1 Deildartunguhver hot spring, Reykholt

Witness the power of Iceland’s geothermal activity at the country’s biggest natural hot spring.

2 Hraunfossar cascades, Húsafell

Iceland’s most unusual waterfalls, where subterranean aquamarine water tumbles lazily over moss-dressed rocks.

3 Kaldidalur valley

An excellent taster of Iceland’s remote landscapes of glaciers and grey-sand deserts.

4 Eiríksstaðir, Haukadalur valley

Stand on the spot from which the Vikings set out to discover Greenland and North America.

5 Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsnes peninsula

Iceland’s prettiest town, with a mêlée of brightly coloured wooden houses set against an island-studded coastline.

6 Flatey, Breiðafjörður

A night spent in the hotel on this idyllic farming island is the perfect escape from the beaten track.

7 Hiking up Snæfellsjökull

A rare chance to get up close to one of Iceland’s glaciers.

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