Although the name Iceland conjurs up cold images, this is a very warm country and filled with exciting and interesting tourist attractions. Here are the top ten things you will want to see when visiting Iceland.
The city is considered as one of the world’s trendiest city since Icelanders are captivated by technology, architecture, and design. Clubs, cafes, friendly pubs, and colorful wood houses are thriving within the city making the old town one of the world’s most expensive cities.
The Blue Lagoon
It is a popular geothermal pool in Iceland that is huge and has a milky-blue water. This tourist spot in Iceland may be crowded a little bit but nothing in the world can compare to it. The seawater of the spa is rich in minerals and is warmed by the geothermal plant located nearby.
Thingvellir National Park
This is the only location in the world where you can have a good view of the tectonic plates moving away from each other. This tourist spot in Iceland is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are very visible in the sky during the months of September going to April. Looking through the northern skies of the country, nothing can obstruct your view of the greatest natural wonder of lights dancing in the sky.
This is the most popular waterfall in Iceland that has a height of 105 feet. During sunny days, the sprays of water above this tourist spot in Iceland produce beautiful glimmering rainbows. Indeed a captivating scenery and a rewarding one too after a good hike going to the top.
The Jokulsarlon Lagoon
This breathtaking tourist spot in Iceland is a remnant of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier that retreated swiftly from the year 1920 to the year 1965. The lagoon has a depth of 190 meters and floating icebergs are present all year round. You will be able to witness some chunks of ice crumble into the water of the lagoon.
The glaciers in Iceland become sturdier during the winter months and glacial trek are ideal during this time of year. It is a wonderful experience walking across those glaciers as you set free your explorer personality across this tourist spot in Iceland in the Arctic Circle.
A tourist spot in Iceland that is considered as one of the world’s most remarkable and beautiful places. The place is a lake that has thousands of rocks and small islands in its waters. Within the surrounding of the lake, you can witness a lot of volcanic activity like hot springs, volcanoes, and tectonic plate movements.
A tourist spot in Iceland that is considered as one of the wonders of nature. It is a canyon with a length of 3.5 kilometers and the walls have a height of 100 meters. During the breeding season, these high walls are mostly full of fulmars.
Vatnajokull National Park
This tourist spot in Iceland is considered as the biggest national park within Europe. The park covers a total area of 12,000 square kilometers equivalent to approximately 12 percent of the land surface of Iceland. You can see here the highest mountain of Iceland, the largest glacier of Iceland, and the most powerful waterfall in Europe.