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The Spectacle Geyser in Iceland

 

 

Strokkur is a geyser in the geothermic region the Hvítá river in Iceland. The Strokkur geyser erupts every five or ten minutes. Despite its eruptions, it is a secured show for tourists. Once there, you can take photos of water that shoots up to 20 meters high. We’ll leave you with some pictures of the Strokkur’s eruptions.

 

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The Detiifos Waterfall in Iceland

 

 

Iceland is known as the “Land of Ice”, but could also be considered as the “Land of Waterfalls”. When temperatures begin to rise in Iceland, the landscape becomes a rugged terrain, ideal for rivers crossing all kinds of obstacles.

The Detiifos waterfalls is located in the Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland. This is said to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe, based on its magnitude.

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The Lost World of the Faroe IslandsThe Lost World of the Faroe Islands

 

Cities and towns in the Faroe Islands seem like what we’ve heard on tales. The houses have pitched roofs covered with grass to keep out the weather, wind and moisture. Thus, the roofs vary in hue depending on time of year, from brown in autumn, white in winter, and bright green in spring and summer. In addition, the landscape of rugged coastlines and cliffs eroded along with a temperate climate, making it comparable to a lost world :

The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland, and constitute an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Denmark . The archipelago, with numerous islands, is a rocky land with steep slopes, which is usually wrapped in thick fog.

Sadly, the Faroe Islands at times tend to be more on the news on the tradition of slaughtering whales and pilot whales, than the unquestionable attraction of the landscapes and places.

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A Battle Between Fire and Ice in Iceland

 

Iceland offers unique natural contrasts with the eternal struggle between fire and ice, in areas such as the Fimmvorduhals.

In an area of glaciers and one of the most popular walking routes in the country, there are opening fissures from which the spring washes the snow into a stream.

This will definitely be something you don’t get to see everyday.

 

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The Crack that Allows Pristine Diving Between Two Continents in Iceland

 

The crack of Silfra is the only place where the division of the tectonic plates of Eurasia and America is visible above the ocean surface. The crack is located within the Thingvellir National Park, and is covered with an incredibly transparent water, that leaves anyone speechless to those who dares to experience diving or snorkeling in it.

The incredible clarity of the water in the crack of Silfra is almost frozen and does not exceed 4º C even in summer. This is mostly because it is meltwater from a glacier traveling through a lava field, leading to real natural pools.

Diving in the crack is done with dry suits. The water in these cracks is so pure and clear, that you can drink it at any time.

The crack of Silfra has 3 sections and there are several agencies that offer days of diving at the site. Exploring the crack, you can reach depths of up to 18 meters, slightly driven by a stream caused by groundwater wells.