Ten Things That I Want To Do In Iceland
“Architects cannot teach nature anything.” – Mark Twain
The Blue Lagoon is probably the most famous attraction in Iceland and this is a geothermal spa which is made of heated seawater that is a striking turquoise color. The waters here had long been said to have healing properties as they contain silica and other minerals.
Explore Reykjavik (and learn how to pronounce it). There is a brightly colored old town with rows of wooden houses. The capital of Iceland has some cool art galleries, restaurants, clubs and cafes.
Located in the capital city of Reykjavik is the Hallgrimskirkja Church which is the largest of its kind in Iceland. The church is actually modeled on the Svartifoss Waterfall in the south of the country.
Gullfoss Waterfall is perhaps the most famous waterfall in Iceland and lies on the Hvita River. The name actually means ‘Golden Falls’ as the sediment in the water glints gold in the sunlight.
Snæfellsjökull National Park sits on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and is best known for its signature glacier called Snæfellsjökull. It is this glacier that was featured in Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne.
The Tectonic Plates sit on the Þingvellir Plain which is the point between North America and Europe where the plates are shifting away from each other.This movement causes cracks and rifts in the landscape and results in rivers, lakes, and ragged gulleys. There is a path here that you can trace along the fault lines and watch this freak of nature up close.
Rauðasandur Beach has sand that is pink and red against a turquoise lagoon. Sunbathing is not really the most popular activity here as the weather in Iceland is not especially conducive to sunning yourself on the sand.
Half a mile away from the capital city Reykjavik are the islands of Akurey and Lundey which are known for their gorgeous and cuddly puffin colonies. Puffins are cute.
The Leidarendi Lava Caves are famous for their colorful lava interiors, the stalactites and rippling rock formations.
I want to photograph everything. I hear that this small island has the most diverse and beautiful landscape which changes every two hours.