SUMMER IN ICELAND: WHY EVERYONE IS FLOCKING TO THIS NEW HOLIDAY HOTSPOT

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Tired of the usual overcrowded holiday destinations? If you are looking for a new hotspot, then summer in Iceland is meant for you. This land of fire and ice is a country where nature and civilisation perfectly coexist. Wilderness at its best.

MYVATN HOT SPRINGS

Myvatn Hot Springs - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Myvatn Hot Springs – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

A wonderful place surrounded by nature, located only 3km east of Reykjahlíð, Northern Iceland. Enjoy moments of relaxation while admiring the fascinating landscapes. These hot springs take advantage of the underground heat, giving birth to natural pools full of sulfur and mineral salts.

BLUE LAGOON

Blue Lagoon - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Blue Lagoon – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

A luxurious spa surrounded by volcanic steams. Founded in 1976, it gained popularity thanks to the services and special treatments offered. Nonetheless, it’s one of the 25 wonders of the world. It’s time to get spoiled, relax and enjoy the marvellous surrounding landscapes. 

GULLFOSS WATERFALLS

Gullfoss Waterfalls - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Gullfoss Waterfalls – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Gulfoss means literally “golden waterfall” and it’s one of the most admired waterfalls in Iceland, 115 km away from Reykjavik. Here the water plummets down into a canyon, making an extraordinary show. Best to visit during sunny days, to admire breathtaking rainbows.

NORTHERN LIGHTS

Northern Lights - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Northern Lights – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

During your trip to Iceland you may have the chance to admire the iconic Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Several operators also offer organised tours departing from the capital Reykjavik. To enjoy this phenomenon at its best, make sure to plan your trip for the first weeks of August.

REYKJAVIK

Reykjavik - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Reykjavik – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Iceland’s capital and biggest city, Reykjavik is the northernmost city in the world. It offers multiple cultural sites to visit, with also leisure for the younger ones. Nature, culture and nightlife melts perfectly in this vibrant city.

HARPA CONCERT HALL

Harpa Concert Hall - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Harpa Concert Hall – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

An iconic glass shaded building, this conference center hosts shows and concerts. Architecturally structured and fascinating, it’s highlighted by colourful shades bouncing off its mirrored ceiling. Best to visit after dark.

SILFRA                                   

Silfra - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Silfra – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

A must-do for diving lovers, Silfra is a cave, a rift like no other. In fact, here you can snorkel between two different continental plates. With a visibility over 100 meters and the world’s clearest waters, Silfra represents a memorable experience no one would have thought of doing while exploring Iceland.

HALLGRIMSKIRCHE

Hallgrimskirche - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Hallgrimskirche – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

This church tower in Reykjavik represents the most interesting building in the all country. You can climb up to the top of the Hallgrimskirche tower or, for the lazy ones, there is a lift that will take you up in seconds. The best view over Iceland’s capital awaits you.

TURF HOUSES

Turf Houses - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Turf Houses – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

These traditional Icelandic houses show a grass-covered roof, and they’ve been converted into hostels all around the country. Some of them even offer little extras, such as burning fire for nature lovers and an outdoor bathroom to experience a shower under the stars.

ION LUXURY ADVENTURE

Ion Luxury Adventure - Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Ion Luxury Adventure – Summer in Iceland: Why Everyone Is Flocking to This New Holiday Hotspot

Luxury hotel ION Adventure is only 1 hour away from Reykjavik. Contemporary design and state of the art technologies, combined with natural materials, make this new hotel a great combination of elements that melts naturally together with its surroundings. Ion Adventure is also in the proximity of Thingvellir National Park, an UNESCO world heritage site.

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