Witness fire, ice and the world’s most famous geothermal spa
Of the many Icelandic attractions drawing people from around the world, the Reykjanes Peninsular is one of our favourites. This UNESCO Global Geopark is formed by the only section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (a vast, underwater mountain range) to rise above sea level. The ridge forms the boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, making for extraordinary geological activity. Expect to see dramatic cliff formations, volcanic craters, caves, blistered lava fields and black-sand beaches. You can step across a footbridge which straddles both the continental plates. Also on this spectacular peninsular is the famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with warm waters enriched by revitalising minerals. There’s nothing more relaxing than a day here under a light snowfall.
Only a short distance away, Reykjavik is a cultural hub where you can stroll through the quaint cobbled streets and visit its cosy coffee shops. It’s the perfect starting point for a tailor-made tour of Iceland.