Top 6 tourist attractions in Iceland

Iceland is full of beautiful places to visit. In fact, there are so many that it is impossible to see them all in one trip to Iceland. There are Icelanders that haven’t seen nearly all of them!

That means you will have to choose wisely when you come to Iceland, especially if you are going to circle the island. And no worries! We have made a handy list of 6 tourist attractions in Iceland you shouldn’t miss! You will also need the best car for the job, so check out our selection!

thermal spring in Iceland

Deildartunguhver

This hot spring in West Iceland is the highest flow hot spring in Europe. Experience bathing in a hot spring in Krauma, which utilises some of the water. Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls are nearby as well as Europe’s second-largest glacier Langjökull.

Dyrhólaey

Dyrhólaey

This small promontory is in South-Iceland next to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. This beautiful cliff, with a hole in it, is well worth the visit for stunning views and bird watching. Note it is closed from traffic in the spring during nesting season.

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón

It is a must stopping by the famous glacier lagoon by Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull. You can take a boat ride, check out the nearby Fjallslón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach while you are there.

Stuðlagil

In the East Fjords, you find this fantastic columnar basalt canyon where a once-powerful glacier river runs through. The river used to be much more powerful until the nearby dam Kárahnjúkavirkjun was built in the early 2000s.

Dettifoss waterfall in Iceland

Dettifoss

You should not pass up Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss. It is awe-inspiring to see. Nearby Mývatn and Ásbyrgi are also worth a visit.

Látrabjarg

In the West Fjords, you find one of Europe’s largest bird cliffs. It is incredibly steep, so make sure not to stand too close to the edge. The cliff is a great place to see puffins! Nearby Rauðisandur beach is also one of Iceland’s most beautiful beaches.

The best way to visit these incredible places is with a rental car from Blue Car Rental! The fastest and highest rated car rental service in Iceland!

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is plenty more to see in Iceland and if you want further information go to see our selection on natural wonders. And just so you know what to expect when traveling in Iceland we also have practical information we recommend. 

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