Tell someone you’re visiting Iceland and you might get a quizzical kind of response or asked why go to a chilly, icy place. What many people today don’t fully recognize is that Iceland from springtime to fall has a far better climate than its name suggests. And it’s one of our planet’s finest travel destinations for people who love the outdoors.
To acquaint yourself with the must-see destinations of Iceland, international travel specialist Howard Hillman declares the launch of his 23-page Wonders of Iceland Guide.
Hillman explained, “Iceland is one of the most overlooked travel destinations in the world. Few tourists realize how many exclusive experiences and wonderful natural views it offers. The island is perfect for a several-day to week-long escape from Western Europe or North America, particularly if you appreciate breathtaking natural environments.”
The top 5 Hillman Wonders of Iceland:
1 Gullfoss waterfall – It’s an hugely powerful, photogenic, and exclusively formed waterfall. It’s on the famous Golden Circle path.
2 Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – It’s booming with stunning icebergs. You sail among them when you take the regional amphibian boat trip.
3 Geysir Geothermal Field — The Strokker Geysir is the highlight. Its steamy water jets up to 35 meters (110 feet) into the air.
4 Blue Lagoon — Though this famous “lagoon” is man-made, it offers visitors an exciting, memorable public bathing experience in a exclusive setting.
5 Vatnajokull Glacier — Europe’s biggest glacier by volume. It’s home to Iceland’s highest mountain and to the active volcano Eyjafjallajökull whose volcanic ash clouds grounded hundreds of aircrafts in Europe in 2010.
The top two runners-up are Thingvellir National Park and the Myvatn Lake District.
Hillman created his website to inspire people to see as much of the world as they can in their lifetimes.
Each of the Iceland wonders has its own web page, complete with an insightful description, color photo, and direct links to the other wonders.
It’s located at www.hillmanwonders.com/iceland