There is a reason why Iceland is a favourite travel destination. It’s natural beauty of mountains, volcanoes, and bodies of water make this country seem surreal and magical. There is a lot to see here too, from hot springs, glaciers, majestic waterfalls, and breathtaking northern lights, makes it a must see wonder.The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular attractions in the country. The water contains minerals such as silica, algae, and sulfur. This will not only exfoliate the skin but make it feel smooth. The lagoon contains 9 million litres of water.
The Arctic fox have incredible hearing abilities that allows them to locate the exact position of their prey, even underneath the snow. They have deep, thick fur, which turns brown in the summer months and white in the winter.
The geothermal hot springs were formed in 1477 after an eruption. Tourists can go on hikes and horse back riding expeditions. Summer is the ideal time to enjoy this haven.
The 800-metre tall hill is one of Iceland’s most popular landmarks. The only way to reach this cone shaped beauty is in a four wheeler by a road that is next to a glacier. Most of the time the area is flooded.
The Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage is located on Iceland’s South coast. In 1973, the US Navy DC-3 plane crashed on the black beach due to an empty fuel tank. Though all the passengers survived the crash, the plane was left abandoned. It has become a favourite tourist attraction.
The dancing lights in the sky, far from the urban lights, are best viewed in remote areas. The Northern lights are the result of electrons colliding with charged particles from the sun.
Seljalandsfoss is the most popular waterfall in Iceland. Visitors have the luxury of standing behind the waterfall in a cave.
The hot spring is known to spurt boiling water up to 70 metres high into the air. It is estimated that the geyser has been active for about 10,000 years.
This mountain stands 1,500 feet above sea level. If you are visiting this area, make sure to do it between September and January when you can watch the Northern lights against the mountain backdrop.
Vatnajökull is the largest glacier outside the Arctic. This ice cap covers eight per cent of the country. Tourists can enjoy an ice cave hike, take a snowmobile ride, and climb the glacier.