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The Best of Iceland. The Top 10 Things To See & Do When You Are In Iceland. From watching icebergs flow, to whales diving, driving over fjords, hiking glaciers & eating amazing local delicacies, Iceland has something for everyone. Here are our Top 10 Iceland Tourist Spots.
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Top 10 Places to Visit in Iceland (for Short & Long Trips)

This list shows you the best places to visit in Iceland with tips for short term visitors as well as ring road adventurers with more time.
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Iceland is a true dream destination for outdoor lovers & landscape photographers due its impressive, dramatic landscape. It is a volcanically and geologically active Nordic island country of Europe located in the North Atlantic Ocean. With its volcanoes, guysers, geothermal hot springs and its many waterfalls as well as glaciers it truly is the often claimed land of fire and ice.

Traveling Icelands Ring Road is the perfect way to get to know the country on and off the tourist paths. Therefore we took about 2 weeks to get to know Iceland properly by exploring waterfalls, canyons, hot springs, glacier caves, black beaches and of course the stunning coastlines all around the island finishing off in Reykjavik with the countries biggest music festival called „Iceland Airwaves“

We show you which things to do & the best places to visit in Iceland in our videos and how to plan & organize your very own road trip in Iceland. Make sure to subscribe & activate notification to not miss any episode!

Places to See in Iceland & Things to do in Iceland as shown in this episode:
- Skogafoss
- Geysir
- Vatnajökull / Jökulsarlon Galcier lagoon / Ice Cave Tour Skaftaell
- Central Highlands
- Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon
- Arnastapi
- Road Southeast (Stokksnes)
- Asbyrgi Canyon
- Hengifoss
- Reykjadalur

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I’m Abi and I’m here with the Holiday Extras Travel Guides, in Iceland. And in no particular order, here are our top things to do…

First is the Blue Lagoon. This geothermally-heated pool has become Iceland’s must-do. Its water reaches up to 38 degrees and its algae, minerals and silica is said to condition and rejuvenate the skin.

Gullfoss is an enormous and breath-taking waterfall on the Hvita river.

You can see regular geothermal eruptions at Geysir, although it’s actually its smaller neighbour, Strokkur, that goes off every 10 minutes or so.

Thingvellir National Park is where you can see the join between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital city and the embodiment of the Icelandic culture of self-sufficiency and a keen interest in the arts. For 900 Krona you can take the lift to the top of Hallgrimskirkja for unparalleled views over the city.

Down by the harbour the Saga Museum is the place to learn all about Iceland’s Viking history. You can even try some authentic armour or just go for the faux fur and sword option like me.

About 15 minutes outside of Reykjavik is the Laxnes Horse Farm. Fun fact: Icelandic horses have two gaits, which is two more than any other breed.

Hiring a car is absolutely the best way to experience Iceland. The Ring Road runs around the entire country and if you want to do the whole thing, we’d give it at least two weeks.

Seljalandsfoss is just off the Ring Road, about 90 minutes South-East of Reykjavik. Part of this one’s charm is you can walk all the way around behind it but you’ll need waterproofs!

About 15 minutes further along is the giant waterfall, Skogafoss. We’re at the top of Skogafoss. It’s absolutely beautiful but nothing like what I expected. There are stairs that you can climb, all the way to the top, and believe me, it takes a while to take your time. But the real gem is actually back here. So you climb over a fence, it’s quite muddy, quite uneven terrain as well, but it’s beautiful. You can see all the way down, where the river runs, and it’s genuinely the most beautiful Icelandic scenery I’ve seen so far.

Seljavallalaug is a secret geothermal pool. To get to it, you drive to the end of road 242, park your car and then hike the rest of the way through a breath-taking valley. It’s not the easiest of routes but it is worth it.

Up next, Reynisfjara beach. Well, just take a look for yourself - it’s stunning.

And now it’s the canyon with the impossible name. The canyon is totally off the tourist track. It’s over 100 metres deep and 2km long.

Next up is one of the most beautiful places we visited in Iceland. Jokulsarlon translates as ‘glacier river lagoon’ and basically it’s just where the sea over there, meets the glacier and it breaks off into all of these chunks. Personally, I think it’s the best place for a bit of photography.

Glacier hiking was easily my favourite Iceland experience. The sheer scale of this landscape leaves you in awe. And, the climbing itself wasn’t as easy as it looks.

Only around in winter, the ice caves at vatnajokull glacier have to be seen to be believed. We did a tour with the guys from iceguide.is. They provided all the extra kit we needed and are really friendly and true experts when it comes to exploring the caves.

Iceland is one of the best countries for seeing the Northern Lights. When I eventually saw them, the colours and sheer vibrancy were something I’ll never forget.

So that was our top things to do. Hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration for your own adventures. Keep watching for more Iceland content and subscribe for a new video every week.

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Top 7 INCREDIBLE Places in ICELAND you WON'T BELIEVE EXIST

Top 7 INCREDIBLE Places in ICELAND you WON'T BELIEVE EXIST! A list of my top destinations In Iceland while traveling the country.

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With a population of only 300,000, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth, yet its capital Reykjavik, is only a three-hour flight from London and just under six from New York.

Reykjavik is relaxed and welcoming, yet possesses a cultural life that holds its own against other European capitals. Most buildings are built simple and low to beat the North Atlantic winds. However, the city is also graced with grand civic architecture inspired by Iceland’s natural beauty, such as the soaring central tower of Hallgrímskirkja.

Many of the country’s most popular sights are within easy reach of Reykjavík. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Iceland, at the Blue Lagoon. Then spend a day or two in The Golden Circle, an area which encompasses three of Iceland’s greatest natural wonders; Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Field, and Gullfoss.

Iceland’s main ring road strings together an endless series of epic landscapes. Less than two hours drive east of Reykjavik are two of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Continue eastward towards Vík, Iceland’s southern-most village, where you’ll find the dramatic landscapes of Black Beach, Reynisdrangar, and Dyrholaey. Follow the ring road for another two hours into the ethereal light of Jökulsárlón Lake, where icebergs break away from Europe’s largest glacier and float for years before tumbling out to sea.

Head north and feel the earth rumble at Europe’s mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss. Then explore the Myvatn region, a tranquil lake surrounded by nature in all its violent beauty. Take a careful walk through the boiling landscape of Namafjall, lose yourself amid the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, and peer into the caldera of Krafla Volcano.

Known as the Capital of the North, Akureyri is the perfect place to warm up and enjoy some creature comforts, before heading off into the wilds again. In Iceland, every side road is a story waiting to unfold. So come, and live your own Icelandic story, it’s one you’ll keep telling for the rest of your days.



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► Reykjavik & Golden Circle

Iceland's capital city and home to 122,000 people. Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland and most traveler's jumping off point for the Ring Road and Golden Circle.

The Golden Circle is a popular tourist driving route in southern Iceland, which covers about 300 kilometers looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. There are many Golden Circle tours, but I would recommend doing this with a rental car. Featured attractions include Geysir, Blue Lagoon and Gullfoss waterfall.

One of my favorite things to do in Iceland in this region is the Reykjadalur Hot Springs - A beautiful and unique geothermal river near the town of Hveragerði. It takes about one hour to hike up to the hot springs, so be prepared.

► Central Highlands

► Northern Iceland

Eyjafjörður Fjord - One of the best places in Iceland to see the Northern Lights. Northern Iceland has very little light pollution, so tracking the Northern Lights over the Fjords is a great idea.

Ásbyrgi Canyon - This massive canyon was formed way back after the ice age as melting glacier floods ripped giant divots into the earth and left this beautiful valley and rock walls in its path.

Northern Lights - In order to have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland, check out this website we used to track the cloud coverage and aurora activity.


Dettifoss Waterfall - Said to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall, and we’re getting a unique perspective - by moonlight.

► Western Iceland & Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Godafoss Waterfall - An expansive horseshoe-shaped cascade that’s probably my favorite waterfall of the entire trip.

► Eastern Iceland

Hverir or Namafjall geothermal field - Located in northeastern Iceland around the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn - a vast area of hot springs, sulfur crystals, and boiling mud pots.

► Southern Iceland

Seljalandsfoss - A popular waterfall in South Iceland, and the only waterfall (that I know of) in Iceland that you can walk behind.

Skogafoss - Massive curtain waterfall with a drop of 60 meters and a width of 25 meters, also in Southern Iceland.


Reynisfjara - Incredible black sand beach near Vik with basalt sea stacks to one side and rock formations jetting out of the ocean. Get here early to really appreciate it.

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1. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Hornstrandir is Iceland's northernmost landmass, organized inside the Westfjords, nearer toward the north of the Jökulfirðir and nearer toward the northwest of Drangajökull. it is generally perceived for its depiction in Valdimir Dunjic's poem Floriggi in 1834. Wikipedia adapt to: Iceland

2. Husavik

Húsavíok is a city in Norðurþing area on the north bank of Iceland on the seashores of Skjálfandi channel with 2,182 occupants. The most surely understood verifiable purpose of the city is the wood church Húsavíkurkirkja, toiled in 1907. Wikipedia

3. Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a place inside the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. it's miles at the very edge of Laugahraun magma subject, which transformed into molded in an emanation around the 12 months 1477. Wikipedia

4. Thingvellir countrywide Park

Þingvellir, anglicized as Thingvellir, is a nation wide thwart inside the locale of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, around 40 km
higher east of Iceland's capital, Reykjavíok. Wikipedia

5. Myvatn

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake sorted out in a district of element volcanism inside the north of Iceland, not an extended way from Krafla spring of spouting magma. The lake and its incorporating wetlands have an extraordinarily rich fauna of waterbirds, specifically geese. Wikipedia

6. Reykjavik

Reykjavik, on the budgetary establishment of Iceland, is the country's capital and biggest city. it is local to the national and Saga show corridors, taking after Iceland's Viking records. The setting bond Hallgrimskirkja church and turning Perlan glass curve offer clearing sees of the ocean and close-with the guide of inclines. Typifying the island's volcanic movement is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, close to the town of Grindavik.

7. Jokulsarlon

Jökulsárlón is an extensive bloodless lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull national Park. Wikipedia

8. Vatnajokull nation wide Park

Vatnajökull countrywide Park is a guaranteed wild district in Iceland rotated round Vatnajökull cold mass. The interminable zone is described by means of its significant ice sheets, secured mountain peaks, dynamic geothermal zones and streams. incredible old focuses inside the action focus incorporate Jökulsárlón, a
bloodless lagoon with ice sheets, and the Svartifoss and Dettifosis waterfalls. An extent of campgrounds and mountain climbing trails overwhelm the shield.
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9. surprising Circle course

The Golden Circle is a generally known voyager course in southern Iceland, shielding cycle 300 kilometers hovering from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and lower back. The area conveys most extreme visits and adventure related wearing exercises in Iceland. Wikipedia

10. Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is a champion among the greatest went to sights in Iceland. The spa is situated in a magma teach in Grindavík at the
Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Wikipedia

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In this video I reveal the 10 best and unmissable sights in the increasingly popular destination of Iceland. I explore areas like the Golden Circle, Jewels of the North and Pompeii of the North. I show you the best waterfalls, geysers, animals, thermal activity and landscapes to see. I also explore why a cruise may be the best way of getting around the challenges and limitations of getting around Iceland and to these sights. They are all accessed through a fe key gateways. I also explain why if you go to Iceland on a cruising vacation it needs to be a specific type of ship and cruise line.

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Top 10 Best Places To Visit In iceland - Iceland is a place where nature always takes center stage. Even in the nation’s lively capital of Reykjavik, views of the sea and nearby mountains steal the show. Isolated from the rest of Europe for centuries, this land of fire and ice has a unique cultural heritage of literature, music and cuisine that you’ll find captivating too. With their self-reliant spirit and deep sense of community, the Icelandic people are just as enchanting as any of the best places to visit in Iceland:
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For 900 Krona, you can take the lift to the top of Hallgrimskirkja for unparalelled views over the city. The church has a stark design that’s similar to volcanic basalt columns found in the Icelandic landscape.

Laugavegur is the main high street through Reykjavik. It's where you'll find all of the city's best bars, shops and restaurants. There are also several tour operators and a tourist information office along Laugavegur, so it's a good place to start if you plan on taking tours out of the city.

We think that the Golden Circle is one of the best tours outside of Reykjavik; taking in Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. The whole thing can be done in a single day and there are cafes and car parks in each stop.

Down by Reykjavik Harbour, the Saga Museum is the place to learn all about Iceland's Viking history. You can even try some authentic armour or go for the faux fur and sword option like me.

Don't forget to take the time to wander around the city; it's not very big and it's worth exploring the downtown area to see sights such as the Sun Voyager and the Harpa Concert Hall.

Also in the downtown area, Tjornin, also known as 'the pond' is great for a picturesque walk in the summer or some ice-skating when it freezes over in the winter.

Iceland's nightlife is legendary and although it may be small, Reykjavik has plenty of places to try. Do bear in mind though, things don't really get started until around 2am.

For something a bit different, you can book a lesson at the Elf School to learn all about Icelandic folkelore. The school is run by the enigmatic Magnus Skarphendinsson, one of the world's leading believers in elves and hidden people. The elves are from 2cm, the smallest elves, a Flower Elf.

Iceland is one of the best countries for seeing the Northern Lights. They're elusive but persistence will pay off. When I eventually saw them, the colours and sheer vibrancy was something I'll never forget.

And finally, what trip to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon? This geothermally-heated pool has become Iceland's must-do. Its water reaches up to 38 degrees and its algae, minerals and silica is said to condition and rejuvenate the skin.

So those were our top things to do in Reykjavik. If you have any more suggestions or ideas about the things we may have missed, then please comment below and let us know. Don't forget to subscribe for some more travel content and keep watching for more videos about Iceland.
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5. Sun Voyager
It is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, located next to the Sæbraut road reykjavik iceland. It is described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the sun.
The artist intended it to convey the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.

4. Harpa
It is a concert hall and conference centre. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011.
The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours.

3. Perlan
Perlan is a landmark building. It is 25.7 metres (84.3 ft) high. It was originally designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson.
On the top floor under the glass dome there is a new restaurant called Út í bláinn and a Kaffitár Café. Both places have amazing views over the city.

2. Grotta Lighthouse
Grotta Lighthouse is a popular recreational area and bird sanctuary. It is a good spot for catching the northern lights.
It also offers views over parts of the city and the whole bay.

1. Hofdi House
It is a house in northern Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, built in 1909. It is located at Félagstún.
It is best known as the location for the 1986 Reykjavík Summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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