Travel to Iceland in photos, personal impressions and general information. Standard start – we arrive in Reykjavik, overnight and the next day we rent a car to the south coast. First stop – Seljalandsfoss waterfall, then Skogafoss waterfall. Excursion to Iceland we saw many wonders of nature.
The waterfalls are among the most beautiful of them. In order to have them there are all the natural resources. High glaciers, flooded rivers, high enough places from where the water can flow. Each waterfall is unique and unrepeatable. We stand in awe in front of them, we go around them, we cross them. You climb to take pictures of them and we leave all soaked as if enchanted.
Photos of Iceland waterfalls
And so to the next waterfall, which is different, but just as amazing and impressive. This is how we saw Dettifoss – the most powerful waterfall in Europe, the “Golden Gullfoss” and others that accompanied us during the trip. Just for reference the Icelandic Foss is a waterfall. We successively passed through an endless variety of landscapes. Black beaches, swamps, glacier fields, the glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon.
- Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Geyser Strokkur
- Heimaey Island
Travel to Iceland in photos first day. In the middle of summer, we saw pieces of ice torn from the glacier and floating to the Atlantic Ocean to become icebergs. We spent one night on the island of Heimaey. I am proud to say that I climbed the highest peak – a volcano on the island – 200 meters. In fact, Iceland is a volcanic plateau with mountain peaks that descend steeply to the ocean. Divide the coastline and form many fjords and small rocky islands.
We briefly crossed the interior of Iceland to reach the north coast. Along the way – unearthly landscapes of moss-covered lava fields, lakes, geothermal areas. Bubbling mud puddles and periodically erupting geysers, amazing canyons. I stood speechless in front of the most powerful Strokkur geyser – the boiling water rises more than 20 meters, then subsides. So after a few seconds explodes with renewed vigor, I could watch it for hours.
Beautiful natural landmarks in Iceland
Hot geysers – more than 250, scattered across the country are closely linked to volcanic activity. There are about 150 volcanoes in Iceland, 40 of which are active. The presence of a large number of volcanoes is related to the geographical position of the island, which is bordered by two lithosphere plates, which move and activate the earth’s crust and volcanoes.
I stood for a while on the border of Europe and North America. The only visible fault on land between the two lithosphere plates. In Husavik I did not miss the tourist attraction of whale watching in their natural environment by boat. So for some time I was a “whaler” in the open ocean. In conclusion – this may be the best time to visit Iceland: 22 hours a day, greenery everywhere and positive temperatures, but no chance for the Northern Lights.