Everyone has a dream list, or bucket list , of all of the places they would like to visit before it’s too late. I know I do. I’ve been very fortunate when it has come getting opportunities to travel to places and do things that many can only dream of. One of my dream destinations that has eluded me however is the land of “Fire and Ice”. That’s right, I’m talking about Iceland.There is always something to see or do there and getting there is about to get a whole lot easier. Here are 5 good reasons it’s time to visit Iceland.
5 Reasons Why Iceland Is A Hot Ticket Right Now
The return of winter in Iceland signals the return of “Game of Thrones” cast and crew to start the filming of season 7. Icelandic tourism companies offer trips to filming locations from previous seasons such as Dimmuborgir, North Iceland: the frozen lava field near lake Mývatn is where Mance Rayder’s wildling army camp was based in Season 3 and Þingvellir, South Iceland: the national park is where the pass to the impregnable Eyrie is located and in Season 4, it’s where Brienne and the Hound engage in a bloody battle.
Iceland has many annual music festivals. The most recognised festival is Iceland Airwaves which started out in 1999 in an airplane hangar in Reykjavík. The festival showcases the Icelandic rock/pop/electro music scene along with numerous international acts. The festival takes place in October each year and is very popular as tickets are typically sold out weeks before it’s commencement.
The festival shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. The festival highlights independent filmmaking from all over the world with an emphasis on up-and-coming filmmakers. RIFF encourages the interaction of film with other art forms by organizing concerts, photo exhibitions and more. The festival takes place from September 29 – October 9, 2016.
The Local Food Festival exhibition is held to reflect the strength of the North as the country’s largest food production area. This makes the festival an ideal presentation platform that companies and individuals in the region can use to draw attention to the production, cuisine, catering, food tourism and trade associated within this industry. The Local Food Festival 2016 will be held in the Sport Stadium in Akureyri on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016. Few events are as popular and the festival also attracts visitors from all parts of the country.
For all of the things there are to experience in Iceland, it should be on everyone’s bucket list. For a lot of us the hardest part about getting to Iceland is getting to Iceland. The price tags on international flights can often be reason enough for some people to avoid traveling abroad. Now travel to Iceland is easy and affordable thanks to WOW Air.
WOW Air, Iceland’s low-cost Transatlantic airline announced today that they will be expanding their service to the Miami international airport. This will be their sixth U.S. destination since their North American launch at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in May 2015. Service from Miami to Iceland will begin in April of 2017 and will available three days a week for as little as $99 one way. If that’s not enough, WOW air will also have flight from Miami to all of their European destinations for as little as $149 one way. Bookings from Miami to Iceland and Europe are available now through WOW Air. What are you waiting for? It’s the perfect time to visit Iceland.