Iceland’s incredible beauty is world-renowned – everywhere you look you are likely to see the exquisite natural diversity of the country. Explore the majestic landscapes with horses running wild through the Porsmork nature reserve, and the waterfalls to the northern lights and the hot spring geysers – shooting vast jets boiling water from 20 meters up to 40 meters high. Now, get inspired as Art In Voyage brings you the most beautiful ten natural sights in Iceland, and let’s explore more…
Skogafoss means “Forest Waterfalls” when translated, it is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland, where people from all over the world come and take photographs of these breathtaking waterfalls. This is definitely a must-see natural wonder in Iceland, claiming to be one of the best waterfalls in the world. Situated on the main road (Ring Road), on the Skoga River, fed by two glaciers which are the water sources for the falls – Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Visiting the Skogafoss is an amazing experience that you will only find in these falls, and not anywhere else around the world. For a better view, climb the stairs and then walk along the river. You’ll get away from the crowds and discover more wonderful waterfalls.
Do you enjoy walking along the beach, watching the roaring ocean, or just sitting on a rock and just enjoy the majestic views of the uniqueness of pick rocks in the ocean? Then you have to explore this black-sand beach – Reynisfjara located on the south coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Viki Myrdal. Reynisfjara is considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black-sand beaches filled with enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves, and stunning panoramas.
A nature reserve in southern Iceland’s highlands, Porsmork is one of Iceland’s most popular hiking destinations and a favorite location for photographers and nature lovers. Get in inspired and join Art in Voyage on a journey to Iceland “Behind the lens: Iceland”, where you depart on a journey to discover the beauty of nature and capture the unforgettable memories of the scenery Iceland offers to its visitors.
Strokkur geyser is Iceland’s most visited active geyser in the country, which is one of the three major attractions on the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route. It is usually visited alongside Gullfoss Waterfall and Pingvellir National Park. Skrokkur erupts more regularly than any other geysers found in Iceland, every five to ten minutes it is blasting hot springs of water up to 20 meters to 40 meters of maximum height it can reach. In this geothermal area, you will find visitors gathering in circles around the geysers, capturing the best moments of their lives watching the hot springs erupting from the ground, isn’t that one of the best incredible experiences one wishes to encounter at least once in a lifetime?
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Set in the Westfjords of the northwest of Iceland, covering 580 square kilometers (220 square miles) of tundra, cliffs, flowering fields, and ice. These craggy mountains, unpredictable sea cliffs, and plunging waterfalls are the ones that make up this beautiful scenery – Hornstrandir Nature reserve. It is a fantastic destination for hiking, with challenging topography and excellent opportunities for spotting Arctic foxes, seals, whales, and teeming birdlife. Go on an adventure to hike these craggy incredible mountains – on your journey you will discover a very rare wildlife, like the Arctic fox roaming all over the Westfjords.
The Northen Lights
Who doesn’t have a desire to partially view the exquisite Northern Lights? Take out your camera and go behind the lens, capturing the auroras dancing. Iceland’s Northern Lights are one of its major attractions, competing only with other epic natural wonders such as the ice caves, glaciers, and volcanoes. Only visible in Iceland’s skies, under certain conditions, at a certain period of the year, and only when with enough solar activity. Are you in knowing of when to go to Iceland in the hunt for the Northern Lights? Get in touch with Art In Voyage, and join us in the journey “Behind the lens: Iceland”.
This cliff is notorious as a bird cliff, set in the westernmost tip of the Westfjords, characterized by the steep impressive cliff walls crowded with seabirds. Latrabjarg is home to a number of bird species living on the cliffs from the puffins, razorbills, guillemots to the kittiwakes nest that can be seen from June to mid-August. What we like most about the cliff is that it is a place where you can go and avoid crowds as it is off the tourist’s radar, perhaps its due to its remote location, but with Art In Voyage, you can reach anywhere in the world.
One of the remote locations in Iceland, an inspiring volcanic hollow which is the main destination for all tours in the landscapes of the northeastern part of the highlands. Among these landscapes sits the notorious Askja Caldera in the Dyngjufjoll Mountains – located on the northern side of the Vatnajökull National Park. Askja is a 50 square kilometers subsidence cauldron formed when a lava chamber just under the surface of the earth emptied in a volcanic eruption and the roof above it collapsed. The lake stands in contrast to the milky waters inside the small, steep crater known as Víti, which you can have a dip in if safety permits.
Jokulsarlon lagoon is a must-see lagoon on Iceland’s natural wonders. The glacier is located right on the ring road between Hofn and Skaftafell at the head of the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. There’s a number of excursions that you can do here, boat trips and kayaking among the bergs are popular, or one can simply wander the lakeshore and scout for seals – capturing the moments and exhausting your cameras memory card.
Snaefellsjokull National Park
Snaefellsjokull National Park lies is located in the westernmost part of the Snaefellesness peninsula and covers 170 square kilometers. This is the only Nationa Park in Iceland that stretches up to the sea. The main purpose of the National Park was to protect the area’s unique nature and important historical relics, and also to facilitate the travel around the area and make it accessible to people. This National Park has extremely diverse geology and contains rock formations from ancient history of Iceland.