Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull National Park encompasses much of the western tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and wraps around the rugged slopes of the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the icy fist at the end of the long Snæfellsnes arm. Aroun…
Top Choice Park in The Westfjords

Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Craggy mountains, precarious sea cliffs and plunging waterfalls make up Hornstrandir, one of Europe’s last true wilderness areas, covering some of the most extreme parts of Iceland. It’s a fantastic destination for …
Top Choice Canyons in Þingvellir National Park

Tectonic Plates

The Þingvellir plain is situated on a tectonic-plate boundary where North America and Europe are tearing away from each other at a rate of 1mm to 18mm per year. As a result, the plain is scarred by dramatic fissures…
Top Choice Waterfall in Central Peninsulas

Dynjandi

Tumbling in a broad sweep over a 100m-rocky scarp at the head of Dynjandivogur bay, Dynjandi (Fjallfoss) is the most dramatic waterfall in the Westfjords. The bumpy drive to Dynjandi, from either direction, is famou…
Top Choice National Park in The Golden Circle

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park, 40km northeast of central Reykjavík, is Iceland’s most important historical site. The Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament, the Alþingi (pronounced ál-thingk-ee, also…
Top Choice Landmark in Þingvellir National Park

Alþingi Site

Near the dramatic Almannagjá fault and fronted by a boardwalk is the Lögberg (Law Rock), where the Alþingi convened annually. This was where the lögsögumaður (law speaker) recited the existing laws to the assembled …
Top Choice Beach in Látrabjarg Peninsula

Rauðasandur

Stunning Rauðasandur beach stretches out in shades of pink and red sands on the southern edge of the peninsula. Pounded by surf and backed by a huge azure lagoon, it's an exceptionally beautiful, serene place. You c…
Top Choice Church in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Hallgrímskirkja

Reykjavík’s immense white-concrete church (1945–86), star of a thousand postcards, dominates the skyline, and is visible from up to 20km away. Get an unmissable view of the city by taking an elevator trip up the 74.…
Top Choice Beach in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Djúpalón Beach

On the southwest coast, Rte 572 leads off Rte 574 to the wild black-sand beach Djúpalónssandur. It’s a dramatic place to walk, with rock formations (an elf church, and a kerling – a troll woman), two brackish pools …
Top Choice Waterfall in The Golden Circle

Gullfoss

Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss is a spectacular double cascade dropping a dramatic 32m. As it descends, it kicks up magnificent walls of spray before thundering down a rocky ravine. On sunny days the mist…