The famous tourist route has three main attractions. One of them is Gullfoss (Golden Falls) located on one of the longest rivers in Iceland. Five minutes away you will find a second natural attraction the valley of geysers Haukadalur. Every 5-8 minutes geysers please tourists with a natural fountain that shoots to a height of 30 meters.
And the third point of interest is Thingvellir National Park, where the first in Europe Althingi parliament was founded in 930. In the park, you will learn the history of Iceland, the facts of geology of boundaries of tectonic plates, and much more.
Vik and South Coast
The village Vik is surrounded by black beaches and glaciers, but its main attraction is Dyrholaey rocks. In summer, thousands of charming, clumsy, and funny puffins gather here.
When going to the coast, remember that the beaches of unusual black sand can be very dangerous. Often high waves and tides caught tourists by surprise.
The unique pool and spa in the middle of a lava field is the best conductor in the country of fire and ice. Deep blue color of water in the lagoon is due to the presence of large amounts of silicon dioxide, which has a beneficial effect on the skin.
Depending on your physical abilities and preferences, you can hike the glacier, do ice-climbing, or simply admire the icy mountains from afar. If you feel you can do it, try to explore the Vatnajokull cave located inside the largest glacier in Europe.
Nature reserve Skaftafedl
It is located below Europe’s largest glacier and provides a lot opportunities for hiking during which you will visit the waterfall, explore the Morsardalur valley, and climb up the glacier.
Hike to the waterfall is relatively simple and takes only 1.5-2 hours in both directions. This is an original way to get some fresh air, experience a bit of exercise, and enjoy the indescribable beauty.
The peninsula is full of surprises: caves, lava fields, hot springs, beaches, rocks, and glacier Snaefellsjokull described in the novel by Jules Verne “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
For those who grew up in Iceland, Northern Lights are as commonplace as a rainbow after the storm. Thousands of tourists travel thousands of kilometers in order to catch a few seconds of the glow in the sky.