Iceland, Purely Nature

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I just don’t get it why Iceland is not a top tourist destination country. Iceland has one of the most mixed natural elements I have ever seen — the Ocean, the beautiful Fjord lakes, the geysers, the wide expanses, lava fields, glaciers and the geothermal feilds. All these phenomena fit in one big island. If we are talking about a truly “unique travel:” GO to Iceland. Every district of this country has its own distinctiveness. No one will ever be disappointed to travel to Iceland.
Experiencing Iceland
First off, here is the route you could take to make the most out of your trip to Iceland.
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Its like driving on the moon, this is a remark given by many due to the very flat road and the alien lava formations from one place to the another. During the road trip, you will see amazing natural wonders such as:

Breathtaking Geothermal fields – One of the most frequent site you will see in Iceland. These are are openings in the earth’s crust which sulfurous vapors rise up. I said breath taking, because the first thing you would smell is the strong scent of Sulfur.

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Namafjall Hverir
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Old boreholes that has been covered with rocks

Adorable Puffins – The popular birds in Iceland.

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Stunning Waterfalls. You would see a lot of waterfalls, the pictures I posted here is not even half of the waterfalls in Iceland.

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Barnafoss
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Godafoss “Waterfall of the Gods”
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Dettifoss- Has the greatest volume of any waterfall in Europe
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Sejelandsfoss – Most famous waterfall in Iceland. One thing special about this falls is that you can go behind it.
Breathtaking landscapes. Il just let the pictures do the talking….

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Skaholt

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Dverghamrar, Beautiful rock formations (formed by contractions and cooling of lava)

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Herdubried Mountain. Most Famous and National mountain of Iceland, they also call this ” Queen”
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Road view
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Lake Myvatan famed for its birdlife, considered one of the best birdwatching locations in Iceland
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Dyrholey – A giant black arch of lava standing in the sea. They also call this “the door”

MUST DO ATTRACTIONS:

1. Whale watching in North Iceland. Definitely a must! This is one of the most famous tourist attractions—absolutely my favorite! Husavik, Iceland is Europe’s capital for whale watching. That is why you’ll have a 90% chance of seeing humpback whales and their enormous fins and tails. Experiencing these gentle giants will surely put a smile on your face. ?
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Beautiful view from the Pier
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Puffins, during the whale watch
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Gentle Giants
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Amazing whale
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Finally, I got to see a whale tail

2. Swim at the Blue lagoon! Strange, considering Iceland has a chilly climate. This huge, milky-blue spa is fed by mineral-rich heated seawater from the nearby geothermal plant. So even on a cold day, a trip to the pool is a must! Located 40 minutes from Reykjavik, you can enjoy the relaxing geothermal sea water. It is known to have positive effects on the skin; and with its soothing and healing qualities, a 100% stress reliever.

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The Blue Lagoon
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Sulfur rocks

3. Glacier tours. The beautiful Icelandic glaciers are among the greatest natural wonders of the world, which no one should miss.

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Jökulsárlón, Glacier lagoon

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The Glacier lagoon tour
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The Ice that I’m holding is 1,500 years old.

 

4. Visit the Golden Circle. It is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations in Iceland. The tour consists of visiting the Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hotsprings and the Pinghvellir National Park, all of which are famous in their own right. The trip can be easily enjoyed in one day, making it an ideal day tour.

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Strokkur in the Geysir area
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Geyser field
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FUN FACT:
Icelandic names
Do you remember the time when you watched Gladiator or Troy? When they introduced their names, they say:

“My name is Achilles – son of ____________”
“My name is Hector – son of ____________”

During those times, they didn’t have any last names. They introduced themselves as the son of their father’s name.

It’s so interesting that most Icelanders still follow this ancient tradition. They don’t have last names, but they state the name of their fathers.

For example: In Iceland, if a man’s name is Leifur Erikson, his name is Leifur- the son of Erik. So if Leifur has a son or daughter, the last name will be Leifurson (Leifur’s son) or Leifurdottir (Leifur’s daughter).