Top 7 Natural Wonders in Iceland by Blue Car Rental

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Glacier lagoon in Vatnajökull national park. 

Rent a car in Iceland and explore the world´s greatest natural wonders. Iceland, a land where fire meets ice, offers a journey into a world where nature unfolds in spectacular forms. From the eruptive dance of geysers to the serene drift of icebergs in glacial lagoons, this mystical land invites explorers to witness the Earth's raw beauty.

Let's embark on an Icelandic adventure with Blue Car Rental and discover our top wonders of Iceland.

Exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: A Must-See Icelandic Marvel

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a striking glacial lake in southeast Iceland, set on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Its icebergs, varying in size and shape, create a dynamic and otherworldly landscape.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon offers a tranquil yet dynamic experience. Icebergs break off from the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier and drift through the lagoon, creating a constantly changing landscape. This chapter delves into the lagoon's formation, wildlife, and the best times to visit for a magical experience.

Travel Tips: Discover the nearby Diamond Beach, where icebergs glisten like jewels on black sand, and learn about boat tours that offer an up-close view of this icy wonder.

 

Experience the Raw Power of Iceland's Volcanoes at Reykjanes Peninsula

Since 2020 Iceland has experienced three volcanic eruptions at Reykjanes Peninsula. All are in the same area around Fagradalsfjall volcano, in Meradalir valley and Litli Hrútur Volcano. These volcanoes are a true testament of the island´s fiery nature.

These volcano eruptions cause no danger to people and are easily accessible. On the Reykjanes Peninsula, it's a quick 30-minute drive from Keflavik Airport or Reykjavik City to get there with a rental car.

Hiking at Fagradalsfjall volcano is a perfect day trip from Reykjavik City, with trails leading from parking lots to the craters. Where you witness the massive impact from the eruption as you walk along the volcanic scenery in the Icelandic mountains. With seaming hot lava dominating the landscape.

Travel Tips: Wear good boots and outdoor clothes for the hike and remember to bring water.

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People watching a volcano eruption on Reykjanes Peninsula.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach: Discover Iceland's Unique Coastal Beauty

Take time to drive along Iceland's amazing south coast to see some of our most incredible natural wonders. Reynisfjara black sand beach is the one to aim for. With its signature black sand, basalt pillar rock formation and magical sea stacks, Reynisfjara black sand beach got it all!

Just be careful, although being one of Iceland's most popular attractions it's raw beauty comes with a price. The mighty North Atlantic Ocean clashes with the coastline with powerful waves. Sometimes without any warning, we call them sneaker waves.

Travel Tips: Stay clear from the water and keep a good distance then you can safely enjoy this gem of the south coast.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Adventure: Walk Behind Iceland's Famous Falls

Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls. Found in the south part of Iceland, Seljalandsfoss has captured the imagination centuries. Visible from the famous Ring Road in Iceland, you can easily spot Seljalandsfoss waterfall while driving in Iceland. Just make the turn and from the parking lot is a light hiking towards the waterfall.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is known for its hiking route, which leads you behind the waterfall. It is one of few waterfalls in Iceland you can walk behind and see from two sides. Amazing experience to have on your road trip in Iceland.

Travel Tips: Bring a raincoat as you will get soaking wet when hiking to Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

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The view behind seljalandsfoss waterfall in south iceland

Dettifoss Waterfall: Witnessing Iceland's Most Powerful Water Display

Travel to the mysterious north Iceland in your rental car and be amazed by Dettifoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most impressive sites.

Dettifoss waterfall is the most powerful waterfall in Iceland. This is where you can experience how powerful mother nature can truly be. As you approach the mighty waterfall you can hear the loud sounds of Dettifoss roars breaking the deadly silence of the Icelandic wilderness.

Travel Tips: Rent a 4x4 when visiting Dettifoss waterfall as it can be difficult to access, especially in winter.

 

Gullfoss Waterfall: Exploring Iceland's Iconic Natural Heritage

Next up is Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls. Experience the thunderous power of the Hvítá River as it plunges into a deep canyon, creating a misty spectacle. This chapter highlights the best viewpoints, the history of Gullfoss, and its cultural significance.

Travel Tips: Environmental conservation efforts saved Gullfoss from industrial development and it became a symbol of Iceland's natural beauty and heritage.

 

Strokkur Geyser Eruptions: Capturing Iceland's Geothermal Wonders

Embark on a journey to Strokkur Geyser, a natural spectacle in the heart of Iceland's geothermal activity. Every few minutes, witness a thrilling eruption as boiling water rockets up to 80 meters into the sky.

This chapter explores the fascinating geology behind these eruptions and offers tips on capturing the perfect photo of this geothermal marvel.

Learn about the history of the area and the nearby attractions that make Strokkur Geyser a must-visit destination on any Icelandic Road trip.

Travel Tips: Both Gullfoss and Strokkur are part of the Golden Circle, you only need to add Thingvellir National park to complete the circle.

 

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The mighty Dettifoss - The most powerful waterfall in Iceland

Travel with Blue Car Rental

You can visit Iceland all year round with each season having it´s unique touch. From the warm midnight sun in summer to the amazing northern lights in Iceland's winter wonderland.

With Blue Car Rental, these incredible sights are within your reach, offering an unforgettable Icelandic adventure.

For further information or assistance don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you and help you plan your dream trip to Iceland!

If you want to learn more about Natural wonders, we recommend our blog. There you can also find Practical info about traveling in Iceland rental cars.

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