3 ECO ADVENTURES IN ICELAND
Iceland held a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change… #goals
This Nordic nation’s packing the glowy Northern Lights and geothermal lagoons. The harbour’s full of whales and the icy peaks have Arctic Foxes hiding in them.
Here’s how to enjoy this volcanic island without giving planet earth the finger...
On the trail of Moby Dick and his mates…
Sail around Skjálfandi Bay on one of North Sailing's eco-friendly electric boats.
These thrifty lads have restored old boats - no waste here - and used slow propellers, so you won’t disturb the Minkes and Humpbacks 🐋
No carbon footprint - but loadsa hot chocolate, local cinnamon buns, and adorable puffins ☕
As the old saying goes: When life gives you geothermal stuff, make a steam bath 🛀
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is a natural spa in an 800-year-old lava field at a UNESCO Geopark. Wash with local Icelandic spring water and herbs before taking a dip in cookie monster-blue water.
Don't want to strip down to swimmers in front of a crowd? Head to Myvatn Nature Baths instead, it’s quieter and built on top of the National Power Company’s bore hole - multitasking at its soapy spa best. Just make sure you book in advance for the time being cos... coronavirus.
Cycle through lava…
Snæfellsnes Peninsula is where beaches covered in sleeping seals turn into twisting paths dotted with lava rocks. Oh, and there's a glacier sitting on top of a dormant volcano - standard, Iceland 🌋
It's been awarded the Green Globe eco certificate and the locals are doing their bit with a ‘Reusable Snæfellsnes’ initiative and regular beach cleans.
Book a Snæfellsjökull glacier hike up the dormant volcano with Go West - an eco-tour company that donates a portion of its profits to Icelandic forestry and landcare.