Many lottery hopefuls list wanderlust as their main source of inspiration for playing. It’s only natural to want to explore the vast planet we inhabit and see all that it has to offer.
If you’re looking for adventure, breathtaking scenery, and a unique cultural experience, Iceland is a must-visit destination when you claim your lottery cheque. Here are just a few of the amazing things you can see and do in Iceland.
Stay in the Grand Hotel
Iceland has all different kinds of lodging options, geared both towards the adventurous and luxurious. Options include “Farm Holidays”, rustic cottages, and stunning mountain retreats. Of course, when you’re traveling on a lottery winner’s budget, you can afford to splurge a bit for your sleeping quarters.
Located in historic and beautiful Reykjavik, the Grand Hotel offers comfortable Executive Rooms for guests looking to celebrate and relax. Extras include fresh fruits and chocolates, a 4-course dinner with wine, and access to the Reykjavik Spa.
Go Swimming in the Blue Lagoon
Geothermal energy and naturally heated waters are commonplace in Iceland. The result is soothing, warm bathing and swimming experiences, both public and private, on beaches and in spas.
The Blue Lagoon is arguably the most famous of these naturally heated bodies of water. Its stunning, warm turquoise waters are studded with walkways and bridges for exploring. The lagoon is located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, and the water comes from a nearby geothermal power plant.
If you’re staying in Reykjavík, visit its geothermal beach as well, where the North Sea laps gently at vast stretches of golden sand. The sea water may be cold, but the adjoining lagoon and hot tubs are not. They’re the perfect place to relax under the stars.
Snorkel Between Tectonic Plates at Silfra
Take your ocean exploration one step further by diving or snorkeling into the Silfra fissure. The crack between the North American and Eurasian continents is the only place where you can dive between two continental plates.
Astonishingly, underwater visibility in this area is over 300 feet, so you will be treated to sights like nowhere else. Moss-green rocks, eerie rock formations, and deep caves and crevasses are just a few of the things you can expect to see.
Don a snorkel mask or scuba suit and prepare for the expedition of a lifetime.
Sit Down for Dinner at DILL
DILL, a restaurant located in the heart of Reykjavík, offers a creative and classy twist on local favorites. Prepare for a stylized helping of Nordic cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients where possible. Dishes change seasonally and feature ingredients like sea urchin, mussels, and wild goose. The chefs here are happy to walk you through each dish and present them with a friendly flourish that will have you feeling inspired—and hungry!
Enter a Magma Chamber
Did you know Iceland is one of the few places in the world where you can take a cave tour of a magma chamber? Stunning copper-red rocks and yawning caves await the most adventurous travelers.
The Þríhnúkagígur crater is the dormant husk of a volcano that erupted more than 4,000 years ago. The space inside is so large it could fit three basketball courts, and it’s taller than the Statue of Liberty!
When you claim your millions from your next lottery win, keep Iceland in mind. It’s the perfect spot for a trip filled with luxury, excitement, and wonder.
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