Iceland is located at the border of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, and is one of the five Nordic countries. Surrounded by high latitudes and warm currents, Iceland's varied terrain and sparse population make it possible to enjoy such a pleasant climate, exotic scenery and unspoiled nature.
Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland. In the center of the city there is a beautiful small lake, Lake Tonin. In summer, thousands of swans, ducks and waterfowl gather here, while in the cold winter, the lake discharges hot water at the right temperature for the waterfowl to spend the winter. A great way to feel the cleanliness and naturalness of Reykjavik is to visit one of the city's many thermal pools and soak in the warm thermal waters, which are a year-round treat for the body and soul.
Reykjavik Art Museum
The Reykjavík Museum of Art is the largest art collection museum in Iceland, consisting of museums located in three locations in Reykjavík: the Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, the New Museum in the city of Hafnarhú and the Asmundarsafn Museum. In addition, it is home to the largest gallery exhibition in the country. More than 20 exhibitions are held every year in the over 3,000 square meters of the gallery, with a variety of themes.
Reykjavik Cathedral's main hall is more than 30 meters high and can accommodate up to 1,200 people. It is named after the famous Icelandic literary scholar Hal Grimms, commemorating his great contribution to Icelandic literature. Due to its novel design and organ structure, the church has become a landmark in Reykjavík.
The Golden Circle is the highlight of the Icelandic tour and consists of three major tourist attractions, namely the old Parliament (Pingvellir National Park), the Geysir Geyser and the Golden Waterfall, each with its own distinctive and unique charm. The Geysir Geyser is one of the most famous geysers in the world, with its hot, smoky water coming out everywhere.
Hauschwandir Nature Reserve
The Hauschandir Nature Reserve is home to 260 species of flowering plants and ferns. Grazing has been prohibited for decades in order to preserve the pristine nature of the area, and the plants continue to grow upwards, some reaching 300-400 meters. As the area is covered with snow in winter, the plants here can be particularly sensitive in summer when the winter snow melts, so visitors should approach them gently.The reserve is also home to a rich variety of animals, and one of the most interesting points of coming here has to be watching the birds on the cliffs.
Akerefjord is a high mountain located near the city of Akranes on the west coast of Iceland and is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in the region with its stunning combination of mountains and water. The most attractive moment of the mountain is the night when the sky is covered with aurora borealis, when the colorful aurora borealis shines directly on the top of the mountain, while below the mountain is the red lights of thousands of houses, and the mountain is surrounded by the deep blue water, forming a magnificent landscape painting that is mesmerizing.
Eyjafjordala Ice Cap
The Eyjafjordala Ice Cap is a glacier in southern Iceland, the fifth largest in the country, and a volcano that has been erupting frequently since glacial times. Those who love the thrill of outdoor travel wear helmets, waterproof jumpers and boots, and get up close to the lava in the glacier's -30 degree Celsius temperature just to see the majestic Eyjafjordala Ice Cap.
Vatna Glacier, in the southeast of Iceland, ranks third in the world and is the largest glacier in Europe. The glacier's non-stationary nature is typical of Iceland's scenery. What is peculiar is that there are also lava, craters and hot lakes in the area of Vatna Glacier. Beneath the ice cap, there are several volcanoes, which is why Vatna Glacier is called the "Land of Ice and Fire".
Lake Jägeränsson is the most famous and largest glacial lake in Iceland. It is located in the southeast of Iceland, at the southern end of the Vatna Icefield.
A boat trip to Lake Jäguräsullän is the most beautiful experience, and the amphibious boat is new enough - boat-shaped in appearance but with four big wheels. Passengers board the boat on land, and the boat uses the wheels from the land to sail directly into the lake. The lake is full of huge ice floes, and in order to let the sightseeing boat pass through the ice floes without any obstruction, three or four small speedboats are used as pilot boats, and wooden sticks are used to push the ice floes apart to form a channel, so that passengers can enjoy the scenery among the ice floes.
Dété Falls is a waterfall near Lake Mývatn in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, northeast of Iceland. It is about 100 meters wide and 44 meters high, and is considered to be the highest and roughest waterfall in Europe. Due to the high volume of water at Déti Falls, you can find the location of the waterfall just by listening to the sound of the water.