Whether you’re after an active break away, a romantic weekend, or a couple of days rest from the regular run-around, then look no further than one of Iceland’s short breaks.
As an island of immeasurable beauty and bewildering landscapes, Iceland is defined as a dominion of divine contrasts. Voluptuous volcanoes, hissing hot springs and lavish lava fields stand as polar-opposites to the gleaming glaciers and snow-capped mountains that you will also find within the country’s environs.
As a country that doesn’t see the dark in the summer, but wanders on without it in winter, you will be in such awe of what Iceland has to offer after your flight into the capital, that you will probably need a longer stay than one of Iceland’s short breaks.
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Whichever month you choose for one of Iceland’s short breaks, you can rest assure that there will be plenty to do, see, and share with friends and family.
Your Iceland short breaks may only last a few days, but the memories will remain in your minds for many years after. Please read on for our recommendations of what you could get up to and experience on your Iceland short breaks.
Why not visit the beautiful Blue Lagoon?
As soon as you get off the plane at Keflavik Airport on one of your Iceland short breaks, why not pop down to the beautiful and exclusive Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, one of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions?
Situated on the rocky and rugged Reykjanes Peninsula, it is only a short drive away from captivating capital of Reykjavik.
As one of the most renowned natural pools in the Nordic, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa which is filled with heated sapphire seawater, rich in silica, minerals, and algae that are known to have natural healing powers for a variety of skin conditions.
Tourists travel here yearly to remedy a range of eczema problems and psoriasis from the heavenly, creamy blue waters which even has a special clinic for skin treatment and an indulgent spa.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places to pop in to on one of your Iceland short breaks. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the peace and enjoyment that the Blue Lagoon promises.
At Nature Kicks, we offer a Secret Lagoon tranquil tour an awesome adventure which is something you’ll certainly want to try out on one of your Iceland short breaks.
Super Cool Snowmobile and Secret Lagoon Bathing
Leaving in the early hours of the morning for the Cool Snowmobile and Secret Lagoon, you get to see the magnificence of Iceland before morning makes an appearance.
The journey in the 4×4 Super Jeep will be an adventure on its own as you mount the rugged route on your way to the glacier.
We’ll zig-zag through fizzing mud pots and sizzling hot springs as we make our way across lavish landscapes towards our snowmobile base camp at Langjökull Glacier, the second largest of its kind in Iceland.
The most exciting part of your Iceland short breaks will be when you put the throttle down on the snowmobile. You’ll be in for a session of skidding and scooting across the surrounding snowfields and it’ll be so thrill-spilling that you won’t want it to end.
You’ll also have loads of chances to take super selfies with your friends as you mount over the magnanimous moonscapes.
After our snowmobiling fun, we’ll head over to one of our highly recommended restaurants in southern Iceland where a light, but lavish lunch will be waiting for you.
After topping-up your energy levels, we’ll travel to a heavenly natural hot spring, near the small village of Flúðir. Here you will spend the rest of one of your Iceland short breaks chilling out and cleansing in a secret outdoor lagoon.
It’ll be the soul-satisfying, mind-melting, and body-bathing experience you’ve been waiting for to end the tour on one of your Iceland short breaks.
Check out the thrills of Thingvellir National Park?
If you’re wondering what to do on one of your Iceland short breaks, why not take a trip to Thingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland?
Not too far from the must-see metropolis of Reykjavik, and part of the Golden Circle tour, you’ll find an area of such historical, cultural, and geological significance, that you’ll simply be blown away.
It is at this destination that you will find the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary located on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean which separates Europe and American.
At Thingvellir National Park, you will also find Thingvallavatn, the biggest natural lake on this Nordic island which is also home to the Silfra fissure, an out-of-this-world diving and snorkelling spot located on top of the rift which separates the two continents.
Not only has this National Park got great geological importance, but it is also the place where Icelandic parliament was founded in 930AD and is a UNESCO World heritage site.
With so many thrilling things to do in Thingvellir National Park, why not have a look at the tours we offer at Nature Kicks, which you could try out and do some of the adventures we’ve mentioned on one of your Iceland short breaks?
Glowing Golden Circle and Buggy Tour
All Iceland short breaks should certainly involve a visit to the Golden Circle which, with growing popularity, offers hours of fun, fantastic adventures, and booming Golden Circle buggy tours on one of the incredible places in Iceland.
Before we bound off on the buggy tour, we visit Thingvellir National Park, famous for all the exciting cultural, historical, and geological things discussed previously as one of the things to do on your Iceland short breaks.
The next stop-off point is Strokkur, an area famous for its hot springs which blast sprays of steaming water 20 metres into the air every 4 to 10 minutes, beckoning from the amount of volcanic activity taking place beneath the Icelandic surface.
Following this excursion, move on to Gulfoss, otherwise known as the Golden Waterfall. This wondrous waterfall is fed by the glacial Hvitá river, which is in turn flourished by Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier.
There’s plenty of time for snap shots here, against the beautification of Iceland’s natural elements.
To tie-up a terrific tour, you will also get to experience a one-hour buggy driving adventure out in the wild dirt tracks. These two-seater vehicles will really rev-up the thill-o-meter of your awesome adventure.
This tour is something you’ll absolutely want to do again and again on one of your Iceland short breaks.
Amazing Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, are one of the most incredible natural phenomena on the planet.
These glowing, flashing, and fluorescent rainbow-coloured displays of lights which dance across clear and dark skies, are most commonly seen in the northern hemisphere close to the Arctic Circle.
If you take one of your short breaks to Iceland between September and the end of April, you’ll be sure to wow at these whimsical lights dancing across the sky on this amazing tour.
The colours of the lights are caused by a mixture of gases in the air, mainly oxygen and nitrogen. They are created when charged particles clash with atoms in high altitude atmospheres, causing the solar wind to be directed back onto Earth’s magnetic field.
If you want to catch a glimpse of these other-worldly lights on one of your Iceland short breaks, then read on to find out more about the magical Northern Lights experiences that Nature Kicks offer.
Northern Lights in Iceland – Aurora Borealis Hunt Tour
On one of your Iceland short breaks, you’ll be in for a superb surprise when the Northern Lights flash before your eyes!
Available between September and the end of April, the hunt for the Northern Lights will begin with an early evening collection from your pick up point in one of our Super Trucks, which are designed to withstand any terrain and avoid any discomfort on your trip.
Our guides, who are super knowledgeable about the lights, will transport you to the countryside, away from the brightness of the city, to give you the best viewing platform possible.
We can go where the masses can’t, and your experience of this mesmerising show in such a secluded location is guaranteed to stay with you for a lifetime.
Make sure you check out this tour on one of your Iceland short breaks, for one of the greatest shows on Earth.
Even though we’ve only shown you a few things you can get up to on one of your Iceland short breaks, there are a million more exciting things to do and see and to list it all we’d be writing a novel!
Whatever you decide to do on your Iceland short breaks, from hiking to bathing to buggying to boogying, make sure you check out all out adventure ideas for lots more fun, adventures, and epic escapades.