1 Blue Lagoon

Soak outdoors in the steaming waters of Iceland’s best known thermal spa, set among the Reykjanes Peninsula’s barren lava flows.

2 The Golden Circle

Circuit three of the country’s most famous sights – the rift valley at Þingvellir, Geysir’s spurting pools and Gullfoss (the Golden Falls) – on a day-trip from the capital.

3 Landmannalaugar

Camp out at hot springs surrounded by rugged rhyolite mountains, right on the edge of Iceland’s Interior.

4 Laugavegur

Follow this four-day hiking trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk, through some exceptional scenery.

5 Þórsmörk

A beautifully wooded highland valley, surrounded by glaciers, that makes a great spot to camp, hike or just party away the long summer days.

6 Heimaey

Largest of the Westman Islands, this is a wonderful spot to unwind, witness recent volcanic catastrophe and get close-up views of puffins.

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