Iceland – A country which is located in the middle of the Atlantic ridge while lying in the rim end of the Arctic Circle is a place where nature’s scenic beauty is reigning at its supremo. Iceland is situated atop one of the most active volcano hot spots in the world, where worn – out fjords, domineering glaciers, boiling hot water springs are the major places of interests. The main activities for tourists in Iceland include hiking with a good dose of literature and literature under the Midnight sun. Except for the capital city, Reykjavik, other towns in Iceland are not densely populated encompassing a cluster small fishing villages, pocket-sized towns, and tiny hamlets. But the remote and interior areas of Iceland remain unhabitated and unexploited by humans. Those areas are still under the care of Mother Nature encompassing the amazingly beautiful ice fields, wind – wiped upland plateaus, immature lava mould, ash dust deserts, and the frosty enormity of Vatnajökull, which is the largest glacier in Europe. Here are some of the most beautiful places in Iceland.
Probably, this Blue Lagoon, a man – made geothermal spa is the only lagoon wherein a person can swim at 40°C throughout the year, while the vicinity is surrounded by snow and ice. The by – product from the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power plant is rich in mineral contents which adds to the background of the Blue Lagoon. The landscape of the blue Lagoon is black while its surrounding frozen water is sharply in contrast with the lagoon, thus making the location more attractive especially for photography destinations in Iceland.
The Great Geyser is a naturally formed hot water springs which is situated in the South – West Iceland. This geyser is active for more than 10000 years where the boiling water surges upto great heights in the air (upto 7 meter). The occurrence of geysers occasionally is due to the presence of surface water at 2000 meters below ground level. Hence, when the water reaches its boiling point, it starts spurting boiling water with steam. This scene can be well appreciated when watched in person.
The Gullfoss Waterfalls
Iceland is a home for several waterfalls, thanks to its rainy weather which is conducive for waterfalls. Gullfoss is one such key attraction for waterfalls in Iceland owing to its ease of access and scenic beauty. It is located amidst the most well – liked tourist route in Iceland and it also is the major tourist attraction locations in Iceland. There are two waterfalls in the Gullfoss where one has drop of 11 m and the other falls located below the former has a drop of 21 meters.
West Fjords is one of the most remote tourist attractions in Europe and not many tourists visit this tourist spot. But the tourists who visit this Fjord is never left with a disappointment when they witness unscathed countryside, clear blue fjords, breath – taking coastal roads and huge puffin colony. All these elements add up to the scenic beauty of West Fjords.