Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, the lake you see above actually exists. It’s called Pingvallavatn – a rift valley lake in southwestern Iceland. With a surface of 84 km2 it is the largest natural lake in Iceland. Its greatest depth is at 114m. The lake lies partially within Pingvellir National Park. The volcanic origin of the islands in the lake is clearly visible. The cracks and faults around it, of which the famous Almannagja canyon is the largest, is where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Continue reading for more breathtaking places you probably didn’t know about.

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