With much of the world in lockdown right now, there is still no reason why we can’t use the time spent indoors to look forward to happier times. And there is little doubt that there will be a lot of pent-up desire to travel just waiting to be fulfilled once this unfortunate situation passes. So where will you be heading when it is safe to do so? And have you ever thought about visiting Iceland in the Summer?
Maybe you have heard that Iceland is a must-see location – a land full of lagoons, waterfalls, mountains and lakes. If so, what you have heard is absolutely right! Iceland is truly a dream location to visit in the Summer; it’s a time when the country presents the visitor with adventurous opportunities and long days.
So what kinds of adventures can you actually enjoy in Iceland? Read on to learn just some of the undeniable reasons for visiting this beautiful country and soon you’ll hopefully be convinced to choose Iceland as your next holiday destination.
One of the many amazing things to experience on your visit to Iceland is almost 24-hours of daylight. No, this isn’t a joke. It will not get dark at night from May 21 until July 30, as the sun barely sets in summer. Pretty exciting, right? But that doesn’t mean that summers in Iceland are too hot. Typical temperatures in Iceland in the Summertime are 10–15°C (50-60°F), so you can actually enjoy every minute of your stay without having to worry about it being too hot. Additionally, the midnight sun phenomenon allows you to maximize your outdoor activities and have fun without the usual “daytime” restrictions.
Do you love nature? With Iceland’s incredible natural environment, we’re confident that the more mundane tourist attractions that you might be used to, will not compare. In many parts of the world, the excessive influx of tourists and their interaction with the environment, actually leads to its deterioration, but this could not be further from the case in Iceland. Instead, in Iceland you will discover the true color of nature that will leave you tempted to visit each and every Summer. Start packing and get ready to delve into the wonders of Icelandic nature. Let the cool breeze brush by your face and breathe in the fresh air. Feel the sparkling fresh water and marvel at the magnificent sky. This is a place which takes you far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and lets you breathe in peace and enjoy being outdoors.
Relax in luxury
When visiting Iceland, you don’t have to forego luxury at the expense of amazing adventures and activities. You can enjoy the best of both worlds and definitely the best that Iceland has to offer. Since the opening of the first luxurious five-star hotel at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland has really made a name for itself in luxury travel. The best way to experience this remarkable country is in pure luxury. With first class accommodation and a choice of activities at your fingertips.
One of the best ways to relax in luxury is to soak in Iceland’s famous geothermal pools and natural hot springs. These heated pools are so therapeutic: all you need to do is just dip, relax and look at the sky. It makes you forget all your worries and refreshes your body and mind.
Adventure in style
Get set for adventures through a unique landscape and indulge your inner explorer. When it comes to adventures and activities the options are endless! Whether you head up the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier that erupted in 2010 for a snowmobiling adventure or go horseback riding on the Icelandic Horse that is known for its five gaits and ability to cross rough terrain you will leave with unforgettable memories.
In the Summer you can really see the wildlife come to life, as Iceland gets many different bird species that migrate during that season. You will see many whales around the coast lines and you are likely to spot a puffin. The Atlantic puffin is somewhat considered the Icelandic mascot since we get estimated 8 to 10 million puffins here every Summer.
A variety of beautiful landscapes
On your trip to Iceland, you can expect a variety of terrain, from mountains and green valleys to lakes and lagoons, to waterfalls and ice. Whether you wish to delve into nature or seek more thrilling adventures, make sure you also leave time to truly discover the many incredible places that you will visit so you can learn about our culture, literature and history.
The days are long enough; there are many unique adventures, places to relax and activities to choose from, so you may want to take advantage of visiting places you may not otherwise have considered or want to plan a holiday to look forward to later on this year or in 2021.
Sigurður Sindri Magnússon is Owner of Deluxe Iceland. Deluxe Iceland is an authorised luxury travel agency and tour operator based in Iceland.