Travel to Iceland: what to do in this country ?
L’Iceland is a country that is very beautiful, with landscapes often unreal, between ice and fire. At the’a trip to Iceland, you will have the’It’s an opportunity to see many things, volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls or glacier, but not only ! The capital, Reykjavík, which is located on the southwest coast, is a very pleasant city to visit with its pedestrian streets and its colorful houses with pointed roofs.
Let’s go and discover now all that Iceland has to offer’There is much to do in this island of’North Atlantic so that you can prepare your trip to this island as well as possible.
Reykavik, a very pleasant little capital
The largest city in’Iceland is however in the’European scale a very small capital. With its pretty streets, its colorful houses, its monuments and its omnipresent nature, Reykjavik is an absolute must-see during a trip to Iceland’a trip to Iceland. C’is also the cultural center of Iceland, with museums displaying works of art from all over the world’local artists, but also the’Icelandic modern art and literature.
We find in Reykavik some beautiful museums as the Museum of the Icelandic language’Icelandic history, Perlan or museums of art and literature’arts.
From the capital, you can also discover nature, like taking a boat ride to see whales or the Northern Lights, or discovering the wilderness right next to the city.
The region of the Circle of’Now
For those who love sports’It is also possible to discover the wilderness in the immediate vicinity of the city, one of the most powerful in the world in terms of history and wilderness, it is enough to go about twenty kilometers to the north’east of the capital. There you will find the must-see attractions of the Circle of Love’Gold.
Thingvellir National Park is a World Heritage Site’s largest city and home to the most important place in Europe’Iceland : the seat of the Icelandic parliament. The site is a place full of history’history since’it s’This is the site of the first Icelandic parliament, which was founded in 1949’year 930. One also finds there an impressive fault in which is located the’It is one of the largest lakes in the world.
The site of Geysir is known for its Icelandic geysers and its ochre-colored land. You can see geothermal springs and the Strokur geyser which erupts every 10 to 20 minutes.
A little further on is the waterfall of’The water of Gullfoss, which is the largest in the world, is also known for its geysers’one of the most powerful in the world’Europe in terms of flow. It is quite spectacular with its double fall in a rather narrow canyon.
To the discovery of the Lake of Myvatn
Located at approximately 1h of road of’Akureyri, the lake of Myvatn is the’one of the largest lakes in Iceland’Iceland. It is known for its magnificent landscapes and its pseudo craters. It also has the particularity of being close to the faults and therefore is in an active volcanic area with geothermal springs, volcanoes (so Katla or Hverfjall), etc.
Just to the north is the port of Oblikon’Husavik which is one of the most popular places in’island. It is known to be the’one of the most beautiful spots in the world’whale watching.
Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafell
The Skaftafell National Park is another national park classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO’UNESCO, which is home to glaciers, waterfalls, mountains and volcanoes. It is possible to go on great hikes, to go to the’You can go ice climbing, visit ice caves or even go to the beach’admire the lagoon of Jokulsarlon, a lagoon where many icebergs pass and seals swim.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
It is’acts of’a peninsula located in the south of the’Iceland in the southwest of the country. It is home to several volcanoes and spectacular landscapes that make it a small condensed version of the’Iceland on a few square kilometers.