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26 July 2017

What to do in Iceland? - Our top 5 picks for 2017

In Iceland, there are endless possibilities for things to do. But unless you have all the time (and money) in the world you want to choose wisely. Icelanders are always coming up with new and innovative stuff. The travel industry is no exception! So, since you’ve probably heard about all the regular things to do, here’s our top 5 for 2017:

What to do in Iceland in 2017?

  1. The LAVA Centre in Hvolsvöllur. A seriously cool volcano and earthquake exhibition, not for the faint of heart. It’s not a museum, it’s a, interactive and almost sci-fi-like educational exhibition. You´ll experience volcanic activity, earthquakes and learn about how Iceland was created.
  2. Krauma geothermal baths at Deildartunguhver. They open in 2017 but the exact time still hasn’t been announced. Deildartunguhver is really cool (well, hot actually). The landowners are building a large facility where people can go for a soak in a geothermal bath. There will be hot tubs, sauna and a special room for relaxation. You’re usually hungry afterward so of course, they´ll have a restaurant and a bar.
  3. The seal center in Hvammstangi. A very cute and informative little exhibition about the seals in Iceland. It’s great for kids and worth the detour to Hvammstangi
  4. The Christmas house in Akureyri. Open all year! The Christmas house isn’t new, but it’s such an interesting place it deserves to be mentioned. If you drive up North you should stop there. You´ll learn about the 13 Icelandic Santa clauses and their troll mother, Grýla. A lovely lady who used to eat children.
  5. The Geothermal exhibition at Hellisheiði power plant. It’s located just outside Reykjavík, past the Blue mountains. Hellisheiði has a power plant and a great Geothermal exhibition. You can choose between different tours and learn a lot about how Icelanders use geothermal energy.

Krauma hot spring baths