Tucked neatly between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is a place that enchants and inspires. Becoming more and more popular with tourists, this gorgeous Nordic country is most well-known for its dramatic and unusual landscapes. A true natural gem, here are some of the best places to visit in Iceland:
The Blue Lagoon
Not entirely natural, the awesome Blue Lagoon shows what can be achieved when man works in conjunction with nature. A stunning man-made geothermal spa, the naturally heated water is first used in a power plant, then provides the heat for a communal hot water and heating system, and finally comes to the dazzling pool. Temperatures are constantly at a comfortable level, and even in the cold months of winter visitors can bathe n the milky blue waters and relax. Believed to have healing powers and to be beneficial for the body, the water contains a variety of minerals and is rich with silica. Indeed, you can scoop of handfuls of the gloopy and thick silica mud to slaver on your body for a DIY mudbath. If you want even more bliss, you can try some of the luxurious spa packages too, and maybe even grab a bite to eat in the highly-acclaimed Lava Restaurant.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seljavallalaug was built in the early 1920s and it is amongst the oldest swimming pools in Iceland. Built on the hillside, its construction is really quite special, with many marveling at the architecture and designs. Using natural warm water for swimmers’ pleasure and comfort, it is a peaceful and scenic spot for any trip to Iceland.
Iceland is a treasure trove for anyone who loves nature. A gorgeous part of the country, the dazzling Lake Myvatn has been part of a conservation area since the 1970s. You can expect great walking trails, awe-inspiring waterfalls, dramatic volcanic craters, and bird-watching opportunities galore from a visit to the lake. In particular, don’t miss the Waterfall of the Gods, one of the area’s main attractions.
Often referred to as the black sand beach, Reynisfjara Beach is situated some 180 kilometres outside th country’s capital city of Reykjavik. A scenic spot to enjoy glorious vistas, the juxtaposition of the Reynisfjall mountain range and the crashing waves of the sea create an out-of-this-world experience.
The Golden Circle
Perhaps one of the most-visited places in Iceland, the Golden Circle is easy to access from Reykjavik. Home to some of Iceland’s most famous natural wonders, witness the beauty of, hear the roar of, and feel the spray from the spectacular waterfall of Gullfoss. When the light hits in just the right way you will be rewarded with the sight of a shimmering rainbow in the mist. Witness an enormous geyser erupting in a timely manner, and see smaller bubbling pools and springs of boiling water. Enjoy the raw and rugged splendidness of Thingvellir National Park too, and see some of the country’s most formidable volcanoes.