit on a sunny day, you may see a rainbow glimmering over the falls.
What to pack?
Even in the summer months the weather in Iceland is unpredictable, so make sure you pack a variety of different clothes so you are prepared for every eventuality.
For the Ladies…
In Iceland there is always a bit of a chill in the air. Wrap up warm on your days out with a comfortable and casual sweatshirt that is perfect for all eventualities.
This pink sweatshirt by Wildfox is ideal, as it’s both practical and stylish.
End your evenings at a trendy bar in Reykjavik’s city centre. As it’s full of enthusiastic party goers, you’ll want to dress to impress.
This black playsuit by Finders Keepers is a classic item that will never go out of style.
Think you wouldn’t need swim wear? Think again. With the geothermal spas the country has an offer, you’ll be desperate to strip down and relax in the warm waters.
This white swimsuit by Moschino is ideal.
For the Men…
You’ll be out and about seeing all the sights that Iceland has to offer, so make sure to pack a practical backpack to store your everyday travelling essentials
This wine backpack by Herschel Supply Co. is a great place to store your belongings.
With the natural fountains and waterfalls spraying you, you’ll want a waterproof jacket to see you through the day.
This Lyle and Scott lightweight jacket in dark sage will keep you dry on all your adventures.
Boots are a great choice of footwear for Iceland’s rough surfaces as they’re sturdy and durable.
Keep on trend with this premium pair by Timberland.