Iceland is a story of two halves, the well-known side, with its key cities and tourist sites, and the lesser known parts, still welcoming visitors, though many are still to find its secrets. This is a place that rejuvenates and refreshes, with fresh clean air, geothermal springs and landscapes that will inspire you for years to come. There’s also the bonus of camping under the spectacular northern lights! Night or day, there’s something to see in the capital Reykjavik, from sculpture and old harbour charm to whale exhibits and the unique Hallgrimskirkja Church. Akureyri and Isafjordur are other options for a base, the former well-known for its ski scene and hotels, the latter a popular hiking spot. It’s also possible to go further afield to the lesser-seen Westfjords, all hiking trails and traditional Icelandic fishing villages. All the contrasts weave a web of history and mystery about this magical place.