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Icelands Cenral Highland (Central Iceland)
The highland's distinctive roads and hiking trails Iceland's central highland is best experienced from a vehicle with four-wheel drive, from a horseback or on foot. The area is traversed by countless numbered roads and trails, of which one is F208, leading you past a series of hot springs, snow-covered mountains and the volcano of Elgjá, whose 200-metre deep and 600-metre wide void stretches for almost 40 km through the rugged landscape. This route also takes you by the fantastic waterfall of Ófærufoss. Route no. F35 begins at Gullfoss and leads you past two of Iceland's largest glaciers, and also through the rocky area of Kerlingarfjöll, which contains a series of hot springs and an excellent summer skiing terrain. It's important to emphasize that the area is extremely rough and demands the utmost carefulness, as well as you shouldn't go out in Iceland's central highland without the proper equipment.
The highlands distinctive roads and hiking trails (Central Iceland)
Iceland's central highland is best experienced from a vehicle with four-wheel drive, from a horseback or on foot. The area is traversed by countless numbered roads and trails, of which one is F208, leading you past a series of hot springs, snow-covered mountains and the volcano of Elgjá, whose 200-metre deep and 600-metre wide void stretches for almost 40 km through the rugged landscape. This route also takes you by the fantastic waterfall of Ófærufoss. Route no. F35 begins at Gullfoss and leads you past two of Iceland's largest glaciers, and also through the rocky area of Kerlingarfjöll, which contains a series of hot springs and an excellent summer skiing terrain. It's important to emphasize that the area is extremely rough and demands the utmost carefulness, as well as you shouldn't go out in Iceland's central highland without the proper equipment.
Gullfoss Waterfall (Gulfoss and Geysir)
- The Golden Waterfall Iceland's most renowned waterfall, Gullfoss, or The Golden Waterfall, is situated 10 km from the Geysir area and is, with its enormous masses of water, a unique example of nature's magnificent forces. Gullfoss falls more than 30 metres down in a deep, deep ravine and if you're lucky and the sun is shining, you can often see a beautiful rainbow over the fall.
The Geysir area (Gulfoss and Geysir)
The geyser, after which the area is named, is unfortunately almost extinguished, because of habit of mindless tourists, throwing rocks and dirt in the spring. Sometimes Geysir is roused artificially, though, with the aid of soap powder, and when that happens the steaming cascades of boiling water, which the spring releases for 20 to 30 minutes, will take your breath away.
The Strokkur geyser (Gulfoss and Geysir)
About 100 km from the Geysir area is one of the country's greatest geysers, Strokkur. Strokkur is far from being extinguished and releases spouting jets of boiling water up to 30 metres high every third minute. The spouts only last a few seconds each, but those are imposing seconds.
Hallgrims church (Iceland)
Hallgrims church in Reykjavik is the largest church in Iceland and dominates the view of the city from its place on top of a hill. The church, which was commenced in 1945 and not finished until 30 years later, is supposed to look like a mountain of lava and is named after the famous Icelandic poet Hallgrímur Pétursson. From the 75-meter high steeple the view of the city is magnificent.
Myrvatn Lake (Iceland)
Myrvatn is worldwide considered one of nature's true wonders. The shores of the fourth-largest lake in Iceland are filled with lava formations, while the lake itself is no deeper than four meters. The shallow water means that the sun can reach the bottom, which gives the animal life of the lake the best possible conditions. Myrvatn is considered one of the world's most important breeding grounds for birds, and the lake, which attracts packs of tourists every year, is changed into a nature reserve.
The Blue Lagoon (Iceland)
- healthy banana-growth Iceland's famous blue lagoon is actually an artificial lake, which came into existence during the construction of a heating system near Reykjavik. The lake's unique, warm and saline water comes from the ocean, but is heated by the underground volcanic activity to the delight of the many residents and tourists who visit the place for a swim or to benefit from the health-giving water, rich in minerals. In all circumstances, it is a fantastic experience to go for a dip outside in the otherwise cold Icelandic winter months. The hot water has furthermore made possible the cultivation of bananas and other fruit in the immediate surroundings of the lake.
The National Museum (Iceland)
A visit at the National Museum in Reykjavik will give you an insight in the Icelandic history, from the Viking Age to present time. Here you'll see old Icelandic buildings, among other things a church door from around the year 1200, old farming utensils, and several other artifacts of cultural or religious nature.
The Perlan buildings (Iceland)
The landmark of Reykjavik, Perlan, is situated on top of a hill in the outskirts of the city. The geothermal water reservoirs of Reykjavik are stored here in six large tanks, on top of which the distinctive dome of glass, Perlan, is placed. Perlan contains a museum and a restaurant, along with a fantastic view of the city and the striking surrounding country.

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