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Hidden Gems

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Attractions

Hrunalaug Hot Spring

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If you enjoy stand-alone secluded places more than the ones which are popular and beautiful but very crowded than Hrunalaug is your ideal place to be. One of the many secret hot springs of Iceland, Hrunalaug hot spring is a small, hidden hot spring pool that is not known to many people. This is why, you can expect to be alone or in the company of only a few people. Hrunalaug is situated only a few meters away from the Secret lagoon of Iceland, the less crowded variant of the Blue Lagoon.

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Attractions

Fauskasandur Black Sand Beach for Long Calming Walks

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Fauskasandur black sand beach is one of the hidden gems in East Iceland. This is the perfect place to stop for when you are on a self-driving tour of the eastern part of Iceland. It is best known for a huge rock that stands amidst the ocean near the beach. This monolith is quite captivating with a green top and black colored demeanor that it holds. The contrast that the rock and the dark black sand creates with the white foamy waves of the ocean is simply mind-blowing.

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Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon in south Iceland
Attractions

Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon – A Hidden Icelandic Gem

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Fjallsárlón is an iceberg lagoon located at the south end of Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier. It is the ideal destination for a serene getaway to relax amidst the beauty of nature. The lagoon offers mesmerizing close-up views of the Fjallsjokull glacier. Fjallsárlón lagoon comprises of astonishing melting icebergs which have recently fallen from the glacier. Being smaller in size than its big brother Jökulsárlón lagoon, this glacial lagoon lets you get pretty close to the ice cap.

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Faxi waterfall in the golden Circle
Destinations

Faxi Waterfall – Embrace the Tranquility

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Faxi Waterfall is located on the Golden Circle, a famous route in Iceland. A smaller version of Gullfoss, this is a wide river waterfall. It flows from Tungufljot River that is fed by glaciers and other streams from the highlands in Iceland’s interiors. This is one tier fall and adds beauty to the scenic landscape of the Golden Circle. It is around 15 km from Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss. If you plan the Golden Circle self driving tour, consider adding Faxi Waterfall to it.

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