Iceland is incredible – scenic, otherworldly and uncrowded. It’s a popular tourist destination yet its weather is unpredictable – and often bad. Fortunately you can slither into a hot pool and warm your core in countless geothermal hot pools around the country. Hiking is fantastic. Check out an array of waterfalls on foot or explore the national parks. And if you’re a backpacker you’ll want to try famed 55 kilometre Laugavegur hiking trail. Birding is sublime as is the whale watching.