Iceland has been ranked as a must-see destination by the world's leading travel magazines, thousands of experienced travel experts, and countless enthusiastic travelers.
Whether you are an Icelandic novice or a seasoned Icelandic enthusiast, this list can help you plan a free trip to Iceland, choose an Icelandic tour, or take a self-drive tour. If you have been to these places, you will feel that Iceland is worth the trip!
There are two Icelandic mountains that photographers love the most - Straw Hat Mountain on the Sneysand peninsula and Vestrahorn by the town of Hofen - and because Vestrahorn is not on the regular tour itinerary, most tourists have never seen the real face of the mountain, and can only appreciate this highly recognizable and unique mountain in the photographers' works.
Horn means the same in Icelandic as it does in English - "horn". All three of these mountains have the shape of sharp horns sticking upwards, and they are not far from each other. Vestrahorn is the westernmost and Eystrahorn is the easternmost, as the name implies. The direct translation of Brunnhorn is not "middle horn mountain", but "well horn mountain", Brunn means well in Icelandic.
The name "Brunnhorn" is a bit unbelievable in terms of its shape alone. The mountain doesn't look like a well in any way, and the three neat little horns are more like the logo from Batman, so the Icelanders nicknamed Brunnhorn Batman Mountain.
In addition to this, there are some other attractions in Iceland.
1. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón, which means Glacier River Lagoon in Icelandic, is the brightest star of Vatna Glacier National Park. vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland and the third largest in the world, with many branches.
Where the branch glacier of Breiðamerkurjökull enters the sea, the glacier peeled off and melted, forming a lagoon around 1934 or 35, which is now the famous Jägerkull Glacier Lake.
Due to the accelerated melting of the glacier, Jägerkökull has been expanding and becoming deeper and is now the deepest lake in Iceland.
The sunny beaches and crystal clear waters of the world's beach resorts are competing with each other, but Iceland's black sand beaches stand out from the rest, not taking the traditional route, with an apocalyptic beauty of their own. The Hollywood movie Noah's Ark was filmed here, and the black sand beach represents the end of the world, revealing Iceland's sense of remoteness.
Reynisfjara beach has the towering Reynisfjall, and not far from the sea stands the bizarre black rock group Reynisdrangar.
According to Icelandic legend, they are gargoyles that were solidified into stone by the sunlight and have stood on the sea ever since, being constantly washed by the waves, creating the present scenery.
The Geysir Geyser geothermal area is very different from Singervilliers, but its formation is also due to Iceland's exceptionally active volcanic geothermal movement. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, the Geysir Geothermal Area is dotted with steaming pools of boiling mud, vents, geothermal springs, and geysers.
One of the most famous geothermal features is the geyser. Geysers are hot springs that erupt at regular intervals, and Geysir, Iceland's great geyser, is the source of the English word geyser, which is a testament to its world status.