Wow, this place is filled with so much nature, interesting sorcery museums and beautiful dramatic landscapes! Also, Iceland is one of the only places you can witness the Northern Lights which automatically makes this place a TOP SPOT on our list of places you need to visit!
1. Swim in the Blue Lagoon
This place is a dream and the contrast between the warm water and the cold air is fantastic – this is a place you definitely want to go to when it is cold! imagine yourself, in a warm pool, surrounded by snow and ice! Did we mention there’s also a swim up bar? The blue lagoon is a must if you visit Iceland and definitely a unique way to experience what it means to be in the land of fire and ice! Smear some silicone on your face – relax, and let the blue lagoon work its magic 🙂
2. Witness the Haifoss Waterfall
This waterfall is completely remote and is absolutely stunning. Park at the nearby Holaskogur camping cottage and take the 45 minute hike to this beauty! The height is staggering and will make your knees weak. Literally, breath taking.
3. Walk Black Sand Beach
This beach is entirely made of black volcanic rock/sand and such an amazing feeling underneath your feet! The wonderful basalt columns and good views out to the sea stacks only add to the mystery and beauty of this place.
4. Camp At Skaftafell National Park
This amazing national park is filled with superb waterfalls & Glaciers. The IDEAL place for glacier viewing, hiking and camping!
5. Witness Strokkur Geyser
This geyser erupts every 5 – 10 minutes and will surely entertain you! Be sure to walk the whole path to see some smaller pools with a nice blue color, and other areas of the ground steaming from the underground heat!
6. Explore Latrabjarg Bird Cliffs
If you want dramatic scenic views – this is the place to be! Get up close and personal to the Puffin birds and seals! Look but don’t touch 🙂 This place is ideal for stunning views and bird watching – heck, your literally in the sky at this place!
7. Walk Through The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft
If weird and interesting stuff is your thing, then you’ve come to the right place. You can literally spend a hour walking among the artifacts and reading up on Icelandic sorcery. Some of the stuff is downright unsettling like the pants made of human skin that was supposed to make you rich if you wore them – say whaaaattt?!
8. Discover Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
The Fjora river flows through this amazing canyon! This place is def worth a stop and serves as a fantastic place to take pictures! Sit and just be in awe of the beauty!
9. Snorkel in the Silfra Fissure
Icelands most famous dive sight – and just viewing this picture we can see why. It’s absolutely beautiful! Located in Thingvellir National Park this amazing water gives you up to 100m of clear visibility!
10. SEE The Northern Lights in Iceland
This list would not be complete without mentioning the Northern Lights. Seriously, if you EVER get the opportunity to see this, do not pass it up. The Northern Lights can only be seen in a few parts of the world, Iceland being one of them!