The summerâ€™s ever-persistent sun over the Perlan (the Perl), a hot water storage facility turned museum and mall
This is a continued story about AirlineReporter.com visiting Iceland, via Icelandair. Be sure you first check out: Review: Traveling from Seattle to KeflavÃk on an Icelandair Boeing 757Â &Â Why Iceland is Not Just a Stopover, But a Destination â€“ PART 1.
We spent the next day touring the Golden Circle, which took us about 185mi up into central Iceland and back.Â Â The first stop was Gullfoss (the Golden Fall).Â Walking down the path through misty spray reveals the breathtaking two-stage falls.Â Unlike falls in the US, thereâ€™s nothing but a little rope keeping onlookers from wandering too close to the edge. It felt a little dangerous and I liked it!
ReykjavÃkâ€™s Old Harbor – just one of the many beautiful views of Iceland. Image: Nicholas Smith / AirlineReporter.com
Being based in Seattle,Â Icelandairâ€™s nonstop flights bring ReykjavÃk about as close as the flight to Miami. The question that everyone keeps asking me, though, is â€œwhy would you visit Iceland?â€
Icelandâ€™s terrain and activities match Seattleâ€™s â€œweather be damnedâ€ love affair with the outdoors to the tee.Â The trans-continental islandâ€™s atmosphere is unrelentingly Myst-esque;Â clean, fresh, bright, and utterly colorful.Â The temperate climate, driven by the warm Irminger Current, keeps the island nation splendid throughout the year. The looks are reason enough to visit, but adventure doesnâ€™t come from looks alone.