While Iceland‘s culture, food, music, art, and nightlife are all great reasons to visit the small island country, it’s the natural wonders here that really set the destination apart from all others. From the Northern Lights to thundering waterfalls, geysers and glacial lagoons, volcanoes, caves and hot springs, Iceland offers an incredibly diverse range of landscapes, geological oddities and beautiful sights.
Iceland’s unique position on the mid-Atlantic ridge, the border of the tectonic plates that form the North American and Eurasian continents, means that the land here is always moving (the plates are actually very slowly moving apart from one another). This movement is responsible for the country’s hot springs and volcanoes, as well as the beautiful rift at Thingvellir National Park.
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