And why would you ever want to go there? Simply click on the four-minute movie above for your answer. If this video doesn’t make you want to instantly look up flights to Iceland, then check your pulse. Filmed during a period of 24 hours of sunlight, a.k.a. Midnight Sun, SCIENTIFANTASTIC captures exceptional images of black volcanic beaches, heaving geysers, ice blue lagoons and ever-moving glaciers. A visible organic wildness flows throughout this ferocious island’s scenery and geological forces ensure that this unruly terrain will always be ever-changing.
Main point: Iceland looks like the coolest place on earth (That’s my one and only cheesy ‘ice’ pun, promise).
By now you’re probably thinking “This place looks amazing, but when will I ever have a chance to go to Iceland?” How about on your next transatlantic flight? Icelandic Air offers competitive rates for flights between Europe and North America with options for stopovers or layovers in Reykjavik. For budget flights between Europe and Iceland, check out Iceland Express. Even if you just have several hours in Iceland, many tour companies offer transportation to or from the international airport.
When to go: Summer, specifically June through August. While there are things to do in Iceland all year-round, some tours and attractions are only available during the summer months for logistical reasons. The downside is that everyone else goes during this time and prices are higher.
What to pack: Warm clothes and your camera. Weather can change rapidly in Iceland, so pack smart!