Iceland is a land of contrasts, countless waterfalls and hot geysers. It’s not there is a lack of adrenaline experiences, romantic impressions and cultural events. Primarily you will see beautiful distinctive nature. Romantic souls will enjoy watching the polar glow. Iceland also includes rafting and kayaking downhill around the island.
Three hours from Reykjavík, the Snaefellsnesl peninsula, which is a beautiful but already dormant volcano covered with glaciers. Many agencies organize tours to this monumental peak, which Jules Verne, described as the entrance to the center of the country, tours. They will lend you the necessary equipment and prepare an unimaginable experience. The agency is very important in this case, you did not have enough equipment or experience. We definitely do not recommend a trip on your own.
Still active volcano Hekla. It is the second most active volcano in Iceland, also nicknamed the Gate to Hell. If the weather conditions are favorable, it is possible to overcome the peak.
The most photographed mountain in Iceland. On the Internet you will find an inexhaustible number of photographs, collages and paintings with this natural phenomenon. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will surely recognize her, her panorama appeared in several scenes.
Geysers and waterfalls
The Haukadalur geothermal area is located about 100 km from Reykjavík and is one of the most famous places in Iceland.
Just 10 kilometers from Geysir, don’t forget to visit the largest waterfall in Europe. The upper part of the waterfall measures 10 meters and the lower 22 meters in height.
English: Forest waterfall
It is located in the southern part of the island. We will mention in particular the height, which is 62 meters and a width of 25 meters, so it is one of the most beautiful and largest on the island.
The name in translation means watering can. It is located in the southwestern part of the island. It explodes almost every 10 minutes and gushes to a height of up to 25 meters.
As the name suggests, this geyser has lent its name to all geysers in the world. More than 10 thousand active geysers exist. Flight The frequency of water spouting varies. Since 2000, after a massive Icelandic earthquake, it is active every 5 to 8 hours.
Places of interest in Iceland
When visiting Iceland, the Blue Lagoon should be mandatory. It is a geothermal bath whose hot water (39 C) contains a large amount of minerals. The spa can be visited for relaxation or for the treatment of skin diseases.
A beautiful and vast lake, on which there are bluish ice floes, which are constantly torn off and still enlarging the area of the lagoon. Currently, the lake is 18 km2. With a little luck, it is possible to observe living seals here.
Þingvellir National Park
This national park is also protected by the UNESCO world organization, it lies on the border of tectonic plates and therefore cracks and fissures are formed here, which creates small and larger lakes and riverbeds.
It is important mainly because it is possible to observe at what speed the North American and Eurasian continents are moving away from each other.
Vatnajökull National Park
With an area of almost 15,000 meters, it has made it the second largest NP in Europe. Vatna=water and joqul = glacier, so it is the largest glacier in Europe. The area is almost uninhabited due to frequent floods and landslides
Nejvyšší hora Islandu Hvannadalshnjúkur
The altitude of this mountain is 2,110 m and is located on the northwestern edge of the Öræfajökul massif. It is possible to climb this highest mountain in Iceland with the agency.