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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.