Far Iceland has become particularly interesting forTourists, when in March 2010 the volcano Eyyafyatlayokutl as a result of its eruption scared the whole civilized world. Then, because of the huge amount of ash that went up in the air, even the air traffic in Europe was paralyzed. And now the island in the North Atlantic as a magnet attracts tourists from all over the world. The main attractions of Iceland are its amazing nature.
What to see in Iceland - The most interesting places in Iceland.
Active volcanoes, thermal springs and eternalGlaciers - such a cocktail to the taste of real extremals. The favorite route of travelers is a kind of "Golden Ring". It includes the largest waterfall Gutfoss, which is especially beautiful in winter, when the water in it freezes.
The ring also includes the valley of the Tingvetlir - it is a tectonic rift between America and Europe. And also the crater of the inactive volcano Kerid and the Valley of Geysers filled with water.
The golden ring is in the immediateProximity to Reykjavik, which also has something to see. This is the Museum of the First Settlers, which is located right on the site of the excavation of the homes of the first settlers of Iceland, and the only one of its kind is the Phallological Museum, and the unusual Lutheran Church of Hatlgrimskirka, 75 m high.
In the Old Port of Reykjavik, you should take a pleasure boat to go on a whale safari. So here are called walks in the open ocean, where you can see real whales.
The same boat will sail and next to the uninhabitedSmall islands located around. Here, nestle incredibly decorative Atlantic dead ends (stress on the first syllable), or as they are also called - marine clowns. The second name she received due to the fact that under the water produces almost acrobatic tricks.
The ice cave of Skaftafell, which is insideConsists of their centuries-old ice accretions. It is located in the eponymous nature park between the cities of Kirkjubeyarklaustur and Höbn. It is noteworthy that in addition to Iceland, such ice miracles are still only in Greenland, Antarctica and Kamchatka.
After the frozen ice caves are simply necessaryGo to the Blue Lagoon - a local geothermal resort. There you can enjoy a swim in the warm lakes, which were formed due to the presence in the area of a lot of hot geysers.
On a warm memory of cold Iceland buy yourselfWarm woolen things, hand-woven from sheep's wool. Sweater, hat and mittens for many years will remind you of an incredibly interesting country, which will necessarily want to return more than once.
Have a nice trip!