1 Borgafjörður Eystri

The most isolated and picturesque of the East Fjord towns, famed for its puffins, shattered mountains and stiff hiking trails.

2 Lónsöræfi

Spend five days tackling one of Iceland’s most adventurous hikes, through the wild and remote rhyolite highlands between Staffafell farm and Snæfell.

3 Vatnajökull

Spend an hour skidding across the massive outrunning glaciers of Europe’s largest ice cap by four-wheel-drive or snowmobile.

4 Jökulsárlón

Watch powder-blue icebergs breaking off the front of a glacier and drifting downstream to the sea – where they wash up, crystal clear, on the black-sand beach.

5 Skaftafell

Occupying a plateau between two glaciers, this national park has hot springs, wind-scoured peaks, a famous waterfall and easy walking across heathland.

6 Lakagígar

This remote string of volcanic craters was the site of Iceland’s most destructive recorded eruption.

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