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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

Iceland is one of our favorite countries. So many natural wonders here! Only a few top lists do it without Iceland, therefore we created this list made entirely of Icelandic beauties. Have you seen any of them? Aren’t they unbelievable?

1. Gullfoss Waterfall
The gorgeous waterfall is one of the most popular attractions in the country. Located in the canyon, which forms three step terraces, river Hvítá plunges creating a powerful stream and Gullfoss. There are no rails – just a natural surroundings.

Why to go there?: The must see in Iceland, exciting experience.
When to go there?: The plunge is stronger in summer.
1. Gullfoss Waterfall - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Coolbiere. A.

1. Gullfoss Waterfall - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Daniel Korzhonov

1. Gullfoss Waterfall - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Peter Foldiak

2. Hallgrímskirkja
The unique church is situated in the middle of Reykjavík. It is the tallest and most recognizable building in the country. The architecture was inspired by the Black Falls – another Icelandic natural wonder.

Why to go there?: A must see once in the capital of Iceland. A wonderful panorama of the city opens from the top.
2. Hallgrímskirkja - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Mitch Russo

2. Hallgrímskirkja - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Andreas Jonsson

2. Hallgrímskirkja - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Gavin Hellier

3. Aurora Borealis
The northern phenomena is also among the most popular attractions. The dazzling lights are especially bright this year, since the increase of solar activity. The lights are best admired in the remote places, further from the urban lights.

When to go there?: From middle September to middle April.
3. Aurora Borealis - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Carlos Resende

3. Aurora Borealis - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Thierry Bornier

3. Aurora Borealis - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Carlos F Turienzo

4. Blue Lagoon, Grindavík
Geothermal spa offers the most relaxing natural bathing and is the most tempting attraction, found only 40 minutes away from Reykjavík. The water from the underground hot springs reaches 37–39 °C and is beneficial for health and skin.

Why to go there?: A great relaxation in the spa center with all the facilities and various services.
4. Blue Lagoon, Grindavík - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

4. Blue Lagoon, Grindavík - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

4. Blue Lagoon, Grindavík - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

5. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull National Park
The land of ice – country is literally covered in ice and snow. The overwhelmingly beautiful ice caves attract adventurers. The travel agencies organize trips to the glaciers, from where the caves can be visited.

When to go there?: In winter, when the ice doesn’t melt and is safe to enter.
5. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull National Park - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson

5. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull National Park - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson

5. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull National Park - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Einar Runar Sigurdsson

6. Kirkjufell Mountain
Near a small town of Grundarfjörður in the western Iceland, the mountain beautifully sticks out in a plain landscape. In the surroundings of this striking mountain one can find small waterfalls and admire the Northern Lights at night.

Why to go there?: Unspoiled stunning nature.
How to get there?: By bus from the bigger cities.
6. Kirkjufell Mountain - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Jonathan Besler

6. Kirkjufell Mountain - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Oxy Z

7. Maelifell Volcano, Myrdalsjökull Glacier Park
The perfect cone makes Maelifell a classic looking volcano. During a warm season snow uncovers a lavish green surface, covered with moss. There is plenty to do and see in the park, full of volcanoes, hot springs and other beautiful sites.

When to go there?: In summer.
7. Maelifell Volcano, Myrdalsjökull Glacier Park - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Yann Arthus Bertrand

7. Maelifell Volcano, Myrdalsjökull Glacier Park - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

8. Landmannalaugar
The multicolored rhyolite mountains, lava fields and the Hekla volcano make it a popular tourist destination. The striking landscapes look like a different planet. Hiking and horse riding are among the most popular activities here.

When to go there?: Anytime, although summer might be the best time to go.
8. Landmannalaugar - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: DamPhotography

8. Landmannalaugar - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Emmanuel Dautriche

8. Landmannalaugar - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Alexandre Deschaumes

9. Geysers
Due to the volcanic activities underneath the surface, a lot of geysers, underground springs and thermal pools are scattered all around the country. To see a powerful hot stream shooting from the ground is definitely exciting.

Where to go there?: Strokkur in the southwest of Iceland beside the Hvítá River is a popular fountain geyser. Many geysers are found in Haukadalur in the south of the country.
9. Geysers - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Thomas Buchmann

9. Geysers - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Alfio Ansaloni

9. Geysers - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Edwin Martinez

10. Whale Watching
The gentle marine giants can be seen from the different locations in the country including Reykjavík. Several companies organize the 2-3 hour whale watching tours. Icelanders also hunt whales, so later you can order it in the restaurant. Cruel, but this is life.

Why to go there?: A rare opportunity to see these amazing creatures.
When to go there?: From May to September.
10. Whale Watching - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Einar Gudmann

10. Whale Watching - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir

Source: Places to See in Your Lifetime
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2 comments

  1. Lol. Toats beautiful m8. Luv the pics! I'm gonna toats put one of them as my wallpaper! Majorly swanky pics man! FAR OUT!!!

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