Few places in the world can be as contrasting as Iceland; more because of the landscapes that literally cause the earth here to smoke and erupt under your feet. Having located far at the North, Iceland has the perpetual blanket cover snow and ice. However, with the travel itinerary of Welgrow Travels, it is a different journey of exploration as you get to see the most volcanic regions in the world. The number of active volcanoes is quite huge.
Contrary to the popular belief that Iceland is all about a country laden with snow, the area is witnesses a huge amount of geothermal activity here, and this development has led to natural spas such as the Blue Lagoon and other ancient warm water pools.
For the more orthodox travelers, the engaging capital of Reykjavik has one of the best hidden dining and nightlife scenes in Europe. The trip is equally worth it for nature lovers. And of course you get to see exactly what you must have booked the tour for; glittering glaciers, underground caves, and elegant national parks covered with wandering reindeer.
Take Snæfellsjökull National Park for instance which sits on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and is best known for its signature glacier called Snæfellsjökull.
Just like the glacier, there is something to enjoy in the form of the amazing lava tubes and lava fields here and the site also attracts a wide range of local flora and fauna. Perhaps the biggest bounties that nature lovers have is the activity of whale watching and bird watchers will find a plethora of local coastal species. Hiking is another activity which you just cannot miss as there are plenty of attractive hiking trails and you can climb up and walk along the glacier depending on the time of year. A fun remains that of this particular glacier being featured in Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne.
An observation of the tectonic plate is another activity you cannot miss out on in your luxury travels. The Tectonic Plates sit on the Þingvellir Plain, this is the point between North America and Europe, and this is also the spot wherein the plates shift away from each other. Due to this movement, the cracks and rifts are caused in the landscape and results in rivers, lakes, and ragged gulleys. For a closer look, you can check for a path along the fault lines and watch this freak of nature up close. A couple of signature points to gaze your eyes upon are the Öxará River which falls off the side of one of the plates leading to an epic series of waterfalls and the Drekkingarhylur Pool.
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