2 years ago, when my son and I travelled to Europe, we included a 6 day stay in Iceland which is a destination often overlooked.
Did you know that Iceland sits on two tectonic plates: the Euro-Asian and North American Plate? Did you know that lava flows right through the middle of Iceland dividing these two plates, and did you know that because of this, North America and Europe are drifting a little further apart every year? Iceland is the only place on earth where the divide between these two plates is visible above sea level and you can drive right through it!
You can actually drive from Europe to North America in 5 minutes! Crazy!
To me, Iceland is one of the most highly underrated places on this beautiful planet. When I told my family and friends that my son and I would be going to visit Iceland for 6 days the responses varied from; “Why would you ever want to go to Iceland?” to “What’s in Iceland?” The bottom line: Iceland is one of the most magnificent and awe inspiring places I have ever been to!
After returning from our whirlwind journey which included 7 countries, my son told everyone that Iceland was his favorite place of all! Even his teacher was surprised, especially when she heard that he had also been to Italy, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia on this trip.
Truly, Iceland is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit – Icelandic spas are known to be outstanding. There are also great hiking trails, quiet and pensive. Glaciers cover more than 10% of the entire country and you can see them from every vista as you drive through the pristine countryside. And the coolest place of all (or should I say the hottest!) is the Blue Lagoon – jump in and let the healing waters take years off your life!
Iceland is a great destination even if you just have a few days of vacation left, and any season of the year is a good one to spend some time rejuvenating in this awe inspiring place. Icelandair always seems to have some great fares from all of their gateways in the US., which include New York, Washington DC, Boston, Minneapolis, Orlando, Seattle and the newest city, Denver.
We can create an unforgettable experience for you spending a few days visiting Geysers, the Blue Lagoon and enjoying the pristine nature and atmosphere. I promise that you will come back with your senses rejuvenated, your spirits high and your body energized.
If you feel inspired and excited or have any questions, feel free to contact me today.
Make sure to watch the video below, it’s one of the best destination video’s I have seen. It will give you some wonderful insights to this amazing country.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.
(A special thank you to Iceland Tourism and the Blue Lagoon for the wonderful pictures)