Planning your holiday is never an easy thing to do. In fact, it can be a stressful and painful experience. If you’re going with other people you need to reach an agreement. What’s your budget? Where do you want to go? How long for? What do you want to do while you’re there? There is so much to think about and it’s easy to let it get on top of you.

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So, where should you visit? Well, one of the most incredible and culturally diverse countries in the world is Iceland. This is an emerging economy propelled by the tourism it generates from its natural beauty. Here are some must-do activities for you to embark on when you visit Iceland.

Whale Watching

It’s so rare these days to be able to see whales in their natural habitat. Popping along to Sea World to watch Jimmy the Killer Whale swim around in his tank all day is one thing. But it’s nothing quite like seeing these majestic marine mammals in their natural habitat. In many regions of the country, there is organised whale watching tours. Companies work out the best times to watch the whales and when you can expect the most amount of activity from them. Whale watching is a unique, serene and touching experience and one that you must make sure you do.

Visit Volcanoes

You might not be aware, but Iceland has an abundance of volcanoes. Some are still active while others lie dormant. There’s the Maelifell Volcano in Glacier Park, it’s a perfect cone shape and covered completely in moss. You could also pay a visit to Landmannalaugar, the popular tourist destination. It’s filled with stunning multicoloured mountains and the Hekla volcano. This is a tourist hotspot where you can bask in the natural beauty of the area while enjoying social activities such as hiking. This is an opportunity you will not get again, so be sure you make the most of it.

Go to Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the burgeoning, blossoming capital city of this amazing country. It’s a cultural hotspot, mixing traditional Icelandic culture with modern international cultures. It creates a fun, exciting and friendly cosmopolitan cityscape. Visit many of the award-winning restaurants scattered about the city. Pop along to the National Museum of Iceland and learn all about Icelandic culture and history. You could even go on one of the city’s famous Walking Tours. Yes, really! This is a great way to get to see the city, and you may find areas you never knew about before. This can open up other areas of exploration. Check out the glowing online reviews for the Walking Tour.