North Iceland

Take Rte 715 south off the Ring Road to reach the scenic waterfalls at Kolugljúfur, an enchanting canyon that legend has it was once home to a beautiful female troll. It's a 6km drive if you take the turn-off 7km past Gauksmýri horse farm.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby North Iceland attractions

1. Borgarvirki


Take the detour off Rte 711 (or accessed via Rte 716 off the Ring Road) to reach mysterious Borgarvirki, believed to be a defensive fortification from the…

2. Selasetur Íslands

11.76 MILES

The town's prime attraction is the prominent Icelandic Seal Centre on the harbourfront, where you can learn about conservation of seals, historical seal…

3. Þingeyrar

15.98 MILES

Around 19km west of Blönduós, a 6km detour along Rte 721 leads you to a precious stone church, Þingeyrar, sitting quietly and photogenically beside Hóp…

5. Hvítserkur

19.43 MILES

On the Vatnsnes Peninsula's east coast, 30km north of the Ring Road, there's a car park, viewing platform and path leading to the splendidly photogenic…

6. Illugastaðir

21.04 MILES

On the west side of Vatnsnes Peninsula is Illugastaðir farm, with wonderful views of peaks along the Strandir coast in the Westfjords. A 10-minute walk…

7. Textile Museum

24.19 MILES

Set in a head-turning modern building on the north bank of the Blanda River, this small, attractive museum displays local handicrafts, painstakingly…