Top 10 Places in Iceland - 2017



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In 1st place is the Akureyri - Listagil Arts Centre. The Akureyri - Listagil Arts Centre is a museum founded in the year 1993. The Akureyri Museum is the only art centre in Iceland and is located outside the Greater Reykjavik Area. Akureyri is the second largest city of Iceland.
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In 2nd place is the Geysir. The Great Geysir is located in the Haukadalur Valley, Iceland. It is the first geyser ever described in a printed source. The Great Geysir is the earliest known Geysir to the Europeans. The name Geysir has been derived from the Icelandic verb geysa which means “to gush out”.
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In 3rd place is the Gulfoss. Located in the southwest part of Iceland in the Canyon of Hvita River, Gullfoss is a beautiful waterfall. It is the most popular tourist attraction of the country. When someone view the falls first the crevice is obscured so that it appears that the mighty fall just disappears into the earth.
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In 4th place is the Husavik Whale Center. The Húsavík Whale Museum was established in 1997. It is located in Husavik, a small town in north east Iceland. The museum began as a small exhibit on whales in the town’s hotel in summer 1997. In the year 2000, the town’s old slaughterhouse was purchased and was remodeled and officially opened in June and was turned into a non-profit organization and was renamed “The Husavik Whale Museum”.
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In 5th place is the Lake Myvatn Conservation Area. Myvatn is a eutrophic lake situated in the north of Iceland. It is located in an area of active volcanism not far away from Krafla Volcano. It is surrounded by rich exceptional fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. It was created by a large ballistic lava eruption 2300 years ago.
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In 6th place is the The Westmann Islands (Vestmannaeyjar). The Westmann Islands also known as Vestmannaeyjar is a town and an archipelago located in the south of Iceland. The largest island is the Heimaey which has a population of 4,135. The other islands are uninhabited. The Vestmannaeyjar came into attention after the eruption of Eldfell volcano. The eruption caused a lot of damage to the buildings and forced a month-long evacuation of the entire population to the mainland.
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In 7th place is the Snaefellsnes Peninsula And The Snaefellsjokull Glacier. Snaefellsnes is a 700,000 year old stratovolcano with a glacier that covers its summit. It is located in the western part of Iceland. The name of the glacier is derived from the name of the peninsula Snaefellsnes. It is located on the most western part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
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In 8th place is the Thingvellir. Thingvellir is a place in the southwestern part of Iceland. It is located in Bláskógabyggð, Iceland near the peninsula of Reykjanes. The most important landmark of this area is the Thingvellir National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Park was founded in the year 1930.
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In 9th place is the The Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and is one of the majorly visited attractions in Iceland. The steamy water which are a part of the Lava formation is what attracts tourists more to this place.
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In 10th place is the Sk?gar Folk Museum. Be sure to checkout this Museum while you're in Iceland.
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