The great country of Iceland is bursting at the seams with outstanding natural beauty. Located at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland boasts serene lagoons, epic waterfalls, rugged fjords, imposing glaciers, hot springs and plenty of other amazing natural sights. It is also one of the best places to see the legendary Northern Lights. As a result, Iceland is the perfect destination for nature lovers and there are dozens of great sights to see during you stay.
The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is a popular tour that enables you to take in three of Iceland’s greatest attractions – Pingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. This tour will showcase the country’s great natural beauty and it is just a short trip from the capital (many tourists do a day tour or drive themselves). Gullfoss, in particular, is stunning and here you will find a postcard-esque scene with an incredible waterfall and constant rainbow.
This man-made geothermal bath is Iceland’s greatest attraction. Here you can unwind in blissful 40 degree turquoise waters whilst surrounded by great natural beauty and ice and snow. This is the perfect place to come and relax after a few days of being on your feet and exploring Iceland.
These mammoth cliffs are found at the westernmost point in Iceland and are a breathtaking sight to behold. In addition to being a colossal natural structure, Latrabjarg is also home to a staggering amount of birds which makes it a popular destination with animal lovers. You will see all kinds of different birds at the cliff, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for beautiful puffins which can be found here.
Known for being the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe, Dettifoss is a must visit and standing next to the waterfall is an unforgettable experience (not for the feint of heart). The water falls 45 metres, with over 500 cubic metres of water plunging over the edge each second. It is located in the scenic Jokulsargljufur National Park in the northeast, which is a great area to explore too.
In order to see these great natural highlights and others, it is worth booking your holiday with adventure specialists like Exodus. These companies can arrange everything for you and tours all around Iceland, which takes all the stress out of your trip and allows you to focus on what is important – the astonishing natural beauty on show in this wonderful country.