Five Destinations Not to Miss in Iceland

Iceland is a place that is very different than you would have imagined it to be. Glaciers, geysers, solfataras, waterfalls, volcanoes, raging rivers, whales and other surprises await you on your tour to Iceland. If you are planning for a trip to Iceland, then you have to visit the following places without fail.

The Blue Lagoon

The geothermal pool of Iceland is one of the popular destinations for the tourists. Although it is crowded, it is worth to visit this place. Mineral rich seawater is fed to the Blue Lagoon from the nearby geothermal plant. This place looks like a twilight zone with people covered in white mud and the steam rolling.

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the natural wonders of the world and it is seen from September to April in Iceland. It is a must to see this wonder if you are in this region during this period.

Gullfoss

This is one of the popular waterfalls in Iceland that flows from 105 ft into a canyon. It is very beautiful to see this wonder on sunny days when you can see the rainbow shimmering on the wall of spray kicking up.

Jokulsarlon

A beautiful lagoon was created after the retreat of Breioamerkurijokull glacier between 1920 and 1965. There are currently many much smaller cebergs floating in it and you may be lucky enough to witness ice crashing into this lagoon when you visit.

Trekking the Glaciers

The glaciers of Iceland get sturdy during the winter months. All you have to do is to just walk through the glacier and bring out the explorer in you. You don’t have to be a hardy adventurer as plenty of tour companies assist tourists in trekking through the glaciers in Iceland.

For more breathtaking Icelandic scenery, check out this mini documentary filmed by Klara Harden during her 25 day solo hike through the country:

 

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