Retreats in Iceland | Icelandic Northern Lights and South Coast Tour
Iceland as a country is enormous, but the tourist spots - mainly the capital of the country; Reykjavik has everything of interest to a visitor in around a 2km radius. Once you've found the right spots, you can get a glimpse of some extraordinary views of the city and surrounding, not to mention find some lovely spots for coffee and a bite to eat. The most iconic view of Reykjavik you'll see from the top of the historic Hallgrímskirkja. It's cold but beautiful, and definitely and Instagram favourite. Make sure you get there before it closes at 5pm. The street directly opposite as you exit the Hallgrímskirkja, called Skólavörðustígur, walks you into the shopping district. There are various tourist stores and some great little coffee shops for a break and cake. The clean and modern architecture on the way is pretty outstanding and there's plently of historic and beautifully designed buildings as you venture into the town. The tourist industry is thriving and the Icelandic people really do take care of you.
Did you know? - The Icelandic horse is the only breed of horse in Iceland. The nation are very proud of their horse farms and spend thousands on training every year for horse shows. It is illegal to horse race and to import any breed of horse into the country, therefore, although many of the horses are trained well enough to represent in the Olympics, Icelanders do not take part as they wouldn’t be able to bring the horse back into the country.
Top tip: Like most places, be sure to know that most of the tourist/gift shops have the same kind of merchandise available. Don’t spend too much time visiting them all and comparing prices, they're all very similiar and the quality doesn't differ.
Do not miss it: Chasing Waterfalls at Gullfoss
Map it: Gullfoss Parking, Gullfossi, Iceland
The Golden Circle Tour is phenomenal and allows you to cram multiple tourist attractions into a few hours.