The Best Things to do in Iceland

  • November 13, 2019

A trip to Iceland will be rich in experiences and activities waiting to be ticked off from your list. We narrow down some must-do’s to keep you inspired and informed before you depart for Iceland.

Witness the Northern Lights

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The beautiful but elusive Northern Lights remain to be the top attraction in Iceland. Don’t forget to check out the forecast to up your chances of seeing them during your trip.

Tour the Golden Circle

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The Golden Circle route is a must for anyone visiting Iceland: there’s the Geysir hot spring, the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the Pingvellir National Park, considered to be the birthplace of the world’s oldest existing parliament.

Explore Lake Myvatn

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Head to Lake Myvatn for bubbling pool muds, geothermal caves and volcanic craters. You can also take a dip in its man0made lagoon, the Myvatn Nature Baths, famous for its health-giving properties.

See the sun set in Jokulsarlon

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Jokulsarlon’s glacier lagoon is teeming with chunks of glaciers and icebergs, providing a breathtaking sunset you won’t get anywhere else.

Go horseback riding

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Iceland’s horses are a special breed: they first arrived in the country a thousand years ago, when the settlers of Norway migrated to Iceland. They’re typically used for farm work, racing and recreation.

Snap a photo of Svartifoss

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Should you find yourself in Skaftafell and you’ve timed your visit well, follow the hiking trail to Svartifoss, a waterfall flanked by a cliff of basalt columns.

Vist the Hallgrimskirkja

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The cathedral is one of the capital’s famous attractions, with a design that is reminiscent of the Icelandic landscape.

Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon

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The best way to end your Iceland trip? A dip in the legendary Blue Lagoon. You can soak your worries away in the milky blue water, order a drink from the bar or even book a massage. It’s near the airport too, so it’s an ideal last stop!

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