Located at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland's temperatures preserve its glaciers all year round, meaning you can visit in winter and summer alike. If you’re searching for an adventure closer to Reykjavik, opt for a hike on the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Situated in the south of the island, about two hours' drive from the capital, easily explore this area with the help of crampons and local guides. Bask in its intense blue color and marvel at the glacier's incredible ice formations.
Another striking destination is Vatnajökull National Park, which takes its name from Iceland's largest glacier, covering 5,150 square miles. Nestled in an area of volcanic activity, where magma comes into contact with ice, it’s full of attractions sure to please geology buffs. Its frosted plains, blue islets floating on the water, and distant white peaks are an impressive sight. Take your adventure one step further by exploring an ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park.See more