Use this list to inspire your next travel to Iceland. Also, check out the video for a more vivid impression.
1 - The Blue Lagoon
A dip in the sublime waters of the Blue Lagoon is a quintessentially Icelandic experience. And if you enjoyed soaking in the Blue Lagoon, check out our favourite hot pools in Iceland.
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2 - Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugar’s bubbling hot springs, wildly-coloured hills and rugged hiking trails are the Interior’s best-known feature.
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3 - Hiking in Hornstrandir
The total remoteness and majestic landscape make isolated Hornstrandir a fantastic destination for dedicated hikers.
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4 - Askja
Scramble down the stark sides of this volcanic crater in the Interior and take a quick dip in the lukewarm geothermal lake, Víti.
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5 - Join the rúntur
Sample Iceland’s legendary nightlife, starting with a pub crawl round of Reykjavík’s bars.
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6 - Flatey
Admire the drama of the West Fjord mountains from the green, flat meadows of this tiny, peaceful island haven.
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7 - The Sagas
Reykjavík’s Culture House boasts some of Europe’s oldest and finest medieval manuscripts.
8 - Akureyri
Iceland's second town Akureyri offers an engaging mix of urban sophistication, with great bars and restaurants and some decent museums.
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9 - Lake Mývatn
Mývatn’s placid spread of water is a haven for wildfowl, while the lake’s surrounds abound in volcanic formations, both extinct and highly active.
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10 - The Interior
A trip into the desolate, uninhabited Interior is an unmissable opportunity to see the raw side of Iceland.
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11 - Thorsmork National Park
Hike 25km over the mountains between Þórsmörk and Skógar, right past the steaming site of the 2010 volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajökull.
12 - Breiðavík
This sweeping stretch of golden sand and turquoise water is Iceland’s most beautiful beach.
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13 - The Settlement Exhibition
Travel back in time to the year 871 and see the remarkable remains of one of Reykjavík’s earliest houses.
14 - Geysir
See Strokkur erupting at Geysir, after which all geysers are named.
15 - Þingvellir National Park
The dramatic site of Iceland’s first parliament, set in a mighty rift valley where the Eurasian and American continental plates are slowly tearing apart.
16 - West Fjords
Remote, forbidding yet totally compelling, the West Fjords are Iceland at its most scenically amazing.
17 - The Phallological Museum, Reykjavík
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18 - Whale watching
Get up close to minke and humpback whales on a whale-watching tour from Reykjavík or Húsavík.
19 - Skaftafell National Park
Skaftafell’s blend of highland plateau, summer meadows and ice-blue glaciers are best explored by hiking, biking or climbing.
20 - Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavík’s best-known landmark, the striking Hallgrímskirkja offers unsurpassed views of the capital from its tower.
21 - Dettifoss waterfall
Deep inside Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, encounter nature in the raw at Europe’s most powerful waterfall.
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