Iceland is a Nordic country with about 320,000 inhabitants and it attracts more and more the attention of tourists. Of course, this is all due to the beautiful landscapes that can only be found there.
The natural beauty of the country can make us question whether the place really belongs to this planet because there are many mountains there and it is also possible to witness the phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
With just the images below you will see why Iceland shows that it has many places to visit at least once in its life.
#1. Rio Glacial.
The Stuðlagil basalt canyon is located on the glacial Jökulsá á Dal river in Iceland and is an impressive gorge that makes up a spectacular setting
#2. Remains of the DC-3 plane.
There are many aircraft wrecks in Iceland, but the most famous is the DC3 that crashed in Sólheimasandur. It’s actually a modified Douglas Dakota that served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
#3. Fairy houses of the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe Islands are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometers (200 miles) north-northwest of Great Britain. In the Faroe Islands, there are houses that look like an abandoned Hobbit movie. set, when in fact these picturesque and exuberant settings are old houses.
#4. A perfect crater called Kerið.
The Kerið crater has measures of 170 x 270 meters and a height of 55 meters. The lake has a depth of between 7 and 14 meters. What differentiates it from other craters of similar origin are the reddish hues that surround its caldera.
#5. Sometimes the snow is concentrated only on the roads, which gives us postcards like this:
#6. Cascade of Litlanesfoss.
Few waterfalls in the world possess the symmetry and charm of the Litlanesfoss waterfall. This wonder of nature, located very close to Lake Hallormstadir, is surrounded by imposing basalt columns which frame the waterfall. It is on the way to another famous Icelandic waterfall called Hengifoss.
#7. Constant Northern Lights.
The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is officially from September to April. Within this wide spectrum it is possible to find very favorable days and others not so much depending on the weather and the solar hours that there are.
#8. The limit of the world (Dyrholaey).
What makes Dyrhólaey so special is a rock formation, about 120 meters long, with a curious low arch created by natural marine erosion.
#9. Loftsalahellir Cave.
Loftsalahellir Cave is a fairly large and unusual cave made of tuff rock on the southwestern side of Geitafjall Mountain, sporting a variety of basalt formations and lush vegetation on its slopes. The cave served as a gathering place for farmers in Mýrdal and nearby is Gálgaklettur or “gallows rock”.
#10. Arctic foxes.
One of the best places on the planet to see the Arctic fox in its natural habitat is Iceland, more specifically its Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in northwest Iceland.
#11. Montanha Kirkjufell.
The mountain is near Grundarfjordur, a small town in western Iceland. Peaking 1,500 feet above sea level, Mount Kirkjufell is the largest landmark in the village of about 900 people.
#12. Krysuvik geothermal area.
The Krýsuvík Geothermal Area is an area full of smoky volcanic vents and boiling hot springs surrounded by multi-colored hills that is located about 18 kilometers from the center of Reykjavik.
#13. Landmannalaugar, Southern Icelandic Thermal Region.
Landmannalaugar is Iceland’s hidden paradise. Its isolation in the interior of the island and its difficult access has made it possible to preserve this landscape as one of the last “virgin” areas of Europe, a wonder of nature that fortunately has not been altered by human hands.
#14. Arco iris about Kirkjufell.
#15. La Montanha Kirkjufell de día.
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