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Blue Lagoon spa in Reykjavik and enjoy the geothermal hot spring surrounded by a beautiful lava rock landscape!
Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur, geysers Geysir and geysers Strokkur
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The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik, a beautiful city with rooftops in various vibrant colors. About 323,000 people live here (2013) and the main language is Icelandic, a North Germanic language that comes from Old Norse. English is also widely spoken and understood as well. About eighty percent of Icelanders are part of the Lutheran State Church. The time zone is 4 hours ahead of EST.
Travelers cannot see Iceland without going up to see the Northern Lights, which can be easily done by car or by booking a bus tour that leaves from Reykjavik. Another must-see for outdoor enthusiasts is the Golden Circle, a tour that takes travelers to the Þinvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and a geothermal area in Haukadalur with two geysers, Geysir and Strokkur. Strokkur is currently active and erupts frequently, giving visitors a chance to see eruptions up to 98 feet (30m) high!
Travelers heading down South have to stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall off of Route It is completely free to visit and travelers can actually walk behind the falls and view them from the inside.
For those looking to relax, visit the Blue Lagoon spa in Reykjavik and enjoy the geothermal hot spring surrounded by a beautiful lava rock landscape.