10 beautiful photos of Iceland that melts visitors' heart

The diversity of terrain and unique natural landscapes has made Iceland become a famous name for travel lovers.

Iceland is a "magical" land with lots of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, black sand beaches and active volcanoes.

Thanks to the diversity of terrain and unique natural landscapes, Iceland has become an ideal destination for both photographers and tourists. In the last five years alone, the number of foreign visitors in Iceland has increased by more than 300%, approximately 2 million tourists a year.

There are many reasons for this country with more than 300,000 people to attract more visitors than that. But sure, natural beauty always plays an important role in the success story of tourism Iceland.

10 beautiful photographs of the landscape of Iceland taken by Polish photographer Marta Kulesza can explain some of Iceland's attractiveness.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

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Seljalandsfoss is one of the famous waterfalls and one of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Located 120 km southeast of Reykjavik capital, Seljalandsfoss waterfall is part of the Seljalands river, which descends from a cliff 60 m high amidst green meadows.

One of the interesting things about this waterfall is that visitors can walk behind the water curtain to enter a small cave.

Skógafoss Waterfall

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Skógafoss waterfall is located on the Skógatsky river on the south coast of Iceland, quite close to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Skógafoss is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of up to 15 m and a height of 60 m. On sunny days, visitors can easily catch a rainbow under the falls.

Skógafoss has been used as a venue for Hollywood films such as “Thor: The Dark World” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”.

Svartifoss Waterfall

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Also known as the "Black Waterfall," Svartifoss is located in the Vatnajökull National Park and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.

The waterfall is surrounded by black hexagonal pillars formed from volcanic lava, similar to Giant's Causeway (Northern Ireland) or Devils Tower (USA).

The best time to photograph this gorgeous waterfall is in the early morning.

Landmannalaugar

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Situated in the Icelandic Highlands of Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Landmannalaugar is a great place to admire the colorful rhyolite mountains as well as enjoy the natural hot springs.

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Jökulsárlón is the largest glacial lagoon in Iceland, formed when the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier began to draw down from the Atlantic.

The lagoon has an area of about 18 km2 and is likely to expand due to ice melting. The size of Lake Jökulsárlón has been estimated to have quadrupled since 1970.

Diamond Beach

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Iceland is famous for its black sand beaches covered with volcanic ash and large lakes full of melting ice. Only Diamond Beach visitors can see both at the same time.

Icebergs drifting from the Jökulsárlón glacier to the Atlantic were "honed" before being pushed back into the black sand of the Breiðamerkursandur.

The name "Diamond Beach" comes from the shimmering glaciers in the sun on the black sand, like sparkling diamonds.

Dettifoss Waterfall

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Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park, northeastern Iceland is said to be the "mightiest" waterfall in Europe.

Dettifoss lies on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum River, the second longest river in Iceland flowing into the Greenland Sea.

Dettifoss waterfall is 100 meters wide, 44 meters high, which drops into the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, with an average flow of 193 m3 / s.

Vestrahorn Mountain

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Vestrahorn mountain is a 454m high mountain, mostly made up of gabbro and granophyre rocks dating from 8-11 million years.

Along with Kirkjufell Mountain in Snæfellsnes, in western Iceland, the Vestrahorn is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland.

Goðafoss Waterfall

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Goðafoss in Iceland means "Waterfall of the Gods" and is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. Goðafoss is 12 meters high, 30 meters wide and is part of the famous "Diamond Circle", including Mývatn Lake, Húsavík Town, Ásbyrgi Nature Reserve and Dettifoss Waterfall.

Kirkjufell Mountain and Kirkjufellfoss Waterfall

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Kirkjufell is located on the Snæfellsness peninsula, about 175 km from Reykjavik capital. At an altitude of 463 meters, Kirkjufell is not the largest mountain in Iceland, but the mountain is always welcomed by many visitors and photographers when standing next to the Kirkjufellfoss waterfall only 50 meters away.

By: Gitta Russell

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