10 Pictures of Iceland in Summer That Justify Its Beauty #tenphotos

Tripoto
24th Jun 2017
Photo of 10 Pictures of Iceland in Summer That Justify Its Beauty #tenphotos by Sushma Materla

Did you know? Blue Lagoon: This most visited man-made geothermal pool of Iceland located in Grindavík lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant, Svartsengi.

Photo of Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you Know? Tjöruhúsið is the most legendary fish restaurant of Iceland (Ísafjörður) that serves wide varieties of the most unique and innovative fish recipes. If you could get the freshest and the most delicious fish in the world, its gotta be here! Tip: Reserve your table!

Photo of Tjöruhúsið, Ísafjörður, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you know? This Icelandic turf house at Skötufjörður (Westfjords) abandoned in 1969, is now a part of the National Museum of Iceland. It was rebuilt it in its original form in 1999. Since 2010, this is now a lovely little café called Litlibær that serves the most lip-smacking blue-berry waffles.

Photo of Litlibær, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you know? This is the perfect natural site for Iceland's nickname- The land of Fire & Ice. Haukadalur is a geothermal valley situated along the Golden circle which showed its first geothermal activities about 10,000 years ago

Photo of Litlibær, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you know? This panoramic waterfalls, the Gullfoss is formed by Hvita river fed by the waters of the Langjokull glacier. It is 32m high and 70m wide, falls at 140m cube per sec in summer, cutting through the canyon nearly 3 kms.

Photo of Litlibær, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you know? This mid-Atlantic rift valley, Pinvellir (Thingvellir) national park between the American & European geological tectonic plates is the only place in the world where the rift is above sea-level. It moves apart 2.5cms every year. It was featured in the HBO 's famous GOT series S1 & 4.

Photo of Litlibær, Iceland by Sushma Materla
Day 2

Did you Know? Midnight sun in Iceland between June 18th and June 26th, the only days of the year when the sun sets after midnight. 21st June is the Iceland's longest day of the year . This picture was taken near the harbour at Hotel Frammes, the perfect place to gaze the midnight sun.

Photo of Hotel Framnes, Grundarfjörður, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you Know? Iceland is the capital of world for puffin bird (Lundi) watching, home for 60% of Atlantic puffins in the world, inhabited by 8 to 10 million puffins on the island. Dive upto 60m deep, fly at 88 km/h speed, flap their wings 400 times per min; average lifespan is 20 to 25 years.

Photo of Hotel Framnes, Grundarfjörður, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you Know? Great Geysir in Haukadalur had the known last eruption in 2000, which sprouted upto 120m high making it the world's tallest geyser. The mighty little Geysir of Strokkur gushes out hot water every 3 to 8 minutes at 200°C reaching upto 40m.

Photo of Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Iceland by Sushma Materla

Did you Know? Dynjandi means 'The One who Thunders' in Icelandic. This is the view of North Atlantic ocean between the Westfjords infront of the Dynjandi waterfalls, which comes from lake Stóra-Eyjavatn, 350m above sea-level, from which Dynjandisá river runs.

Photo of Dynjandi, Iceland by Sushma Materla

So aptly, the Icelandics love to say, 'You are the sky, everything else is just weather'! The landscapes are untamed and unfathomable, with erratic climate indeed makes you feel like you've stepped into another planet. Don't keep it too long on your wish-list. Go for it!

Happy trails!

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