lava tours, glacier hikes, waterfalls, lagoons, atv rides and national parks...what should you do first?
Our July 2017 Iceland tour kicks off in just a few short months. Crazy as it is, we sold out our first EVER tour here and we could not be more excited about going with everyone who signed up. We're going to do some AMAZING things in our 7 days here and again, I hope everyone is stoked about the concept of going there - together.
Shout out to all you lucky folks who scored our limited edition 'Iceland Blue' workout gear from Forever Fierce. Those are badass shirts and we still have a couple left...I'll put them in our store shortly.
Anyway, to notch a huge moment for everyone who is quickly becoming part of our 'travel & fitness' community, I wanted to write a short blurb with the top 6 things to do while in Iceland. Click the content block below for more details our Iceland trip page. Hope to see you on a future expedition!
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7. Jeep Lava Tours to Thorsmorck Valley
Everyone knows Iceland is the land of fire, ice and northern lights. But that doesn't go without saying they have some SERIOUS wildlands. There isn't a place on the planet that coexists quite like Iceland and now that people have truly re-discovered this tight-knit country, everyone seems to be flocking there. (Thanks a lot CrossFit).
That being said, one of the first tours you should sign up for are the Jeep Tours to the lava lands. Yes, the lava lands. It might look like hell, but the sheer concept of laval flowing down an ice cascade is well worth the price of whatever you're going to pay to get there and see it in real life.
For more info on tours and options, see: https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/sightseeing-tours/day-tours/volcanoes
6. Cave Diving in Silfra (Continental Divide)
You NEED to watch that 22 minute video down below - but before we get there, let me just say this....where the Eurasian Plate and North American plate (yes, the tectonic plates) meet is in the Silfra Fissure. Also known as the continental divide. And surprisingly, you can go SNORKELING there.
The best part about it? It's only an hour drive away from Reykjavik, so you know it won't be a deal breaker. DEFINITELY sign up for this tour any way you can.
See here for more information on snorkeling in the clearest water in Iceland: https://www.dive.is/dive-sites/silfra/
5. Gulfoss / Seljalandsfoss / Skogafoss Waterfalls
If you've done any research about Iceland, you know for sure there's a boatload of waterfalls to see. All of them you will have trouble pronouncing, but none is less breathtaking than the next. It honestly does not matter which ones you choose to go see - and which ones you skip. Most tours will cover 1-2 of the waterfalls, so it's really about mixing and matching which tours you want to go see and do during your time in Iceland.
The most popular ones are of course: Gulfoss, Seljalandsfoss and the Skógafoss waterfalls (show below)
For a review on the top 10 waterfalls in Iceland, check out: https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/sightseeing-tours/day-tours/volcanoes
4. Langjökull Glacier Trekking
What's more badass than taking a dog sled out on the second biggest glacier in all of Iceland? Not much I feel like...the Langjökull Glacier boasts two active volcanoes, ice caves, snorkeling options, snowmobiling tours and more. And although it's an expensive tour itself, it is well worth it. I mean, how could you go wrong with these views?
For more info on how to book this tour directly, check out: https://intotheglacier.is/
3. Thingvellir National Park (Rift Valley)
Thingvellir National Park is one of the top attractions in Iceland. The geysirs, the landscape, the tundra. It's all absolutely breathtaking and there's nothing quite like getting in touch with nature while abroad. Leave the phone at home because pictures won't do it justice either.
Take a deep breath, dress warm and get ready to see Iceland the way it was meant to be. Thingvellir National Park is often referred to as the, 'Birth of Iceland.'
For more info and ways to book the 'Thingvellir National Park' tour, you can visit: http://www.visiticeland.com/things-to-do/national-parks-in-Iceland/ThingvellirNationalPark
2. CrossFit Reykjavik
CrossFit Reykjavik is where CrossFit games champion Annie Thorsdottir still trains. For anyone who is still active in the CrossFit space and is keen on staying in shape while on vacation, Reebok's CrossFit Reykjavik is the place to go. And with classes running every 20 minutes, you'll be sure to get plenty of time to crush those WOD's. Don't forget about their incredible Sauna, coaching and more here.
Watch the video below for the quick lowdown to CrossFit Reykjavik.
1. Blue Lagoon Tour
What are people meant to do while on vacation? RELAX of course! You can swim, get facials, get a manicure, even drink by the bar while surrounded by black lava rocks on the adjacent shore.
This will be our last stop on our Iceland 2017 tour before we head back to the airport - and for GOOD REASON! You should relax, have a good time, sink, swim and soak it all in.
One of the best things about coming on our VoyEdge RX trip is that we take care of your tickets to the Blue Lagoon...you excited yet?