Top 10 travel destinations in Iceland
Top 10 travel destinations in Iceland
Here we give you inside of the top 10 most popular travel destinations in Iceland.
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Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in southwestern of Iceland. The lagoon is located in a lava field near Grindavík on Reykjanes Peninsula, in a location favorable for geothermal power.
The Blue Lagoon is approximately 20 km (12 mi) from Keflavik International Airport and is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. It’s most famous for its steamy mineral-rich water and soft white silica mud, both of which have healing effects on the skin.
Locals and visitors have long enjoyed the benefits of bathing in the Blue Lagoon and scientists have even studied its curative powers
The name Golden Circle refers to the route from Reykjavik to Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss which are the highlights of the route and back to Reykjavik and make it a circle.
The Gold in the name comes from “Gullfoss” which literally means Golden waterfall. The Golden Circle is the most famous of all scenic routes in Iceland and combines stunning landmarks and historically significant places in a circular sightseeing tour.
The whole Golden Circle route can easily be done in one day, as the classic journey covers around 230 kilometers (140 miles). You can actually drive the route in just over 3 hours. But, of course, you need to factor in time to enjoy the attractions.
The Glacier Lagoon:
The glacier lagoon or Jökulsárlón is the deepest lake in Iceland. But it’s not just any normal lake. What makes it so special is the way it’s formed by the melting glaciers of the Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland.
The lagoon is about 11 square miles in size (18 square kilometers). Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier.
Besides the incredible beauty of the lagoon, there are a lot of things that you can do while there. You can find boat tours, ice cave tours and all kind of activities related to the glacier and its lagoon.
Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country’s capital and largest city. It’s the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state.
With a population of around 131,136 (and 233,034 in the Capital Region), it is the center of Iceland’s cultural, economic, and governmental activity, and is a popular tourist destination.
Black Sand Beach:
Black sand beach or Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vik í Myrdal.
With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves, and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
When visiting the beach, travelers will immediately observe rocky sea stacks sitting off the shoreline, known as Reynisdrangar. Reynisfjara is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions, but the beach has a dark side with 12 serious emergency calls in recent years, and five tourists killed.
Stuðlagil is a ravine in Jökuldalur, in the Eastern Region of Iceland. It is known for its columnar basalt rock formations and the blue-green water that runs through it. With the largest number of basalt rock columns in Iceland and a stunning blue-green glacial river to contrast, Studlagil is one of Iceland’s hidden gems.
The canyon is 500 m long and with 20-30 m basalt columns on both side of the river.
Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall in Iceland. It is located in the South Region in Iceland right by Route 1 and the road that leads to Þórsmörk.
The waterfall drops 60 m and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Visitors can walk behind the falls into a small cave. It’s definitely one of South Iceland’s most famous natural attractions.
Seljalandsfoss can be seen in Justin Bieber’s music video for his song ‘I’ll Show You’.
Skógafoss is a waterfall on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland.
The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country, with a width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. Visitors can be completely soaked if they go too near the waterfall.
Mývatn is a volcanic lake in northern Iceland.
Most visited place in Mývatn is most definitely its Nature Baths, it’s a naturally heated man-made lagoon, also referred as the mini blue lagoon.
A short distance away, near Námafjall Mountain, is Hverir, a hot-springs area with boiling mud pots and fumaroles.
Mývatn has some of the best bird-watching available in Iceland. Mývatn is home to more duck species than anywhere else in the world, with thirteen nesting species and many more visitors.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a region in western Iceland known for its dramatic landscapes.
At its western tip, Snæfellsjökull National Park is dominated by Snæfellsjökull Volcano, which is topped by a glacier. The volcano can be seen on clear days from Reykjavík, a distance of about 120 km. The mountain is also known as the setting of the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
The area surrounding Snæfellsjökull has been designated one of the four National Parks by the government of Iceland.
There are a few small and beautiful villages dotted across the peninsula, the majority of which are on the northern side, where the fishing is better. Most notable are Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Hellissandur, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður, and Stykkishólmur.