What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Iceland”?
Thick sheets of snow or infinite greenery with Icelandic sheep and horses grazing?
But apart from snow and greenery in abundance, Iceland has a lot more to offer its tourists. From northern lights to volcanoes, to glaciers to its unique cuisines comprising of a wide variety of lamb dishes and seafood, associating Iceland with just snow and grass would not do justice to what this gem of a place has.
Most of the people visiting Iceland prefer exploring this treasure on earth via road trip. If you are planning on an Arctic expedition to Keflavik, you must check out Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland which is about 50 km from the town of Keflavik. You can book a transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik. The capital city of Reykjavik is deemed as the best place to see Iceland, far and beyond. Let us have a look at what makes this place a tourists heaven, besides its vibrant nightlife:
Church of Hallgrimur:
Named after the famous poet and composer of Passion hymns, Hallgrimur Petursson, Church Halligimur, set up in 1937, is the tallest building in the whole of Iceland. What sets this 244 feet high building apart is the imposing tower bearing a striking resemblance to the basalt column. Aside from being a church, this structure also serves as the observation tower for tourist to view the city and its surrounding mountains.
One of the most unusual constructions in Reykjavik is a dome-shaped building sitting atop a giant sparkling jewel of Öskjuhlíð hill. The best time to visit this place is on New Year’s Eve, where you can have a unique NYE Gala dining experience at the Pearl Restaurant.
Who wouldn’t be interested into the history of this intriguing place? There are numerous museums that you can visit to learn about who was Viking and why they were feared, how natives lived back in those days when there was little to no communication with the outside world. Visit the Saga Museum, Reykjavik Museum. You can also check out the permanent exhibition at The National Museum. If anything, you will be leaving Iceland appalled by its rich history.
If this list has tempered you to pack your bags and hop on the next flight Iceland, then we would love to give you a tip regarding planning a trip to Iceland, that is the best times to see Iceland co would be the month of July and August, the warmest month in Iceland. You will get to see Iceland in its full glory with greenery, midnight sun and tourists all around.
If you would prefer going there in the off-season, say fall, you will get to enjoy the northern lights sans the crowd with peace. If you are an adventure loving soul, plan a trip in winters. Planning a visit to Iceland in the off-season is not a bad idea. You will quickly get a flight at affordable rates, which are soaring before June, considering it is the peak tourist time.
Similarly, you will find accommodations, taxi fares at a drastically low price. If you are someone who wants to have a peaceful trip just staring and enjoying the beauty that Iceland has to offer, then we would suggest you plan your trip in off-season i.n September-April or in low-season, in November to February.