The cool air even at the height of the short Northern summer, transparent glacial water, the spectacular scenery of the Icelandic plateau will appear before the traveller at strict beauty of the Northern nights. In Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland, with a population of only 16 thousand people, there is an interesting exercise as connoisseurs of the history of Scandinavian countries, as well as eternal pilgrims, travelling the globe in search of unexplored corners of nature. For historians will be valuable going to the Akureyri Church. and for sportsmen — acquaintance with incredibly deep lake Eskuvo.
Nature – the main wealth of Iceland
A little known cruel nature of Iceland, especially the part located beyond the Polar circle, where is the town of Akureyri: a long winter, summer is fleeting and dormant volcanoes. On one of these volcanoes and settled a volcanic lake Eskuvo.
The volcano Askja, which is a lake, is an active stratovolcano, is located in the center of the Iceland plateau in the national Park Vatnajokull. The volcano height is 1510 meters above sea level. After a huge eruption in 1875 the volcano’s Caldera was formed at the same time two lake Viti and Esquevin. The difference to honey them Continue reading
On our planet a great number of lakes, created by nature. But some of her creations are not only beautiful but also very unusual. Not coincidentally, they are among the most beautiful places of our planet and become landmarks of the countries in which they are located. Here are some of them.
Lake Morning Glory
The lake is a Morning glory in Yellowstone National Park (USA). It is a very unusual body of water: the highlight of it is that it has a non uniform bright color and shape of the bottom in the form of pipes. The lake received the poetic name in the 19th century; it then was a beautiful bright purple color. The rumor about wonder lake quickly spread through the world, and the lake became the attraction of these places. Some come to admire the beauty of the lake were throwing coins to come back again, others garbage. All this led to the fact that the heat source that feeds the lake, was clogged; the water multiplied microorganisms, which resulted in a color change. The water itself is very transparent, and the color changes depending on the weather, temperature and number of microorganisms in the water.
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Carinthia — the most southern Federal state of Austria on the border with Italy and Slovenia. Here the favorable climate, beautiful nature and, most importantly, developed tourist infrastructure. The ski season in Carinthia lasts no less than in the Tyrol — from mid-December to April. And in the North-West of the land where the glacier Mölltaler Gletscher, skiing is guaranteed all year round.
Southern Carinthia, which for the beauty of its nature is often called the “Austrian Riviera” – there are countless mountains and valleys, picturesque lakes, about 1270, on the banks of which are scattered small resort towns with world-class hotels, beautiful beaches and a complete infrastructure of leisure, and famous ski centers.
The capital of Carinthia – Klagenfurt, founded in 1252 near the beautiful lake wörth. This is a very beautiful place, famous for its Park “Minimundus” Museum reduced 25 times of the masterpieces of world architecture, as well as a miniature, but fully functioning railroad and a small port with boats.
Local attractions include the Renaissance town Hall with “heraldic hall,” the Baroque Bishop’s Palace (XVIII century), the Cathedral (XVI century), the Carinthian Museum and reptile Zoo are Happy and dinosaur Continue reading