The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik is one of the most popular cruise ports in the country, with visits in 2012 by more than 20 cruise lines including popular North American lines like Celebrity, Crystal, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. You can explore the city itself, or head out into the countryside to visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal springs, or perhaps do some horseback riding in and among the valleys that make up the Icelandic landscape.
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Another popular Icelandic port is the northerly town of Akureyri. In this pretty little locale of just 16,000, the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world can be visited. The botanical garden in particular is noteworthy due to its abundance of flower and plant life that manages to exist despite Akureyri’s close proximity to the Arctic Circle.
Iceland is also known for its stunning waterfalls like Gullfoss, one of the most-visited attractions in the country.
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