, 2022-10-14 02:00:00,
Iceland’s striking natural landscapes have earned it the moniker the “land of fire and ice.” This small island-nation in the northern Atlantic Ocean is home to ancient glaciers, volcanoes — the constant activity has made the country a geothermal hot spot — thousands of waterfalls, and dramatic, black-sand beaches. The spectacular northern lights that often illuminate its skies in fall and winter attract aurora borealis chasers from around the globe.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city hotel, resort, or safari lodge based on their locations and amenities.
It’s not surprising that each of the winning hotels in our new category offer a unique way to experience Iceland’s natural wonders. The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland (No. 2) treats its guests to spectacular views of the striking, milky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon from luxury Scandi-chic suites. As one T+L reader described it, “It’s like you are on another planet because of the volcanic rocks and the blue water.”
And if location is everything in real estate, then Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (No. 3) hit the jackpot. The 125-room minimalist property is nestled between two of…
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