Unique travel experiences you can find only in Iceland

Unique travel experiences you can find only in Iceland
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Iceland is a sprawling country with beautiful glaciers, geysers, lava formations and fjords - perfect for travellers looking to experience an adventure or just to witness the majestic beauty of this Nordic nation.

Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is as one of the best places to catch the northern lights or auroras, but the country still has many exciting travel experiences waiting to be discovered, according to Trafalgar Asia's president, Mr Nick Lim.

One of the top activities to do is bathing in the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. It is located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Rekjanes Peninsula, in south-western Iceland.

Other than soaking in the mineral-rich waters, visitors can also enjoy different types of massages offered there like a silica rub or algae treatment to cleanse and exfoliate your skin.

Animal-lovers can expect to mingle with horses and catch whales frolicking around. It is also a family-friendly activity for those travelling with children.

Travellers can enjoy a farm stay with a local family and meet Icelandic horses, a unique breed found only in Iceland. These horses, with their perfectly manicured manes and pony-sized bodies - look like they've just come alive from a story book.

Tourists can meet different variety of whales such as Minke, blue and humpback. There are whale-watching tours available in Husavik, Dalvik and Hauganes as well as in the nation's capital, Reykjavik, where the sea animals come close to the boats.

Iceland is also a great destination for adventure seekers. How many people can say they have journeyed to "the centre of the Earth"?

At Snaefellsnes, travellers can explore various geological interests such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers and even black sand beaches.

The main attraction at this spot is probably the Snaefellsjokull glacier - a stunning stratovolcano - a conical volcano made up of a layer of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash - which was also featured in John Verne's novel "Journey to the centre of the earth".

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