Iceland has gained so many names: “The Land of Fire and Ice,” “The happiest place on Earth” “Safest country in the world.” It is also one the of top destinations in the World to see the Northern lights.

By Jamie Ye

Global Editor

In Iceland you can explore everything from volcanoes to geysers, glaciers and natural hot springs, black sand beaches & lava fields to waterfalls and mountains…more attractive to me will be the Northern lights.


What We Can Explore In Four Days


Day 1 : Blue Lagoon, The World’s biggest Jacuzzi

              & Downtown Reykjavik

Our flight landed in KEF airport at 5am which was too early to check in to the hotel. Blue Lagoon will be the ideal destination since it was so close to the airport. It is the world-famous geothermal spa. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a modern wonder of the world tucked away in a jet-black lava field. The geothermal heated waters off this famous spa are renowned for their skin healing properties.


Hallgrimskirkja Church Downtown Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja Church / Downtown

The stunning Hallgrimskirkja Church, a soaring modern marvel of a religious building; there’s a rotating glass dome from which you can catch views out across the sea.



Restaurant in Reykjavik

Food from a Restaurant in ReykjavikApotek Kitchen & Bar is located in the downtown. Cocktail and food is pretty amazing here. it is worthy to give a try.




Golden Circle Map

Day 2 :  Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle itinerary is an efficient way to see three of Iceland’s top attractions in one day.



Thingvellir National Park

Thingvelli National Park1st of Iceland’s three national parks. The park’s unique geology comes from its location between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.




The Geysir Geothermal Area

“Geysir” is originally an Icelandic word and this area will show you bubbling hot springs and geysers that explode their hot water into the sky from time to time.


Iceland waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall /Golden Falls

This is the landmark from which the Golden Circle draws its name in Winter Gullfoss waterfall is completely different from Summer time.



Day 3: Silver Circle Tour & Husafell High Lands Resort


Canyon Bath – Geothermal Bathing (1.5 hours )

Outside of Hotel Husafell under the Northern Lights Available for Hotel Husafell guests or the public. Comparing it to the Blue Lagoon, the Canyon Bath is a natural hot spring with all-natural stones. When in the winter season, you can have your own private pool in the nature. Watching the snowing mountain, bathing in the Geothermal pool is an unforgettable breath-taking activity that you can ever imagine.

Tunnel into Glacier


Into the Glacier:

Into the Glacier is the largest man-made ice tunnel in the world. Located inside Iceland’s 2nd largest glacier, Langjökull, go into the glacier for an awe-inspiring opportunity to explore it from the inside. Depending on the season, the tour lasts 2-5 hours.



Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Hraunfossar Waterfall under the Northern Lights Hraunfossar waterfalls spread about a half-mile area and consist of numerous water springs gushing out from underneath the lava field of Hallmundarhraun. The crystal clear water then joins the Hvita river, originating from the Eiríksjökull glacier.

The Husafell area is proud of its high degree of sustainability. especially when it comes to energy. the land provides an abundance of cold. glacial water and geothermal water. both of which are harnessed. Husafell’s cold water comes from its neighboring glaciers after filtering through expansive lava fields, emerging as exceptionally clean and clear water in a number of local springs.


Day 4 :Hotel Husafell & Northern Lights.

My highlight of this trip

Hotel Husafell, run by the seven-generation Husafell family, is a dream come true for the adventurous spirit who wishes to experience the exciting and unusual amidst great, natural beauty. We took a stunning hike through remote Icelandic wilderness ending with a geothermal soak in the pools nestled in a magnificent highland canyon. It is one of the top five Northern Lights hotels in Iceland. During check-in the hotel staff will offer a wake-up call and private transfer for guests to see the Northern lights.  They also assist in making reservations, like Golden Circle, Silver Circle and South Coast Tours; Reykjavik sightseeing; Canyon Bath; Golf; ice caving, lava caving and Into the Glacier. There is no light pollution here.

Northern lights

The hotel head chef combines the local fresh Icelandic ingredients inspired by International Cuisine. a perfect dining experience to your taste.

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“It is so romantic and inspiring when you see the Northern lights with your own eyes. Plan your trip to Iceland and the Magic will happen…Icelandic people are so friendly. Everywhere I went I felt that they care so much about the environment, nature and the sustainability which is very impressive.”

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