By: Brenna Laderer
Volcanoes, waterfalls, and tours, OH MY. There is one small country that has all of this, and more, Iceland. Iceland is a play on words because itis actually green. I went to Iceland in June, 2018. Going to Iceland is like visiting another world.
The Three Twin Peaks are a group of three volcanoes that are all dormant. Two of them you can not go into, while the other one has a tour so you can go in. Iceland has the only volcano you can go into in the WORLD. Inside is a hard surface of layered rock that you can walk around on and see the volcano. The cool thing is that the lava chamber is below the rock you walk on. Iceland is on two tectonic plates, so when you walk to the volcano, you pass over where the tectonic plates are splitting. One day Iceland will be split in two. The volcanic activity creates a very unique landscape.
Another place I visited was Glymur. The second largest waterfall in Iceland. I got to hike Glymur to almost the very top. To get to the top you have to cross a rushing river on a narrow log, hike up and down steep inclines, and go through a cave. There are lots of waterfalls in their parks. Were else in the world can you find this?
Iceland also has many unique foods to eat. They have traditional Icelandic dishes like tender local lamb, lobster soup, and roasted goose. They sometimes have Puffin or shark on the menu. They cook steak, pizza, fast food, and fish. They even have foods from the US and India there. What a world it could be if every other country had foods from each country in the world.
Iceland has so many cool places to see that other countries don’t have. I hope you go to Iceland to see all of the cool things it has to offer.