The 10 most beautiful places in Iceland

The 10 most beautiful places in Iceland

Iceland, translated as “Ice Land”. But in reality, Iceland has many unique natural attractions. This article presents the 10 most beautiful places where you can see lava fields, geysers, volcanoes and hot springs.

Blue Lagoon

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Blue Lagoon

A resort located southwest of the capital Reykjavik. Known for its man-made lake over 200 meters long in the heart of the volcanic zone. The water in the lagoon is light blue in color. This hot spring is replenished by water from the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power plant, which is more than 2,000 meters deep. Rich in mineral salts, silica, and other algae, the Blue Lagoon water can be beneficial to people with problem skin.

Eldhrawn

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Eldhrawn

The mysterious name hides the lava fields formed by the eruption of Lucky Crater in 1783. It is the largest lava plateau in the region with more than 500 square kilometers. Covered with a layer of moss: sometimes green, sometimes yellow, the plateau creates a striking panorama.

Vatnajökull

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Vatnajökull

The largest ice sheet in the country (8000 sq km), covers about 8% of the area of Iceland, and is also the second largest glacier on the continent! Beneath the glacier are several volcanoes, including the South. Tourists are offered trails where you can explore the ice caves, and those who wish can even go climbing or kayaking.

Silfrugj

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Silfrugj

The Silfrugj rift is hidden by water. It is peculiar in that it appeared as a result of the movement of two tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the American. In fact, Iceland is on the junction line between the two continents. The Silfra Rift is located in Tingvellir National Park east of the capital and is a great place for diving.

Eyjafjordur Fjord

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Eyjafjordur Fjord

Akureyri, Iceland’s northern city, is the starting point for an unforgettable boat ride on the Eyjafjordur Fjord. In the summertime in the fjord you can meet about twenty species of cetaceans, the most impressive of which are humpback whales. Well, tourists can admire dolphins, guinea pigs and seals in the heart of the longest glacial fjord in the country all year round.

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Jokulsarlon

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Jokulsarlon

A glacial lagoon, its “diamond beach” borders Vatnajökull National Park in southeast Iceland. One of the most beautiful places in the country. The beach gets its name from the many sparkling blocks of ice, which seem to be specially lined expanses of black sand.

Geyser and Strokkur Geysers

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Geyser and Strokkur Geysers

Geysir and Strokkur Geysers are attractions included in the Golden Ring of Iceland. Geysir is located on the west coast of the country, only two or three times a day jets of steam and hot water rush out of the ground several meters in height. At the same time, the nearby geyser Strokkur spurts every five to eight minutes. A sight not to be missed!

Landmannalaugar

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Landmannalaugar

A high-mountain luxury landscape located in the south of the country. A combination of crystal clear blue water, reddish craters, lava fields, geothermal baths. A hiker’s paradise, but you need a good outfit!

Skaugafoss Waterfall

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Skaugafoss Waterfall

The Skaugafoss waterfall is the biggest waterfall in the country, 60 metres high and 25 metres wide in the Skauga River. You can climb to the top of the waterfall using the stairs, but the view from below is also very impressive.

Dettifoss Falls

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Dettifoss Falls

Perhaps not the biggest and most spectacular waterfall in Iceland, but undoubtedly the most powerful in the country, and in Europe. Rainbows several hundred meters wide are a normal phenomenon here!

Well, for those who visit Iceland in the fall or winter, a bonus will be the opportunity to observe the Northern Lights. Enjoy your trip!

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