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Iceland Travel Guide

Iceland is named as the land of Ice and Fire for a reason. You can expect to see glaciers, volcanoes, geothermal pools, and landscapes that are strange yet beautiful. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime!




Diamond Beach 

Right next to the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon you will find a black volcanic sand beach where icebergs from the lagoon drift ashore and create the most magical setting. 


The blue, black, transparent and white icebergs sit on the beach and slowly melt and you can walk amongst them, see through many of them and play around them. Prepare to be amazed.


Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon 


In the southeast of Iceland, you'll find a glacier lagoon filled with large chunks of ice.

 This ice lagoon has become one of Iceland's most popular attractions due to its immense beauty.


The lagoon is formed naturally, from melted glacial water coming from the glacier and is getting bigger each year, as big blocks of ice crumble from the ever decreasing glacier into the lagoon.




Inside The Glacier - Ice Caving Tour



An awe inspiring glacial adventure: scaling the heights and exploring the depths of Falljokull glacier (the falling glacier). 

It is a magical combination of ice-caving and glacier hiking making it the perfect choice for adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts alike.



Certified guides will give you a safety talk and an introduction to all the equipment that you will be using.





Ice caves are particularly special: they come about when the temperatures drop each winter and then disappear when it gets warm again in the summer, making them a once in a lifetime experience.


Each year a new cave is formed at a new location: so it is impossible to say exactly what you will see, but it is only safe to see them during the winter. 


This tour really is a once in a lifetime experience and the perfect choice for winter visitors to Iceland! 

 Kirkjugólf in Kirkjubæjarklaustur




The basalt columns of Kirkjugólf (Church Floor), smoothed down and cemented with moss, were once mistaken for an old church floor rather than a work of nature, and it’s easy to see why. 


 Dyrhólaey

The village of Vik is famous for its black sand beaches and its proximity to Dyrholaey promontory, a naturally formed arch in the cliff. Dyrholaey is a former island of volcanic origin, created by an eruption thousands of years ago.

 At Dyrholaey you will find a century old lighthouse. But what you may not know, is that it's not your regular kind of lighthouse. On the inside, it has been renovated and converted into a private luxury hotel. Nevertheless, the exterior look is extremely charming, making it a popular landmark to photograph amongst travellers.

You can walk high on top of the arch at 120 m (394 ft) to admire the panoramic views from the top of Dyrhólaey. 



Breathtaking and beautiful landscapes. 

 Reynisfjara


 Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal.

Enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas.


 Skogafoss Waterfall

 

Skogafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skoga River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline.


 Kerið

It is believed that Kerið was originally a cone volcano that erupted and and emptied its magma reserve.


Geysir

Highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits, exploding geysers and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 metres (100 ft) into the air every few minutes. 

 Gullfoss Waterfall

 Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature.

 Thingvellir National Park



  The birthplace of Iceland as a nation and the place where North America and Europe split along tectonic plates. 


Blue Lagoon 



 Mineral-rich hot water from far beneath the earth forms the spectacular lagoon, where a luxurious health spa has been developed in the rugged lava landscape.


 Drinks are available too while you're enjoying a peaceful time at the Blue Lagoon. 

Reykjavik

 Hallgrímskirkja

 Hallgrímskirkja church is Reykjavík's main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city.

Harpa 
Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland.


The Sun Voyager
The gleaming steel sculpture on Reykjavik's splendid waterfront that resembles a Viking ship but is in fact a dream boat and an ode to the sun.





I always love to eat ice cream in the winter! 
Joylato @ Reykjavik serves original liquid nitrogen ice cream shop using quality local and organic ingredients. 


I preferred self-drive tours in Iceland as I could stop at anytime I want to take lots of beautiful winter photos! 
























 













Iceland is definitely amazing and worth a visit!