Thursday 27 Oct, 2016

Fly Me there Right Now: Iceland

Welcome to Fly Me There Right Now: Iceland Edition. Despite having a population of only around 300,000 people, this small country is a pioneer in the use of geothermal energy and is known globally for its natural beauty. From Þingvellir National Park to the Blue Lagoon, there are a plethora of reasons why Iceland has become a popular topic of conversation in recent years. If you haven’t already dreamed of heading to the land of Fire and Ice, these places will make you do so!

Here are just a few of the exciting and beautiful places Iceland has to offer:

Blue Lagoon

blue-lagoon

Photo credit: Moyan Brenn

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Iceland’s geothermal spa, one of the 25 wonders of the world.

#Funfact: The Blue Lagoon is also the site of a research and development facility working on finding cures to skin problems like psoriasis.

Skógarfoss Folk Museum

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Photo Credit: Rob Oo

Enter Iceland’s time capsule to explore its cultural heritage collection. This museum contains regional artifacts dating back to the Viking age and is sure to excite any history buff out there.

Þingvellir National Park

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Photo Credit: Rob Young

Þingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site that sits in a rift valley marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

#Insidertip: Hike along one of the many trails, or stay at one of the camping grounds to immerse yourself Iceland’s natural beauty.

Village of Vik
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Photo Credit: Glyn Lowe

The Village of Vik is home to the famous black sand beach, once ranked as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world!

Geysir Geothermal Area in Hvolsvöllur

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Photo Credit: Cyril Plapied 

Here, the Great Geysir hurls boiling water more than 200 feet into the air, a sight that’s not to be missed.

Inspired to go on an adventure with your class? Explore the nature and science of Iceland and browse our tours now!