Iceland, Island of Natural Wonders
With over 30 different active volcanoes, numerous hot springs, thundering waterfalls, and exploding geysers, and great southern coasts Iceland is definitely a unique place to visit.
Reykjavík is the world’s northernmost capital with an extremely active nightlife. Do a walking tour of Old Reykjavik, where you will come across Hallgrimskirkja, a church that is 210 feet in height, making it the highest building in Iceland.
You can also visit Thingvellir National Park, located at the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Here, a vast rift valley shows the power of continental drift. You can also from here see the meeting site of the first Althing (Icelandic parliament).
Further east visit the high temperature geothermal area of Geysir geysers (a spouting hot spring). Geysir’s eruption occurs when boiling water within the geyser, trapped by cooler water above it, explodes, forcing its way to the surface creating a spectacular sight.
To warm up, definitely make a stop for pampering at the Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s famous geothermal spa with an unbelievably vivid mineral rich body of water which is naturally heated to 40 degrees Celsius.