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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 Icelandic in Heimaey

Slippurinn

Lively Slippurinn fills the upper storey of a beautifully remodelled old machine workshop that once serviced the ships in the harbour and now has great views to it. The food is delicious Icelandic with a level of cr…
Top Choice Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Dill

Top ‘New Nordic’ cuisine is the major drawcard at this elegant yet simple bistro. The focus is very much on the food – locally sourced produce served as a parade of courses. The owners are friends with Copenhagen's …
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.…