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NATURE 2017-10-16T16:43:36+00:00

NATURAL WONDERS OF SOUTH ICELAND

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Hveragerði Public Park

The Botanic Garden offers excellent recreational opportunities. It is full of beautiful vegetation and picnic facilities that anyone is free to use.

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Reykjadalur Hot Springs

Reykjadalur Valley is one of the most popular and stunning hiking areas in South Iceland. Hot springs beaming with geothermal activity characterize this beautiful valley.

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Hveragerði Geothermal Park

Hveragerði Geothermal Park is in the centre of Hveragerði. Guests are offered to take a guided walk around the hot springs and learn about the geology of the area.

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Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon

The Glacier lagoon is one of the greatest wonders of nature you’ll see in Iceland and thus, it is one of the most popular places to visit among travellers.

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Þingvellir National Park

It was at Þingvellir that the national assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. Þingvellir is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Kerið Crater

A 55 meters deep volcanic crater lake in Grimsnes in South Iceland believed to be about 3000 years old. It is a very popular stop when travelling the Golden Circle.

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Geysir

Geysir is a favourite stop along the Golden Circle. The area features a highly active hot spring area with spectacular boiling mud pits and exploding geysers.

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Gullfoss

Gullfoss, or the Golden waterfall is located in the upper part of the Hvítá river. The flow of the river from the glacial runoff makes Gullfoss one of the largest volume waterfalls.

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Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is just over 60 metres high, surrounded by cliffs and green slopes. A footpath leads behind the waterfall at the bottom of the cliff.

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Þórsmörk

With its stunning landscapes, Þórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking areas in Iceland. One has to experience this area in order to truly understand its beauty.

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Skógafoss Waterfall

One of Iceland’s most breathtaking waterfalls, Skógafoss is located near the village Skógar and is surrounded by unusual scenic beauty.

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Skaftafell and Svartifoss Waterfall

Skaftafell is a preservation area in Öræfi in south-east Iceland and a beautiful mountainous region on the southern edge of the Vatnajokull Glacier.

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Landmannalaugar Volcano Region

Landmannalaugar is a region near the volcano Hekla in the southern part of Iceland’s highlands and is renowned for its stunning beauty.

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Hekla

Hekla is most infamous stratovolcano in Iceland and old tales tell of souls of the condemned travelling through Hekla’s crater on their way to Hell.

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Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey has been a natural reserve since 1978 and the birdlife there is rich with puffins and eider ducks being the most common species.

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Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

Despite being relatively unknown, this waterfall is so worth exploring. It is hidden behind a large cliff, adding to the atmosphere of the scenery.

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Mælifell

Mælifell is one of Iceland’s most iconic landmarks, an awe-inspiring, green moss covered pyramid mountain standing alone in the vast black desert landscape.

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Eldgjá

Eldgjá is a fissure that stretches towards Vatnajokull glacier. It is the largest volcanic canyon in the world and is 270 m deep, up to 600 m wide and around 40 km long!

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Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara is a beautiful black beach. This unique wind-beaten volcanic beach has a very gothic and other-worldly feel to it, underpinned by local folklore.

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Fjarðrárgljúfur

A magnificent canyon, about 100 meters deep and 2 km long but its beauty lies in its unique shapes and vivid colours. The canyon is believed to be around two million years old.

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Elephant Rock

The ‘Elephant Rock’ is located on Heimaey in the Westman Islands and is a magnificent natural rock formation that really resembles an elephant head.

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Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajokull is probably Iceland most famous stratovolcano and therefore a very popular attraction nowadays. It is 1666 metres high and is located north of Skógar.

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Lakagígar

Lakagígar is a row of craters and were formed in one of the world’s largest mixed eruptions in recorded history between June 1783 and February 1874.

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Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park offers its visitors a unique opportunity to experience the dynamic interaction between volcanos and glaciers and covers 13% of Iceland.

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