Due to its geographical position, Iceland is one of the best countries in the world to experience the aurora borealis. The majestic auroral lights have been impressing people since prehistoric times and seeing them is a truly magnificent experience that you will never forget.
Iceland has become a popular destination for shooting blockbuster movies. The country had a starring role in movies like James Bond, Batman Begins, Oblivion and the television series Game of Thrones. The country‘s lunar landscapes, glacier lagoons and myriad wonders make Iceland the ultimate travel destination.
What would Iceland be without its world famous hot springs? Equally cherished by visitors and locals, the natural hot springs are an ideal place for everyone to relax and enjoy the beauty of the moment. You can enjoy the natural hot springs all year round and literally everywhere, as there are hundreds of them all over the country.
Iceland unites the most delightful treasures of our planet: volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers, waterfalls, fjords, black beaches and so much more. You will fully appreciate the magnificent landscape while horseback riding on a typical Icelandic horse or while hiking on the world's most atypical hiking trail, Landmannalaugar. We hope you are ready for the adventure!
Iceland‘s pure water, fresh air, and geothermal activity, which is environmentally friendly, is what makes it a top destination for soaking up the power and beauty of nature.
Iceland's capital city is charming, friendly, safe, trendy, and energetic. The town is filled with colourful houses, amazing street art, stylish cafes and friendly locals. Furthermore, architectural wonder Harpa concert hall, situated by the beautiful ocean bay, and the dominant mountain Esja, contribute to the irresistible magic of Reykjavik‘s atmosphere.
Icelandic people are amongst the happiest in the world! Indeed, Iceland has been ranked in the world's top 10 happiest countries for years. It isn't surprising considering that the country relies on a developed economy, an excellent social welfare system, long standing peace and an unpolluted environment. And the cherry on the cake is that it is the most egalitarian country on the planet for women! Also, did you know that, according to the BBC, Iceland has “more writers, more books published and more books read, per capita, than anywhere else in the world”? An average 1 out of 10 Icelanders will publish a book during their lifetime.
Due to its northern position, we may think Iceland is a very cold country. This cliché needs to be eradicated right away. The Gulf Stream flowing to Iceland from the Caribbean greatly moderates the climate all year around. In fact Iceland‘s temperature rarely goes under -5°C in winter.
Thus we can assure you it is much, much colder in Montreal or New York City!
Thanks to WOW air, Iceland‘s low-cost airline, you can find cheap flights from Europe and the US anytime of the year.
Yes, with WOW air, your dream of coming to Iceland is about to come true!
Written by Emmanuelle Pouget