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Few could argue with the notion that Iceland is one of the most visually spectacular countries in the world. It’s stunning, lunar-like landscape is dotted with beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, lava fields, hot springs, ice caves and more.
Reynisdrangar is comprised of large, jagged, basalt sea stacks off the coast of Vik.
Thorsmork is a mountain ridge in South Iceland named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
The Sun Voyager sculpture is made of stainless steel and located on the water in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. It is one of the most photographed sculptures in Iceland.
Hraunfossar, located in southwest Iceland, literally means “lava falls” and they are quite a sight to behold.
The “Into the Glacier Experience” takes you literally right inside Langjokull Glacier via Iceland’s first man-made ice cave. A truly unique experience!
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Iceland and is famous for a path which allows visitors to hike behind the falls.
The icebergs floating in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon are broken off from Vatnajokull, Iceland’s largest ice cap. In summer, visitors can ride around the icebergs in zephyr boats.
Svartifoss, located in Skaftafell National Park, is know for the basalt columns surrounding it, which create an organ-like appearance.
Strokkur geyser is one of Iceland’s “Golden Circle” attractions and reliably erupts every 5-10 minutes.
Langjokull Glacier is a great place to do snowmobiling year-round.
Landmannalaugar is an area of Iceland’s interior highlands and is only accessible in Summer.
Haifoss is situated near Hekla volcano and it is the 3rd highest waterfall in Iceland.
Stakkholtsgja Canyon is found in Thorsmork. It narrows as it leads to a waterfall that can be accessed by hiking over rocks and streams.
Arnarstapi is a fishing village on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It is home to incredible hiking trails and rock formations.
At Thingvellir, you can actually see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.
Kerid Crater is sometimes used for floating concerts.
Skogafoss is one of Iceland’s most recognizable waterfalls. It is easily accessible from the Ring Road and visitors can climbs stairs all the way to a lookout platform on top of the falls.
Hotel Ranga is one of Iceland most well known luxury hotel, often catering to celebrities. The hotel offers guests the option of recieving a “Northern Lights wake-up call” in the event the Aurora is spotted overhead.
It has been said that although Greenland is full of ice, Iceland is green. Indeed Iceland’s countryside is surprisingly lush and adorned in vibrant color.
Chunks of ice from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon often wash up along the volcanic black sand beaches nearby.
The observation area atop Hallgrimskirkja Church provides visitors with breathtaking 360 degree views of Reykjavik.
Gullfoss is the crown jewel of Iceland’s “Golden Circle” attractions and it is the country’s largest waterfall.
The Landmannalaugar Highlands have many terrific trails where hikers can walk and climb through fields of hardened lava.
The blue color of the icebergs floating in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon derives from the pressure, denseness and thickness of glacial ice.
Landmannalaugar is also well known for the distinctive orange color of its rhyolite mountains.
All of the photos shown here are original photos taken by Destination Dan.
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