Top Five Reasons to go to Iceland this Holiday, Flickr: Ben Husmann
  There’s nothing like the Northern Lights

 

Walking in
a winter wonderland is only a cheap flight away this holiday. Though tourists
can find certified snow in Canada, why not give Iceland a try this winter? Here
are five great reasons to book a flight to Iceland for the holiday.

Distance: Though Iceland might seem far away on a map, it’ll take you just over five hours to get to the capital Reykjavik. As Iceland is becoming increasingly popular with tourists, cheap flights are just a click away as airlines are fighting for your bookings to this buzzing destination.

Landscape: Iceland is shaped by several large volcanoes, many of which are still active. Take your rental car and drive along the stunning coastline via the aptly named Ring Road that surrounds the entire island. Take stunning glacier snaps when traveling round this dramatic landscape or enjoy coastal picnics when passing through Iceland’s many quaint Nordic towns. Book discounted car rentals when buying flights to Iceland with CheapOair.com.

Cuisine: Kolaportið is Iceland’s oldest and best known flea market selling clothing, records and most importantly fresh local food. Enjoy line caught fish at the market or at any good Reykjavik restaurant. At night, expect to see the Northern Lights while enjoying a candle lit dinner at Perlan restaurant, which sits on a hill just fifteen minutes outside the capital. Expect fresh fish and hearty ales!

Art & Cuture: Discover contemporary Arctic creativity at the Kopavogur Art Museum Gerdarsafn or enjoy live folk music at one of the capital’s many local pubs. Recharge and replenish with a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon, just a forty-minute drive from Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport. Relax in mineral-rich water naturally heated by the island’s volcanic undercurrents. Why not make a weekend of it and stay in the Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel offering great health and wellness packages with your stay.

Nightlife: Apotek and the Thorvaldsen Bar are two of Reykjavik’s top spots for going out at night. Both nightclubs transform into restaurants and cafes during the day but come alive at night. Oliver’s is another great Iceland bar with DJ sets every weekend. Expect to party with the fun-loving locals wherever you end up going.

Photo: Ben Husmann

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