Attractions

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 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…
Top Choice Glacier in Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull

It’s easy to see why Jules Verne selected Snæfell for his adventure Journey to the Centre of the Earth: the peak was torn apart when the volcano beneath it exploded and then collapsed back into its own magma chamber…
Top Choice Geyser in The Golden Circle

Geysir

One of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions, Geysir (gay-zeer; literally ‘gusher’) is the original hot-water spout after which all other geysers are named. Earthquakes can stimulate activity, though eruptions a…
Top Choice Geyser in East of Reykjahlíð

Hverir

The magical, ochre-toned world of Hverir (also called Hverarönd) is a lunar-like landscape of mud cauldrons, steaming vents, radiant mineral deposits and piping fumaroles. Belching mudpots and the powerful stench of…
Top Choice Waterfall in Lagarfljót

Hengifoss

Crossing the bridge across Lagarfljót on Rte 931, you’ll reach the parking area for Hengifoss, Iceland’s second-highest waterfall. The falls plummet 118m into a photogenic brown-and-red-striped boulder-strewn gorge.…
Top Choice Glacier in Skógar

Sólheimajökull

One of the easiest glacial tongues to reach is Sólheimajökull. This icy outlet glacier unfurls from the main Mýrdalsjökull ice cap and is a favourite spot for glacial walks and ice climbing. Rte 221 leads 4.2km off …
Top Choice Glacier in Langjökull & Kaldidalur Corridor

Langjökull

The Langjökull ice cap is the second largest glacier in Iceland, and the closest major glacier to Reykjavík. It's accessed from the Kaldidalur or Kjölur tracks, and its closest access village in West Iceland is Húsa…
Top Choice Lake in Old Reykjavík

Tjörnin

This placid lake at the centre of the city is sometimes locally called the Pond. It echoes with the honks and squawks of more than 40 species of visiting birds, including swans, geese and Arctic terns; feeding the d…
Top Choice Hot Springs in Hveragerði & Around

Geothermal Park

The geothermal park Hverasvæðið, in the centre of town, has mud pots and steaming pools where visitors can dip their feet (but no more). You can book ahead for a guided walk to learn about the area’s unique geology …