THE WONDERS OF ICELAND
Iceland is a small country full of natural wonders. What makes Iceland unique is a mix of glaciers, volcanoes , waterfalls, lava fields, geysers, black sandy beaches, mountains and wilderness.
Iceland has five National Parks, Þingvellir National Park, Skaftafell National Park, Snæfellsnes National Park, Jökulsárlón National Park and Vatnajökull National Park.
I would recommend visiting at least one of them and experience beautiful and dramatic nature that Iceland has to offer.
Inside The Volcano
A unique opportunity for adventurous travelers to descend into an icelandic volcano opens up in the summer of 2012.
Þríhnúkagígur is the only place on earth where a huge volcanic magma chamber is accessible to humans. Future plans are to make the phenomenon accessible to the public and to create one of the most unique tourist attractions in the world. The operation of this unique and exclusive tour, only available for a period of 6-8 weeks in the summer.
The Northern Lights
The Northern lights are also known under the name Aurora Borealis which comes from classic mythology where Aurora was the Roman goddess of the dawn while boreal is a Latin word meaning north.
Iceland proves to be an ideal destination for travelers seeking the northern lights which are visible in Iceland from September to April. The Northern Lights is undoubtedly one of the most amazing and spectacular of nature’s phenomena and can be seen on clear winter nights.
The Northern lights are created by electrically charged particles in an altitude of 100 to 250 km, where the atmosphere high above the surface of the earth becomes extremely thin. Iceland is the only place in the world where the lights can be seen all over the country.
The Geysir geothermal field contains a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools.There is also a technological exhibition on geology in Iceland. Near Geysir is the largest national forest in south Iceland, Haukadalsskógur. Geysir is a very popular place to visit and you will make a stop here at popular The Golden Circle Daytour.
Gullfoss “The Golden Waterfall”
The Golden Waterfall or Gullfoss like it´s called on Icelandic is on the mighty glacial river Hvítá, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and one of Iceland’s main sightseeing attractions. This mighty two-tiered cataract creates a majestic spectacle as it thunders 32 m over a fault into a gorge measuring 2.5 km in length and up to 70 m deep in places, which the river has cut into the strata over the past 10,000 years.
The Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most unique and popular attraction. Guests enjoy bathing and relaxing in geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin.
In addition to bathing in the lagoon guests have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon and a steam bath with white walls that resemble silica mud. Guests can also stand beneath a waterfall for an energizing massage. Blue Lagoon spa treaments and massages take place both inside and in the lagoon, in the open air, and allow you to experience the lagoon’s unique natural environment while enjoying the in-water treatment.
This unique experience is located only 40 minutes drive from Reykjavik and 20 minutes drive from Keflavik International Airport.
The Golden Circle Daytour
There are three main stops on the route: Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park, and the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, which contains Strokkur and Geysir. The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist excursion in Iceland, and something you’ll definitely want to experience. This circular route is about 300 kilometres and can be explored in under eight hours.