Iceland, a country rich with roaring volcanoes, monolithic glaciers, icy mountains and deep fjords, has become a mecca for photographers looking to capture the raw, mystical power of its natural northern beauty.There’s plenty of amazing sights in Iceland, from waterfalls to volcanic landscapes, and it makes a fantastic travel destination. Just take a look at the 10 reasons to visit and you’ll soon understand why need to see this spectacular place at least once in your life.
1- Waterfalls, Waterfalls, and more Waterfalls
|Sunset Curtain Call at Seljalandsfoss, Iceland - by David Shield Photography|
3- Volcanic Rivers
4- Svartifoss Waterfall
5- Mountains, Glorious Mountains
6- Hofskirkja Turf Church
7- The Northern Lights
8- Mount Kirkjufell
9- Breathtaking Ice Caves
10- Beautiful Beaches
Iceland is, in both geological and historical aspects, a relatively young country. Its violent geological upheaval is all due to its position at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the separation point of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It is believed that Iceland formed only 16 to 18 million years ago.
The eruptions of Icelandic volcanoes have impacted the course of human events throughout history. In 1783, the eruption of Laki caused widespread devastation throughout Europe, and even caused a famine in Egypt and interrupted monsoon patterns in Northern Africa and India. In 2010, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull sent up clouds of ash across Europe, grounding thousands of flights.