By Michelle Yastremsky
From cities to the undistrubed countryside, valleys to volcanoes, lakes to lagoons, the wonders of Iceland are waiting to be discovered. Here are the top destinations in Iceland - which will you visit first?
Top Attraction in Iceland
No Visit to the Land of Fire & Ice is complete without a dip in the Blue Lagoon! Melt away the stresses in its surreal-blue waters, and perhaps even treat yourself to a mud mask or in-water massage.
The Lagoon is located a short drive away from Keflavik Airport, making it the perfect stop first stop after your arrival flight or before your departure flight. Make sure to book ahead of time as the best time slots fill up fast!
Top Cities in Iceland
Almost every visitor planning a trip to Iceland will spend a portion of their trip in the country’s capital, Reykjavik. See the sunset in front of the Sun Voyager, experience its one-of-a-kind nightlife, visit some of the world’s most interesting and quirky museums, and take the perfect selfie in front of the Hallgrimskirkja church.
Reykjavik may be the country’s capital, but Akureyri is the gateway to the breathtaking north! Visit one of the city’s art galleries, stroll through the botanic gardens, or grab your car and visit some of the gems of our next featured destination: North Iceland.
Top Regions in Iceland
From the lava streams from Krafla to the fishing village of Siglfjordur, the wonders of the North Iceland are unparalleled. Book day-trips while based out of Akuyeri or rent a car and explore at leisure. You can even visit Iceland’s most famous brewery or perhaps stumble upon a Game of Thrones filming location or two.
The black sand beaches of Vik, the Solheimasandur Plane Crash, the Jokarlson Lagoon… the highlights of Southeast Iceland await.
Top Parks in Iceland
Thingvellir National park
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is so much more than a run-of-the-mill park. Explore rapid waterfalls, visit the sight of the world’s first-ever parliament, or go for a swim in between two tectonic plates.
In the Highlands of Iceland at the edge of a lava field visitors will find one of Iceland’s most breathtaking valleys: Landmannalaugar. Adventurers who go off the beaten path in search of this natural wonder will be rewarded with views of postcard-worthy mountains, scenic hiking trails, and a geothermal pool to unwind in after a day of exploring.
Vatnajokull National Park
Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, is surrounded by a National Park equally as impressive. Hike the massive glaciers, explore the crystal-blue ice caves, and take the perfect photo in front of the stunning Skaftafell Waterfall.