Iceland is an island born of fire and ice with white glaciers, black beaches and green meadows, a land of geysers, waterfalls and volcanoes.
Reykjavik is set amid a fascinating landscape, a metropolis on the outermost edge of civilization and the world’s northernmost capital city.
A little outside the city is an attraction that is a meeting place for one and all, The Blue Lagoon, the largest bath tub in the world! The mineral water it contains has a temperature of 40 degrees centigrade and the milky-blue pool has been proven to possess beneficial healing qualities.
Southeast of The Blue Lagoon is Hveragerdi, beautifully located within an idyllic valley. Due to its protected location and numerous thermal springs, a garden city originated in 1929 and within its many greenhouses, vegetables, fruit and exotic flowers grow.
Amid the historic Pingvellir Plains, once the location of ancient gatherings and where justice was administered, is the Öxararfoss Waterfall, the island’s oldest man-made device that was used to supply the region with drinking water.
On the southern tip of Iceland is the small village of Skogar. The interior of the houses are comfortably furnished and the privately owned Homeland Museum gives a good insight into the daily life of bygone times. Large stones support the wooden sides of the houses, the roofs and remaining walls of which are protected by grass-covered earth.
In this area is one of the Island’s most gigantic and highest waterfalls, Skogafoss, that rages 60 metres into the depths below. The mist above the water cloaks the sight of this mighty natural wonder whose water thunders down across the cliffs of the ancient shoreline with awesome power.
Iceland is a fascinating world of water, fire and ice and full of breathtaking beauty and overwhelming contrast. It is one of the last natural paradises on Earth.