25 Surreal Pictures of 10 Must See Places in Iceland

1. Visit The Black Sand Beach In Vik Iceland

Visiting the black sand beach in Vik is definitely a must. The sand is from crushed lava rock formed when it reaches the frigid ocean.  The ice block on the black sand forms an amazing view.

2. Take A Tour Of The Ice Caves

The ice caves inside Iceland’s glaciers are a truly remarkable wonder of nature. Make sure you bring a wide angle camera to capture the amazing beauty and depth in the cave.

3. Take A Tour Of Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón (glacial river lagoon) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a logoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The logoon size changes from time to time depending on the temperature and time of the year.  It is a wonder of nature!

4. Visit Thingvellir and see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Thingvellir, is a national park in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of Reykjavík.  When you look down at the gap, you are actually looking at the very ridge of the Mid-Atlantic for it is the very spot the island literally being ripped apart by earth’s crust pulling in opposite directions. If you snorkel there you are actually seeing an underwater view of the Mid-Alantic Ridge which most people never gets to see in their life!

5. Watch Strokkur Geysir

Strokkur is a fountain geyser located in a geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík. It is one of Iceland's most famous geysers, erupting once every 6–10 minutes. The geyser can blow water up to a hundred feed in the sky.

6. Waterfalls in Gullfoss

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 metres  and 21 metres ) into a crevice 32 metres deep. The crevice, about 20 metres (66 ft) wide and 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river.  Often the falls appear to vanishes into the Earth due to edges obscuring the view.

7. Waterfalls in Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland. The waterfall drops 60 meters and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Such incredible height offer incredible views in all angles and from far away and close up. There is a cave behind the falls where visitor can go in and view from inside to outside.

8. Visit A Volcano

Iceland has about 130 volcanoes on the island, which is amazing for such as small place.  As you can see from the images, these volcanoes can be rather active. Seriously, check before you take a trip and visit at your own risk!

9. Soak In Geothermal Hot Springs

After visiting so many wonders in Iceland, you deserve a rest. Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most popular tourist attraction and obvious choice of hotel and resort. The hotel is built around the football field sized hot tub,  where the hot water from the center of the Earth are available both outside and inside of the hotel.

10. Visit The Abandoned Plane

On Nov 24, 1973 a United States Navy airplane ran out of fuel and was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s beach in the south of Iceland. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains are still at the crash site. It was not much of a wonder but if you have got extra time, why not go a visit after visiting all other great places in Iceland.

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