Sunday, August 28

These Photos Of Iceland Will Have You Reaching For Your Passport

The one place in the world that  remains one of my all-time favourite destinations also happens to be one of the furthest places from where I live (Melbourne, Australia). I visited Iceland four years ago for only four days, and ever since I left I've been dying to go back. The country is spectacular (based on the small amount I saw), and I've been pinning my return trip, whenever that may be.

While I continue to dream about seeing the Northern Lights or visiting the Blue Lagoon again, here are some photos that will have you planning your own holiday.

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south-east Iceland which is up to 100 m deep and about 2 kilometres long, with the Fjaðrá river flowing through it. Image source

The Secret Lagoon, Flúðir. This old and enchanting swimming pool is located near the village of Flúðir, South Iceland. The pool is located in the middle of an area dotted with several geothermal hot springs, of which “Little Geysir” is the most active. Image source.

Wild Icelandic Horses. Image source.

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is also the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Image source.

Rhyolith hills in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. It is at the edge of Laugahraun lava field, which was formed in an eruption around the year 1477. It is known for its natural geothermal hot springs and surrounding landscape. Image source.

The Blue Lagoon is a man-made lagoon supplied by water from a geothermal power plant. The water is milky blue and rich in silica and sulphur. There's something truly surreal about soaking in magical water at 37–39 degrees celsius whilst being surrounded by hazy mountains. Image source.

Northern lights over Siglufjordur. The northern lights are one of the biggest draws to visiting Iceland, however they are also one of the most elusive and unpredictable attractions this country has. Image source.

Have you been to Iceland? Please feel free to leave tips and comments below!


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