20 Jaw-Dropping Photos of Iceland
These jaw-dropping pictures are straight out of a fairytale.
You may not be able to travel right now, but that doesn't mean you can't daydream. If you're looking for beautiful pictures to help you do just that, look no further. Iceland, with its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers, is straight out of a dream. But don't let us spoil the fun—check out these 20 jaw-dropping photos of Iceland and see for yourself. Make sure you also check out the 17 jaw-dropping photos of Scotland.
The origin of this gorgeous waterfall's name is shrouded in mystery. Some believe "goðafoss" means "waterfall of the god," while others believe the name comes from two crags at the falls which resemble pagan idols. Here are some more gorgeous travel photos from around the world.
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights are one of the most famous natural wonders of the world. Gaseous particles in the earth collide and create variations of color.
This beautiful geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland is also one of the most visited spots in the country. Iceland definitely is a beautiful country—here are 50 others worth a look.
Thingvellir National Park
This gorgeous national park holds great historical and cultural significance. It's believed that the first national parliament of Iceland was established at Thingvellir in 930 AD.
Just looking at this majestic waterfall would be a treat in itself. Lucky for visitors, they can access a cave behind the waterfall through a short hike. Do you think you know a lot about waterfalls? Here are 8 more fun facts worth checking out.
This beautiful glacier lake is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. Sadly, due to global warming, the size of this lake grew four times since 1970 due to melting glaciers.
This gorgeous lake, which was created by a basaltic lava eruption, has a surrounding area that is rich in plants and various birds. Here are some other beautiful lakes from around the world.
Legend has it that the basalt sea stacks making up Reynisdrangar originated when two trolls dragged a three-masted ship to land unsuccessfully and turned into needles of rock with sunrise.
The Sun Voyager is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason. It is said to be an ode to the Sun aiming to convey a dream of hope and progress.
Dyrhólaey is called Cape Portland by seamen. It is also home to Atlantic puffins during the summertime. Check out the most spectacular sunset from every state.
You don't always come across a sight like Kerið. The volcanic crater is also a sight of historical significance, as it approximately 3,000 years old.
The legend has it that Ásbyrgi came about when the eight-legged steed of Odin placed a foot on Iceland. Here are some other 50 legends from every state.
This glacier is not only a beautiful sight but also an attraction favored by tourists.
Don't be fooled by the calm air surrounding Askja, as it is a volcano that is still active. Its name means box or caldera in Icelandic. Here are some other active volcanos you can visit.
Are you a Justin Bieber fan? Then you might recognize this spot! After it appeared in a music video by Justin Bieber, Icelandic authorities had to close Fjaðrárgljúfur in May 2019 because of the large volume of visitors. Next, check out these 20 breathtaking wave photos you won't believe are real.