10 Most Popular Sights and Activities in Iceland

Iceland is also known as Republic of Iceland, located between North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. This amazingly beautiful country can leave anyone spell bound by its outstanding beauty. It is very rapidly becoming the number one choice for nature admirers and adventure seekers all over the globe. One can find here geysers and volcanoes that are still active, mountains covered in snow, glaciers, ice fields, hot springs etc. It is also known as the land of frost and fire. A visual treat for the eyes and instantly gives you the peace of mind when one visits this place.

wonderful Iceland

1. Whale watching in Reykjavik

In total there are 23 types of whales that can be spotted here, best time to visit here is summer season when trip can be done in both day and night.

Whale watching in Reykjavik

2. Blue Lagoon, Grindavik

It is a man-made geothermal spa, with crystal clear water, the water is having a temperature of around 40 degree Celsius in which swimming can be done, and yet it is encircled by ice and snow. It is just 40 minutes away from Reykjavik.

Blue Lagoon, Grindavik

3. The eye catching geysers

It is situated in south Western Island, and is a natural spot. It erupts the boiling water in air to a height of 70 metres.

iceland geysers

4. The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

It is one of the most popular attractions. It is a spectacular natural light show, which becomes very impressive at times of increased solar activity. Best time to visit is mid-September to mid-April.

The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

5. Landmannalaugar

It is located in the south of Iceland, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. Famous spots here are the multi-coloured Rhyolite Mountain, lava fields and the Hekla volcano. It makes one feel that one is in a completely different world. This place is also very popular for horse riding and hiking. Summer is the best time to visit here.


6. Maelifell Volcano & Myrdalsjokull Glacier Park

It is to the south of Landmannalaugar, and can be visited only in summers. Maelifell Volcano is a beautiful sight to view , cone in shape, which gets covered by green mosses in warm season . Myrdalsjokull Glacier Park is full of volcanoes, hot springs and other beautiful sites.

Maelifell Volcano in Myrdalsjokull Glacier Park

7. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajokull National Park

This place is covered by glaciers and ice caves. Famous for adventure lovers. Best time to visit is winter when one can see breath taking blue light. And in winter the ice does not melt and one will be safe inside the cave.

Skaftafell Ice Cave in Vatnajokull National Park

8. Askja Caldera

Askja is an impressive area of around 50 kilometres , formed due to volcanic eruption activity, the geothermal pool has temperature of around 30 degree Celsius and surrounded by magnificent beautiful spots.

Askja Caldera Iceland

9. Gulfoss Waterfall

This gorgeous waterfall catches the eye of all with its natural surroundings, forms three steep terraces and river Hvita plunges, creating a powerful stream.

Gulfoss Waterfall Iceland

10. Kirkjufell Mountain, Grundarfjordur

Located near a small town in Grundarfjordur, it is simply a remarkable landmark. The mountain emerges from the plains. Here small waterfalls can also be seen along with northern lights in night.

Kirkjufell Mountain in Grundarfjordur

Thus above mentioned are some of the best popular places and activates which can be considered while visiting Iceland.

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