You only have a few time for arriving your travel destination due to the fact, that you have limited leisure time? Don't stay at home in South West England or Wales. Iceland is to reach fastly by plane from the UK.
Northern Iceland is an unforgettably amazing holiday destination, with its wonderful natural scenery, volcanic craters, hot springs, lava flows, glaciers, geysers and some of the most stunning waterfalls in the world. Northern Iceland is the part of Iceland that runs along the Greenland Sea just touching the Arctic Circle. In this region, you will find plenty of beautiful, cosy and homely Northern Iceland Cottages and Northern Iceland Holiday Rentals where you can stay during your holidays.
Northern Iceland is full of mountain peaks, farming communities, offshore islands, flourishing villages and a breathtaking landscape that make this region a unique place for your next holiday. Accommodation is never a problem and it is always more reasonable to opt for Northern Iceland holiday rentals or Northern Iceland Cottages rather than conventional hotels. In the western part of this region you can find many dormant volcanoes and landscapes that have been molded by the rivers into smooth valleys and hills where some of Iceland’s best angling rivers run gently down.
One of the most spectacular and sights of Northern Iceland is the midnight sun, where the sun sinks down as if to touch the horizon and then rises again with spectacular colors of red and gold during the summer. Towards the east you can find fissures, fresh lava flow and gullies which are all indications of recent volcanic activity. There was an eruption near the Mount Krafla just 20 years ago and the volcanic unrest deep inside the earth continues to this day.
The beautiful National Park of Ásbyrgi was a huge sunken valley formed centuries ago. Nearby, lies the famous Lake Mývatn which is well known for its charming natural environment, geothermal activity, and exclusive birdlife.You could hire a beautiful Norther Iceland Cottage or look for Northern Iceland holiday rentals with a breathtaking view of the lake Mývatn. Most of these cottages have one or two bedrooms, TV, radio, and a lot of other modern amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The guided tour services offered in the region reflect different aspects of local life and history. If you visit Húnavatnssýsla and Skagafjörður you can see the sites where a lot of the significant events of the traditional Icelandic sagas took place. You can also watch seals at play in the Selasetur seal center in Hvammstangi. This place is excellent for gaining knowledge of seals and their way of life.For spotting whales you should go to the Eyjafjörður and Skjálfandi bay, there is also whale museum at Húsavík. Another very popular place with tourists is Hafíssetur, where you can view pack-ice exhibitions in Blönduós, and learn about “the land’s ancient enemy” through a graphic and text show.Akureyri, the capital of the northern region, is a city of culture, education, and services in Eyjafjörður fjord. During the summer months, Akureyri offers programs of arts, entertainment, events and other activities. You don't need to relax in your holidays, but you prefer to stay in a metropolitan city? Here you are: