Full of ice sheets, waterfalls and volcanoes with difficult pronunciations, Iceland is often branded as a sightseeing paradise for geological enthusiasts. However, with that reputation comes fantastic opportunities for outdoor activities that thrill-seekers often don’t know exist.
We’ve compiled a list of the three best thrill-seeking activities we offer at Rayburn Tours that the adrenaline junkies should jump at within the land of ice and fire.
Not only does glacier hiking offer the bold group members a chance to satisfy their adventurous needs, but it also provides a valuable opportunity to delve deeper into the history of the glacier’s ice, including its movement and rate of retreat. Immerse yourself amongst the range of glacial features including crevasses, moulins, erratic blocks and dirt cones in this perfect mixture of excitement and education.
Snorkelling in the Silfra fissure
Increasingly popular in recent years, snorkelling in the Silfra fissure is an amazing experience. Located in Þingvellir National Park, this unique opportunity offers some of the cleanest water in the world, providing great visual opportunities to examine aquatic life and get in-between the tectonic plates. Swimming on the border of the American and Eurasian plates sounds pretty cool, right?
Into the glacier
Jump into a monster-truck and prepare for one of Iceland’s coolest adventures. Drive through the epic wilderness of ice and snow before arriving at the man-made ice cave, which also boasts the title of being a part of Iceland’s second largest glacier. Trek through tunnels within the glacier before reaching the ‘blue heart’ of this stunning creation.
Dare to be adventurous?
Iceland’s volcanic landscapes, black sand beaches and deep fjords will undoubtedly continue to be the perfect host for geography tours; and it’s clear that its extreme geological contrasts offer something much different to the standard itinerary.
An exciting and adventurous alternative awaits the more courageous, including activities that go against the norms and traditions of the ice-laden country steeped in history and folklore. That’s why this exhilarating country should be explored in exhilarating ways, as unforgettable experiences offer the most valuable educational opportunities.