Iceland’s top 10 places to visit
Besides the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, and an endless list of waterfalls, Iceland is home to so many unique regions. There are activities for anyone from driving an ATV through the sandy beaches to relaxing at one of the hot springs, walks for all levels of athletes, and driving can be as complicated or easy as one might like. It is a country that is also the perfect place for first-time foreign visitors. You even don’t have to leave Reykjavik for a long weekend if you just want to leave.
However, where there are countless possibilities, the possible routes are daunting. First, though, there is some awareness of how the nation is divided. In Iceland tour, there are eight regions: the Westfjords, the North Islands and Highlands, Reykjavik, South Iceland. – one is worth visiting for himself. In this regard, it is always easier to choose and stick with one region depending on how much time you spend on the ride. If you have more than a week, start breaking regions together for the last journey.
10 sites are worth seeing on your next trip to the Land of Fire and Ice. Others will only have an afternoon to enjoy the entire experience, others will beg for a long weekend or longer. Learn about this trip and schedule it.
Plan your Reykjavik visit around a weekend for the best time, preferably an extended weekend, in order to improve your lively nightlife. Shopping, great food, vibrant bars, and colorful homes are waiting for pictures.
Thingvellir National Park
It’s the park that is where Silfra Fissure, Gullfoss, Geysir, Öxarárfoss are located, abandoned ruins of farming and Lava Rock fields, you probably already heard about the area. The Iceland Parliament, a key institution that was responsible for enforcing national law until 1800, was once home to the Thingvellir National Park.
You can visit Snæfellsnes peninsula in the North and Slightly West of Reykjavik if you want to experience the various Icelandic landscapes in one day. Most of the region falls into the National Park of Snæfellsjökull with a world of geological wonders (think: volcanic craters and even more black sand beaches).
Vík is the ideal stop if you go south to Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik. This picturesque town is about a two 1/2 hour drive from the Capital; the exact halfway point along the southern portion of the Ring Road (a route that circles the entire country).
You will arrive in Jökulsárlón 2 and 1/2 hours after driving via Vík if you are on your way along the southern part of the Ring road. The famous Lagoon Glacier and Diamond Beach are located here.
This region is best known as the place from which you are flying—Keflavik it’s International Airport’s home. But the area has even more to offer than what can be seen in Thingvellir National Park, including an even better view of the Silfra Fissure.
With its extensive cliffs and villages, this can be the most dramatic area in Iceland. In winter this region can be difficult to access as road shutdowns are especially difficult during heavy snowfalls over weeks. In summer, then, schedule your travel to the West Fjords for the best possible chances to see. If that’s something fun, it’s also a great place to camp.
In winter, this area of Iceland is extremely hard to visit because the roads are not as main roads and mostly overpassed by snow and ice. To traverse this area, you will need a 4×4 vehicle regardless of your visit. When in June, July, or August you are in Iceland, consider going for a serious hike to the Central Highlands.
Go north, and Mývatn is a volcanic lake surrounded by picturesque hot springs and cities. Its waters are considered soothing by local people, and many of them are believed to take their best advantage of the nature resorts of Mývatn — a worthy alternative in the Blue Lagoon in the north.
For cascades, caves, lava fields, and streams to be seen every single day, drive an hour to Glymur waterfall in north-eastern Reykjavik. In comparison to the other waterfalls, the real falls are not the easiest way to see them.