Witness the Spectacle of Nature in Iceland – A Magical Destination

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Located on the edge of the Arctic Circle in a part of the world which has one of the most active volcano areas in the world, Iceland is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular countries in the world, and a great place to visit as a tourist. Natural fjords, rugged landscapes, and midnight sun – you can experience it all in Iceland, but where do you start? Here are some of the most beautiful must-see natural attractions and our guide to Iceland:


Nature in Iceland


Nature in Iceland


Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

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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.


Nature in Iceland


Lake Myvatn

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Lake Myvatn has been an area of conservation since the mid-1970s, and it is a very popular tourist destination. 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 bird-life in the whole of Europe.


Nature in Iceland



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Asbyrgi is a canyon that stretched 3 ½ kilometers and which 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.


Nature in Iceland


Great Geyser

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Great Geyser is located in the south-west 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. Seeing the Great Geyser do its thing is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena you are ever likely to see, so be sure to make a trip to see it when you’re in Iceland.


nature in iceland, Latrabjarg



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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!


Nature in Iceland



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Sejlalandfoss is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland and quite probably in the whole of Europe too. So, it is not surprising that it is believed to be one of Iceland’s most photographed waterfalls and a hugely popular tourist attraction. 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. The lush green surroundings are also a real sight to behold.


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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.


About Christa Thompson

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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

1 Comments on this post

  1. “Iceland” is really “Mesmerizing” Christa thanx for sharing 🙂

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