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Best parks in Greenland

National Park
“Þingvellir National Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site on the Icelandic mainland and one of the three stops on the world famous Golden Circle sightseeing route The first thing that visitors to the National Park notice is its sheer aesthetic beauty; dried magma fields, covered in Icelandic moss, sit carved by glacial springs and surrounded by a bowl of ancient mountain peaks. Two of the greatest attractions in the park are the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plates; it is one of the only regions in the world where you can see geology such as this on land. Visitors are encouraged to walk along the North American tectonic plate, where they can read more about the area’s fascinating formation and history, before descending into the valley below. ”
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“So nice to have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at the cafe that can be found in the garden.”
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Garden
“Right next to The Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur you'll find the less frequently visited inner-city paradise of Grasagarðurinn; the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens. The park is home to over 5,000 different species of plants, as well as an idyllic pavilion-with-a-pond café.”
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“The massive stone arch of Dyrholaey is surrounded by black beaches and green meadows. It’s also full of birdlife including, you guessed it, puffins. The interesting structure of Dyrhólaey is reflected in the puffins’ burrows. Quite the little architect, the puffin will design its burrow to accommodate its pufflings perfectly. At the back they build a nest out of feathers and grass where they incubate the egg. There will also be a toilet area at the first bend in the burrow so the puffling can do its business without soiling its waterproof feathers. As the chick gets older, the toilet is moved closer to the entrance to accommodate its size. Super efficient!”
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“Not for the beginner or the weak at heart, this hours-long hiking path up to Glymur waterfall at the top is invigorating but also a little dangerous at points. Cross the river over a wooden log, step through giant caves and climb the mountain with ropes, just be careful, as any slip or daring too close to the cliff won´t end in a happy tourist story.. Surprisingly, this has become sort of a hiker´s Disneyland lately! ”
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“Þingvellir is on the World heritage list there you see beautiful nature and history of our country”
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“In the summer it's cozy - also nice during winter to take a walk around the "tjörn" (pound).”
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“Kjarnaskógur is a lovely outdoors area close to Akureyri. It has trails,playgrounds, a small stream and pick nick areas. Pack your pick nick basket and spend a day exploring it”
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“Iceland's famous black sand beach. Be careful not to get too close to the ocean, the waves can be super unpredictable.”
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“A very big, non-touristy, and beautifully remote hiking area, surprisingly close to the city. Try to find Heidmork caves or just walk around the waterfall or river, or into the woods. ”
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“This is such a beautiful, small park, popular for weddings and you will see why. It is surrounded by lava, thought to be the home of Elves and Hidden people.”
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Campground
“Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is famous for its hiking trails. Four routes lead to Landmannalaugar and one of them is accessible by regular car, though the road is rough; stones the size of fists are not uncommon”
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Park
“Not exactly a park.. more like a patch of grass.. Still, this is the place locals get together at the slightest hint of some sun rays.. Nice on warm days ”
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Waterfall
“Iceland’s tallest waterfall, is located in Botnsdalur valley, Hvalfjörður. Leading up to it is a fabulous hiking path that should only be attempted by those not daunted by heights or challenging hikes. Glymur is in the river Botnsá that runs out of Hvalvatn, which is a lake closed by molten lava, some 160 metres deep. In Hvalfjordur in West Iceland you can stand in awe before Iceland’s highest waterfall. Standing by the fall you'll have a good view of the surrounding landcape, which is is particularly attractive, as Hvalfjordur is widely considered one of Iceland's most beautiful fjords.The walk, approximately 4 hours roundtrip, will take you from the trailhead at Botnsa river through spectacular scenery including a rock arch and will have you crossing a crystal clear river on a strategically placed log.”
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Park
“Reykjavík´s local park is just around the corner, it has a art museum, frisby golf course, beach volley ball court and more.”
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Plaza
“A connection point for municipal buses. Use website straeto dot is and preferrably download their great app.”
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