Discover the natural spectacles on Iceland - individually

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In Iceland there are many destinations far away from the European mass tourism. Most of these hidden treasures are off the beaten tourist track. The easiest way to explore Iceland is by rental car. A very special travel experience, however, is to explore the country on the back of an Icelandic horse. With this means of transport the endless expanses of Iceland can be experienced fantastically. Iceland's capital Reykjavík is the northernmost capital in the world.
Iceland - The Strokkur Geyser© Puripat / Fotolia

The former agricultural village has developed into a vibrant city during the last century and today offers its visitors numerous sights and museums. Especially those interested in art and music will get their money's worth in Reykjavík. Nature lovers will find numerous steaming springs in the surrounding area. A visit to the Bláa Lónið (translated: Blue Lagoon), which is located on the way from the airport to Reykjavík, is also unique.

The lagoon is a saltwater lake with pleasant bathing temperatures between 37-42 °C. Many Icelandic tourists take the so-called "Golden Circle" as a day trip. The program includes stops in Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. The former is located on a rift valley right on the border of the American and European continental plates. The breathtaking site was first used as a people's meeting place during the Viking Age and has gone down in history as the oldest democratic parliament in the world.

The "Geyser" is considered to be the figurehead of Iceland, even though today the neighbouring Strokkur Geyser is usually visited. The last stop on the day tour is at Gullfoss Waterfall. Over a height of 30 meters and two steps the water falls down here. Don't miss the spectacular north of Iceland with the unique Lake Mývatn, the breathtaking Dettifoss Waterfall and the Ásbyrgi Gorge. There are still about 30 active volcanoes on Iceland.
Iceland - View of the harbour basin of Reykjavik© mandritoiu / Fotolia

Many visitors make a detour to Snæfellsjökull National Park on their trip to Iceland and visit the glacier volcano of the same name. But also the Hekla volcano in the south of Iceland is worth a visit. Still an insider tip is the Seljavallalaug bath in the very south of the island. Along the ring road there is another highlight: the breathtaking rock gorge Fjaðrárgljúfur. Another insider tip is the area in the west of Reykjavík called Grótta. The nature reserve is home to a large bird life and a striking lighthouse. In the evening hours you can experience a fantastic sunset here.

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