Situated in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Blue Lagoon is essentially a spa complex built around a vast pool of naturally warm and mineral-rich water. Enjoy a massage or a session in the sauna, relax with a refreshing drink or simply swim through the beautiful steamy waters.
One of the best ways to experience Iceland’s patchwork of beautiful landscapes is to spend two or three days driving the entirety of Route 1, otherwise known as the Ring Road. This circular main road connects the major settlements and leads you past some beautiful areas of wilderness, including the Jökulsárlón lagoon and the Eyjafjördur Fjord.
This park is the historic home of Iceland’s parliament, the Althing, and is known for its manmade and naturally occurring wonders. Situated at the meeting point of two tectonic plates, its landscapes are impressively dramatic, boasting waterfalls, rivers and canyons. Wander through this beautiful place at your leisure, making sure you pay a visit to the charming 19th-century church.
This glacial lagoon can be found on the borders of the Vatnajökull National Park. Venture here and enjoy a spectacular, otherworldly sight – icebergs drifting quietly on the calm waters. Take a boat tour through this magnificent place to make the most of the scenery on display – in the winter months you’re likely to spot some seals.