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Things to do in Iceland

By Bernie Roche

Things to do in Iceland


A rugged wilderness of volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers, Iceland certainly deserves the nickname ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’. I was lucky enough to spend 3 night in Reykjavik recently and it is an experience I will never forget! This country is a must see and with Iceland Air flying here 6 times a week it’s never been easier to visit. 



The quirky Marina Hotel, Reykjavik was my home for the few nights. The location was perfect, and staff were so welcoming. I loved the views of the marina!


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What I Loved

There is so much to see and do on this island, but I loved simply experiencing the Icelandic lifestyle. It is so unique! The towns are so quaint, and the scenery is breath-taking.

Things to do in Iceland


Activites and Places to See

The Golden Circle Tour cannot be missed. It features the following 4 activities:

• Explore some of Iceland’s famous waterfalls, including the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall. This is some of the purest water on the planet.

• A snow mobile excursion, an Iceland holiday isn’t complete without one. Don’t worry snowsuit, balaclava, helmet and gloves are provided.

•Bubble with excitement as you watch Strokkur geyser put on quite the show every few minutes, blasting boiling water into the air.

• Visit Thingvellir National Park, the only UNESCO world heritage site on the Icelandic mainland. Located on the fissure zone it’s full of geological wonders.

Things to do in Iceland

• It goes without saying that a visit to the Blue Lagoon is a must on any Iceland holiday. I loved making a facemask from the mud! The venue has shampoo, conditioner, towels and a hair dryer, so don’t worry about bringing any of that with you.


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• If you are visiting during the summer months, I recommend a Whale watching excursion. Sightings are much more regular at this time of year. During the winter months it is mainly Dolphins that are spotted.

• Witnessing the Northern Lights is on everyone’s bucket list. I opted for the boat excursion which lasted roughly two hours. Heighten your chances of seeing the lights and visit between October to November or February to March as these are considered optimum periods.

• Explore a lava tunnel that formed over 5,000 years ago after a volcanic eruption. Many companies offer tours of the tunnel, it is both fun and educational.


Restaurants and Bars

Caruso, Rio and Kopar are all near the marina. All three serve delicious food including many traditional Icelandic dishes. There are also plenty of cocktails and Icelandic craft beers to choose from. Sip your drink while admiring the beautiful view of the harbour.


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Iceland is so different to any other country I’ve ever been to. However, I’m sure you’ve heard that it is expensive. Planning and booking early is essential in order to save. I would also advise taking advantage of the duty free when you land. Iceland may be expensive but in my opinion it’s worth it. ‘The Land of Ice and Fire’ is the type of place most people only visit once in their lives, so do it while you can!


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