Iceland Voted The Best Destination For The Year 2016
Image: North view of Reykjavík
The beautiful country of Iceland won the “Best Country in the World” on Sunday (January 10th) at the World Countries Award 2016 (WCA)! That's not all, as the Icelandic people also won 'Nicest People in The World', among other awards. Yes, they won more.
It does seem that Iceland is definitely a must visit destination for this year. The country boasts some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Iceland has a population of approximately 330,000 people and has an area of approximately 44,000 square-miles. The capital of the country is Reykjavík, the largest city in the country, which by the way won “Most Beautiful Capital City In The World” at the WCA.
The natural beauty of the country can be seen everywhere. The landscape that makes up the country is filled with volcanoes, glaciers and vast open spaces. The “best country in the world” also has Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull also known as Vatna Glacier, amazing waterfalls such as Kirkjufellsfoss near mount Kirkjufell and Bruarfoss, which is a series of small waterfalls located in Bruara river, among others.
Not forgetting the hot springs in the area such as Reykjadalur near Reykjavik and Grjotagja (which is a hot spring in a cave) in the northern part of Iceland. Iceland also has some other tricks up its sleeves. If you're visiting in the winter, go and check out the Ice Hotel. Hand crafted with new designs every year, it is surely something to see for yourself. Talking about seeing things, if you're lucky you would be able to catch the awe inspiring display of nature that is the Northern Lights also known as Aurora Borealis.
The Luxury Travel Guide also voted Iceland as the destination of the year for 2016. Several areas in Iceland were given awards from the Luxury Travel Guide such as the ION hotel for best luxury hotel in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel as the best spa and Hótel Rangá as the best boutique hotel, among others.
Yes, there is more, Rough Guides People's Choice listed Iceland as one of the top 10 best places to visit in 2016.
Iceland is really collecting the awards this year!
How about it? Feel like a trip to Iceland yet? What this space for more posts on Iceland in the coming weeks.