Iceland is a magical country and unlike any other place you have been to before. Incredible places formed solely by the hand of Mother Nature await you. In addition, you will be enchanted by the affable character of its people, the most peculiar food, and a flora and fauna unique in the world. Glacier tourism has been gaining fame over the years, and Sólheimajökull is the best place to do it, going into caves that have witnessed several glaciations. To contrast the cold, there are its spectacular active and inactive volcanoes, ready to welcome visitors on an excursion or by helicopter. This country has hot springs that are naturally heated, and there is nothing more pleasant than bathing in them: the Blue Lagoon is the most famous place to do so. In addition, Iceland is one of the countries where you can observe the Northern Lights, a phenomenon visible between September and March. To see them, in addition to solar activity, it is necessary that the sky is clear and that it is very dark. From the country's capital, Reykjavik, you can start the route to the so-called Golden Circle, which encompasses many of Iceland's icons: geysers, waterfalls such as Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park. If you are passionate about photography, consider bringing a tripod. It's a must for photographing the Northern Lights and comes in handy when photographing waterfalls. Also, if you are traveling in winter, it will help you take better pictures in low light conditions. Any time of the year is good to visit this amazing country, depending on the activities you are most interested in doing: you just need to have warm clothes and a desire to connect with nature. However, a vacation in Iceland is far from cheap, as both airfare and living costs are pricey. If you're on a tight budget, consider joining our home exchange community to save on the cost of staying. It's a great way to travel the world. We have thousands of home listings from friendly local hosts all over Iceland - sign up to join us and find a home exchange in Iceland today!