Iceland Tourist Destinations

November 2, 2015  —  By
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Iceland is a mountainous island nation in North Atlantic Ocean, located between North America and Europe. Although it is not the part of continental mainland but it is considered as a part of Europe. Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you like to enjoy desolate and strange landscapes. The natural features of Iceland such as hot springs, grinding glaciers, eruptions of lava, and gushing geysers attracts many tourists. The natural reserves make most of the Iceland tourist destinations.

The Reykjavik city of Iceland is considered as one of the world’s trendiest city. Cafes, clubs, pubs, and colorful wood houses in the city make the old town one of the world’s most expensive cities. The Blue Lagoon of Iceland is a popular geothermal pool that has milky-blue water and is huge. The seawater of the spa is rich in minerals and is warmed by the geothermal plant located nearby. Spas of this country have become one of the major Iceland tourist destinations.

Iceland is home to many natural reserves and one of the most famous one is Dorsmork. Around Reykjsvik there are 300 square kilometers consisting of natural wilderness, offering a great challenge for the hiking amateurs. The West Fjords is 13 million years old and is actually a spectacular chain of mountains, mostly made of rhyolite and basalt. Gullfoss in Iceland is the most popular waterfall and has a height of 105 feet. The sprays of water above this tourist spot during sunny days produce beautiful glimmering rainbows. One can take a good hike to reach the top and enjoy the scenery. These Iceland tourist destinations attract many visitors every year.

The glaciers in Iceland are known for their vivid features. Covering approximately 11260 square kilometers-4328 square miles or you can say that 10.9 percent of Iceland is covered by glaciers. Many kinds of glaciers are found in Iceland. From the months of September to April, Northern Lights are visible in the sky. When you look at the northern skies of the country, you can enjoy the natural wonder of lights dancing in the sky. Iceland tourist destinations such as those mentioned above, provide a unique experience to tourists who visit this beautiful country.

The cuisine of Iceland basically consists of lamb, fish and seafood. Lamb meat is served in many forms of frankfurters and sausages. This lamb meat along with potato flour is made into a paste and this paste is used in making fried patties. Some popular sausages are blodmor and lifrapilsa. Svid is basically a traditional dish which is a boiled lamb’s head. A glass of cold milk is served with every meal. The national drink of Iceland is Brennivin and it is very much similar to brandy.