Iceland has always been one of Black Tomato’s stand out global destinations for adrenaline fuelled activities and personally challenging team building adventures. With landscapes to widen the eyes of the most intrepid explorer the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ does not disappoint when it comes to jaw dropping inspiration and innovative, new incentives and events.
Whether beneath the swirling, clashing colours of the Northern Lights, husky sledding the Arctic tundra, scuba diving between tectonic plates in glacial waters, quad biking across black sanded shores, ice climbing sheer cliff faces, roaring around the Golden Circle in a super jeep or unwinding in the mineral healing Blue Lagoon, there are endless possibilities. Add to this the exquisite cuisine, quaint art galleries, enthralling Viking history and unique culture it is no surprise that we love it.
Here are a few key reasons why Iceland ticks every box…
Travelling through Iceland is similar to moving through a very expensive Hollywood film set. Every twist and turn of the Golden Circle road reveals a completely different breath taking setting. The lava formations and volcanic fields, the beaches and rocky crags that grace the coast, the sunsets coloured with the deepest reds, purples and yellows and the snow-capped mountains all add to the wonder. To set someone’s sights on an exploration of this land is to truly engage and inspire.
The country’s harsh environment and vast terrain lends itself to providing challenges and experiences designed to be both tough and fulfilling. From heli skiing in the Troll peninsula and setting up camp in minus temperatures to trekking up recently active volcanoes and traversing into magma chambers, there is something to test everyone’s mettle.
Imagery to Excite
The very nature of Iceland’s make up means every photograph taken and video shot to promote it provides the most picture-perfect postcard setting. At any given hour there are moments to capture that will truly incentivise those who marvel at the scenery. Very few countries hold the same intrigue, beauty and proximity to London as Iceland. Just three hours away lies what feels like a completely different world.
Many hotels and locations can accommodate large groups and bespoke private excursions. In fact there are so few people on the island; you may not see another person for days if you wish. The population of Iceland is 320,000 with 200,000 living in the Reykjavik area so space, freedom and tailor-made activities are easy to organise. With 40% more sheep than people however, you are bound to bump into a few of these.
Best of Both Worlds
Along with providing unrivalled adventure and intensity Iceland is also a leading global destination for spas, health treatment and luxury relaxation. With a range of stunning five star hotels and known for its mineral healing and thermal waters there are a huge amount of options to take travellers minds off the daily grind and allow them to truly unwind. The invigorating freshness of Iceland is quite extraordinary and provides the perfect yin to the adventurer’s yang.