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Travel: Why Iceland Should DEFINITELY Be On Your Bucket List!

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Iceland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of gorgeous scenery but don’t rule it out.

Iceland is home to the most stunning sites on the planet. Ask anyone who has ever visited the country and straight away they will tell you of the mind-blowingly-beautiful views they witnessed.

In today’s blog post, we give you just a few reasons why Iceland should most definitely be on your bucket list!

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lake

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Take a boat trip around the icebergs on this amazingly beautiful glacial lake and you will experience views you will never forget.

If you only see one tourist attraction in Iceland, it should be this, and if you want to see it at its most astonishingly beautiful then visit it during sunrise or sunset!

The Black Beach 

With good reason, Reynisfjara Beach in the village of Vík is most frequently described as ‘breathtaking’ and ‘mystical’.

The beach in question is Iceland’s most impressive black sand beach and is definitely a must-see. Famous for its basalt columns, the beach is situated under Reynisfjall mountain and is a spectacular sight.

If you visit here, DO NOT venture near the water. This is a warning given to tourists by tour guides and locals alike. The waves here are huge and extremely unpredictable, and lets not forget the plentiful rip currents, which combined makes this location a treacherous one at times.

The Waterfalls 

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A trip to Iceland is not complete without a trip to one of the country’s incredible waterfalls.

One of the most famous of these would be the enormous Skógafoss falls, which is situated in southern Iceland.

The view of the falls from the ground is nothing short of incredible but if you want to see the landmark from a different angle, you can hike to the top. Be warned though, the steps to the top are steep and sometimes slippy.

Unlike a lot of other tourist attractions, visitors are not kept at a distance. You can walk right up to the Skógafoss waterfall (prepare to get soaked if you do) and some tourists have even ventured behind it.

Other waterfalls worth checking out are the Godafoss Waterfall and the Svartifoss Waterfall.

The Northern Lights 

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If you want to witness an amazing display of Northern Lights, then Iceland is the place to go.

The best time to catch the Northern Lights would be at midnight any time between September and October, or March and April.

These are the two periods when the lights are at their most frequent.

The Blue Lagoon

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You CANNOT go to Iceland without taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.

Some people travel to Iceland specifically to see this amazing place. Take note, tickets must be pre-booked!

For more information on the Blue Lagoon, check out the official website here.

Volcanic Crater Lakes

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Iceland is peppered with incredible crater lakes, one of which is the Viti Crater near Kraflain, Northern Iceland.

This deep blue lake, which is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, is a popular attraction for photography enthusiasts and is definitely a must-visit.

Landmannalaugar region

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Nope, we can’t pronounce it either!

The Landmannalaugar region is famous for its multi-coloured mountains and geo-thermal springs.

It’s stunning scenery is particularly popular amongst hiking enthusiasts.

Vatnajökull

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Vatnajökull is the biggest glacier in Europe and covers about 8% of Iceland. There are still active volcanoes underneath Vatnajökull!

Also underneath the glacier is an incredible ice cavern that stretches several kilometres in length and can be explored under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Tourists can also go ice climbing or enjoy guided expeditions on the glacier via a skidoo or jeep.

Iceland is one place we are DEFINITELY going to visit!

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