SEVEN SPOTS TO SEE IN ICELAND
Waterfalls, fjords, and natural hot springs - this is a nature lover's paradise.
Here are just seven of over 100 beautiful sights to see during your Iceland vacation.
One of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. With a 60-metre drop and the ability to look out from behind the falls, it's breathtaking no matter which way you view it. It's an easy day trip from Reykjavik and an easy walk from the parking lot to view the fall. Don't forget your raincoat!
Located in a popular peninsula, the Fjords are breathtaking. You need to plan well and leave plenty of time to really explore all that this area has to offer. This mountainous region offers unique sites like the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum and the famous Latrabjarg cliff.
This is a relatively new site that you can visit in the Highlands of Iceland. You will need a 4WD to reach the landscape, and be sure you get a high-quality vehicle that is equipped to travel on the unique terrain. Holuhraun is the newest formed lava flow from a volcano that lasted from August 2014 through February 2015. When peering into the rifts of the lava, you see many beautifully vivid colours. You might see steam while driving along the sand. This area is a geological wonder to behold. Be careful and stay on the marked paths, and remember to wear gloves when handling any lava rocks.
The perfect place for you to get a shot with a double rainbow, Skogafoss, is the most scenic fall in Iceland. With a drop of over 60 meters, the view is spectacular. There is also a legend of gold that lies within the falls. Take your chance and search if you dare…
Silfra is an amazing diving spot located in Thingvellir National Park. It is the crevice between the tectonic plates in North America and the Eurasian continents- and the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates! These plates shift roughly 2 cm every year, resulting in new caverns and tunnels. There is plenty of wildlife to see on your dive/snorkel. The three main dive sites are; Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon. The maximum depth is about 207 feet. The water is the purest in the world, and you can feel free to take a refreshing sip after your dive.
This beach is gorgeous and an absolute must-see! With its rare black sand and basalt columns, there is much to explore on this volcanic shoreline. The black sand is lava that cooled once it hit the water, and the sand is more like small stones. White sand and red sand beaches (Westfjords) also exist in Iceland. While on Reynisfjara, you can see Gardar, which is a basalt cliff that resembles a staircase to heaven. It is a natural pyramid and was formed by columnar jointing. There are many basalt columns throughout Iceland, but this is by far the most exceptional.
Blue Lagoon Spa
This mineral-rich attraction is minutes from the Keflavik International airport and one of the most iconic spots in Iceland. There are many spa options available due to the geothermic forces and many natural elements. The lagoon is human-made and renewed every two days with fresh water. You can easily access the site via car or bus.
Planning out the sites you want to see when you're in Iceland is a must! With so much to do you want to make sure you leave enough time to fit it all in and we can help you! Schedule your Complimentary Consultation today and let your travel dreams begin.
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