Places To Visit In Iceland

Places to visit in Iceland

Situated at the famous Arctic Circle and located in one of the most active volcano spots in the whole world, Iceland is increasing its popularity every day when it comes to tourism. Iceland, at present, has the prestige to be one of the most impressively beautiful places in all of Europe.

One can discover fantastic landscapes and natural spots such as the hot springs, and mixture of glaciers. Tourism in this country is also becoming flourished by activities like taking a bath in superb blue lagoons and hiking in midnight sun.

1. Blue Lagoon

This popular man made geothermal spa of crystal clear water is the only site on earth you can swim in 40 degree centigrade water year round, and yet be encircled by ice and snow.
An area where a by-product of the Svartsengi geothermal power plant is located, the lagoon's rich mineral content is known to be a variety of settings.

The icy aquamarine waters set alongside the black background of the plain landscape make this glaring contrast even more impressive making it the most photographed attraction in Iceland.

2. Great Geyser

This natural spot is situated in the south-western Iceland and has been active for over 10,000 years.
It can spurt boiling water up to seventy meters in the air.

Geysers are frequently caused by surface water, making its way down for about 2,000 meters. Upon reaching the boiling point, it will then spout very hot water with steam, and both natural occurrences are very impressive to watch in person.

3. Lake Myvatn

Established as a conservation area in 1974, this place has turn to be one of the best tourist attractions.
There's much to discover here such as the waterfall of the Gods, which is considered the most famous waterfall in Europe. One can also see the lavishness of bird life, volcanic craters as well as beautiful lakes.

4. Asbyrgi

his is a 3 ½ kilometer long canyon with 100 meter walls. Fulmars may be seen in this place during the breeding season. Asbyrgi is situated in the northern most region of the famed Jokulsargliufur National Park.

5. Gullfoss

This astonishing waterfall climaxes and crowns the renowned "Golden Circle," the country's most common day trip from the capital. This place looks almost too flawlessly landscaped to be real, but is definitely is.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvita rushes southward, and about a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about (66 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running down the waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summer and 80 m³/s in the winter. The highest flood measured was 2000 m³/s.
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