Iceland is a country of long, sun-filled days, making it a great location for an adventurous summer holiday. Scenery dotted with white glaciers and imposing volcanoes can all be seen as you explore everything this mysterious country has to offer. Reykjavik’s scattered red and blue roofs are a sight to behold and a must-visit for those holidaying near the capital.
Those looking for a summer adventure can now book an Ingham’s 2020 activity holiday to Iceland, what’s not to love about that? As of next year, you can embark on an Iceland holiday programme, choosing from three comprehensive and fully escorted tours or a self-drive holiday that both offer the perfect summer holiday packages. From whale watching to thermal baths and waterfalls, Iceland is a country of true beauty, are you ready to uncover some of the summer activities you can enjoy on your next visit?
1. Whale Watching
Whale Watching is an activity that many place high on their bucket lists, and one that many people won’t get the chance to encounter, but on our Wonders of Iceland tour, whale watching doesn’t have to be a distant dream. Iceland is known for being home to an abundance of wildlife, especially rare species of whale and dolphin, it really will feel like Blue Planet has come to life before your eyes. Our team of sea experts will guide you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the home of these magnificent creatures.
Whale watching can be enjoyed whilst sailing down the largest fjord in Iceland, get a glimpse of humpback whales, minke whales and even dolphins in their natural habitats and watch in awe as they breach the water and splash as they descend into the depths.
2. Soaking in Thermal Baths
Iceland is home to some of the world’s best natural springs and thermal baths, making it the ultimate location for an evening of rest and relaxation. You’ll be able to enjoy the wonders of Iceland’s famous baths and spend evenings enjoying its warm pleasures.
Locations include the world-renowned Blue Lagoon and the Myvatn Nature Baths. Dip your toes into waters up to 36-40°C and gaze at the stunning views that surround the springs. Let the mineral-rich waters give your body a boost of immunity and prepare yourself for the adventures that await you on the rest of your Iceland experience.
Waterfalls are a common sight in Iceland but the number of them doesn’t detract from their beauty. Explore the magnificent waterfalls that flow over the edge of the lands, get up close and personal to the magnificent streams, touch the ice-cold waters and hide behind real-life walls of glassy water. Head to these sights on one of Ingham’s escorted tours, what could be more magical than wandering behind cascading waters, photographing the sights and enjoying the landscapes that surround you?
Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Hraunfossar are just some of the waterfalls that you can encounter on your holiday. Watch as the crystal-clear waters from the melting glacier-capped Eyjafjallajokull volcano fall from the cliffs on the southern coast at Seljalandsfoss, or head to Hraunfossar and walk along 900m of waterfalls that were formed by a lava field that once flowed in its location.
4. National Parks
There are three untouched national parks in Iceland and all of them are available for you to visit on your 2020 holiday. All of Ingham’s tours pass through a number of the country’s UNESCO World Heritage National Parks and they do not disappoint when it comes to jaw-dropping views and lifetime memories. A drive through the parks offers you breath-taking scenery and the chance to get up close and personal with some of Iceland’s most-loved wildlife. Glaciers, fjords, lakes and vast green lands await you at Vatnajökull National Park, covering over 12,000 square kilometres it’s Europe’s second largest national park in terms of size. A whole day can be spent exploring it’s mountains and valleys, stunning views and the vast array of indigenous wildlife that call it home.
Þingvellir is situated in southern Iceland and is a site of history, culture and geographical beauty as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Protecting the land and wildlife that lies within its gates, it was named a UNESCO site in 2004.
5. Lava Centre Visit
A number of our escorted tours will stop off at Iceland’s Lava and Earthquake Centre. Learn about the volcanic and earthquake activity and the creation of Iceland as a country over a million years ago. The centres interactive, high-tech exhibition gives you an in-depth look into the wonders that come from the active volcanoes and earthquakes the country has experienced over hundreds of years.
Displaying a collection of artefacts, graphics and films from eruptions over the years, you can enjoy a day learning about the history of Iceland’s active past, enjoy a coffee in the cosy coffee house and pick up a souvenir or two in the gift shop.
Iceland has a plethora of treasures to share and its outstanding views, activities and traditions need to be seen to be believed. Whether you want to scale the heights of inactive volcanoes or wander the streets of Reykjavik, a holiday to Iceland will be one you will treasure in your hearts forever.
Find out more about Ingham’s Iceland holidays and book your spot on a 2020 tour today, it’s time to embrace your inner David Attenborough for a journey of worldly, but very icy wonders.