December 30, 2015

There’s More to Iceland Than Ice!

It’s true that Iceland has ice, but it’s not cold all the time. In fact, the weather changes so quickly that you might feel like you’ve experienced all four seasons in one day. There are some other things about Iceland that might surprise you:


Iceland Water Fall


There are about 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland. Because there are glaciers, frequent snow and rain, and plenty of cliffs, it’s the ideal environment for waterfalls. Some are big and powerful, others small trickles, but all are beautiful to see.

Iceland Glacier

Snowmobiling on glaciers


Glaciers have their own weather. It’s true! These big icy masses have their own weather systems and aren’t affected by the sun. 10% of Iceland is covered by glaciers and people travel from all over the world to study them. There are tours where people can climb and hike on the glaciers, or even ride snowmobiles.

Iceland Hot Springs

Hot Springs.

Volcanoes made hot springs. Because of Iceland’s geography, the volcanic land and geo-thermally heated water create steamy hot pools called natural spas. You can swim in some of them, or just relax in the mineral-rich water.

Icelandic Caves


Adventure is under the ground. Iceland has lots of caves to explore. Those made by the volcanoes are called “lava tubes.” They have stalactites and stalagmites and all kinds of cool shapes left by the lava. When a cave is around for a long time, it gets covered by ice and frozen sculptures.

Rafting in Iceland

Have you traveled anywhere that was full of surprises? Tell us about it in the comments!