Sunday, 3 July 2011

Beautiful Iceland

Despite its name, Iceland isn’t a frozen wasteland. Iceland is in fact a beautiful and exotic country. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and southwesterly winds and the coastal areas of Iceland are a pleasant temperature year-round.
Upon arriving in Iceland, you first notice miles and miles of black volcanic rock, partially covered in bright green moss. The island country of Iceland is home to a mixture of interesting things, including Europe’s largest glacier, the world’s earliest-discovered geyser, abundant natural hot springs, volcanoes, and a vast array of spectacular scenery.
Below we have some very beautiful Iceland photos from photographer Raymond Hoffman.
Gorgeous Waterfall in Iceland
Breathtaking Waterfall in Iceland
Beautiful waterfall photo from Iceland.

Beautiful volcanic terrain. In some areas of Iceland, this is what you will see for miles on end – volcanic rock covered with moss. It is a quite beautiful landscape.

Beautiful Iceland
Iceland Road to Church
Long Winding Road - Iceland
Steam and Volcano Iceland
Scary, but Beautiful Iceland
Smoke and steam rising up from a volcano behind a farm house in Iceland.
Horses in Iceland
Icelandic Horses
Icelandic Horses… The Icelandic horse is a short, but sturdy breed that is truly beautiful. These horses were brought over from mainland Europe with the first Icelandic settlers, and have not mixed with other horse breeds.
Beautiful Sea Photo Iceland
Beautiful Sea Scape

Volcanic eruption – Iceland.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula Iceland
Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Iceland
Volcanic Terrain in Iceland