This article is dedicated to Iceland Tourism. Iceland, sometimes referred to in full as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country marking the juncture between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
With a population of about 350,000, it is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The Capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is the northernmost capital of the world. Here a few of the most important Iceland Attractions.
Spectacular Northern Lights as seen in Iceland
Northern Lights Iceland
Many visitors come to Iceland in the toughest winters to try to observe the Northern Lights, a stunning spectacle. Even though the show of lights cannot be guaranteed the conditions are there for the uncanny light-show of the Aurora Borealis.
Geo-thermal heated Blue Lagoon in Iceland
Set on a lava field on the desolate Reykjanes Peninsula. Here is the place to soak and bath in the geothermal heated, mineral rich waters and you will come out a new person, relaxed and full of energy. Here is where you start planning your next trip to Iceland.
Westman is a typical Iceland remote island
They are also known as Vestmannaeyjar. You have not seen Iceland until you visit the Westman Islands. It is a natural wonder of the world surrounded by mountains, islands and volcanoes.
And for my friends the golfers, it has one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. Don’t make the mistake of booking for a day because you’ll want to stay longer.
Skaftafell National Park in Iceland
Skaftafell National Park
As part of National Park Vatnajokull, this park contains some of the best treasures of this country with mountains and glaciers, rugged terrain and strange flora and fauna.
It was established in 1967 over a 500 square Km area including part of Glacier Vatnajokull. Later in 2004 its size was increased to about 5,000 square Km.
Watch the icebergs drift in the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
You may have seen this sight in many Travel magazines or websites, but nothing prepares you for such an awesome experience.
Watch the icebergs, calved from the Vatnajökull icecap, float through the lagoon on their way to the sea.
For more information go to Iceland Tourism
Reykjavík the Capital of Iceland
Small and isolated is a city with many cultural attractions.
The nightlife is legendary.
Geysir and Gullfoss
The world Geysers was born here in Geysir.
It is a marvelous sight together with the
Isafjörður is the remote capital of the beautiful West Fjords region.
It is notable not just for
its setting but also for its 18th-century buildings.
The beauty of Þórsmörk
It is one of Iceland’s most awe inspiring wilderness areas, sealed by a trio of glaciers, fast rivers and tiny mountainside.
Whale-watching north coast
Iceland is perhaps one of the best places in the world for whale-watching.
You can catch a glimpse of them off Húsavík.
The port town of Heimaey
This five hundred year old Icelandic fishing port.
It was almost totally destroyed by the 1973 volcanic eruption.
Map of Iceland in the North Atlantic Ocean
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blue lagoon by desilusion23
westman islands by hansueli krept
skaftafell by arian zwegers
jokursalon by hansueli krept
gulfoss by hansueli krept
isafjodur by david stanley
heimaey by michael clarke
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