If you are suspicious to see the northern lights in Iceland, your curiosity is justified. As, there are many interesting places to visit in Iceland. These places are not only adventurous but also inspirational. Iceland is always the center of attraction of tourists not just because of most visited northern lights or blue lagoons. Instead, it is a hub of multi astounded places that offer various activities. Some of these are given below:
Although summer is disliked by many due to high temperature but compensates for your hatred for summer. Gentle giants and whales display wonderful sights during summer time. The chances to witness whales increases up to almost 85% during summer time. Various giants and whales entertain the spectacles reaching near their boats.
Landmannalaugar National Park:
National Park is a landmark present in the south of Iceland just at the distance of 180 kilometers from Reykjavik. It is the heart of multi-hued mountains, high volcanoes and blazing lava fields. It invites most hikers and horse riders to display their fondness and love for hiking and riding. Don’t forget you can visit it in the months of June to September because in the remaining months the roads are closed for tourists sometimes.
Vatnajokull National Park:
The addition to Landmannalaugar national park is not just Vatnajokull park but also crystal and magnificent Skaftafell ice cave. It is the white heavenly piece of transparent mirror. The ones who visit Iceland never hold themselves to enchant themselves with the ravishing beauty of Iceland at Vatnajokull. The park is divided into four different sections including Vatnajökull glacier and amazing surrounding areas. Skaftafell and Hofn remain open year-round while others are closed in winter. It would be stunning to visit Vatnajokull and Skaftafell during winter and drink cool and fresh water from small pools.
Myrdalsjokull Glacier Park:
The wonderful Reykjavik tour packages bring you to another amazing glacier park encompassing Maelifell volcano. During winter, the place is not safe to visit due to damaged roads. The interesting thing about it is the shift in its appearance according to seasons, Maelifell gives the look of a volcano in winter while it seems a heavenly body of lush green moss in summer. Other interesting places are hot springs and classic volcanoes.
The one with a little faint heart does not have courage to witness the astounded Askja caldera. It is 50 square kilometers in size and is located in the northern region of Vatnajokull park. It was formed during an eruption of burning ash that collapsed the roof of the central volcano’s magma chamber. The surrounding area is slippery and dangerous mostly in the rainy and winter season as it leads towards huge Askja.
Grundarfjördur is a town that is encountered at the distance of 2.5 hours from Reykjavik during Iceland tour. It is a charming village located on the north coast of Snaefellsnes peninsula. There are also little waterfalls along with picturesque fjords and Mt. Kirkjufell adds much to its beauty.