The cities bars, shops and restaurants are definitely not everything you can enjoy here. Reykjavik covers a shockingly large area for a capital, and it’s filled great museums with Viking heritage exhibits. You can even take the lift to the observation deck of the modernistic church and enjoy the panoramic view of this incredible metropolis.
Certainly the Iceland’s most popular destination, with a manmade lake that is fed by seawater vented from the nearby lava flow. This astounding resort features a variety of indulging services, including saunas, steam baths, spa treatments and a fitness room.
Thingvellir National Park
This park has a great historic value to the nation here, and it is a preferred day-excursion from the capital. The park includes wonderful sights of the surrounding mountains, valley’s cliffs, lakes and fissures, and with the marked trails, a lovely hike allows you to take in all this beauty.
Husavik is a tiny village, within a sheltered cove, focused on fishing. It is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the top spots for whale watching in Europe. The town’s Whale Museum offers a great deal of information about whales and the history of Iceland whaling.
Vatnajokull National Park
The region is famed for the scenic variations in landscapes, spreading over the lowlands of flowery meadows and booming waterfalls, where travelers like to camp, through the wetlands accommodating the roaming reindeer, up to amazing glacial fields on the mountaintops.
Lying in the middle of mountains on the Iceland’s longest fjord, is an outstanding town called Akureyri, but despite its isolation, there is plenty of entertainment and culture to be found. It has a wide range of shops, with brand-name products, the best skiing area in the country and two spectacular museums.
What attracts travelers to come here, are the land-dominating craters shaped by volcanic eruptions spouting up through the water, which are best viewed from the south shore. As the water drained away, a forest of pillars, rock formations and caves were created, and are on display at lava fields east of Myvatn, named Dimmuborgir. And for those who enjoy bird watching, Myvatn is the best site in the country.
Hofn is a prime example of a fishing town in the southern Iceland. The spot is a great choice for tourists hungry for some of the country’s top natural sights. It is a sensational city that provides a fantastic way to get a real feel of the salt-washed, rustic vibe of the seafaring residents.
If you believe it or not, this little, snow-dusted center in the wilderness was once a powerful and influential spot in Iceland. Today, the town is capped by the Skalholt Cathedral, and it offers a relaxing getaway with a breathtaking sight of the nature.
While visiting Iceland, there are few more memorable experiences, than the sound and sight of an iceberg collapsing into the sea after it breaks of an iceberg. At the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon you can see the floating icebergs in the lake from the island’s Ring Road, but nothing comes close to observing them from the tour boat.