Lonely Planet -- Iceland


Although many travel guides say that Summer is the best festival to visit Iceland and recommend that tourists go there from June to August, the reason given is that Iceland is in the middle of the polar day in the summer and has the longest touring time. However, this article strongly recommends that you visit Iceland after November when you have the possibility of seeing the Aurora Borealis.

Iceland, the country known as the Lonely Planet, seems to be a beautiful scar on the earth. When you come here in winter, you can see the snowy sky and stand on a white plain; it is as if you have come to the end of the world. This is when you can really feel the magnificence of nature and the smallness of human beings, and this is the charm of Iceland.


The first stop in Iceland is, of course, its capital Reykjavik, which is also the world's northernmost capital. Not only is it the economic, cultural and political centre of Iceland, but it is also the largest port city in the country. Reykjavik has been repeatedly voted the safest city in the world and is perfect for travel. You can choose to depart in the morning for the National Museum of Iceland, a new and modern museum that offers visitors a more comprehensive and professional service to showcase a country's precious collections. The main purpose of the museum is to preserve Iceland's cultural heritage from early times to modern times, and there are many valuable exhibits that reveal the history of the country, allowing visitors to wander through Icelandic history. Then proceed to Hálgrem Church, the most important landmark in the city, where this remarkable tower can be seen from any corner of the city. An elevator inside the church leads to the observation deck at the top, where you can enjoy views of the entire Reykjavik mountain range. Take a short break for lunch nearby.


In the afternoon, start the tour of the Blue Lagoon of Iceland! The Blue Lagoon is not only the world's largest thermal lagoon but also a well-known recreational destination far and wide. The pure white bottom, blue lake, rippling waves, gauze-like hot steam floating on the surface of the lake, you can still see a few scattered bathers, this is like a fairy tale of the fairy goddess bathing in the fairyland, there are also free white mud for tourists, said to beauty and skin.

Then you can go back to the city and enjoy the charm of the Sun Voyager, an important symbol of the "smoke-free city", located on the north coast of Reykjavik and shaped like a big worm.


Reykjavik is also surrounded by the famous Golden Circle, which consists of three parts: the Golden Falls, the Geyser and the Parliamentary Heritage Park, and it takes about 8 hours to change the circle. Gullfoss is located 125 kilometres northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, and is 2,500 meters wide and 70 meters high. It is now a 700-kilometre radius with the most fascinating scenery in Iceland, including the Parliament Fault, the Parliament Lake with its blue grass and white clouds, and the geyser area with its foggy sky.