Sunday Times Travel Magazine names Iceland as Best Adventure Travel Destination

Iceland has recently been named as the ‘Best Adventure Travel Destination’ by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine – the third occasion in recent months that the country has been named as a top travel destination for 2012.

The land of fire and ice was recently named the ‘Best Adventure Travel Destination’ at the annual Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers Awards 2011, which took place in November. Readers praised the country for its breathtaking ‘lunar landscapes’ and welcoming atmosphere.

This award is the third that Iceland has won over recent months, achieving the ‘Best in Travel’ as part of the annual Lonely Planet ‘Reader’s Choice Awards,’ as well as being included in National Geographic Traveler’s pick of the ‘Best of the World 2012.’

To coincide with this announcement, Iceland’s leading airline Icelandair has launched its new Natural Wonders City Break package deal, which includes flights from Manchester, Glasgow or London Heathrow; three nights accommodation; and a South Shore Adventure Tour with Reykjavik Excursions.

During the South Shore Adventure Tour, nature lovers will get the chance to visit some of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, including heading to Vik, a charming village on Iceland’s south coast, surrounded by high cliffs and black sea beaches. Visitors will also be given the opportunity to walk behind the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall as well as admire the Skogarfoss waterfall. Other highlights include viewing one of Iceland’s most stunning glaciers and visiting impressive geological wonders like basalt columns.

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