What are the attractions in Iceland and which ones are important? Do I abide by specific rules while I’m exploring the surroundings? Why are the national parks here so popular?
If you’re thinking of visiting Iceland, these are some questions that’ll pop up in your mind after you find out more about it. But what if there’s a single answer to all these questions?
As you go through this post, you’ll find out everything you must know for your visit to the majestic island of Iceland.
It is undeniable that most of the Icelandic landscape is untouched and beautiful to behold. With time as a constraint, however, you may not be able to discover all of these landscapes. To make your trip fun and joyous, all around Iceland you’ll find different tours to ensure you enjoy every bit of the stay.
The Icelandic people take pride in their countryside, and for a good reason. There are not many places around the world with such immense natural surroundings.
What’s special about the National Parks in Iceland?
As mentioned earlier, the island is beautiful to witness, and the national parks are a sight to behold. Until 2008, Iceland was home to four stunning national parks. Later on two of them were combined to form a much bigger national park turning the number of such parks to 3. Several tours allow one to enjoy these utterly picturesque and natural reserves of Iceland.
1. Snaefellsjokull National Park
Covering an area of 66 square miles, this National Park is located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. The center of attraction here is the 700,000-year-old stratovolcano, which is covered with ice. The tourists can visit the volcano’s summit during summer along with several archaeological ruins and modern-day fishing villages nearby. Another unique thing about this park is perhaps that it is the only one with a coastline, making it the sole such park that is inhabited by several bird species.