Go gushy for geysers

For a real taste of Iceland, skip its fermented shark and puffin burgers and head straight for the country’s glorious glaciers and natural hot spas, writes Louis Crowe

15th August, 2015
Take a calming dip at the Blue Lagoon spa

‘So you can bring back your women,” joked the Wow-Air rep, explaining why the airline had started to fly direct to Ireland. Apparently, the hardy Norsemen couldn’t persuade their womenfolk to decamp to a place they called “Island” or Iceland. So they stopped off in Ireland to ‘persuade’ some fair folk to join them.

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