Ranked 9th happiest country of the world in, visiting Iceland would ensure two things, one you would be erm happy, second your soul would feast on few of incredible sights that would stay with you forever.
Fjallabak Nature Reserve
The Fjallabak Nature Reserve is not only Iceland’s most beautiful areas but also one of the greatest treasures in the highlands. The incredible land-forms, the remarkable landscape and the hot spring activity are phenomenally diverse and colorful.
Vatnajökull, also known as the Vatna Glacier Is the biggest glacier in Europe. Covering about 8% of the country, it is the largest and most voluminous Icelandic ice cap.
This is one of the most attractive outdoor havens in Iceland. On a radiant summer’s day, this must be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Sadly, this colourful view of Landmannalaugar, are only visible to the lucky ones who visit the park on one of those rare days of the year in which the weather is clear enough.
Ljotipollur Volcanic Crater Lake
You would be amused if I tell you, Ljotipollur means ‘Ugly Puddle’! I mean look at this picture: this beautifully red with the deep trout-filled lake and high edges on its sides, it is anything but ugly! FYI, Ljotipollur is an explosion crater lake in the south highlands.
Chilly weather and a warm pool, bliss right? Take a dip in this hotpot and praise the heavens for this oasis like place.
If you are a movie buff, you would possibly recognise this place better than others. Yes, this incredibly charming glacial lake has made several appearances in movies like Interstellar, Batman Begins, Die another Day etc.
A welcome break from the white and blue combination, the colourful houses at Reykjavik would surely uplift any mood.
The Great Geysir
A snowy backdrop and a small geyser erupting every 5 mins or so, treat to eyes and possibly one of the best gift from Mother Nature.
The Svartifoss or the black waterfall in the Skaftafell National Park is a sight to behold. Pure white water gushing from the contrast background of dark coloured lava will surely leave you spell bound.
Mount Kirkjufell (Church mountain)
Does looking at this picture giving you a feeling of Déjà vu? Well, I don’t blame you, it is hard to escape the pictures of the ‘most photographed Mountain of Iceland’. But, with a view so scenic, a water fall so majestic and the clear blue skies; you can’t really blame photographer to go click-crazy.
A home to Fulmars and gulls, and with a shape that resembles a dragon drinking water, the 15 m high basalt stack is a tough to miss! Plan your trip around the sunset or just at the break of dawn, you would not regret it!
There are waterfalls and then there is this view! Located near the town of Selfoss, the USP of this place is that you could have a 360 degree view of the waterfall. No matter, which angle you set your camera, you would surely end up saying “Stunning”, Wanna bet?!
Do not deny, didn’t you just go “awwww”, as you saw this exceptionally pretty place? If you ever wanted to know about the glorious past of Iceland, this place would tell you all and a little more of the present times.
Hiking, Skiing, photography, a spectacular drive, fishing, an extended photography session, and a leisurely stroll are few of the many things you could do at this quaint place with a tough to pronounce name. 🙂 !
Picture this: a sprawling landscape covered with virgin white snow with a cascading waterfall, hypnotic isn’t it? Undoubtedly, one of the best waterfalls of the Iceland, Godafoss waterfall are aptly named “waterfall of the gods”.
Visiting Iceland and not taking time to catch the Northern Lights is like committing Blasphemy! Imagine sitting in your cosy tent, with a poison of your choice and watching this spectacular display, BLISS…isn’t it?