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12 best places to visit in iceland

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11- Snaefellsjökull

Located north of the capital Reykjavik, the Snaefellsnes peninsula concentrates a variety of landscapes of the most interesting and is nicknamed “Iceland in miniature”: magnificent fjords, volcanic peaks, impressive cliffs, immense sandy beaches are as many assets of this very wild tongue of land of a hundred kilometers long. The region is dominated by the imposing silhouette of the Snaefellsjökull, a volcano covered with a perfect ice cone culminating at nearly 1500 meters. As a small literary anecdote, Jules Verne stages in his adventure novel Journey to the Center of the Earth two German geologists guided by an Icelandic text dating from the 16th century descending towards the center of the Earth through one of the craters of the mountain. The latter is even considered by some New Age groups as one of the great energy poles of the globe. In 2001, this area of great beauty and geological interest became Iceland’s last national park. Most of the inhabitants of the peninsula live on its mountainous and tormented northern coast, especially in Stykkisholmur, attaching small fishing port built around a natural harbour protected by an amazing basalt island. Its colorful wooden buildings house charming cafes where it is good to take a break if the weather suddenly turns rainy .

Jtravelnow  advice : Nestled at the tip of the peninsula, Djupalonssandur is a curious beach of sand and perfectly round black pebbles. Unusual detail in this magical natural setting, that of the wreck of a British trawler that ran aground in 1948. All the remains of steel have been left on the site in memory of the fourteen men who perished in the accident …

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