The land of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun is one of the most enchanting places to visit. It’s a land of breathtaking beauty. The words are a tad difficult to describe, but the people are nice and the greatest movie watchers in the world.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland. This island was first settled in 874 AD. The Vikings who settled here gave the nation its name, Iceland, to prevent their neighbors from being envious and coveting it.
Before we go on, did you know that most of the denizens believe in elves? Well, that may seem farfetched to us, but the land with no forests has an alluring, mystical hue. Perhaps we’d believe in elves, too, if we lived there. The temperature is ideal, not too cold, and not too hot. By the way, there are no mosquitoes.
What are the places you must see when you manage to come to this island? Let’s explore the most beautiful of them.
It is a peninsula in the western Iceland and usually referred to as miniature Iceland because it contains many natural attractions and national wonders. One of the symbols of Iceland, Snæfellsjökull volcano, can be also found here. Its glacier is one of the main things you should see. From here you can take a boat tour to see the seal colonies.
This volcano has erupted twenty times in Iceland’s history. As the flames and smoke settled, many theories of a diabolical nature appeared. It was even deemed to be an earthly purgatory!
In total, it has produced more lava than any other volcano in human history. It may not be the gates to hell, as some of the theories posited. One thing we are sure of is that it will take your breath away. It is located 30 kilometers north of Landmannalaugar (“The people’s pools”).
Skaftafell National Park
The landscape is pristine and its beauty is probably unequalled anywhere in the world. It stretches over 4800 square meters. It’s an amalgam of a desert, rivers, and a birch wood. Visitors and locals often use this area as a campground during summer.
Jokulsarlon Lagoon Circle
Here you can watch huge icebergs gliding by on the tranquil lagoon and seals swim with languid confidence. You will see numerous majestic, bluish mountains around you. Nature is so refreshing here. The sights fill one with awe. It’s the main tourist attraction. It is located about 60 kilometers east of Skaftafell.
This is the most popular hiking destinations in the country. It was named after the Norse god Thor. Thórsmörk nestles between two glaciers, tree rivers, and is surrounded by fern, moss and birch wood. A lot of caves and canyons abound here. If you love hiking, you will be blown away.
The above mentioned places are just a few ones you must see. They will leave you speechless, because Iceland is a unique island with stunning nature. If you have not visited Iceland yet, you’ve never seen anything like it before. Think about car rental Reykjavik services, accommodation, and food in advance to make your visit even more memorable.