The extraordinary natural heritage of Iceland 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 that are on the famous Golden Circle circuit. It is the same for the Landmannalaugar region with its breathtaking natural landscapes without forgetting to admire the impressive Vatnajökull glacier.
Visit the Golden Circle sites
In case you plan to spend your next vacations in Iceland, the famous tour of the Golden Circle is certainly worth doing. Especially since half a day is enough to do this unmissable route on which are some exceptional natural sites that make the country of Ice and Fire famous. During your stay in IcelandIt would be a shame to miss the Golden Circle.
By carrying out this Icelandic tourist circuit, you will have the opportunity to pass by the national park of Þingvellir which UNESCO registered on the list of the world heritage of humanity. This park is home to the famous Silfrugjá. It is an extraordinary spot for diving and snorkeling thanks to its extremely clear water. On the other hand, you would also stop at the geothermal site of Geysir. Apart from the hot springs there, admire Strokkur, an impressive geyser that is still active and usually gushes out 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.
Travelling through the Landmannalaugar region
Landmannalaugar is an Icelandic volcanic region that has several remarkable natural landscapes. It is also a popular tourist attraction for hikers, especially for the many colorful mountains that can be found in this area. The many colorful mountains are the result of the strong volcanic activity of Landmannalaugar. If you are an avid trekker, then this area of Iceland is a must-see.
Indeed, there is a very popular route for trekkers in Landmannalaugar that will allow you to discover the beauty of the place. Moreover, it is generally accessible by all levels and will make you live an unforgettable adventure in the middle of the Icelandic nature. It is about Laugavegur, long of about fifty kilometers passing obviously by the coloured mountains, but also of the rivers, the cascades, the hot springs, etc. Note that you will have the opportunity to swim in natural heated pools on this route.
Admire the beauty of Vatnajökull
Among the glaciers which are on both sides of the Icelandic territory, Vatnajökull is without any doubt the most impressive. It is the largest glacier in Iceland and covers about 13 % of the territory. During your stay on the Icelandic land, you will have the possibility of leaving to the discovery of this glacier. It is more precisely about some of its glacier tongues if we take into account the immensity of Vatnajökull.
Many tourism professionals in Iceland organize several kinds of excursions that will allow vacationers to admire the beauty of this glacier. It would be a shame not to understand why this country is called the land of ice and fire. Indeed, you will have the opportunity to step on some of the glacier tongues of Vatnajökull during a hike. It is in particular the case of Svínafellsjökull on which you can carry out pedestrian excursions, but also to visit caves of ices.