Join Erasmus+ Courses Croatia in Iceland — one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It is home to volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, black sand beaches, lava fields and impressive mountains.
WHY SHOULD EVERYONE VISIT ICELAND?
Iceland is the second-largest island in Europe and has just over 350.000 inhabitants. With its majestic nature, fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage it has more to offer than a visitor could possibly take in within a short stay. It is the perfect place to experience the aurora borealis, go whale watching, enjoy the midnight sun or relax in the geothermal baths.
REYKJAVIK — THE CITY TO RELAX AND UNWIND
Situated in the southwest of Iceland, Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital. Reykjavik is a modern city of an old soul, surrounded by incredible nature. There are some fantastic sights in the city, both historic and modern. You can explore excellent options for dining, drinking and nightlife, numerous museums, and lots of day trip opportunities. Amongst the most famous city attractions are Hallgrimskirkja church, Harpa concert hall, Perlanmuseum, Downtown Reykjavik and Old Harbour Area.
THE MAGNIFICENT NATURE OF ICELAND
When you come to Iceland, you simply can’t miss a visit to the Golden Circle. This area features rugged volcanic mountains, dreamy glacial rivers and beautiful farmland. Just a short drive from Reykjavik, you will see the most stunning sights at Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Volcanic crater Kerið.
The Thingvellir National Park is a place where Iceland’s distinct geological processes are playing out right in front of you. Located in active volcanic area, its best-defined feature is a major rift, which has produced dramatic fractures and cliffs.
Gullfoss Waterfall (translated to ‘Golden Falls’) is one of Iceland’s most iconic and beloved waterfalls. Gullfoss cascades two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power. The canyon walls on both sides of the waterfall reach heights of up to 70 meters, descending into the great Gullfossgjúfur canyon.
Geysir Geothermal Area is an amazing natural sight and one of the best stops on the Golden Circle. Although Geysir itself is rarely active these days, Haukadalur Valley boasts a plethora of hot springs and geysers, including the powerful Strokkur. This geyser shoots jets of boiling water from 20 meters up to 40 meters high every five to ten minutes.
Kerid crater is unique crater lake with bright, sapphire-colored water. It is surrounded by steep slopes that are almost entirely covered in red volcanic rock and rich green moss. Because of its distinct shape and interesting colors, it is also called “The eye of the world”.
THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL TO ICELAND
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