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What to Do and What to See in Iceland

Iceland is the perfect place for those who love adventure and nature.

Blue Lagoon

Iceland is the perfect place for those who love adventure and nature. Despite what you may think,  Summer temperatures in Iceland are rather mild and this allows tourists to visit the island as a whole, even in places that are inaccessible in the Winter.

Arriving in Iceland is like landing on the moon. The island is characterized by a very low population density, and unspoiled places – and it leads to wonder if it is still on Earth.

One of the most beautiful and renowned places is the Blue Lagoon (see the picture above). Located just half an hour from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, a fresh water expanse of intense aquamarine life, is one of the many wonders that lies exclusively in Iceland. No matter what the outside temperature is, the water of the lagoon ranges between 37 and 40 degrees celsius, offering moments of relaxation and well being, difficult to try anywhere else, to those who seek them.

Natural Icelandic beauties are numerous, but especially varied. It’s easy to find yourselves in front of beautiful waterfalls, lakes, lagoons or icy geysers, but also to witness expanses of green, where animals such as horses, graze free and undisturbed.

Geyser in Iceland

Natural phenomena also are unique in this world: like the aurora borealis in winter or the midnight sun in Summer. Unique spectacles, hard to experience elsewhere in a lifetime.

For anyone who decides to go to Iceland, don’t forget to bring a camera with you with a remarkable memory capacity, because the places and landscapes will be so many, and capturing them all is a must!

Iceland is an Island situated in the North Atlantic Ocean in Europe. Iceland is very well known for its Volcanoes, the Blue Lagoon, The Northern Lights, Gullfoss, the waterfall and many more attractions.

When visiting Iceland some of the most important must see places to visit are:

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is one of the most spectacular man made natural spa in the world. This lagoon varies from light blues to bright electric blues. The colors make you feel like you are in a dream. The water temperature is kept between 37 c to 39c ( 98.6 F to 102.2 f).

This Blue Lagoon Water contains minerals and seaweeds that are very healthy for the skin and body; therefore, leaving you feeling totally rejuvenated and looking younger.
While you are there you may also enjoy a hot steamy sauna, a cold short dip in ice water and finally enjoy a nice meal at the restaurant.

Northern Lights

Another must when visiting Iceland are the Amazing breath taking Northern Lights. These lights are most visible between September to April. This is the most natural phenomena site on earth.

As you watch the horizon, you see lights of different shades of green swaying and dancing like waves in the sky. This fascinating light show is caused by high-energy electrons that collide with oxygen atoms and nitrogen molecules. This experience will leave you breathless and with a great sense of feeling about what actual beauties the earth has to offer.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the largest and capital city of Iceland, located southwest of Iceland. It has a population of approximately 120,000 people.

This city unlike most capitals of countries, does not have the high rise buildings but rather is filled with colorful wooden building. It looks like an old town with building that were built closely together which makes it a very unique capital city.

Despite this capital looking like an old town, Reykjavik is a very trendy place with nice architecture, advanced technology and  nice  cafes, pubs and a great night life. The city awaits you with so much to offer and the people are very friendly.

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Do not leave Iceland without visiting the most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. Gullfoss waterfall  is very uplifting. The water plunges down a three step staircase, then tumbles into a two step staircase to finally plunge down into a 32m (105 ft.) deep canyon. The water kicks back with a spectacular spray which creates a colorful rainbow over the rocky walls of the waterfall. One can not help but feeling energized after seeing all this beautiful energetic movement.

It is thanks to Sigriour Tomasdottir, daughter of Tomas Tomasson who owned the waterfall in the early 20th century, that Gullfoss is still with us. Foreigners wanted to use Gullfoss to build a hydroelectric power plant which would of destroyed Gullfoss forever.

Iceland is a Country that offers many breath taking natural beauties that will leave you in a world of dreams. Enjoy many experiences of your life time choosing between the various discount hotels of the island.

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