Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Iceland

Iceland has discreetly come into the spotlight to demonstrate the world what it’s been feeling the loss of every one of these years: sweeping underground iceholes, towering volcanoes, warm showers, and scenes so convincingly lunar that even space travelers once prepared there. Beautiful Places  Iceland are a portion of the absolute best

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Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland right by Route 1 (Iceland) and the road that leads to Þórsmörk Road 249

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#1. SELJALANDSFOSS

The waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls and natural wonders in Iceland. The waterfall drops 60 meters and is part of the river Seljalands – river that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajokull.

One of the interesting things about this waterfall is the fact that visitors can walk behind it into a small cave.  It was a way point during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6.

Why we love it: Water from the river Seljalandsá cascades into a pool 200 feet below—and yes, it is possible to walk behind the waterfall.

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Mount Mælifell, also called as Measure-Hill, is located in Southern Iceland and is about 800 meters tall.

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#2. MOUNT MÆLIFELL

Mount Mælifell is reachable only by a four-wheeled vehicle and is on the southern Fjallabak road next to the glacier Mýrdalsjökull, the road is usually wet and sometimes completely flooded.

Why we love it: A volcanic cone comprising ashes and solid lava, Mælifell sits on the edge of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and is covered in grimmia, a moss that changes color depending on the soil’s humidity.

It is listed as one of the amazing places on the earth by “Amazing places on earth”.

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Vatnajökull  also known as the Vatna Glacier, and one of the largest in area in Europe. It is the second largest glacier in area after Austfonna on Svalbard in Norway. It is located in the south-east of the island, covering more than 8 percent of the country

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#3. VATNAJÖKULL

Why we love it: Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland, which means it comes with ice caves primed for exploration.

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Landmannalaugar  is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. It is at the edge of Laugahraun lava field, which was formed in aneruption around the year 1477. It is known for its natural geothermal hot springs and surrounding landscape.

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#4. LANDMANNALAUGAR

Why we love it: High geothermal activity in the area creates some of Iceland’s most colorful landscapes—a veritable kaleidoscope of greens, oranges, reds,blacks, browns, and more.

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Viti (meaning ‘Hell’!) is an explosion crater on the northeast shore of Oskjuvatn.

The Viti crater is around 150 meters in diameter and contains a geothermal lake of mineral-rich, sulphurous, opaque blue water.

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#5. VÍTI LAKE, ASKJA

Why we love it: Scientists have now confirmed Víti was naturally formed at the bottom of one of Askja’s craters, but its name means “hell,” owing to an earlier-held belief that large craters were the gates to the underworld. It’s not just pretty to look at: Weather permitting, you can even take a swim in the warm, mineral-rich lake.

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The world-famous Reynisfjara Shore, near the village Vik in Myrdalur on Iceland’s South Coast, is widely regarded as the most impressive black-sand beach in Iceland.

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#6. REYNISFJARA BEACH, VÍK

Why we love it: Vík is Iceland’s southernmost village, and spectacularly shaped basalt columns on the nearby Reynisfjara shore help make it the most impressive black-sand beach in the country.

The area has a rich birdlife, including puffins, fulmars and guillemots.

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Jökulsárlón  is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of theAtlantic Ocean

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#7. JÖKULSÁRLÓN

Why we love it: Luminous blue icebergs sit in this glacial lake—the deepest in Iceland—and the intrepid can even hop on board a boat to float among them.

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Kirkjufell stands on a little peninsula of its own, a stunning backdrop for the multicolored Icelandic sky

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#8. KIRKJUFELL

Why we love it: This dazzling “Church Mountain”near the town of Grundarfjörður is Iceland’s most photographed mountain, and for good reason—it’s one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in the country.

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The Westfjords or West Fjords is the name of a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland and an administrative district.

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#9. WESTFJORDS

Why we love it: Only about 14 percent of visitors to Iceland ever get to this large peninsula in the northwestern part of the country, which makes it a fitting destination for those looking to escape the relative hustle and bustle of capital city Reykjavik.

Home to some of Iceland’s most dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife, the Westfjords are more inaccessible than other parts of the country, but are wellworth the trip.

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Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland

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#10. HVÍTSERKUR

Why we love it: The rock has two holes at the base, which give it the appearance of a dragon who is drinking. The base of the stack has been reinforced with concrete to protect its foundations from the sea, and nearby is one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland.