Visit Iceland and the amazing settings such as Gullfoss, Geysir and the Glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Go see the northern lights, try snowmobiling, four-wheel-drive tours and trips to the geothermal pools at the Blue Lagoon. Travel to Iceland to experience this and much more with KILROY.
Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and inhibits just under 200.000 people, about 60% of the total population of 300.000. Reykjavik is a fascinating city with a rich cultural life and a high sense of fashion which is central to the charm of the city. There are myriads of nice cafés and restaurants downtown and the shopping streets, Laugavegurinn and Skólavörðustígur are total must sees when you travel to Iceland.
Iceland is certainly a land of great contrasts. It has hot springs and glaciers, large lava areas, high mountainous areas, black beaches, extreme glaciers, fabulous waterfalls, and spectacular geysers. This is just around the corner, so book you flight now and travel with KILROY to Iceland!
Jökulsárlón is at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull. It is the largest of all glacial lakes in Iceland. This lake is magical! You can look at the icebergs floating by and see amazing colors in them and you will never get bored. Jökulsárlón is only a stone throw away from the sea and it is definitely worth to wander over. You need to cross the ring road and then you are at the beach. There is black sand and lots of ice scattered around. The icebergs and smaller ice blocks are floating out into the ocean and get washed onto the beach. Totally cool and amazing! So don't forget to visit Jökulsárlón when you travel to Iceland, it will take your breath away!
Together with Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss and Geysir form the Golden Circle, which is the most popular day tour in Iceland. The sheer power of Europe's most beautiful waterfall Gullfoss is something to behold. When you stand at the edge of the fall and the wind kisses your face you are stunned by the power. Gullfoss is a 105-foot double-cascade waterfall and on a sunlit day the hammering falls are filled with dozens of rainbows. Not so far away you can see the magical geyser area. For those that have never seen a geyser the sight is overwhelming and beyond description. The spouting hot spring Geysir was claimed to be the biggest in the world and when it was at its best its eruptions reached the height of at least 80 m. All around the old Geysir are more spouting hot springs, such as the lively Strokkur, which erupts every few minutes, shooting a tower of water and steam 30 meters into the air.
Out in the lunar-like landscape of Iceland is the thermal spa the Blue Lagoon. This hot heaven is not to be missed as it is an important part of a trip to Iceland. While relaxing in the warm geothermal seawater you can enjoy breathing the clean, fresh Icelandic air. Its temperature is 37-39°C and it holds six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours.
The mountain Hekla is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and last time it erupted was in the year 2000. It has bee active for centuries and old tales tell of the belief that the souls of the condemned travelled through Hekla's crater on their way to hell. The mountain is about 1491 m high with the whole mountain ridge about 40 km long.
Iceland offers excellent settings for river rafting, iceberg climbing and glacial hiking. You can go river rafting in some of the Iceland's rivers like river Hvítá. Rafting levels from 2-4 are offered, well suited for both thrill seekers and first time rafters. If you want a unique experience you should try the vertical sport of iceberg climbing which can be practiced all year round in Iceland. Glacial hiking is a great way to discover the wonders of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses.
Reykjavik is renowned for its wild and vivid nightlife. You can find a fancy cosmopolitan club, a cool and artsy bar, a hot dance club or a good old fashioned bar. Reykjavik has 'em all! Experience bar hopping and summer nights where the sun never goes down. Or the dark winter months when no night is the same and the sky is covered with stars, and if you are lucky you can see the dancing fluorescent ribbons that light up the night sky, the Northern lights.
There are no trains in Iceland so if you want to travel around the country a self-drive is the most convenient way to travel or the use of buses. There are many bus and car rentals in Iceland so let KILROY help you with your bookings to get the best prices.
Hotels and hostels in Iceland generally follow high standards. The price of hotel and hostel rooms has dropped by up to 40% so you can get a good price for top rated hotel. KILROY can guide you to the cheapest and best hostels and hotels in Iceland.
Did you know that KILROY can also help organise your study tour to Iceland? Read on to learn more about how we can plan your study trip with the right academic content and interesting study visits in the city of your choice.
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