Iceland has mostly been an under-the-radar travel destination, but in recent years its tourism industry has exploded. Oddly, it was probably the 2010 volcanic explosion of Eyjafjallajökull that made people give Iceland any thought at all. The eruption shut down European airspace and caused travel chaos throughout the world, but as stunning images of the country popped up on newscasts, people started to take notice. They realized it wasn’t just a block of ice floating in the middle of nowhere, and that this geothermic gem was actually one of the best kept secrets waiting to be explored. It now hosts about a million tourists per year, and most people are blown away at what they discover here.
Take a minute to sit back and watch a few of the incredible things awaiting you in Iceland.