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Reykjavik capital city, Iceland
Reykjavik Capital City
Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Blue Lagoon
Vatnajokull Ice Caves, Iceland
Vatnajokull Ice Caves
Geysers of Haukadalur, Iceland
Geysers of Haukadalur
Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja

Iceland Tours Holidays

Greek explorer Pytheas found this land when he was on his voyage in 325 BC. Most of the settlers of this country came from Norway and Scandinavian countries. They were farmers who built their houses to settle down in this land. People of Iceland were engaged in a long battle in 19th century for independence. In 1944, Iceland became independent. People are provided with free health facilities and free education in this country. They have high standards of living and pay approximately 50% of their income as income tax. Poverty, prostitution, illiteracy and violence cannot be seen in the modern Iceland. This is among the wealthiest nations of the world. Its capital is Reykjavik and currency is Icelandic krona.

Iceland's famous tourist attractions are the following:

Reykjavik City: Reykjavik is also known as Smokey Bay. Only approx 2,00,000 people are living in this city but still it is enriched with versatile culture and beautiful sights. This place has something to offer for everyone, whether you are a nightlife enthusiast or interested in culture.

Gullfoss Waterfall: Gulfoss is among the top tourist destinations in the Iceland and a part of the golden circle. This is such a beautiful waterfall that makes the tourists spellbound by its grandeur. In summer, the supply of meltwater increases up to 140 cubic meters, whereas in winter freezed waterfall gives a spectacular view. Gullfoss is a photographer’s delight as it offers a wonderful setting where you can take scenic photographs. In the backdrop of this waterfall, you will see Northern lights.

Blue Lagoon: If you have landed in the capital city Reykjavik, you need to take a car to reach blue Lagoon. It will take you around 45 minutes to reach at this destination, situated in a lava field. When it was built, they used volcanic landscape to generate heat; this does not mean that it is toxic for humans. The geothermal water and the ingredients present in it like, silica, algae and mineral salts help you to relax your body. The silica mud works as an exfoliating agent to clean your skin. This place is contributing a lot in enhancing the Iceland Tourism.

Vatnajokull Ice Caves: If you are planning to go on Iceland tour this winter, it is imperative to experience the extraordinary beauty of this place. This is the most sought after caves in this country and you will be able to explore some hidden spaces also. After reaching there, you can take a short walk where you will know more about the biggest Vatnajokull glacier. These caves are rare natural phenomena and take a long time in the formation. After every fall, the water begin to freeze, they search for new ice caves. This is the reason why the location of the ice caves changes every year. You will find a newly formed and unique version of the ice cave in your every Iceland Holiday.

Geysers of Haukadalur: It is believed that these hot springs are 10,000 years old. Europeans first noticed the hot springs in the 13th century. It all started after earthquake when the geothermal activity took place. From 18th century, people are coming on Iceland Travel to take mineral bath and cleanse their body by therapeutic mud or they simply watch the geysers blow.

Hallgrimskirkja: The architect of this church was Guojon Samuelsson who designed it in 1937. The construction of this church was started in 1945 and it took over 40 years to build this magnificent building. In front of this church, you can see a statue of Icelandic Viking Leif Eiriksson. He is known as the first European to reach North America. It is believed that Leifur discovered America 500 years before Christopher Columbus discovered it. Archaeological findings in Newfoundland prove this theory. United States gave this statue of Leif as a gift in 1930.