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Iceland

Iceland

Iceland, being one of the youngest land masses on earth, makes for an exciting adventure, especially for family vacations. Imagine sitting in a high-end vehicle with a stocky, red bearded guide, sharing his childhood memory of playing with local elves. This is just your first drive from the airport to your boutique hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital to assure you this is just the beginning of an extraordinary trip.
 
In less than a week you can ride a ski mobile on top of a glacier then journey inside one for a "blue ice" experience. You can feel the healing powers of geothermal pools, see spouting Geysers and walk under towering waterfalls that inspire awe with their immense power.
 
There are few places you can drive full speed ahead across black sandy beaches, sail in-between icebergs, ride or visit Icelandic horses, You may even prefer a luxury camping expedition in a remote area. Iceland is also one of the countries where the sky puts on a spectacular Northern Lights display should you travel during October through March.One thing is for certain, you cannot capture on film, the wonder you will feel during your visit here.
Iceland

Locations

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

For a capital city, Reykjavik has a laid-back coastal vibe with neon-colored homes, interesting history, and quirky side streets. It is home to two-thirds of the Iceland’s population though would barely be deemed a city in most other parts of the world. This just adds to the charm, as do the friendly locals who treasure the coffee shops, art galleries, and microbreweries, just as much as visitors do. This walkable city offers surprises around every corner including the sprawling Hallgrimskirkja church where you can climb up to the top of the bell tower and take in the surrounding sea and mountain views. On a clear day you might sneak a peek of Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Visit the seaside where roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean lap the shoreline, and the occasional whale swims by to the tune of the active birdlife in the area. Reykjavik perfectly blends city sensations with coastal country comforts.