WHAT TO DO IN ICELAND?
An old fishing village that is visited today to appreciate the rock formations that are on its shore.
The extreme northwest of Iceland is a large peninsula whose shape resembles a kind of deformed dragon. It is geologically the oldest part of Iceland and is the product of ancient submarine eruptions and the violent erosion of glaciers over the millennia.
The result is an impressive landscape of beautiful mountains, deep fjords “looking” like the teeth of a mountain range on the map, all crossed by green valleys and bordered by an endless coastline of beaches and cliffs.
Cold, legendary and volcanic, Iceland is a modern and advanced country but it presumes of the conservation of its Viking spirit and of a natural and spectacular environment that maintains its primitive aspect almost intact. Half of Iceland’s population lives in Reykjavik and its surrounding cities, located in the southwest. The Blue Lagoon or Blue Lake in Iceland is one of those places, perhaps the most frequented by tourists looking to relax and heal in a water with properties multiple
And the composition of its geothermal water is a unique mixture of seaweed ingredients: rich in salts and other minerals, silica and blue algae that give the characteristic tone to the lake.
The name Hofn means harbor and is one of the few fishing ports in the south of Iceland. In it, the navigation must be cautious due to the formation of sand banks which must be dredged frequently to maintain a minimum depth of 7-8 meters. This port can be frozen during the hardest winter months.
Hofn’s most important cultural event is the famous lobster festival held on the first weekend of July.
Climbing the highest peak in Iceland and enjoying the most impressive views of the country under your feet is, of course, an unforgettable experience that no adventurer should miss. Hvannadalshnúkur or Hvannadalshnjukur is a peak on the northwestern edge of the volcano in Iceland Öræfajökul.
South of Iceland, and relatively close to the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and the Laki fires, we find a hidden gem that houses incredible formations and magical legends.
With 100 meters of depth and 2km of length, this canyon was formed by the erosion that made the Fjaðrá River during almost 9 thousand years in the palagonite (an alteration of the volcanic glass that in this case is 2 million years old), creating a visual spectacle for any traveler who ventures to explore that area and enjoy the magnificent view or relax listening to the sound of the water flowing along the curves or the different waterfalls that form the route.
Blue ice caves
Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Vatnajökull National Park and visit the ice caves that water forms during the summer. Walk the rugged terrain of southern Iceland and admire the magical blue ice of the caverns.
Jökulsárlón is possibly one of the most spectacular places in all of Iceland. It is one of the most photographed glacial lakes on the planet, reason that has led to an “icon” on the island and therefore one of its leading flag-bearers to travel to Iceland. Its Icebergs or the large blocks of ice that dominate its waters are not just a spectacle that makes anyone nervous, its colors at dusk and the transparency of its waters make it something magical, something that can be engraved in your memory for all life.
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