Sightseeing Tour in Iceland at the Blue Lagoon via Reykjavik
Iceland is a rather under-populated North Atlantic island and is famous for its hot springs, geysers and active volcanoes. Most of the land is covered by lava fields and great for a sightseeing tour in Iceland. Hot water is pumped from under the ground to supply the majority of the country’s heating.
Known as the island of fire and ice, Iceland is becoming a top holiday destination! As well as having plenty of thrill-seeking adventures, it is an excellent place for all you nature lovers out there. Active volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers, geysers, ice fields, and fjords are among the highlights.
A rather interesting point – but did you know the ‘Immigrant Song’, by Led Zeppelin, was written about Iceland? The lyrics say; ’We come from the land of the ice and snow from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow’!
The capital is Reykjavík (translated means ‘Smokey Bay’) and is the largest city of Iceland. It is located in the south western part of the country, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. It is a fun vibrant city containing world renowned cultural and many historical sites and attractions.
Sightseeing Tour in Iceland
There is so much to see and do in this incredible country with a strong emphasis on the ‘midnight sun’. During June and August the sun scarcely sets, so you can watch it dip and touch the horizon before rising again. There are superb midnight sun tours available. You can visit the Golden Circle, book a horse riding experience or even hike up a mountain. All of these tours are an incredible experience that will definitely leave you with wonderful lasting memories.
Iceland has also rapidly grown to become the whale watching centre of Europe. You can see a variety of whales such as the minke and humpback whales, to white beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. The best time of year to see these wonderful creatures is from April to October. High season is in June, July and August so book these as early as possible. Although whenever you visit most of the whale watching tours from Reykjavik operate all year round.
Iceland is also full of countless waterfalls appearing everywhere including Gullfoss, considered to one of the most beautiful in Iceland. There are plenty of other fantastic waterfalls to visit such as Geysir, Þingvellir, Detifoss, and Godafoss. Each year, new waterfalls start to form from the melting glaciers and more or less every river has a few. Some even trickle down over the little Iceland houses.
Of course, one of the biggest draws to Iceland is the absolutely stunning Northern Lights.
Electrically charged particles from the sun crash with gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere. As a result causing stunning displays of bright, colourful dancing lights ranging from white, green, pink and purple.
The recommend time to see the northern lights is from September to mid-April – as these months provide full dark nights.
The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is another famous attraction and one not to be missed. Known for having positive effects on the skin, it is hailed as one of the 25 wonders of the World. A fabulous way to relax and enjoy the whole experience is to join this amazing tour:
Visiting the Blue Lagoon goes far beyond just another sightseeing tour in Iceland. Situated in a lava field south of Reykjavik and bordered by amazing snow capped mountains. The Blue Lagoon is an unique geothermal spa with water temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. The geothermal water comes from 2,000 metres below the surface, combining freshwater and seawater at intense temperatures. Harnessed at a nearby geothermal power plant in Svartsengi, the power helps create electricity and hot water for local communities.
The water contains mineral salts, silica and blue green algae that help to cleanse and exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling wonderfully nourished and revitalized. This bathing experience will definitely leave you feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated.
While you’re there, take advantage of the geothermal sauna and spa offering a wide range of massages and treatments. Afterwards, purchase some unique luxurious skin care products in the spa’s shop. How about booking a table at the a-la carte Lava Restaurant? Built into a dramatic lava cliff, with views over the lagoon, providing a spectacular setting for a relaxed lunch, family dinner or a romantic evening meal!
There are various choices of departures times from the Blue Lagoon back to Reykjavík – please ensure you inform the bus driver on your way to the Blue Lagoon which departure you would like to take after your visit.
Taking you to Gray Line Iceland, your transport for the day will collect you from your hotel, ready to wait for the rest of your group to arrive. It can take just over half an hour for everyone to arrive, but once they are, get ready to enjoy this fabulous experience! Once there, if you have somehow forgotten towels and bathing suits – they are available to hire.
Pre-book this fabulous sightseeing tour in Iceland today, ready for your holiday!