Iceland is not just a travel destination, but a real adventure during which to admire the spectacular Icelandic nature, the beauty of the rugged landscape and the creativity of the Icelandic people.
This incredible land, made of puddles of boiling mud, of geyser, di glaciers and very high waterfalls, is a "playground" where everyone can have fun and find something interesting to do or see.
Any month of the year is a good time to visit this fascinating country. Winter is the time of cold, snow and spectacular Northern Lights, while Icelandic summers are surprisingly mild, lush and green.
What to see in Iceland
Among best destinations, places and things to see in Iceland, we have listed 10 that we believe are absolutely not to be missed.
Located on the north coast of the island, about 60 kilometers from the towns of Akureyri and Húsavík, and 280 kilometers from the capital Reykjavík, Lake Myvatn is a beautiful geothermal area and fourth largest lake in Iceland.
It most likely formed from a catastrophic volcanic eruption some 2.300 years ago. The area is still volcanically very active: from 1975 to 1984 it experienced nine eruptions. The lake is rich in birdlife, including several species of ducks.
In the surroundings of the lake are present some of Iceland's most beautiful natural wonders, like the unique lava formations with unusual shapes that make up the mystical Dimmuborgir where, according to legend, Satan "landed" after being thrown from heaven.
Skaftafell National Park
Skaftafell National Park, with an area of 4.800 square kilometers, is home to some of the strangest and most surreal landscapes on the planet. The area is characterized by a "constant duel" between fire and water.
In all this amazing landscape stands a green birch forest surrounded by black desert sands, glacial rivers and a spur of the ice cap of Iceland's Vatnajökull National Park.
Numerous hiking trails lead to incredible natural treasures like it Svartifoss (the Black Waterfall). Within a short distance gigantic icebergs float beautifully on the Jökulsárlón, a majestic glacial lagoon of an intense blue color.
Do not miss Skaftafell Ice Cave, some beautiful ice caves that every year attract many tourists and adventurers. The best time to go is in winter, when the ice doesn't melt and it's safe to go inside.
Blue Lagoon Iceland (Laguna Blu)
It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland. This geothermal area offers the possibility of a relaxing bath in this large natural thermal pool. A unique and very pleasant experience absolutely to do.
The Blue Lagoon is an extraordinary attraction located near Grindavík. a distance of 40 km (30 minutes by car) from Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital. The water flowing from the underground hot springs reaches 37-39 ° C and is very beneficial for health and for the skin.
The extreme darkness of the Icelandic winter has some advantages. Between September and April Iceland is the scene of a magnificent natural spectacle: the phenomenon of the Northern Lights. The best time to go there is from mid-September to mid-April.
During the Christmas period, but also in the months of January and February, when much of the Icelandic territory is covered with snow or ice, the show becomes unique and of a suggestive magic, to make the almost fairytale landscape.
Cascata Gullfoss Waterfall
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