When you think of Iceland, images of snow-covered mountains, icebergs floating down the Arctic Ocean, and lava flowing down to the sea surface come to mind. However, this is not all that lies hidden in the depths of this beautiful country. There are many places worth visiting in Iceland where you can explore nature and its beauty without encountering too much danger. If you are looking for some beautiful places to explore in Iceland, I have some great recommendations for you.
Vatnajokull National Park. This is one of the biggest parks in Iceland with more than 12,000 square kilometers (4,600 sq mi). The beauty of Vatnajökull National Park lies in its incredibly varied landscapes. A place where rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, and geothermal activity have created a very surreal place. Furthermore, the park offers you an up-close opportunity to experience how glaciers and volcanoes interact with each other. There are a variety of hiking trails within the park. If you crave more action, you can try activities like ice climbing or snowmobiling.
Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, with more than 10,000 visitors a day. It is one of the most beautiful sights in all of Iceland and a popular place to visit in the summer months. The easiest way to approach Gullfoss is to take a bus from the Blue Lagoon or Gullfossinn to the bottom of the falls or the top of the steps. You can then walk or take a bus back to the Lagoon or the city.
Iceland’s natural beauty and wintry terrain are unparalleled and absolutely magical. It is the travel destination for adventure. The captivating landscapes along with the rugged terrain offer options for adrenaline-filled outdoor adventures. Plan a snowmobiling trip to one of the many glaciers, or experience an ice cave tour.
Haukadalur Geothermal Area. Fans of geology and nature won’t want to miss a visit to Haukadalur. It’s a geothermal valley, just west of the Gullfoss Waterfall, home to hot springs and geysers. Some of the most famous sites in Iceland are found in the Haukadalur valley.
See the best of the South Coast of Iceland. Spend a day exploring Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach. Visit the basalt sea stacks and waterfalls along the way.
Iceland is a fascinating country with an amazing history and a lot of potential for exploration and discovery. It would be a shame not to enjoy this beauty while it lasts.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and learned a few things from it. If you have any questions or are ready to explore the beautiful places of Iceland, reach out to me.