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One of the youngest landmasses to be formed, Iceland is believed to be 25 million years old. This explains its many active volcanoes while the Surtsey Island near Iceland is the world’s newest island entrant, created from a volcanic eruption in 1963.
With about 80% of Iceland uninhabited, this island country is a trove of varied geographic features, such as mountain peaks, highlands, plateaus, deep fjords, glaciers, valleys, and fertile terrain. Popular for its geysers, fjords, waterfalls and the stunning Aurora Borealis, Iceland is fast catching up to as one of the most loved tourist destinations of the world
WHAT TO SEE ON YOUR ICELAND WINTER TOURS
One of the most splendid waterfalls of Iceland the Skogafoss Waterfalls are heavenly and will keep you staring at it in wonder the first time you see it. The magnificent waters plunge from a height of 60m crashing into the pool below and forming sometimes double rainbows that arch against its breathtaking backdrop. Situated on the Skoga River in the south of Iceland the Skogafoss Falls is one of the biggest and best waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 15 meters.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland is one of the world’s most popular geothermal spas is located in southwest Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Unlike common perception, the lagoon is a man-made feature whose water is supplied by the Svartsengi geothermal power station. It covers a massive area of 8700 sq. m today, after it has been continuously renovated to include larger areas as well as develop better tourist amenities and facilities, like cafes, hotels, shops selling skin products and so on.
The Golden Circle tour is a popular tourist trail that covers some of the most wonderful natural landmarks of the country and is among the best Iceland tours. Shorter than the Ring Road that encircles the nation, the Golden Circle is perfect for those who are short on time and yet do not want to be left out on witnessing Iceland’s most stunning features. One can either self-drive or join an organized tour to explore the various stopovers along the route. The three most important stops on this tour are the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.
The Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland or the Waterfall of the Gods is one of the most impressive waterfalls of Iceland. Located in the northeastern region the fall is fed from the Skjalfandafljot River and falls from a height of 12 meters spread across a width of 30 meters.
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