Day 153 of 164 Days Around the World Cruise
Godafoss, also known as the “Waterfall of the Gods”, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. It is located in the north of the country, near the town of Akureyri. The waterfall is made up of two separate falls that cascade over a cliff face into a wide river valley. The water is a beautiful blue-green color, and the surrounding landscape is dotted with lava formations and moss-covered rocks.
Skútustaðagígar Craters of Iceland
The Skútustaðagígar Craters are a series of pseudocraters located near Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland. The craters were formed when lava flowed into a lake, causing the water to boil and steam. The steam then caused the ground to collapse, forming the craters. The craters are now filled with water, and they make for a beautiful and otherworldly sight.
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
Dimmuborgir is a lava field located near Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland. The lava field is home to a variety of strange and otherworldly rock formations, including lava pillars, caves, and tunnels. The formations are named Dimmuborgir, which means “Dark Castles” in Icelandic. The area is popular with photographers and hikers.
Grjótagjá is a lava cave located near Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland. The cave is known for its geothermal activity, and the water in the cave can reach temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius. The cave is a popular spot for swimming and bathing, but it is important to check the water temperature before entering.
The Icelandic Rift
The Icelandic Rift is a divergent plate boundary located in Iceland. The rift is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and is a site of active volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift is about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) long, and is up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) wide. The area is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its natural beauty and its unique geological features.
Námafjall Hverir is a geothermal area located near Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland. The area is home to a variety of colorful mudpots, fumaroles, and hot springs. The mudpots and fumaroles are caused by the release of geothermal steam and gas, and the hot springs are caused by the presence of hot water underground. The area is a popular spot for photographers and hikers.
Lake Víti Iceland
Lake Víti is a geothermal lake located in the Krafla caldera in the north of Iceland. The lake is known for its bright blue water, which is caused by the presence of sulfuric acid in the water.
We hope this blog post has inspired you to visit some of these amazing natural attractions in Iceland.