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Iceland Anyone?



Happy Spring to you! I hope you're enjoying the longer days and (slowly) warming temperatures!

Our blog had a bit of a hiatus but we're back now :) If you follow us on FB or Instagram,  you've probably noticed we started something new last week. We're now featuring a different destination each month, our first being Iceland! This incredibly beautiful country has so much to offer and we hope to share as much of it as we can with you.

The options of things to see and do in Iceland are endless! It's best to have a plan when you go, which (of course), I can help you with! Below you'll find a list of some of the highlights-which ones are on your list?

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – This sight is at the top of many lists, however, you need to know the best possible location to view this wonder. Thingvellir is by far the finest area to see this wonder. Be sure you check the weather so that you have a combination of dark and partially clear skies. Thingvellir is a national park as well as a historic site. It doubles as a great tourist selection for you to see a rare vision as well as gain some insight on the history of the land.

Holuhraun - This is a fairly new site that you can visit located in the Highlands of Iceland. You will need a 4WD to reach the landscape, and be sure you get a high-quality vehicle that is equipped to travel on the unique terrain. Holuhraun is the newest formed lava flow from a volcano that lasted from August 2014 through February 2015. When peering into the rifts of the lava you see many beautifully vivid colors. While driving along the sand, you can still see steam in certain areas. It is a geological wonder to behold. Be careful and stay on the marked paths and to wear gloves when handling any lava rocks.

Reynisfjara Beach - This beach is gorgeous and an absolute must-see! With its rare black sand and basalt columns, there is much to explore on this volcanic shoreline. The black sand is lava that cooled once it hit the water and the sand is more like various small stones. White sand and red sand beaches (Westfjords) also exist in Iceland. While on Reynisfjara, you can see Gardar, which is a basalt cliff that resembles a staircase to heaven. It is a natural pyramid and was formed by columnar jointing. There are many basalt columns throughout Iceland, but this is by far the most exceptional.

Party in Reykjavik – This small town has the best party spots in Iceland, hands down! There are multiple bars and restaurants to choose from. None of the businesses charge a cover and the music is amazing!

Seljavallalaug – This natural pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and you will surely have a memorable experience when visiting. The water is not that hot because it does mix with colder water.


We could go on and on, but you'd be reading for days! If you are interested in planning a vacation to Iceland, or want more details about your options, please email me at stephanie@indiaelainetravel.com, or visit our website at www.indiaelainetravel.com. Where can we take you?

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