NEW DELHI: According to the data of a travel and restaurant website company, Indian’s travel interest has shown a significant shift towards visiting Iceland.
The figures reveal an increase of 34% in the first semester of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.
With September to March being the best season to see the hugely popular ‘Northern Lights’, now is the best time to go to Iceland!
TripAdvisor has highlighted top things to do while in Iceland that travellers should not miss.
See the lights before they dim
The Aurora Borealis is without a doubt, Iceland´s top attraction and the world’s most famous true light display of nature.
Skyr– a culture part of Iceland’s culture
A visit to Skyr Factory is a must for any traveller wanting to discover the flavours of Iceland. Skyr is a unique Icelandic yoghurt and on this tour, you’ll even sample Icelandic delicacies given a modern twist and sip an exclusive Skyr cocktail. The Golden Circle Gourmet Food tasting tour is a good option, where you will be able to enjoy a farm-to-table meal of fresh dairy, meats, and fish at a local farm, visiting greenhouses, a classic Nordic turf house to feast on regional specialties like dried fish, smoked lamb and rhubarb pancakes, and making scenic stops at Thingvellir National Park and the thundering Gullfoss waterfall.
Cruise and have a whale good time
Iceland is one of the few places in the world where visitors can admire Minke and Humpback whales, as well as other local residents, like white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and puffins. Some boat cruises combine visits to other important attractions, like this Whale Watching Cruise, including a visit toBlueLagoon Spa. Bundle up and enjoy the ride!
Horse around like a warrior
Embark on a great northern adventure with a ride on an Icelandic horse, the same breed imported by Vikings in the 9th century and closely related to ones that were ridden by Norse warriors. Feel like a true explorer as you cross the remote landscape, taking in views of icy peaks in the distance.
Drink like an Icelander… try
Get a taste of Iceland at the country’s oldest brewery, the Olgerdin Brewery, where you can also take in fascinating tales of Iceland’s quirky drinking culture.
Get your dose of adrenaline in the cold
For those who enjoy sports and outdoors activities, Iceland is a definite winner to get your thrill on. From kayaking to snowmobiling, snorkelling, hiking and ice climbing, or white water rafting, there is an activity of choice for all adrenaline junkies out there. Most of these tours visit emblematic Icelandic treasures like Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall, the Gjábakkahellir cave, Silfra or Solheimajokull Glacier. Just make sure you wear your warmest gear… And enjoy!
Go beyond the Wall
Iceland is one of the most popular filming locations of this popular TV show, where places like Vik have seen increases in searches on TripAdvisor of up to 1300% from the end of 2012 until the beginning of 2016. In fact, this 'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour From Reykjavik is the second most booked Game of Thrones tour in the world! See where the White Walkers roamed in Thingvellir National Park, the waterfall Þórufoss, where a local goat was attacked by one of Daenerys‘ dragons, or Almannagjá Gorge in Thingvellir, used to film scenes depicting the Bloody gate of the Eyrie.