Must See Natural Wonders Of Iceland
Iceland is known for its rugged, natural beauty, with stunning landscapes that include glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, and volcanic mountains. Iceland is also home to a rich cultural heritage, with a vibrant history and traditions that have been preserved for centuries. No wonder why people from all over the world travel there. Undoubtedly, the most popular attractions in Iceland are its natural wonders, which are unlike anything else in the world.
#1 The Blue Lagoon is one of the most iconic geothermal spas located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in western Iceland. It takes 40 minute drive from Reykjavik to reach this mesmerizing places which it’s known for its warm, blue waters and therapeutic properties and is a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. The water from the underground hot springs reaches 37-39 degrees Celsius, so people soak there throughout the entire year. People say that you haven’t been to Iceland if you haven't visited the Blue Lagoon.
#2 Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. The lights are visible from September to April, and are best viewed from dark, rural areas away from city lights. Since the appearance of the Northern Lights is hard to predict, most hotels and lodging operators can provide you with nightly predictions before you go to bed and add you to an overnight call list. They will call your room if the lights appear, as they may only be visible for a short window of time.
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#3 Strokkur Geysier - the famous geyser in the country and throughout the world. It is located in an arctic hot spring area in the southwest of Iceland not far from the Hvita River. It is also known as the Golden Circle. Every few minutes, Strokkur shoots water 30 meters into the air. Be ready in taking the photoshoot in time!
#4 The Vatnajökull national park is home to a number of stunning natural features, including magnificent ice caves, waterfalls, and leaked, which attract adventure seekers from across the world. The vast national park (one of three in Iceland) is divided into four sections and consists of Vatnajökull glacier and its surroundings: those in Skaftafell Ice Cave and Höfn are open year-round, while Skriðuklaustur and Jökulsárgljúfur are closed in winter. We recommend checking the availability before going there because sometimes time differs.
#5 Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve. Tourist love this place of its mystically colorful landscape: multi-hued mountains, Hekla Volcano, and extensive lava fields. Not only China is proud of its Rainbow Mountains but Iceland is too. Usually, people go hiking or horseback riding there from June to late September. If you are planning to visit this place later or before the mentioned period, sadly you won’t manage to do that because the road to the Landmannalaugar nature reserve is closed.
#6 Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and largest city, known for its vibrant culture, history, and nightlife. Some popular attractions in the city include the Hallgrimskirkja church, the Reykjavik Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Iceland. In addition to the already mentioned attractions, there are many other things that tourists can do in Iceland, including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and whale watching. At least whale watching happens year-round, so you don't need to do much planning. It is said that there's an 80-95 percent chance of seeing these magnificent creatures, depending on the time of year.
Overall, Iceland is a unique and fascinating destination that offers something for everyone. Its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and diverse range of activities make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the great outdoors and experiencing new cultures. Pack your luggage, check the weather forecast, cause recently it’s hard to follow plans in advance, and hop on the earliest plane!
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