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On the outskirts of Mosfellsbaer, Leirvogsvatn is a scenic lake. It bears mention in legends as the home of a horse-shaped monster. It is a deep lake and is good for fishing. Try your luck at angling and go home with some good trout. The shores are lush green and a good place for an outdoor picnic in the wilderness.
Appearing as a beautifully bizarre subterranean landscape in the Leitahraun lava field, the Buri Cave is one of the oldest and the most captivating lava tubes in Iceland. Over several millenia, the Buri Cave has evoked a deep sense of wonder among all those who have dared to traverse its otherworldly depths. The cave spans more than a kilometer (0.62 miles), with its largest chamber measuring neary 17 meters (55 feet) in width. Jagged icicles, stalactites and stalagmites suspend from the ceiling like icy daggers, while swiftly cooling walls of the chamber are adorned with gaping craters. Once molded by fiery rivers of lava, these caves are home to frosty temperatures today, exemplifying a unique twist in nature's plot of fire and ice.
Soft blue swirls of mineral-rich water and gently billowing steam that rises from the water's surface make up the magnificence of the Blue Lagoon. A gigantic geothermal spa that has effectively ridden numerous individuals of skin ailments, this man-made lagoon is one of Iceland's finest, and most visited attractions. Situated on a large lava field, the water in the lagoon is typically fed by the output of Svartsengi, a geothermal power plant that lies adjacent to the lagoon. Sulfur and silica are prime ingredients that lend the warm waters of the lagoon its curative powers, drawing eager visitors from across the world. Visitors can apply the famous silica mud mask and see its skin-restorative powers for themselves, or feel the warm gush of the lagoon's waterfalls as it takes away any semblance of soreness from their muscles. There is also a sauna room, and a restaurant on site.
The Þingvellir has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its iconic status in Icelandic history. The site that is now a National Park was once occupied by farms, the remnants of which bear witness to the agricultural heritage of the region. The lush landscape is marked by old farmhouses, the 19th-century Thingvellir Church and various other structures. The park is endowed with remarkable natural beauty and is home to Iceland's largest natural lake. It is also the celebrated home of the world's oldest parliament that dates back to the Viking Age. Silken waterfalls such as the Oxara cascade dramatically from their place in the canyons, while the Peningagja is a ruggedly hewn gorge that ends in a swirl of icy cold waters. Visitors to the park can indulge in fishing at the lake, explore its depths or embark on a hike across the picturesque landscape.