Iceland has been all the rage as a tourist destination in recent years. That is no miracle. This spectacular rock in the North Atlantic Ocean boasts a great variety of natural wonders ready to be discovered by you. What is more, the Icelandic language is stunningly beautiful and has not been altered a lot during the last 1000 years, due to the isolated location of Iceland. Listen well when you get there and when you explore the following breathtaking sites. Góða skemmtun! (=Have fun!)
Reykjadalur Hot River
A 45-minute drive from the capital Reykjavík lies the small town of Hveragerði. ‘Hver’ is the Icelandic word for hot spring. Take a hike in the pristine landscape of the neighboring mountains to reach bubbling pools and the famous hot river. Have a bath in the well-tempered river and become one with the nature around you. Try not to let your photo fall into the water, as I did.
The geothermal spa Bláa Lónið (Blue Lagoon) is easily accessible, both from the capital city Reykjavík and from the airport. The man-made recreation site is renowned for its beneficent effect to the health, since the water, which comes from a nearby geothermal power plant, is rich in minerals. After the bath, you might feel a sort of blessed sleepiness. Doze off and have a peaceful nap.
Not far from the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier, along the south road, you can find the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall. It has a width of 25 metres and a drop of 60 metres. Lucky you if it is a sunny day, then you will most likely be able to see a single or even a double rainbow spanning over the river Skóga. On the right-hand side, there is a hiking track leading to the top. Or do you rather feel like diving in quest for the hidden treasure behind the waterfall? The legend says there is one….