Blue Lagoon (Geothermal Spa)

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  • Spa located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Location is favorable for Geothermal power and right next to a geothermal power station

 

Gullfoss

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  • Waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river
  • During the 20th century, the owner of the property with the waterfall on it, Tómas Tómasson, sold the land to foreign investors, who then sold the land to the state of Iceland
  • There is a legend that the daughter of Tómas Tómasson was determined to preserve the waterfall’s condition and threatened to throw herself down, saving the waterfall from exploitation
  • The legend, it was discovered, is untrue, but the daughter’s profile is posted on a stone memorial above the falls

 

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  • Expressionist architectural-style Lutheran church of Iceland
  • Designed to resemble the trap rocks, mountains, and glaciers of Iceland’s landscape
  • At first criticized for being too old-fashioned and a blend of too many different architectural styles
  • Completed in 1940

 

Jökulsárlón

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  • Large glacial lake that developed after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Deepest lake in Iceland
  • The lake size has increased fourfold since the 1970s due to glacial retreat

 

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  • Black sand beach with ice all across the landscape

 

Dynjandi

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  • Series of waterfalls with a total height of 330 ft

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,072

food $66/day x 9 days = $594

hotel $89/day x 7 days = $623

tickets (all attractions) $137

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,426