Nature in Iceland
Immersing yourself in the quiet beauty of the natural wonders of Iceland is both energizing and restful. Imagine the scene after having gone on a guided glacier tour or spent the day on an Icelandic horse slowly taking in the surreal scenery of Icelands unspoiled nature past waterfalls and hot springs.
The sparkling stars set the stage for the Northern lights to dance in multicolored splendour across a black cloudless sky as you soak in the natural pure geothermal Icelandic water of a hot tub. Planning ahead and gathering information about Iceland can make your holiday in Iceland complete. There are ample tours to choose from, all of which invite you to experience the magic of the many natural wonders of Iceland.
Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful...
The Volcano Hekla
Hekla, located in the south of Iceland amidst the Fjallabak mountain range, is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland.In holding up its reputation as one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland, Hekla has seen over 20 eruptions since 874, being referred to as the "Gateway to Hell,” dating back to the Middle Ages.
One of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights is Iceland. Because of its northerly position on the globe the tilt of the Earths axis places Iceland away from the sun during the winter months. This makes for very long dark winters where the nights are extended and the days are very short.
On these long nights the stars and the moon provide illumination which again reflects of the snow covered landscape, this is in itself a very beautiful sight and one well worth experiencing.
For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights.
Auroral displays, especially those seen in Iceland, appear frequently and in many colours. Pale green, yellow and pink are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland.
But having made plans to come all the way to the cold little country in the North Atlantic, you may ask yourself: When do the Northern Lights appear in Iceland?
The Northern Lights appear in many forms and can be described as anything from small patches or scattered clouds of light to rippling streams, bulging arcs, or curtains flowing in an invisible wind.
The Aurora Borealis can also flash along the dark velvet sky as shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.