Geography Tour to Iceland
Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe; it has an unpolluted and truly exquisite landscape, offering its visitors a chance to see a variety of geographical features, including boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava flows, ash deserts, mighty rivers and stunning coastlines. Below shows an image of Iceland during the winter months:
Iceland has diverse volcanic landscapes, from Eldfell, which was formed as a result of a fissure eruption on Heimaey in 1973, to the country’s most active volcano, Hekla. I recommend you take a trip to the world heritage site of Þingvellir where you can see the European and North American plate boundary or visit Skaftafell National Park where you can walk to the snout of Skaftafellsjökull glacier or Svartifoss waterfall.
On the 28th October 2008 I went on a Geography tour with ‘rayburn tours’ to Iceland. There I visited the ‘Blue Lagoon’, I climbed a volcano, I saw the most amazing views, I went shopping in Rekjavik and much more! I feel like I have ‘done’ Iceland but there is no chance that I am going through life without visiting at least 2 more times…
Below shows an image of Rekjavik in the winter:
Iceland was included in the National Geographic Traveller’s pick of the ‘Best of the World 2012’ and I am not surprised. Iceland was the best experience of my life so far and I highly recommend you visit Iceland at least once and especially during the colder months like I did. I have seen travellers do Iceland in the summer and it is no-way near as breathtaking and spectacular as it was when I went.
Images in this post were found using Google and were not taken by me.
- Iceland: Portrait of an Island Nation, 1938 (life.time.com)