Iceland Overview

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is the most photographed natural feature in Iceland and probably the most ghostly looking body of water in the world. Blue-green algae and white Silica mud form a light natural sediment on the bottom of the lagoon giving it its gentle, opaque, aquamarine colour. This man-made lagoon has a water temperature of 40C, and is reputed to have curative powers, especially for psoriasis. Whether you choose to bathe surrounded by snow in mid-winter or during the long summer nights, a visit to the Blue Lagoon will be a truly unique experience.

Lake Myvatn Conservation Area

The Myvatn region was set aside as a special Conservation area in I974 and since then the area has become one of the top tourist attractions due to the selection of natural attractions in the area. It is one of the most geologically active and stunningly beautiful areas in
Iceland. Check out the bubbling mud flats, volcanic craters, newborn lava fields, teeming birdlife, and crystal blue lake. The waterfall of the Gods is one of Europe most powerful waterfalls (163 metres) and is also located in the park

The Geysers

Located close to the capital, the Great Geyser was once the greatest natural attraction in
Iceland. 19th-century tourists marveled at its 80-meter-high eruption. Today, the great Geyser lies almost dormant and has done so since 1916. Several attempts to bring it to life using soap have temporarily induced an eruption, but probably have damaged its workings even further. Now an 18 meter hole with a 20 meter chamber is all that is left. When the Great Geyser was active it sent a 60-80 meter jet of boiling water and steam into the air. However, Strokkur - one of the most famous and predictable geysers in
Iceland - is located only 20 meters from the Great Geyser. It erupts every 5 to 10 minutes and the spout reaches up to 20 meters' high. The whole area around the Geyser is literally a boiling sulphurous landscape dotted with steaming vents and hot and cold springs as well as specimens of rare and primitive plant life.

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