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Highlights of The Iceland Vacation For Parents

Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean is a Nordic country - Iceland spanning an area of 1,03,000 sq. km. The World Happiness Report ranks the country among the top five happiest countries in the world. Also, the country's crime rate is quite low. Located at the border of two continental plates - Eurasian and North American the country is geologically and volcanically active. 

 

This is what makes it a good tourist spot. Waterfalls, National Parks, churches, geysers, rainbows, whales are some attractions that entertain all ages. If you are a parent and wanna take your children on vacation, Iceland vacation is a prime destination.

 

What to see in Iceland 

 

Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral,  Reykjavik

 

 

Being in Iceland this lavish Lutheran church is a must-watch place. This 244 feet high structure is one of the tallest structures in Iceland. Named after the poet Hallgrimur Petrusson the church offers modern services and weddings take place here. Built-in Expressionist Neo-gothic style its design resembles neighboring trap-rocks, mountains, and glaciers.

 

See the scenery around Dyrholaey Lighthouse 

 

 

Established in 1910 the lighthouse is situated on the central south coast of Iceland. This castle-shaped lighthouse is about 174 miles from Reykjavik, the capital city. Take your pupils to the top of the lighthouse and show them Mýrdalsjökull glacier to the north, Reynisdranger black lava sea stacks to the east, and endless black coastline to the west.

 

For most people Lighthouse is a completely different experience, and they have their ways of the lighthouse despite not visiting it. But when you visit the Dyrholaey Lighthouse you will surely discover a new dimension of the lighthouses, it will be a remarkable experience for you when you are on Iceland vacation.

 

Enjoy the ride to the Golden circle

 

 

If you are staying nearby the capital city make sure you don't miss the Golden circle that links Pingvellir [pronounced Thingvellir] National Park, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, etc. Pingvellir National Park is the first stop from Reykjavik, the capital city, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy boating in the nearby Longjokull glacier and Pingvallavatn the largest lake.

        

Show Geysir geothermal area to your sons and daughters that erupt every 6-10 minutes and shoot the hot waters to the height of 40 meters. Enjoy the springs of Gullfoss waterfall; especially, in the summer; in winter the area is frozen.

 

Enjoy the whale-watching

 

Whale watching is a stunning experience in Iceland. You can enjoy whale-watching in the capital city of Reykjavik and the calm waters of Akureyri, the second-largest city in Iceland. Being united with a different dimension of life that lives in the water is far better and satisfying. Whale watching is one of the most fascinating things about Iceland. So, whenever you visit here do not forget to experience the amazing site.

 

Be amused by watching the Icelandic Waterfalls 

 

 

Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss, the twin waterfalls will stupefy you for the sure. The rainbow looks beautiful from this spot. Book a hotel or guesthouse to enjoy the wonderful sunrise and sunset here.

           

Kirkjufellsfoss the waterfall located near Mount Kirkjufell is worth seeing. Enjoy the midwinter waterfall under northern lights. Bruarfoss is located in southwest Iceland, the deep gorge formed by this fall will make you take out your cameras.

 

You can't return from Iceland without a snow activity

     

Take a ride across Langjokull glacier. You need to be 6 years old to be a passenger and 18 years old to be a driver. Also, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon offers you a fun time with a surreal experience. 

 

The continental plates offer you a golden opportunity to dive into it. The fun that we experience while enjoying the snow activities is simply unexplained by the words. You can enjoy it as a sport or even by watching others do all the snow activities you will naturally be in tune with them.

 

Ending words 

 

Iceland doesn't upset you if you are on a tour of it. Your tour will be full of thrill and adventurous activities. No matter which part of the world you live in you must visit Iceland for a whole new experience. Getting out of the daily schedule and enjoying nature with some snow activities is a great refreshment for your soul.

 

Very few places in the world are blessed with natural beauties. Iceland is one of them. Amazing snow activities, the whales, the golden circle, and what not will surely make this trip one of the best trips of your life.

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