Getting around Iceland can feel like you are in another world. From geothermal hot springs to snow-covered mountains, the landscape is breathtaking and diverse. We have picked our top things to do in Iceland to help you make the most of your time here.
Start your journey in the capital city of Reykjavik. Here you can gorge on some of the country’s delicious restaurants, catch an epic live band at a music venue or see the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church. There is also plenty to do for those on a budget and staying in Reykjavik – from free activities to exploring some of the city’s smallest, hidden gems.
Iceland Unleashed: Exploring the Top Things to Do in the Land of Fire and Ice
Head out into the wilderness and walk behind the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. One of the most iconic spots in Iceland, this waterfall is a symbol for when the island chose to forget about their old Norse religion and embrace Christianity. Perched on the Golden Circle route, the geyser at Geysir is another must-see attraction that erupts occasionally. It is best to see it from a distance though as the volcanoes are dangerous and eruptions can cause ash clouds that can be life-threatening.
Glaciers are all over the country, and a glacier hike is an incredible experience that you can do in several parts of the country. Book a tour to explore the glacier at Vatnajokull National Park, where you can see the massive tongues of Breidamerkurjokull and Jokulsarlon, or visit an ice cave for a truly unique experience.