Scandinavian summers are the most breathtaking trips to choose for your Summer retreat. The midnight sun, whales and dolphin viewing, fjords and many other attractions seem to send everyone North in the summer. Your visit will however not be complete without a touch of the Northernmost City of Reykjavik the capital of Iceland. This is the heart of mesmerizing natural wonders from hot springs to ice caves. Rich with Viking history and breathtaking sites. Your visit to Iceland will be worth it.
The best way to start your tour of the City, located about and hour’s drive from the city center, the blue crystal color is caused by a combination of Algae and Silica. The war water is said to have medicinal effects on the skin.
The tallest building in the City, said to be named after Leifur Eriksson The first Viking to land on American shores. A climb to the top will give you a full view of Reykjavik. You will need a pass sold at the entrance for access.
Reykjavik is surrounded by an ocean home to all these naturally wonderful creatures. You can take a whale watching tour combined with other sites to visit most shores with both whales and Dolphins. A visit to the westman Islands is the surest place to see Puffins between March and October.
Reykjavik literally draws to a stand still with summer festivals, all night partying and lots of fun events. You can visit the National Museum in the City to learn more about Icelandic history and Culture.
The Saga museum has everything Viking from fighting to eating.
The 21 hour sunlight time in Iceland means very little sleep time in the country. Partying in pubs actually starts well after midnight with the great green night sky. You can shop at Kringlan mall in town or on Laugavegur street downtown. You will get famous fur clothes and artifacts from both Historical and modern Iceland lifestyle. The cost may be higher than your home town so be prepared to pay higher prices.
Reykjavik is Surrounded by water and very beautiful neighboring Islands with Nice spots for watching the midnight sun. The famous Islands include the Videy Island, home to the City’s first stone structure, A visit to Mount Ejsa will also add to your sweet memories.
Your visit will be more fun with a stop over at the famous Golden Circle tourist sites made of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and of course the Oldest Geyser known to human history.
The Geysir site is located about 100km from Reykjavik city and easily accessible by road. You get a chance to boil eggs and eat bread and nuts cooked underground by the hot water. Strokkur is the most active of all Geysir hot spring areas with Gushes of up to 30m height.
Access to the Geysir hot springs is free and it may be your greatest Memory of Reykjavik.
A visit to Iceland on guided tours will enable you to get packages that allow exploring more sites at a lower cost. Accommodation in Iceland will be expensive when booking a luxury hotel room. You may opt for a hostel or rent a house if you are on a budget. Crashing on a friend’s couch may be an option as well.