Above: Skógafoss drops about 200 feet but is nearly twice the width of Seljalandsfoss - NICO CALANDRA / GETTY IMAGES

The land is alive in Iceland, and there is evidence of that everywhere one turns: Lava flows from erupting volcanoes, steam rises from hillsides, hot-spring geysers burst forth, and waterfalls roar from above. Many of the country’s most beautiful sites are also extremely accessible. Here are seven stops that every first-time visitor should see.

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Above: Skógafoss drops about 200 feet but is nearly twice the width of Seljalandsfoss - NICO CALANDRA / GETTY IMAGES

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