Tourist Information by Blue Car Rental, Iceland
The places listed below are popular tourist spots. They are listed in an order which can be followed to provide a good and entertaining trip around Iceland.
- The famous Blue Lagoon is situated only a short distance from the international airport at Keflavik. Many visitors choose to begin or end their vacation in this unusual place.
- The Blue Lagoon is a pool of geothermal seawater. The seawater is led directly from its natural source (at a depth of ca 2000 meters) to the Blue Lagoon Iceland spa site where you can take a bath in this wonderful blue water.
- We offer pick up and drop off at the Blue Lagoon.
- The Golden Circle is the name given to a 190 mile (300 kilometer) circular route which encompasses many of Iceland’s most famous landmarks. The Golden Circle can easily be completed in one day, either by renting a car or going as part of a group. There are also hotels and campsites en route for people who wish to take longer.
There are three major points of interest on the Golden Circle:
- Geysir : (Geyser)
- Gullfoss: (Golden falls)
- Thingvellir: (Parliament plains)
- If you like waterfalls this is something for you. Follow Road nr. 1 from Reykjavík to the south.
- Before you arrive at Vík, you come to this beautiful waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, where you can see 130ft of glacial melt water dropping off the edge of the highlands to the plain below. For the adventure minded traveler there is a footpath that runs to a hollow behind the fall, where it is possible to huddle against the spray and look out through the water. It makes for some great photos.
- Drive on, and half an hour later you reach Skógarfoss, another waterfall. It is perhaps Iceland’s most impressive waterfall, although by no means the biggest. It is 200ft high and about 30ft wide.
- Skaftafell is in the southern part of Iceland, not very far from the village of Höfn. It has a marvellous scenic beauty and contrasts. Green woodland, black mountains and white glacier.
- When the sky is clear you'll be able to see Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland's highest peak, a little over 2100 m. You will definately not want to miss Skaftafell, which is one of the most famous places in Iceland.
- Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon (Icelandic: Jökulsárlón) is a breathtaking lagoon in South Iceland, only a thin strip of land separates it from the sea.
- On the inland side of an otherworldly iceberg-strewn lagoon are very large glaciers, seemingly streatching off and filling the horizon to every side. The most breathtaking sight is seeing the glaciers meet the lagoon where they break off into giant icebergs and fill the lake with bizarre shapes.
- This is a place where filmmakers love to come and car companies too, taking photos of their latest models. It was here that James Bond was pursued in a car chase on ice in front of the Jokulsarlon in Die Another Day.
- Lake Mývatn lies in northern Iceland, east of Akureyri. It is the fourth largest lake and among the most famous places in Iceland. The lake is a bird sanctuary and is surrounded by interesting lava formations, volcanoes, hot springs and craters. On the lake are some volcanic islands.
- Don’t forget to try Myvatn Nature Baths– the latest addition to the many attractions around the lake.
- Dettifoss, in northeastern Iceland, is Iceland's biggest waterfall. It is also said to be the biggest waterfall in Europe. The falls have a vertical drop of 44 m. Dettifoss is on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the second longest river in Iceland.
- Ásbyrgi is undoubtedly one of Icelands most beloved nature pearls. It is an enclosed canyon in Kelduhverfi district west of river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. The enclosure is about 3.5 km long and 1.1 km wide, surrounded by cliffs which reach as high as 100 m. Extending from its opening and rising into the centre is 250 m wide cliff, called the Island, which ends in a tall narrow edge resembling a ship's stern.
- Húsavík has in recent years become increasingly popular as a destination for both foreign and native visitors. There are several reasons why visitors flock to Húsavík. It is the largest town and centre of commerce and services in Þingeyjarsýsla county of Northeast Iceland. It is a clean and tidy town in an attractive natural setting and offers all basic services in addition to a variety of recreational opportunities.