Glaciers, waterfalls and epic seascapes are just part of an average day in Iceland. It’s not hard to see why it’s a bucket list destination for so many.

Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes have put it firmly on the mainstream travel radar, but Iceland has plenty more to offer.

One of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, it’s hard not to be impressed by Iceland’ rugged lands.

waterfalls in Iceland

Why visit Iceland:

Every scene in Iceland looks like it belongs on a postcard or in an art gallery. 

While the famous scenes are a must-visit on any trip to Iceland, the country’s real beauty lies in the more desolate, untouched areas that make you feel incredibly small and alone. Travelling Iceland is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience that everybody should try at least once, and a road-trip is a must.

Most of your time in Iceland will be spent outdoors, feeling simultaneously every bit at one with and battling against nature’s extremes. Whichever time of year you go, make sure you’re prepared for Iceland’s unpredictable and changeable weather if you want to truly enjoy it.

If you pack right, plan well and arrive with an open mind, a trip to Iceland is one that will leave you inspired and humbled for a long time after you leave.

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