Ice, Fire, Love: Iceland As A Honeymoon Destination
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Iceland? Snow-capped peaks and vast expanses of icy glaciers? While your imagination is not off the track completely, Iceland has a lot more to offer you. We’re talking about its ever so friendly people, exquisite landscapes and of course, the northern lights. Cradled by the beauty of Mother Nature, Iceland has been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world and is an abode of some stunning natural sights. But wait! That’s not it! We’ve come up with a list of places that you can visit in this wonderland. Take a look!
MISS THEM NOT!
The Blue Lagoon: Fancy taking a dip in a strikingly beautiful hot spring with pale blue water? This geothermal spa comprises of mineral enriched water that works wonderfully on the skin. Walk a few steps ahead and you’ll find yourself right below a waterfall which again, thanks to the geothermal energy, sprinkles heated water all over you.
Northern Lights: The northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are among the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. This phenomenon is linked to the solar wind, a flow of ions radiating from the sun and is quite unpredictable. Go out for an adventurous 4×4 super jeep excursion hunting for this beautiful sighting. The best time to see the Northern Lights is late fall when nights are most likely to be dark and clear. “Near Namafjall Geothermal Area, there is a volcanic lake Myvatn. Locals say it’s one of the best places to see Northern Lights if you go in the right season,” travel photographer Jubin Mahendru suggests.
Landmannalaugar National Park: This one’s a real gem filled with geothermal wonders. Landmannalaugar is the most common starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek and is a favourite among many. The place boasts of an array of colourful mountains, ranging from green to blue to black, yellow and even pink. All of these colours are completely natural!
Skogafoss Waterfall: Situated on the Skoda river in the south of Iceland, this is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country, with an impressive drop of some 62 meters and a width of 25 meters. The waterfall produces some really beautiful rainbows too! Are you a Bollywood fanatic like us? “If yes, then you can totally relive Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s ‘Gerua’ moment with your partner by visiting the Skogafoss, Solheimasandur plane wreck sign,” Mahendru adds.
The best time to visit Iceland is during the summer. What you need to keep in mind is that this is the peak of Iceland’s travel season and hence the country will be a little more crowded than usual. Late spring or early fall are the best times to travel to Iceland if you want to give the throngs of tourists a miss. So start planning all ready for the next year!
When In Iceland, Do…
- Go whale watching! Whale watching tours take place all year through. However, summer is the best time to see these magnificent creatures.
- Reykjavik is full of cosy bars and restaurants. Spend a night in downtown Reykjavik to make the most of your tour.
- Iceland’s greatest frozen attractions, the glaciers, are accessible to explore throughout the year. If you’re someone with a taste for adventure, this is the one thing that you cannot afford to miss!
- “Take a 4×4 and drive around Iceland instead of taking tours for Ring Road if you really want to explore the country,” Mahendru advises, “And enjoy Midnight Sun – The most beautiful moment of the day.”