DALY NEWS for NOVEMBER 2017
6 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN ICELAND
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, beautiful lakes, and geothermal marvels. This bucket list destination is located in the continent of Europe. Iceland covers 38,707 square miles of land and 1, 071 square miles of water, making it the 108th largest nation in the world. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, directly east of Greenland, Iceland is Europe’s western most country, the second largest island in the North-Atlantic Ocean, and a little over 3 hour flight from London, Paris or Copenhagen.
Iceland was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1944. The population of Iceland is 334, 252 (2016) and the nation has a density of 3 people per one square mile. Also, Iceland does not share land borders with any countries. The capital is Reykjavík.
The Golden Circle
A guided day tour from Reykjavík must include: Althing, the world’s first parliament and more than a thousand years old. Next, the geysers at Geysir, the incredible Gullfoss waterfall, and finally Thingvellir, a geological paradise. View the rift valley that marks the separation between North American and European tectonic plates.
Wherever you look there are amazing cliffs above the turbulent sea, lush valleys or thunderous waterfalls, snow-capped volcanoes, and vast expanses of lava.
Grab you axe and set off to climb Myrdalsjökull, the city-sized sheet of ice near the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Geothermal hot springs
Scattered throughout the city and small villages, hot springs abound. Many are near isolated lava fields, surrounded by nothing but nature. If people watching and lots of amenities float your boat, the famous Blue Lagoon is the ticket. The facility includes a full-menu restaurant, a bar in the pool, and waterfalls.
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Only a two hour drive from the capital, the peninsula offers fields of moss-covered lava, black-sand beaches with large pieces of volcanic rock in strange formation, and the glacier-covered Snaefellsjökull volcano.
Boat Cruise to view the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are visible for eight months a year, from early September to the end of April and in any of these months, you are likely to see some aurora activity— depending on the weather and solar activity.
To book your individual or group bucket list trip to Iceland, call us 214-351-2423 or click and complete our online booking form. We’re happy to share our expert advise and plan your custom Iceland adventure. Halló