ICELAND is a land of extremes with unique and sometimes weird things to offer – raw nature – geysers and hot springs – volcano craters – daylight day & night – truly awesome waterfalls – mesmerizing landscapes – practically no trees – gigantic glaciers – pristine lakes – powerful and plentiful rivers – a true getaway from civilization.
Here are 12 amazing experiences that will leave you in awe of Iceland.
#1 VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS – Holuhraun near Bardarbunga. A very recent volcano has a popular tourist attraction.
#2 GEOTHERMAL POOLS – Drinking Beers in the Natural Pools, Need We Say more?
#3 GLACIER HIKING – They say the world’s glaciers are disappearing. The area of Skaftafell in the National Park of Vatnajökull has some of the most picturesque glacier hiking oppportunities.
#4 ICEBERGS – The glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón is a unique place of earth. It’s the deepest lake of Iceland. Huge and surreal blue icebergs float in the lagoon. This is one of the rarest sights on Earth.
#5 ICE CAVES – A truly unique experience.
#6 SNOWY LANDSCAPES – Landmannalaugar is a winter paradise, but accessible only by a super jeep
#7 SOFT MOSS – Being such a volcanic island, Iceland’s lava has been covered by a thick layer of soft moss makes a very beautiful outdoor setting.
#8 NORTHERN LIGHTS – Iceland is the best location on the planet to enjoy the phenomenon of the aurora borealis during the winter.
#9 WINTER ACTIVITIES – You could drive a SnowMobile gazing at this wonderful kaleidoscope of nature.
#10 PUFFINS – There are so many migratory birds in Iceland, for once you will fell they are here for tourist-watching.
#11 MAJESTIC WATERFALLS – One of the most famous and clicked sights in Iceland.
#12 HIKING PARADISE – Need I say more. Here you can see the waterfall Svartifoss, framed in columnar basalt rocks, in the National Park of Vatnajokull.
This Article and the Photographs were contributed by Extreme Iceland, a tour company in Iceland. One of the Iceland’s leading travel agencies, with a massive selection of tours, and activities. Contact Them for your Iceland Travel Needs.