Traveling in Iceland: 3 incredible places to discover!

Iceland’s extraordinary natural heritage is without a doubt one of the main tourist attractions of this Scandinavian country. It is a destination that attracts more and more nature lovers every year. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you will know why it is nicknamed the land of Ice and Fire by visiting its many exceptional natural sites. Among the must-sees are those located on the famous Golden Circle circuit. The same goes for the Landmannalaugar region with its breathtaking natural landscapes without forgetting to admire the impressive Vatnajökull glacier.

Visit the Golden Circle sites

If you plan to spend your next vacation on Icelandic territory, the famous Golden Circle tourist circuit is certainly worth doing. Especially since half a day is enough to complete this essential route on which there are some exceptional natural sites that have made the land of Ice and Fire famous. During your stay in Iceland, it would then be a real shame to miss the Golden Circle.

By taking this Icelandic tourist circuit, you will have the opportunity to pass through the Thingvellir National Park, which UNESCO has included on the World Heritage List. The latter is home, among other things, to the famous Silfrugjá. It is an extraordinary diving and snorkeling spot thanks in particular to extremely clear water. On the other hand, you would also stop at the geothermal site of Geysir. Aside from the hot springs there, admire Strokkur, an impressive geyser that is still active and generally erupts about every 5 to 10 minutes. The other natural Icelandic site in the Golden Circle is the majestic Gullfoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. If the weather conditions are good, you may be lucky enough to see a rainbow over Gullfoss.

Explore the Landmannalaugar region

Landmannalaugar is an Icelandic volcanic region that has several remarkable natural landscapes. It is also a tourist attraction particularly popular with hikers, particularly for several colorful mountains which are found in this region. The many colorful mountains are the result of the strong volcanic activity of Landmannalaugar. If you are a trekking enthusiast, this Icelandic region is a must.

Indeed, there is a very popular route with trekkers in Landmannalaugar which will allow you to discover the beauty of the place. What’s more, it is generally accessible to all levels and will give you an unforgettable adventure in the middle of Icelandic nature. This is the Laugavegur, around fifty kilometers long, obviously passing through colorful mountains, but also rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, etc. Please note that you will have the opportunity to swim in heated natural pools on this route.

Admire the beauty of Vatnajökull

Among the glaciers located on both sides of Icelandic territory, Vatnajökull is undoubtedly the most impressive. It is also the largest glacier in Iceland, covering approximately 13% of the territory. During your stay on Icelandic land, you will have the opportunity to explore this glacier. These are more precisely some of its ice tongues if we take into consideration the immensity of Vatnajökull.

Many tourism professionals in Iceland organize several types of excursions which will allow vacationers to admire the beauty of this glacier. It would also be a shame not to understand why this country is nicknamed the land of Ice and Fire. Indeed, you will have the opportunity to tread some of the glacial tongues of Vatnajökull during a hike. This is particularly the case for Svínafellsjökull where you can go hiking, but also visit ice caves.

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