25 Absolutely Breathtaking Photos From Iceland

Most people think Iceland is just a cold, little country somewhere up in the north, near the Arctic Circle, which is somewhat right. Iceland really is a cold country with the sub-polar oceanic climate; its population is just about 325,000 people and it does lie just outside the Arctic Circle but if you think there is nothing but cold and ice in Iceland, you are wrong. Thanks to its totally unique landscape featuring all possible and sometimes almost impossible natural beauties, this isolated country became one of the world´s very top destinations for photographers, adventurers and travelers looking for extraordinary experiences. Check out these 25 absolutely breathtaking photos from Iceland and see why so many people are adding this to their travel bucket list.

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Iceland occupies an area of over 100,000 square kilometers (40,000 square miles) but is home to only about 325,000 people. With a population density of just 3.1 inhabitants per 1 square kilometer (7.5 inhabitants per 1 square mile), it’s the most sparsely populated country in Europe. But it’s the lack of density which allows you to enjoy such incredible views.

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And if you do come across a settlement when roaming the Iceland´s countryside, it can look as astonishing as this secluded picturesque house built in the middle of a green cliff.

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What most people don’t know is the fact that Iceland is – from a geological point of view - relatively young country. It is believed to have formed only 16 to 18 million years ago.

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Waterfalls are one of the most iconic features of Iceland. Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 meters (almost 3,000 feet) out of a lava field, is a very popular spot for photographers.

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The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges of less porous rock in the lava. Hvítá means "white river" in Icelandic language.

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