4. Fjords & Glaciers
Iceland boasts 109 fjords and 269 named glaciers. On cruises to Isafjordur, take the Fjords & Flowers tour to the staggering cliffs of Isafjordur for excellent views of the glittering fjord and the picturesque farms along its banks.
To experience Iceland’s glaciers, ride a super-truck from Reykjavik into the countryside on the Glacier Safari. Traverse glacial ice and snow to the Ice Cave, a magnificent, artificial cave 100-feet beneath the glacier’s frozen surface. Learn how glaciologists use the cave to study the glacier.
5. Creatures of Iceland
If you’re looking for inspiration for your next children’s book, Iceland is the place to go. There are fascinating creatures all around the country, from charcoal-gray arctic foxes to wooly sheep roaming the hillsides, to shaggy-haired horses and rainbow-beaked puffins.
Cruise to Vigur Bird Island from Isafjordur harbor to see puffins, eider ducks and arctic terns. Stroll around the island to spot birds enjoying their natural habitats.
Iceland is Northern Europe’s whale-watching capital. Take a whale-watching tour to watch for the humpbacks as well as blue, fin and minke whales that call Iceland home. The chances you will see a whale are high.
In Iceland, a horse isn’t just a horse (of course). They have swooping side-parted manes, a unique gait, and a smaller stature. See a horse show or take a riding adventure into the countryside.