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Puffins in Iceland

Puffins in Iceland A species of seabird, the Atlantic puffin is a popular attraction in Iceland. Iceland is home to over half of the world’s population of the peculiar birds. Puffins are versatile because they can fly, stand on land, swim on the surface of water, and dive underwater to catch small fish. They are distinct-looking birds with a black crown and back, grey cheeks, and white chest. However, their bright orange legs and red and black beaks make them easy to spot. Males and females are generally identical, with males being slightly larger in size. They are generally...

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The Northern Lights in Iceland

The Northern Lights in Iceland Aurora borealis, or more commonly known as the Northern Lights, are the magical dancing lights that are seen above the north pole. The lights impress onlookers with beautiful colors of green, pink, yellow, and purple. They often look like currents waving across the night sky. Although they look magical, they are simply a beautiful testament of nature’s abilities. The lights are a result of collisions between the Earth’s atmosphere’s gaseous particles with the sun’s charged particles. The lights’ activity peaks every 11 years, with the most recent peak being in 2013. They can still...

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Whale Watching in Iceland

Whale Watching in Iceland Iceland’s surrounding waters are home to 23 different whale species, many of which are not shy to visitors. Whale watching tours have at least a 90% success rate at catching a glimpse of these beautiful giants. The most commonly seen whales are Minke whales, Fin whales, Humpback whales, Harbour Porpoises, and White-beaked dolphins. The best time to see them is in the summer, when they like to come to the surface more often. There are a variety of whale watching tours from different ports, so travelers can have the opportunity to see these magnificent whales...

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Things to do In Iceland

Things to do In Iceland Iceland offers a variety of experiences and activities for every type of traveler. Whether you enjoy relaxing, pampered days or exciting adventure, there are plenty of options for you. Options range from taking a trip on your own to employing a tour company to guide you. 1. Go for a hike There are thousands of amazing hiking trails in Iceland. Travelers can choose from short hikes to several-day-long hiking excursions. They can also choose whether to use one of the several guided tours available or take on the trails on their own. Either way,...

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Iceland’s Geography

Iceland’s Geography Iceland’s Geography – Iceland: The Volcanic Island Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the large island of Iceland was formed by volcanic activity that is still active today. It is located between Greenland and Norway, south of the Artic Circle. As the second largest island in Europe and the 18th largest island in the world, it spans 103,000 square kilometers or 40,000 square miles. It continues to grow 5cm per day due to tectonic plates. Its coastline ranges 4,970 km (3,088 miles). Its highest point is the mountain called Hvannadalshnúkur, which stands at 2,110 meters (6,920 feet)....

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