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Witness the Spectacle of Nature in Iceland – A Magical Destination

Located on the edge of the Arctic Circle in a part of the world that has one of the most active volcano areas in the world, Iceland is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular countries in the entire world and is a great place to visit as a tourist who wants to be immersed in nature while in Iceland. Here are some magical Iceland travel destinations that you must visit.


Natural fjords, rugged landscapes, and midnight sun — you can experience it all in Iceland, but where do you start? Iceland road trip? The options are endless for your Iceland vacation.


Crystal Cave in Skaftafell, Iceland, Underground Caves, Ice Cave
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Iceland Travel Destinations


Here are some of the most beautiful must-see natural attractions and our guide to help you better experience nature while exploring these Iceland travel destinations.


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Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa


There are lots of natural hot springs in Iceland, but the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is hard to beat. Although it is man-made, the spa, which is noted for its crystal clear water, is the only place on the planet where you can enjoy 40-degree centigrade water all year round in a location that is surrounded by snow and ice.


There is nothing like soaking in these wonderful waters to soothe sore and aching muscles, nourish your skin, and deeply relax your body and mind while gazing at dazzling scenery. 


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Lake Myvatn


Lake Myvatn has been an area of conservation since the mid-1970s, and it is a very popular Iceland travel destination for tourists and people who want to experience nature in Iceland. When you pay a visit to this conservation area, you will see nature’s wonders at their best.


Highlights include the Waterfall of the Gods, stunning lakes, and some of the most impressive birdlife in the whole of Europe. There are tours of the astonishing waterfalls and stunning rocks.


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Asbyrgi, the Glacial Canyon


Asbyrgi is a glacial canyon that stretched 3 ½ kilometers and is hemmed in by huge 100-meter walls. It is located within the confines of the Jokulsargljufur National Park and is best visited in the Fulmar breeding season when you will be able to spot the impressive seabirds in abundance. 


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Great Geysir


The Great Geysir is located in the southwest of Iceland and has been an active geyser for at least 10,0000 years. The geyser can spit boiling water as high as seven meters in the air and was the first geyser to be documented in printed material.


Geysir is derived from the Icelandic verb “geysa” which means “to gush.” The English word geyser is derived from Geysir.


Seeing the Great Geysir do its thing is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena you are ever likely to witness, so be sure to plan a trip to see it while you’re exploring nature in this shocking destination for your Iceland travel adventure.


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These colossal sea cliffs are located at the westernmost point of Iceland, and although they are a feast for the eyes in their own right, you’ll be even more impressed by the masses of birds that congregate there. The puffins who reside at Latrabjarg are a particular treat, and many of them are happy to have a selfie taken!


As Europe’s largest bird cliff, Latrabjarg is home to millions of birds including razorbills, guillemots, northern gannets, white-tailed eagles, red-throated loons, ringed plovers, snow buntings, fulmars, kittiwakes, murres, auks, snipes, redshanks, arctic terns, and puffins that frolic about fearlessly.


These cliffs are vital to the survival of some of these birds like the razorbill.


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Sejlalandfoss is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland and quite probably in the whole of Europe as well. So, it is not surprising that it is believed to be one of Iceland’s most photographed waterfalls and a hugely popular tourist attraction. A perfect spot to include in your Iceland travel plan.


What really makes this waterfall stand out, above and beyond its natural beauty, is the fact that you are able to walk behind the 60-meter spectacle for remarkable views. Try to go on a sunny day to catch those beautiful sparkling rainbows.


The lush green surroundings are also a real sight to behold and seem to immerse you in nature.


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Gullfoss is a mind-blowing waterfall that you can see on any good ‘Golden Circle’ day trip from Reykjavik. The crashing water is surrounded by beautifully landscaped canyons, which offer awe-inspiring natural views for as far as the eye can see.


Gullfoss or “Golden Falls” is aptly named because on a bright sunny day, the glacial water reflects the sun’s golden rays, turning them a beautiful golden color. The sun will also create rainbows as the water plays with the sunbeams.


Gullfoss is the largest waterfall in Europe in volume. Let the power and strength of this wonderful waterfall energize and inspire you.


Becoming one with nature in Iceland is a very rewarding experience. These Iceland travel destinations are amazing. Powerful waterfalls, strong rocks, and steep cliffs will delight the explorer in you as you go on an educational and thrilling adventure into the wilderness.

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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