We recently went to the land of Fire and Ice to see what all the fuss is about. Well, that’s not actually true. We know what the fuss is about! From exploring numerous volcanoes and geysers, glaciers and natural hot springs, black sand beaches, lava fields, waterfalls and mountains that stretch to the sky. Iceland is, without a doubt, a stunning country. The northern lights were the main reason we went to Iceland, but sadly we did not see it. However, we saw many other things during our visit. This is Reykjavik Natura and our experience in Iceland.
Why Reykjavik Natura
We stayed at this hotel due to its affordability and proximity to the stunning Icelandic features we were so keen to see. The hotel was neat, clean, and very comfortable. Reykjavik Natura embraces its Icelandic heritage. From featuring local artists’ work throughout the hotel to using local produce at their restaurant and spa, Reykjavic Nature is Iceland.
They are also close to the city centre, about a 20-minute walk! Pro tip: make sure that you arrange airport pickup with your hotel before setting out on your quest to Iceland. Also, before going to bed, be sure to step outside and marvel at the starry sky, it’s truly amazing! Also, if you enjoy this article be sure to read about the 6 unbelievable waterfalls to hike in Iceland.
Golden Circle Tour
The Golden Circle tour was absolutely worth buying the ticket! This incredible route encircles geysers, bubbling hot springs and awe-inspiring waterfalls. The tour guide explained some interesting things, like how the word ‘geyser’ came from Iceland. She also explained how and why the water is some of the purest in the world. It’s free of chlorine, calcium and nitrate, these chemicals simply do not need to be added to the system. As a result, Icelandic tap water is the cleanest drinking water in the world! Due to the natural spring water that has been running and filtered through layers of lava and rocks for decades, the water is proved to be crystal clean. Hence, drinking from the tap is totally fine and I would argue that it’s even good for you!.
The tour starts at designated hotel points and takes about 8 hours to complete. Get ready to see Hveragerdi, Keird Crater, Gullfoss Waterfall, Tingvellir National Park and many more natural wonders of euphoric Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is arguably one of the main attractions that Reykjavik has to offer. However, you won’t see any of it unless you book ahead. If you do not, you will need to pay for access to the more luxurious part of the lagoon, trust us, it’s very expensive. Book ahead, and don’t forget this tip! Also, let me explain how it works. If you do not mind paying the high fee, you can book the Retreat Spa tier, the highest one there is. Then there are the Comfort and Premium tiers which are more affordable. These tickets usually last for about 4 hours.
The lagoon is such an excellent experience! You can see everyone before stepping in, but you no longer see them once you settle into the steam. There is a lagoon bar where you could order anything that your heart desires. If you’re on a budget, however, you could just drink from the taps inside the lagoon. It’s free, pure, and cool spring water.
Essentially, the blue lagoon is a world of warmth, well-being, and wonder. It really is no wonder that it sits at the top of any tourist’s list of must-visit attractions!
How’s Your Ice-sight?
Reykjavik Iceland is easily one of the world’s top destinations. This country offers everything from silica mud facials to in-lagoon bars. For those that are more wellness orientated, there’s an abundance of hiking, cycling and spa options to choose from. It is worth it. Buy the ticket and get going to see either the northern lights or the black beaches. No landscape compares to that of Iceland! Be sure to book with Reykjavik Natura and let our experience in Iceland be a guide for your next epic vacation!