It’s no secret that Iceland’s a geothermal giant. The island’s packed with bursting geysers, hot springs and mammoth volcanoes. This tour lets you see the geothermal wonders behind the country’s Golden Circle route. You’ll seek out the UNESCO-ticked Thingvellir National Park first. This place sits in a rift valley, which means it’s the only place in the world where you can see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – a tectonic plate – above sea-level. On the park’s edge, you’ll also get to gawp at Iceland’s biggest natural lake. After, you’ll continue on to Laugarvatn Fontana – a spa built over some hot springs. Here, you can take a soak in the bath-warm waters, visit the steam rooms or give your circulation a boost with a swim in the lake. Next door, there’s a geothermal bakery, where you can try rye bread, which has been baked in the ground.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.