Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and that’s not something we say lightly. Which other country can boast of taking tourists to hot springs and ice-cold glaciers on the same day? If there are, there aren’t very many. It may not be a relatively large country but Iceland has some of the most breathtaking and stunning views around. With sprawling underground ice caves, expansive thermal baths, green moss volcanoes, sandy beaches, and eye-popping desert landscapes, there is no shortage of spectacular scenery in this beautiful country to let blow your mind away. So, if you are planning a getaway vacation for you and your loved ones, surprise them with a trip to Iceland. Here are our top seven picks for the finest places to visit and catch some real fun.
1. Blue Lagoon
This man-made lagoon is known for its peculiar color – whitish blue. The waters are pretty warm and are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur. Locals say taking a bath in the blue lagoon helps to rejuvenate the skin and prevents skin diseases.
2. The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
This is one of the most iconic waterfalls in all of Iceland. Water from the Seljalandsfoss river flows down into a pool 200 feet below. The waterfall also has a cave behind it that makes it possible to walk behind the waterfall.
Free Tip: Do the walk on a sunny morning, you just might see a stunning rainbow.
3. The Vatnajokull Glacier
Located in the Vatnojokull National Park, this glacier is the largest in all of Iceland. Not just that, the glacier contains some active volcanoes under it! Imagine that, Fire and Ice together! It also holds a great number of ice caves that you can explore with your family.
4. Mount Maefelli
Standing at almost 200 meters in height, this mountain is located on the border of the Myrdalsjokull glacier and is covered by a kind of moss that changes color with the soil humidity. The stunning view of beauty at the top is worth the hike to the peak.
5. Reynisfjara Beach
This black sand beach is situated on the southern coast of Iceland around the fishing village of Vik. With its spectacular basalt columns, Reynisfjara is one of the most iconic black sand beaches in the world.
If you are looking to escape from the business of the capital city of Reykjavik, then you really should take a trip to this large peninsula. Located in the northwestern part of the country, it is home to some of the most diverse wildlife and fascinating landscapes in the entire country.
7. Viti Lake, Krafla
The geothermal lake is found in a 300-meter-wide crater formed by volcanic eruptions in the 18th century. At 25°C, the waters are warm and said to be quite rich in minerals so you might consider going for a swim there.