One thing the Arctic does have is wildlife. Lots of it. On a size and scale that puts a lot of the more traditional ‘animal destinations’ to shame.
Need a lesson in hot tubbing 101? Iceland Academy’s got your back.
Move over, Manhattan. Take five, London. Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (by Icelandic standards at least), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.
Our favourite show that we definitely paid for and obtained legally is back for its fifth season: Game of Thrones (aka The Saga of Peter Dinklage).
What began in the 1950s as a way of uniting post-war Europe in song has evolved in the 60 years since into a way of uniting the world in the ridicule of awful music and an appreciation for strange pants.
One thing should be made perfectly clear before diving into this list: every city, village, hamlet and fjord in Iceland could likely be considered a “small-town” by definition.
The widely disputed list of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World contains some staggering spectacles, but I consider only one worthy of being at the top of the chart; Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights.
Why? It’s an exclusive natural phenomenon where no one display will match the next. I recount the moments leading up to the first time I witnessed the lights in all their glory…
Anna Harvie discovered that there’s a lot more to Iceland than fire and ice, no matter what time of year you travel…
“Iceland is not only closer than you think, but far different than you ever imagined. Iceland is an independent democratic republic with a short but colorful history, with its own language and rich cultural heritage, especially in literature. With absolutely unique nature, this is a land of ice and fire with active volcanoes, spouting geysers, extensive lava fields and deserts, waterfalls, mountains and more. Around every corner there is something new and interesting.
When you ask your friend what they did last weekend, “Went to Iceland” probably isn’t the answer you expected. Intrepid’s Katy Rockett made an impromptu trip to one of Intrepid’s newest destinations and is very glad she did…
“When my friend, and fellow Intrepid employee, mentioned the idea of going on a last-minute weekend getaway to Iceland, I thought she was seriously off her rocker… so of course I couldn’t resist jumping on board! Iceland had always been on my list of places to visit so it seemed an opportunity too good to pass up.