Natural Travel Attractions
Traveling throughout Iceland you will encounter some of the worlds most breathtaking natural attractions, many of them right by the side of the main road. As a tourist in Iceland you might want to sign up for one of the many guided tours available where experienced locals guide groups of all sizes on a wide variety of tours which amongst other things feature some of Iceland most thrilling natural travel attractions. You are invited to a journey around some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, to see the Northern lights, and to wade in the surreal healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Travelling with nature has never been so attractive.
Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful...
One of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights is Iceland. Because of its northerly position on the globe the tilt of the Earths axis places Iceland away from the sun during the winter months. This makes for very long dark winters where the nights are extended and the days are very short.
On these long nights the stars and the moon provide illumination which again reflects of the snow covered landscape, this is in itself a very beautiful sight and one well worth experiencing.
For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights.
Auroral displays, especially those seen in Iceland, appear frequently and in many colours. Pale green, yellow and pink are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland.
But having made plans to come all the way to the cold little country in the North Atlantic, you may ask yourself: When do the Northern Lights appear in Iceland?
The Northern Lights appear in many forms and can be described as anything from small patches or scattered clouds of light to rippling streams, bulging arcs, or curtains flowing in an invisible wind.
The Aurora Borealis can also flash along the dark velvet sky as shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.