Top Choice Farm in Lagarfljót

Wilderness Center

This brilliant attraction opened in 2016 and defies easy classification. It's a remote farm that offers museum exhibits, unique accommodation, local food, horse-riding and hiking trails, and the opportunity for tail…
Top Choice Island in Borgarfjörður Eystri


Five kilometres past the wee church is the photogenic small-boat harbour and islet of Hafnarhólmi, home to a large puffin colony. A staircase and viewing platforms allow you to get close to these cute, clumsy creatu…
Top Choice Museum in Stöðvarfjörður

Steinasafn Petru

The wondrous assemblage at Petra's Stone Collection was a lifelong labour of love for Petra Sveinsdóttir (1922–2012). Inside her house, stones and minerals are piled from floor to ceiling – 70% of them are from the …
Top Choice Waterfall in Lagarfljót


Crossing the bridge across Lagarfljót on Rte 931, you’ll reach the parking area for lovely Hengifoss, Iceland’s second-highest waterfall. The falls plummet 128m into a photogenic brown-and-red-striped boulder-strewn…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Neskaupstaður

Fólkvangur Neskaupstaðar

At the eastern end of town, where the road runs out, is this lovely nature reserve perfect for short strolls. Various paths run over boardwalks and past boulders, peat pits, cliffs and the sea, with a soundtrack of …
Top Choice Street in Seyðisfjörður

Rainbow Street

This street is supremely photogenic: a rainbow is painted on the pavement, and the Blue Church serves as a sweet backdrop. It features in many advertising campaigns and is a popular tourist photo opp.
Museum in Skriðuklaustur


Skriðuklaustur is the site of both an excavated, late-15th-century monastery and the photogenic home of an Icelandic author feted by the Third Reich. The unusual black-and-white turf-roofed building was built in 193…
Museum in Neskaupstaður


Three collections are clustered together in one bright-red harbour front warehouse, known as ‘Museum House’. Tryggvasafn showcases a collection of striking paintings by prominent modern artist Tryggvi Ólafsson, born…
Landmark in Berufjörður

Öxi Pass (Route 939)

At the head of Berufjörður, the 19km Öxi mountain pass (Rte 939) offers a summer shortcut to drivers en route to or from Egilsstaðir. The pass cuts about 70km off the Djúpivogur–Egilsstaðir journey (compared with fo…
Nature Reserve in Berufjörður


Rockhounds will love the display of zeolites at this farm, now a natural monument and nature reserve 5km northwest of Djúpivogur. It's renowned for its zeolite crystals, and the caretaker can open the small museum h…