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Iceland’s Top 10 Natural Wonders
August 20, 2020
Iceland's most beautiful natural wonders, especially for your enjoyment! Boasting world-renowned beauty, exquisite natural diversity abounds. Envisage wild horses running through the majestic Porskmork nature reserve, booming waterfalls, the ethereal Northern Lights, and hot spring geysers that shoot boiling water up to 40 meters into the air!
Skogafoss translates to “Forest Waterfall” and is a must-see natural wonder in Iceland. Often referred to as the most beautiful waterfall in the world, Skogafoss is unique and makes for breathtaking photographs. Located on the Skoga River, the waterfall is fed by the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. We recommend climbing the stairs that wind along the river for a panoramic view.
With gigantic basalt stacks and undulating Atlantic waves, Reynisfjara beach is worth exploring. Located on the south coast of Iceland, next to the quaint fishing village of Viki Myrdal, Reynisfjara is a beautiful example of Iceland’s black-sand beaches. Stroll along the coastline, with the roaring ocean as your backdrop and take in the wonders of Iceland’s natural beauty.
Porsmork, a nature reserve in southern Iceland’s highlands, is a popular hiking destination and delight for photographers and nature lovers. Explore the remarkable beauty of Porsmork with Art in Voyage on the Iceland “Behind the lens” journey and photograph the Icelandic scenery, while creating unforgettable memories.
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Visit Strokkur geyser, a major attraction on the Golden Circle sightseeing route, for an outstanding display. The geyser erupts every five to ten minutes, blasting hot water high into the air. Located in a geothermal area, watch in amazement as the spring rockets skywards!
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, set in the Westfjords of Iceland, spans 220 square miles and is composed of flowering fields and icy cliffs. Picture plunging waterfalls amid craggy mounts – truly spectacular scenery. Another fantastic destination for hiking, you could spot rare Arctic foxes, whales as well as a plethora of magical birdlife.
The Northen Lights
Iceland’s Northern Lights, a natural wonder, are only visible when there is enough solar energy, making the phenomenon an auspicious occasion. Capture the auroras dancing with Art in Voyage on the “Behind the Lens” photographic journey.
Home to a wide variety of bird species, Latrabjarg Cliff is characterized by steep cliff walls peppered with seabirds. Puffins, razorbills, guillemots and kittiwakes, can all be found nesting from June to mid-August. Remotely located, enjoy the serenity of the impressive cliffs and the chorus of singing birds.
Askja, an incredible volcanic hollow set in the northeastern part of the Icelandic highlands, has a lengthy subsidence cauldron that formed after a lava chamber erupted, leaving the chasm to fill with warm water that is safe to swim in! Take a dip and enjoy the view of the towering Dyngjufjoll Mountains.
Located on Ring Road between Hofn and Skaftafell at the head of the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Jokulsarlon lagoon is another location in Iceland worth visiting. Take a boat trip or kayak among the bergs or meander along the shores, bustling with seals.
Snaefellsjokull National Park
Snaefellsjokull National Park is located in the westernmost part of the Snaefellesness peninsula and is the only National Park in Iceland that stretches to the sea. The park protects the area’s unique fauna and flora as well as some important historical relics. Boasting diverse geology, the rock formations from part of Iceland’s ancient history.