Iceland has quickly become a leading European travel destination. This Nordic nation is sought after thanks to its dramatic natural landscape featuring interesting geologic formations including volcanoes, hot springs, and geysers, as well as its beautiful glaciers and waterfalls. Winter nights may be long, but this provides an excellent opportunity to stargaze or an opportunity to view the Northern Lights. In contrast, summer days can seem endless, with many sun-drenched hours to tour some of Iceland's natural wonders.


1. Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often called "Iceland in Miniature" due to the variety of majestic and beautiful natural features you can find when traveling through it. One of the most striking is Snæfellsjökull, is a twin-peaked glacier straddling a volcano on the far end of the peninsula. Surrounded by Iceland's striking coastline and lava fields, this is truly a magnificent site that gives visitors a taste of all of Iceland's glories in one spot. It was declared a National Park in 2001, one of only three such parks in Iceland.

Glaciers and volcanoes await at Snæfellsnes Peninsula. DieterMeyrl / Getty Images

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