Iceland, Reykjavik And Its Vicinity
Among other attractions we should mention pretty botanical gardens, parks, and several museums of modern art that showcase Icelandic artists. Another interesting fact:
Reykjavik uses geothermal water for heating houses as well as for hundreds of outdoor pools. Also, it is well known that Iceland has the most number of public swimming pools per capita. A massive dormant volcano sits not far from the city and it is a great place for trekking and other outdoor activities. Many square miles of unique deserted lands with relict vegetation and giant glaciers are perfect for days of uninterrupted hiking in perfect solitude.
Just about one hour drive east of Reykjavik, you will encounter a truly unique Valley of Geysers. Geyser fields make Iceland famous and very unique. In general, there are more than 250 clusters of geysers, including some 7 thousand hot springs.
Probably the most famous of all hot springs in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon – a unique geothermal lake, rich in natural salts, where you can swim all year round.
Waterfalls in Iceland are truly spectacular and Skogafoss is among the best. Located in the south, close to the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, it is a must stop when you drive on Route 1 around the country.
Iceland is one of the world’s centers of sport fishing and adventure tourism. There are great opportunities for climbing, hiking and safaris with all imaginable types of motor vehicles.