“I still don’t know why, exactly, but I do think people can have a spiritual connection to landscape, and I certainly did in Iceland.” – Hannah Kent, Australian writer.
Iceland is one of the most beautiful and thrilling countries when it comes to amazing landscapes and it’s the perfect destination for Nature Lovers, so it’s no surprise that Hannah Kent felt a special connection to mother nature…
It’s also known as “Land of Fire and Ice” due to the presence of hot volcanoes and cold icebergs and it would most certainly win an award for “Most Photogenic Destination”. That’s one of the reasons why we want to show you a quick photo tour of Iceland seen through the filters of Instagram.
Iceland’s most famous waterfall is also known as “The Golden Waterfall” and it’s an unforgettable experience to see the force of nature plummeting water down 30 meters into the canyon. This scenario gets better on sunny days thanks to a bright and colorful rainbow that can be spotted over the falls.
It’s one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. This man-made lagoon contains warm waters that are rich in minerals and in some cases help to cure skin diseases. The water in this geothermal spa has an average temperature of 37–39 °C and if you’re wondering why it’s colored in blue, the answer is related to the way that one of the ingredients – silica – reflects the sunlight.
The Great Geysir
Geysir – “a vent in Earth’s surface that periodically ejects a column of hot water and steam”. In the case of “The Great Geysir” in southwestern Iceland, the water can go up to 70 meters in the air when there’s an eruption.
The Dyjandi Waterfall is also called Fjallfoss and is located in the Vestfirðir region. In total there are 7 waterfall sections that summed up are equal to a height of 100 meters.
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
This glacial lake is considered as one of the (many) natural wonders of Iceland and is the country’s deepest lake. It’s filled with icebergs that are currently melting and therefore the lake is growing on a daily basis.
The Landmannalaugar is popular for its hiking trails and the landscape views of mountains, lava fields and the Hekla volcano. One of the most famous routes goes through the Laugahraun lava field.
The cold waters around Iceland bring a diversified marine life to the country such as various species of whales: Orcas, Blue Whales, Humpbacks and more. The best time to go on a whale watching excursion is during the summer months from April to September.
Its name means “Church Mountain” and it’s the most photographed mountain in Iceland. On the way to Kirkjufell you’ll be able to see beautiful waterfalls during the day and the Nothern lights during the night.
The Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) can easily be spotted during the winter months and it’s a breathtaking natural phenomenon and one of the biggest attractions of Iceland.
There are plenty of waterfalls in Iceland but this 12 meter high waterfall is on the top 3 list. Its name means Black Falls and it’s surrounded by black basalt columns.