Thrihnukagigur

Iceland Adventure: Inside a Volcano

There aren't many places on earth where an admission fee plus a short walk gets you access to an open cable lift that carries you 120 meters down into the heart of a dormant volcano. In fact, we're aware of only one such place: Thrihnukagigur volcano, located in the Bláfjöll mountains, a 30 minute drive from Reykjavík. As half-day outings go, this one's pretty costly at about C$400 per person. But what an adventure!

Langjökull

Exploring Iceland: Golden Circle Tour

Our personalized, half-day Golden Circle tour included stops at Langjökull, Gullfoss, Strokkur, Þingvallavatn and Þingvellir. Although we'd visited more impressive geothermal areas and waterfalls during our two week holiday in Iceland, we really appreciated the stop at Þingvellir, site of the world's oldest parliament and where the mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level!