Iceland has many sights and attractions you can enjoy on a cheap package holiday. For more ideas on budget Icelandic vacations read our guide for more facts & information…
The Aurora, (called Northern Lights in northern latitudes) is a naturally occurring light display in the sky that forms during magnetic storms. It most frequently occurs in Arctic and Antarctic regions. The spectacular lights in the sky can be different colours like green, purple, red, and blue.
Your aurora “hunting” journey may take you into the countryside, by jeep or bus; where you might encounter scenic landscape. A great setting, for a great experience. Many say winter is the best time to see the Northern Lights, because winter nights are generally darker. A dark winter night can facilitate a brighter and clearer display.
A cheap package holiday may involve only the light display; while more expensive packages might be combined with other vacation activities.
Reykjavik Budget Holidays
You can spend sometime in Iceland’s capital and largest city, Reykjavik , as part of your tour. A tourist may choose to eat at the bars and cafes; or visit the restaurants, and taste some traditional Icelandic meals. A visitor to Reykjavik can go shopping in the malls like Smaralind and Kringlan; or visit the Perlan.
You can also visit the National Museum of Iceland, Árbæjarsafn, or Reykjavik Arts Museum. The city is alive at night, especially with the clubs and bars at Laugavegur.
You can relax yourself in the geothermal, mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa, as part of your cheap tour. At Blue Lagoon, visitors can do more than relax in the steamy water. Visitors can get skin treatment with the use of silica face masks, or buy from the skin care shop. At Blue Lagoon, visitors can also get a massage.
Iceland is a country teeming with geothermal activity, which has given rise to many geysers. It’s somewhat ironic that a country called “Iceland” would be known for its steamy hot springs, geysers and fumaroles; and of course you can’t forget the country’s volcanic activity.
You can visit some geysers as part of your cheap tour, like Strokkur. The boiling water of the Strokkur geyser erupts into the air at a height of about 16 metres. Its eruptions are relatively constant compared to other geysers.
Geysir geyser’s eruptions can reach a height of 70 metres. Geysir is the first geyser to be recorded in print; no surprise that the English word “geyser” is derived from Geysir. Both Strokkur and Geysir are located in the Golden Circle, a region which contains many of Iceland’s tourist attractions.
Deildartunghuver is a hot spring located in Reykholtsdalur. The hot spring flows at a faster rate than any other hot spring in Europe.
Hiking & Trekking
You might want to explore Iceland’s countryside by trekking or hiking. If you embark on a hiking journey in Iceland, you can view scenic landscapes. You can trek through the moss-covered hills and end up in a barren lava field.
Venturing into the reddish-brown lava caves can also be part of a hiking journey. You might see some spectacular sights, like the Gullfoss waterfalls, or the mossy, grey canyon of Glymur, the country’s highest waterfall.