I Never Wanted To Travel Here, But Now After Seeing These 35 Magical Photos It’s On The Top Of My Bucket List

Iceland is a unique country of extreme contrasts: Active volcanos and bright green valleys; Black sand beaches and glacier cut fjords. Contrary to it’s name, Iceland is only roughly 10% covered in ice. In addition to stunning natural landscapes, Icelanders enjoy a distinctive European culture. If all that combined with the fact that flights to Iceland are reasonable in price doesn’t make you want to book your ticket, these incredible photos of Iceland’s most magical landscapes just might.

These phenomenal wonderlands are fairly easily accessible, but seem untouched by the hand of man thanks to Icelanders dedication to preserving their natural wealth through responsible conservation. In a world of constant development and destruction, Iceland’s unperturbed nature and vastly beautiful expanses stand out as a luxury.