Last time we gave you five of the top ten attractions to seek out on your cheap holidays in Iceland. Without any further ado, here’s part two:
- The Geysir and Strokkur geysers are one of the most visible manifestations of Iceland’s geothermal landscape, and can be found in the Haukadalur valley in the south of the country. Geysir gave all other geysers their name, and erupts around three times a day, shooting hot water 60 feet into the air. Strokkur is not quite as spectacular, but more reliable, shooting off at five-minute intervals!
- The bars of Reykjavik are celebrated for being open all night, and during the summer, that means 24-hour sunshine to boot! Names to look out for on a pub crawl include Kaffibarrin, owned by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn and many feature live music or DJs.
- For the best hot dogs in Iceland come to Bæjarins Bestu, which translates literally into “Town’s Best.” Hot dogs are a staple of Icelandic food and this eatery near ReykjavikBay offers a wide selection of sausages and sauces.
- The nature reservice of Vidoy Island in Reykjavik Bay also plays host to the country’s second oldest church and Yoko Ono’s John Lennon Peace Memorial – which lights up the sky with a spotlight between the Beatle’s dates of birth and his tragic murder, from 9 October to 8 December – but it is the many nature trails around the island which attract the most visitors.
- Horseback riding is a great way to see the scenery and meet Iceland’s own breed of horse, bred from the original Viking stock. They are smaller than the average horse and more sure-footed, so perfect to sit back and enjoy the view.
Apart from all of these wonders, Iceland is also a prime location from which to view the uncannily beautiful Northern Lights, so if you’ve got plenty of warm clothing, why not follow the Vikings and book cheap holidays in Iceland this winter?