A 50km2 caldera in the central highlands in North Iceland, Askja is home to several craters and incredible natural landscapes. From various fun and exciting activities to surreal views and discoveries, Askja, no doubt is a ticket to garnering beautiful and unforgettable memories with nature.
Known for its dramatic landscape, volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls and baths, the Northern Lights, Iceland is indeed a home to wonders and stunning natural beauties. In this article, you will discover nine beautiful natural wonders in Iceland; you will be wowed by the enchanting features of these wonders. Take a look
1. Askja, , Iceland -
2. Geysir, , Iceland -
3. Blue Lagoon, , Iceland -
One of the top 25 Wonders of the World, the Blue Lagoon is internationally famous. The reason why is not far fetched as the soothing, beautiful milky-blue water is unlike anything you've seen. Located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in south-west Iceland, the lagoon has water that nourishes the skin.
4. Vatnajökull, , Iceland -
Vatnajökull region is home to ice caves, one of Iceland's natural wonders that will, no doubt, make you marvel. The ice caves form in Europe's biggest glaciers by volume. This happens during the winter months, in the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull. The ice caves are truly one of nature's beauty, unadulterated.
5. Goðafoss Waterfall, , Iceland -
Located in the fourth largest river in Iceland, river Skjálfandafljót in north Iceland is home to one of the country's most spectacular waterfalls. It falls from a height of 12 meters (39 feet) over a width of 30 meters (98 feet). With quite a few tours covering the area, Goðafoss is a breathtaking tourist attraction.
6. Kirkjufell, , Iceland -
A distinctly shaped mountain, Kirkjufell, also known as 'Church Mountain' owing to its resemblance to a church steeple, sharpened at the top with long curved sides, is found on the north shore Snæfellsnes Peninsula, not too far from the town of Grundarfjörður. Due to its dramatic formation and perfect coastal location, it is often called the most photographed mountain in Iceland.
7. Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland -
Located in the heart of Reykjavík, striking is Hallgrímskirkja towers over Iceland's bubbly capital. It offers unparalleled views of Reykjavík, visible from almost every corner of the city, but the Evangelical-Lutheran church is also the tallest church structure in Iceland. Inspired by volcanoes and echoes the shapes of cooling lava, the Hallgrímskirkja is surely a marvel.
8. Stuðlagil Canyon, , Iceland -
Breathtaking, this wonder is the part of Jökla canyon, which is called Stuðlagil Canyon. Stuðlagil Canyon, which has one of the most significant and beautiful basalt column formations in Iceland, was a hidden treasure underwater until recently; activities of a hydroelectric plant remarkably reduced the water, making the natural sight visible.