In a place where the natural scenery runs as far as the eye can see there aren’t many places you can head in Iceland and not have your breath taken away. While humans have shaped the Earth in modern times, Iceland remains a slave to the elements, where vast landscapes have been created by natural events throughout time. Adding a unique spin to waterfalls, beaches and just about every site you see, you will never be left disappointed here.
A number of hotels will ideally situate you for exploration of the capital’s treasures, and from each you will be able to discover what the country has to offer further afield. Excursions from the city will ensure your holidays in Iceland are filled with picturesque images of the island’s most alluring attractions; breath-taking beaches, stunning mountains and gorgeous glaciers all being a relative stone’s throw away.
For cosmopolitan style and charm, there’s no better adventure waiting than that of experiencing the world’s most northerly capital city, Reykjavik. Impressive architecture can be found in the way of The Pearl, Imagine Peace Tower and the National Museum of Iceland, but those wanting to enjoy the calming auras of the city will be best-served by the peaceful bars and friendly pubs. Skuli Craft Bar, Micro Bar and Bravo are just a few of the places you can get stuck into a beverage, but it will be in the city’s exquisite restaurants where you will sample Iceland’s fine cuisine.
While you will find hundreds of restaurant in the island’s capital city, Fridrik V and Grillmarkadurinn are two that are known for serving up ample supplies of Scandinavian food. Elsewhere you will find a number of restaurants providing seafood and various fusion dishes to tempt the palates with. Iceland holidays will offer as much food for the eyes as it does for the stomach however, and some of the picture-perfect images around the island will be more than enough sustenance for those looking to take a photo or two. The Blue Lagoon’s milky blue waters spark inspiration amid barren lava fields, whereas the Vatnajokull National Park is an all-rounded glimpse into perfection.
If you fancy seeing more of the Aurora Borealis, there are few better places to head than Finland – the snowy landscapes making for an unforgettable experience.