Finally ticked off my #bucketlist
Iceland's breathtakingly beautiful landscapes are shaped by the very forces of nature; it's the land of ice and fire. Driving around Iceland in a day, these 3 shots above prove that it is geologically brilliant in every corner.
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Kudo's to Jae for capturing all the beautiful moments in Iceland and putting together his second project!
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A day out to tour Snæfellsnes Peninsula will blow you away. The diversity of landscape is so spectacular you'd feel like you've stepped foot on another planet. The peninsula is 90 kilometres long so be sure not to miss:
Kirkjufell (The Church Mountain)
Djupalonssandur Black Pebble Beach
Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond beach
Right next to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, you'll find the famous diamond beach which most locals will know as Breidamerkursandur. It's a sight not to miss even in terrible weather conditions cause it's about a 5-hour drive from Reykjavík, so best be prepared with waterproof essentials!
Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
It's a long drive to the glacier lagoon, so stop and stretch your legs whilst admiring the beautiful scenery on your way.
Seljalandsfoss is another one to see on the way even if it's already dark because there are beams to light up the waterfall at night. There is a path which leads you behind the waterfall but best do that during the day and it's at your own risk!
Formed from heavily eroded volcanic rocks, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is not to be missed but beware of the tides as it can come in rather quickly.
Golden circle (Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park and Geysir)
It's on the list for the world's top ten waterfalls for a reason. Thousands of people visit this waterfall daily to witness the dramatic display of the power of mother nature.
Thingvellir National Park
Part of the Golden Circle, this UNESCO World Heritage site is nature's jewel. The geological processes which shaped the land makes it a must-see when you're in Iceland.
It's also a very popular location for seeing the northern lights!
Tip: check the forecast daily before you head out and go for smaller tour groups so you have the flexibility to move to another spot to try and catch it.
In the geothermal area of Haukadalur valley, you can find a plethora of geysers and hot springs. Strokkur is the most active geyser in the area which sprouts water up to 30 metres high every few minutes, so get your cameras ready!
Be careful though as you and your camera might get wet.
Last but not least, the landmark of Reykjavík. This is the largest church in Iceland which stands 74.5 metres tall. It's definitely worth a visit especially if you're staying in the city!
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