Sat on top of the moving Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, Iceland is packed with natural wonders. So much so, that listing them all in one digestible blog might be a stretch. Therefore, we’ve cut them down to 5.
Þingvellir National Park
Iceland is one of the few places where the Mid Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level.
And In Þingvellir National Park, your Scouts and Guides can explore the rift in the Earth‘s crust at the boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can dive into the clear waters of the Silfra fissure to get a close-up of those continental giants.
Part of the famous Golden Circle Tour, Strokkur Geyser is a huge pull for most trips.
The geyser erupts frequently, with some saying as often as 6-10 minutes. Also, there are stories of 40 metre high water bursts.
So, to avoid a total wash-out, make sure to take your waterproofs!
Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls and lets you see the power of nature.
Plummeting 32 meters into a rugged 70-meter canyon, the falls are an awesome sight. And if visiting on a sunny day, you may even catch a glimpse of a shimmering rainbow over the falling water.
Sólheimajökull is an incredible view complete with sinkholes, water cauldrons and ice formations.
And if you feel like venturing here to try your hand at ice climbing, we can slot it into your trip so you and your group can learn about the glacier.
The Blue Lagoon
You could say the Blue Lagoon is part man, part nature made, as it was formed in the 1980s on the back of the nearby geothermal power plant.
Since then, Icelanders, tourists and Venture Abroad trippers have bathed in the healing waters.
And only 30 miles from Reykjavik and 14 from Keflavik International Airport, this unique wonder is not to be missed.
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And there you are – 5 natural wonders of Iceland for you to enjoy!
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