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Can't make it to Iceland? No problem, take a virtual trip with Google Street View

By Matt Eliason

  • Enjoy the Sites Now you can enjoy the amazing scenery of Iceland from the comfort of your own home. Courtesy of Google Street View

Google has announced that the company recently updated its Street View feature with gorgeous scenery of Iceland. Although nothing can replace the feeling of experiencing Iceland "first-hand" and "in-person," Google's new images are the next best thing for foreigners contemplating a trip to the North Atlantic island.

The adventure starts off in the south of Iceland with breathtaking views from Gullfoss waterfall and Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður national park to the tourist hotspot known as "Geysir." Next you can venture to Dettifoss waterfall and the volcanic crater lake, Kerið. Lastly, take a trip down a "unnamed road" in þingvellir

Google Street View is a great advertisement for some of Iceland's amazing sights and is sure to help convince foreigners to come over for the "real thing" during the tourist season.

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