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    Five Summer must do's in Iceland with Auto Europe

    Iceland is fast becoming a year-round holiday pick for the adventurous traveller. Throughout winter people visit Iceland to marvel at the Northern Lights and to enjoy the warm waters of the famous hot springs. However, the summer months fetch just as much beauty and wonder, making Iceland a great destination any time of the year!

    1 – Take a dip in the ocean

    In the neighbour of Nautholsvik, Rejykavik you can enjoy Iceland’s geothermal beach. Throughout May to August you may access the beach between 10am and 7pm daily. This man-made beach was created in 2000. Sand was shipped in and a large seawall was built, creating a Mediterranean beach alongside the North Atlantic Sea!

    2 – Watch the wildlife

    Did you know that Iceland is a colony to the Atlantic puffin? They can be seen between April and September and use this vast landscape to breed. Rocky cliffs are a favourite of the puffins; it’s a perfect spot for them to build their nests. For the best chance of spotting these beautiful sea birds head for Latrabjarg in the Westfjords, Dyrholaey or to Ingolfshofdi.

    3 – Discover Siglufjordur

    IcelandMountains, a lake and black sandy shores are a promise when driving your Iceland car hire to Siglufjordur! The small fishing town is home to the largest marine and industrial museum in Europe, the Sildarminjasafnid. Before 2010 there was only one road in and out of the town, and it was closed during the winter months! Luckily for the locals, two road tunnels were built, however the old road is still only opened in summer.

    4 – Explore National Parks

    Iceland has four stunning national parks which are all perfect for visiting in winter and summer. We recommend making sure you drive to Snaefellsjoekill National Park where you can admire the striking mountain Snaefell, a stratovolcano. There are a few villages close to the park which are also worth a drive through; these are Hellissandur, Rif and Olafsvik.

    5 – Hit the road!

    With a car hire and a licence to drive you truly can make the most of your Iceland holiday. Of course we would say that, we are biased, but we know that with your own vehicle you can write your holiday rules!

    Enjoy Iceland and let us know how your trip was.

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