Iceland made the list of 12 island destinations on the ISLANDS Wish List 2010 in the December issue. See the two-page spread from the magazine below as well as why it made the list and which resort our editors recommend for your Iceland trip.
This island country sits atop the seismically volatile Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which acts as a great rumbling geothermal engine of natural wonders: volcanoes, geysers, sulfur pits and mud pots. That’s not to mention the capricious Viking spirit they inspired. The waterfall Skógafoss creates a nearly constant rainbow on sunny days and flows out across fields that burst with verdant rad- iance as only a landscape escaping a long cold winter can do. Think what it will do to your dreams.
Best Dream Resort on Iceland: Hotel Ranga
“In southern Iceland, the glaciers, mountains and waterfalls surround you. This log-cabin-with-luxury hotel just off the famed Ring Road is the perfect place to take it all in. After every snowy adventure, Rangá was waiting to warm me up with a glass of red wine and Icelandic lobster. The on-site restaurant’s three glass walls let in panoramic views throughout dinner. If you’re lucky, the northern lights will come out to play afterward while you’re soaking in one of the open-air hot tubs.” — Ashley Fraxedas, editor
Book now at hotelranga.is