The Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik is one of its most recognizable attractions. For a small fee you can take an elevator to the top for the best panoramic views of Reykjavik.
The Harpa concert hall and conference center is an ultra-modern structure with features representative of Iceland's geology and ecology. These windows represent the scales of fish; fishing is Iceland's second largest industry. Its first: tourism.
The Harpa concert hall and conference center is an ultra-modern structure with features representative of Iceland's geology and ecology. These shapes are representative of the hexagonal basalt columns found on Iceland's south shore.
Church on a Hill
The Vik i Myrdal Church looks so alone on its hill north of Highway 1 in Vik.
Basalt Columns I
Hexagonal columns are formed when basalt lava flows cool slowly, forming random cellular networks of fractures. These columns are found at the Reynisfjara "black sand beach" in Vik.
Basalt Columns II
Black Sand Beach I
The black sand and rock of the Reynisfjara beach is a dramatic sight from the Dyrhólaey lighthouse area.
Black Sand Beach II
Waves crash against the black sand and rock of the Reynisfjara beach northwest of the Dyrhólaey lighthouse.
Glacier Hike I
If you look very closely, you can see groups of hiker tourists navigating the surface of the Solheimajökull glacier tongue.
Though glaciers usually appear to be white, most glacial ice is actually a light green color. Here within a crack of the Solheimajökull glacier tongue near Vik, the color is visible.
Glacial Ice II
Hiker tourists descend from atop the Solheimajökull glacier tongue outside of Vik. Such tours are not without their dangers, but are a popular way to experience Iceland's geological history first-hand.
Behind the Falls
The Seljalandsfoss waterfall is one of the few waterfalls visible from all sides. Though slippery and somewhat dangerous, the sights and sounds of this waterfall are not to be missed.
Tourists carefully navigate the wet and slippery rocks around the Seljalandsfoss waterfall as mist blows over them.