Google Street View Offers a Look at Iceland's Natural Wonders

1 - Google Street View Offers a Look at Iceland's Natural Wonders
2 - Gullfoss Waterfall
3 - Falls From Behind
4 - Strokker Geyser
5 - Rocky Terrain
6 - Vatnajokull National Park
7 - Stone Outcrop
8 - Thingvellir National Park
9 - Dettifoss Waterfall
10 - Volcanic Lake
11 - Falls Beauty
12 - Green Landscape
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Google Street View Offers a Look at Iceland's Natural Wonders

by Todd R. Weiss

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Gullfoss Waterfall

The Gullfoss Waterfall is part of Iceland's "Golden Circle," which is a famous tourist route in the southern part of the country. The waterfall is on the Hvita River.

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Falls From Behind

Here's another view of the Gullfoss Waterfall, this time from the back side of the falls where the rushing water originates. The average water flow is as much as 140 cubic meters/second at its summertime peak.

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Strokker Geyser

Here in the Haukadalur Geothermal Area is the famous Strokker Geyser, which routinely erupts every five to 10 minutes, according to Google.

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Rocky Terrain

The land around the Strokker Geyser includes rocky and hilly terrain that leads to other geological features in the Haukadalur Geothermal Area.

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Vatnajokull National Park

The Vatnajokull National Park in Reykjavik, Iceland, offers incredible vistas like this one of gorgeous and lush natural features that can be seen across Iceland.

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Stone Outcrop

In southwestern Iceland, Thingvellir is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. It features an outcropping of rock that is a major tourist destination in the country.

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Thingvellir National Park

Visitors can walk along a platform here at Thingvellir National Park to watch the wildlife, bodies of water and landforms in this lush area.

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Dettifoss Waterfall

The Dettifoss Waterfall in the Vatnajokull National Park is said to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe, according to Google.

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Volcanic Lake

This is Kerid (or Kerith) in southern Iceland, a volcanic crater lake that is surrounded by natural beauty.

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Falls Beauty

Here's another view of the Dettifoss Waterfall and its power and beauty, which is being observed by several spectators.

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Green Landscape

This is a scene along Route 35 in Iceland, called the Biskupstungnabraut, taken by a Google Street View camera. You can even see the dark shadow created by the Street View camera sticking up in the center of the image.

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