As Iceland is a country famous for its natural and very beautiful landscapes, while you are there you should spend as much time outdoors as possible. Rather than wasting time getting caught up exploring the cities, get out there and experience Iceland’s great outdoors. In the following post you will find just a few of the great things you can do out and about in Iceland.
Take A Hike
As Iceland has a wide selection of ice-fields, black sand deserts, lava fields and beautifully green meadows; it is the perfect country for hiking. Depending on your skill and ability, there are various popular, tried and tested routes. Although if you fancy going off the beaten path, there are plenty of options for you to try.
Take A Swim
One of the most popular pastimes in Iceland is swimming; largely thanks to the fact that most of the major towns have geothermal swimming pools. The Blue Lagoon is a particular highlight for visitors.
Climb The Ice
It is likely that when you decided to make Iceland your next holiday destination you wanted to see and experience some ice. The best way to do this is by getting involved in ice climbing. If you intend on taking up the challenge of traversing one of the many glaciers to the south of the country, although you will find places that sell crampons and ice axes on the island; it is recommended you purchase a hat, sweaters, gloves, waterproof jackets and quick-drying trousers before you arrive.
Go For A Dive
Silfra, a freshwater scuba diving spot located on Iceland, is one of the most popular diving spots in the world. This is mostly due to just how amazingly crystal clear and pale blue the water there is.
Snowboarding And Skiing
It should come as no surprise that a place like Iceland would have a great snowboarding and skiing season. During the winter months, if you want to hit the slopes, visit places such as the Western Fjords, Hlioarfjall, Reykjavik and Akureyri.