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The Top 5 Must-Do Water-Related Iceland Activities

With the rich culture of Ireland that include the traditional arts such as weaving, silversmithing, and wood carving, no wonder Iceland is on your bucket list.  In fact, the Reykjavik area has several professional theaters, a symphony orchestra, an opera, and many art galleries, bookstores, cinemas, and museums.  So when traveling to this area, it is very important to make sure to work with a trusted travel advisor like, As You Wish Luxury Travel, to design a custom itinerary that allows you to immerse yourself in the best that Iceland has to offer.  Here is are the top 5 water-related activities you will want to consider when traveling to Iceland

Whale Watching Tour – There are many tours available that allow you to see whales as well as puffins.  You can engage with Naturalists and experience rare sightings that will leave you in awe.  It is best to whale watch in the summer months, preferably April through September.  Minke whales are the most common in Iceland.  Follow instructions carefully and be safe.

Blue Lagoon Spa – This mineral-rich attraction is minutes from the Keflavik International airport.  There are many spa options available due to the geothermic forces and many natural elements.  The lagoon is man-made and renewed every two days with fresh water.  You can easily access the site via car or bus.  

West Fjords – Located in a popular peninsula, the Fjords are breathtaking.  You need to plan well and leave time to really explore all this area has to offer.  They have great attractions.  You can visit a myriad of special sites, such as the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum or the famous Látrabjarg cliff.  There is much to experience in this mountainous remote area.  You will have options that will keep you interested while on your expedition.

Skogafoss – The perfect place for you to get a shot with a double rainbow, Skogafoss is the most scenic fall in Iceland.  With a drop of over 60 meters, the view is spectacular.  There is also a legend of gold that lies within the falls.  Take your chance and search if you dare…

Silfra - Silfra is an amazing diving spot located in Thingvellir National Park.  It is the crevice between the tectonic plates in North America and Eurasian continents.  It is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates that shift roughly 2 cm every year.  The shifting of the earth creates new caverns and tunnels.  There is plenty of wildlife to see on your dive/snorkel.  The three main dive sites are; Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.  The maximum depth is about 207 feet.  The water is the purest in the world, and you can feel free to take a sip while diving.

Ready to go?  I know I am.  You can view a sample itinerary for Iceland on our website by clicking here.  Next click here to schedule a FREE consultation about your travel plans and let us discuss how we can design a custom itinerary just for you.  Or contact AJ! Clonts by email at aj@asyouwishluxurytravel or by phone at 440-965-6868.

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