Iceland is for water lovers

Visit a black sand beach and thermal pools with ocean views.

Swirling under Iceland are plumes that give way to the volcanic hot spots and geothermal baths that exist all over the country. In other areas, it’s glaciers and snow; and elsewhere, black sand beaches and waterfalls.

“Water means a lot to us. We have a lot of it. Other lands are not as lucky,” says Jónas Friðrik Hjartarson, the manager ofKrauma, a newly-opened geothermal bath resort in western Iceland.

If you find yourself in the Nordic nation, soak—or take in other water-filled sights—here:

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