Category: surroundings

Blue Lagoon

Named in 2012 as one of National Geographic’s “25 Wonders of the World”, Blue Lagoon has evolved from its infancy as a reservoir of geothermal runoff into a world of geothermal wonder. The unique properties of its waters provide not only an enchanting lagoon experience, but also the patented, active ingredients in Blue Lagoon skin care: silica, algae, and minerals. Blue Lagoon is located in a sprawling, 800­ year ­old lava field in the heart of the Reykjanes Peninsula – a UNESCO Geopark. (Trip Advisor)    

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Iceland’s biggest city, Reykjavik bears the distinction of being the world’s northernmost capital, and for virtually every Icelandic visitor it serves as a gateway, just to the city itself or to the rugged adventure options beyond. Founded in the country’s southwest at the end of the 18th century, Reykjavik has been Iceland’s cultural hub ever since. These days, that culture includes a hip and internationally recognised music and arts scene, not to mention a notoriously wild nightlife. (Trip Advisor)

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Golden Circle

The Golden Circle road leads you to Iceland’s most popular sights: Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir. There are also many more interesting places to stop at on the way, like the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant, Faxi waterfalls and volcanic crater Kerid, for instance. The route covers approximately 300 kilomteres (190 miles), and loops from the capital of Reykjavík to the center of the country and back.

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