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Best things to do in Iceland

Iceland is the country located in Northern Europe and the capital of this republic is Reykjavik. Iceland is the place, which is geologically as well as volcanically very active. It has tundra climate and experiences chilly summers because of its high latitude and the effect of marine. Further, in 2013, it was also ranked as 13th most developed country by UNHDI. The amazing fact about this state is that almost completely it is dependent upon renewable energy resources and it has no standing army for defense.

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The major center of attraction in Iceland is Blue Lagoon, which is a geothermal spa and is located on the south west part of Iceland. The lukewarm water of this lagoon has rich amount of silica and sulfur that helps in curing many skin diseases by taking bath in it. This lagoon is also used for research for skin ailments. However, before bathing in this lagoon visitors are strictly recommended to take shower and maintain hygiene.

Another must visit place in Iceland where one must visit is Gullfoss Waterfall. This waterfall is located in south west Iceland and ahs the height of 32 meters. This waterfall is on the Hvita River and is the most popular tourist destination. In one place, the edge become obscure and it seems as if the river has vanished into the lap of mother earth.

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Golden Circle is the aurora and Glacier in Iceland. While visiting to this place, you will, come across three other sites like Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and a geothermal area in Huakadalur on the way to Golden Circle. This area has the maximum of tourist activities.

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There is also a steel boat sculpture beside the sea in Iceland, known as The Sun Voyager. It was built in 1990 and is made up of stainless steel. It is actually a dream boat and an ode to the sun. This boat is the symbolic of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. Sometimes, it is also misunderstood as a Viking Ship.

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If you want to see a striking modern concert, Harpa is the place for you. It a concert and conference hall and was opened in 2011. This building has colored glass and it also won the designation of Mies van der Rohe award of European Union for the contemporary architecture in 2013.

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To enjoy the best experience of dining in Iceland, do visit Perlan. This building is made in shape of tanks and has a hemispherical structure on the top of t. you can here also enjoy exhibition space of this building, known as the Winter garden. It also has a viewing deck on the fourth floor and has panoramic telescopes with descriptions written in five languages. This building has cafeteria, restaurant and bar in it that you can enjoy.

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As far as the adequate time to visit Iceland is concerned, you can go in July and August if you want to enjoy hiking. However, if you want to roam there and enjoy sites, the months of February, March, September and October will give you the best experience.

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Upendra Yadav

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