Located at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic, Iceland is brimming with geographical wonders in their wildest forms. From erupting geysers and vast glaciers to turquoise lagoons and crashing waterfalls, there is no limit to the diversity of this magnificent country. With plenty of wonders to behold, it’s no ‘wonder’ that Iceland is on every adventure enthusiasts’ bucket list!
1. Þingvellir National Park
Iceland is one of the few places on earth where the Mid Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level. In Þingvellir National Park, your Scouts and Guides can explore the theory of plate tectonics as they walk between the rifts in the Earth‘s crust at the boundary of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The more adventurous can dive into the crystal clear waters of the Silfra fissure and get up close to the continental plates.
2. Strokkur Geyser
Part of the famous Golden Circle Tour, Strokkur Geyser is one of Iceland’s greatest natural attractions. The geyser erupts every 10 minutes, spouting hot water and stream 30 metres into the air, so make sure to take your waterproofs as those who stand in its proximity tend to get a little wet!
Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls, offering a spectacular appreciation for the force and beauty of Iceland’s untouched nature. Plummeting 32 meters into a rugged 70-meter canyon, the falls are truly a sight to behold. If visiting on a sunny day, you may even catch a glimpse of a shimmering rainbow that often appears over Gulfoss.
4. Sólheimajökull Glacier
Sólheimajökull is an incredible spectacle to behold, complete with water cauldrons, ice formations and sinkholes. Venture to the frozen glacial tongue and try your hand at ice climbing!
5. The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is on every Iceland visitor’s ‘must-do’ list…and with good reason! To take a dip in its geothermal waters is to experience one of the most surreal and unique wonders not only of Iceland but of the world!
If you’d like to experience these natural wonders on your own Icelandic adventure, our Tour Consultants would be delighted to speak with you about how you can give your Scouts or Guides a trip to remember. Find out more about an Iceland trip on our website, call our team on 01332 527 672 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.