For anyone who loves to travel on an ice and fire theme, Iceland is the best way to go. A country of extremes, with glaciers and volcanic springs located next to each other, it’s the perfect place not only for thrill-seeking adventurers, but also among for those who wants to experience nature on a different level. Here you’ll find active volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, glaciers and fjords resting in silent at the edge of the Arctic Circle.
Tourism in this country is also increasingly booming by activities like taking a bath in superb blue lagoons and hiking in midnight sun. Widen your perspective by taking on a remarkable trip to Iceland with the most famous and visited natural attractions below.
Don’t underestimate this place. This man-made geothermal spa is the most famous geothermal spa in the world and one of the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland. This is simply because it’s the only place on Earth where you can swim in 40-degree centigrade water year round, and yet be encircled by ice and snow. Behind Svartsengi geothermal power plant, where it is located, the lagoon’s rich mineral content is said to be highly beneficial for both health and skin. Don’t visit Iceland without coming here.
Strokkur Geysir and other Geysers
Once you’re in Iceland, expect boiling mud pits and exploding geysers that spouts water several feet up into the air every few minutes. The Strokkur Geysir (after which all geysers are named), however, is located in the south-western Iceland and has been active for over thousands of years. Upon reaching the boiling point, it will then spout very hot water with steam that are very impressive to watch in person.
Gulfoss or The Golden Falls
To stand at Gullfoss and wallow in the beauty and the wonder of nature is an uplifting experience. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, this astonishing waterfall climaxes and crowns the renowned “Golden Circle,” a popular day excursion for tourists in Iceland. As one first approaches the falls, the edge is obscured from view, so that it appears that the river simply vanishes into the earth. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls.
Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull National Park
In Southern Island, Vatnajökull National Park is a land of glaciers and magnificent ice caves, which attract travelers from across the globe. These caves are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes. Touring here provides visitors with unmatched photographic opportunities while capturing the blue light passing through the glacier ice.
Being an Iceland icon, this visually striking church is one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions. Aside from that, it is the tallest and most recognizable building in the country. Can you believe that it also has an observatory tower? There, you’ll be treated to spectacular views across the city and surrounding landscape just as other observatory tower do.
At the southern Iceland, Landmannalaugar National Park has one of the most mystical and well-known landscape on Earth. Some of the park’s highlights is the Hekla volcano, and its extensive lava fields. This is a popular destination for tourists who love hiking, horse riding and feel the beauty of nature.