There are lots of places to see and things to do in West Iceland tour. This is a huge area characterized by falls, fjords, lava fields, glaciers and many more. West Iceland also has historical significance as this is the place where many sagas and events took place. This Viking country is truly bliss for all the travel lovers, as it has so much to offer from sight-seeing places to adventurous activities. The places are not so popular ones, but they really are worth visiting. It would be great fun to explore the places in your West Iceland tour, it certainly is the best choice for spending your vacation in this summer. Below are the lists of a few places where you should go during your visit to Iceland:
1. The second highest waterfall in Iceland – Glymur Waterfall
Glymur waterfall used to be the highest waterfall in Iceland, but now Morsárjökull becomes the highest one in 2011. It is 650 ft tall from the sea level, located in the fjords of Hvalfjörður. You can reach the top of the fall by hiking; it would be fun. In winters, it is covered with snow all over, so it becomes a little difficult to hike above there. You can clearly see the starting mark of the Glymur hiking trail and would be joined by few more people. You must carry hiking boots and some warm clothes when going for hiking this trail. This would be the highlight of your West Iceland tour.
2. The most photographed Mountain – Kirkjufell Mountain
Yes, you heard it right, Kirkjufell mountain in west Iceland is the most photographed mountain in the world. It is 463m high mountain on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The narrow structure of the mountain makes it totally unique and wonderful. No wonder it is listed among one of the ten beautiful mountains in the mountain and you will find the same upon visiting it. The mountain is formed with different types of lava and sedimentary rocks. It is one of the steepest mountains in Iceland and was featured as ‘Arrowhead Mountain’ in the famous HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’. It really is the best view to have in the West Iceland tour.
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3. The most powerful hot spring in Europe – Deildartunguhver
Deildartunguhver is located in the Reykholt village in West Iceland. The hot boiling water here flows with a rate of 180 liters per second. The water of this hot spring has been used for household chores for centuries, now it has been used for keeping the houses warm through geothermal energy. The water is warm within a radius of 60 km if you plan to take bathe here. The view is quite picturesque and you can feel the drizzle of the hot stream when going little close to the spring. It will completely be a worthy experience to stop at this place in the West Iceland tour.
4. The Journey to the Center of the Earth (Novel & Movie) – Snæfellsjökull Glacier
Snæfellsjökull is famous from the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. The height of the Snæfellsjökull glacier is 1446m from the ocean level. It is built up through various volcanic eruptions over the last 5 million years ago. Basically, Snæfellsjökull glacier is the part of Snæfellsjökull National Park, which was established to conserve the natural reserve in the year 2001. You can reach the center of the Earth by taking a hike total of 5-6 hours. The Snæfellsjökull glacier is a fascinating place to visit in the West Iceland tour.
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5. A series of waterfall – Hraunfossar
As the name suggests, Hraunfossar means the ‘lava waterfall’ is a series of falls flowing out from the distance of 900 meters from lava. The most fascinating thing about this fall is its turquoise color which looks superbly amazing from the distance. A short walk from the Hraunfossar waterfall will drop you to another beautiful waterfall, Barnafoss which is more powerful. The maximum it would take to admire and explore this fall is one hour. It is indeed a great place for nature photography. You can’t afford to miss these mesmerizing series of falls during your West Iceland tour.