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Top 6 Places That You Need To Check Out In Iceland

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Updated on June 7th, 2019

Have you lately been searching for some magical place to explore as part of your next excursion? Well, your hunt ends with the majestic realm of Iceland. From enthralling hot springs, exotic glaciers, lush green mountains to the calamitous volcanoes, the beautiful slice of Iceland has got everything covered.

And with the extensive list of top 6 places to visit, your expedition to this Iconic country is surely going to be epic, unfolding some of the most spectacular experiences on the go. So, let’s get started!

1. Reykjavik

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It all begins with the capital city- Reykjavik. The beautiful Icelandic metropolis has got something for every globetrotter. The place also holds great importance in the much talked about the history of Vikings.

Places Of Interest

When you are in town, do not miss out to explores these beautiful places.

  • Harpa
  • National Museum of Iceland
  • Hallgrimskirkja
  • Sun Voyager.
Activities

While visiting the Reykjavik, you can make out time to enjoy these fun activities.

  • Boating in the pristine waters of Tjörnin
  • Take a dip in Elliðaár hot springs
  • Dine your heart out at Perlan and much more.

2. Akureyri

Akureyri

Akureyri is a strategic port city through which most of the trade is carried out. It is popularly known as the Capital of North Iceland and is a central fishing zone too. Speaking of numbers, this bustling town stands at number two in terms of population (only after Reykjavik).

Places Of Interest

There are many attractions to explore in Akureyri like:

  • Botanical Garden
  • Motorcycle Museum of Iceland
  • Art Museum
Activities

Here’s our top pick on the fun activities:

  • Enthralling experience of watching Whalesin their habitat atfjord Eyjafjörður,
  • Horse riding.

3. Selfoss

Selfoss

The place is extremely popular for its majestic waterfalls. For those in love with nature’s bounties, the place nothing short of dreamland. From the dreamy cafes, mystic woodlands, hot springs to pools and saunas, Selfoss is the perfect place to experience the serenity and feed your soul.

Places Of Interest

Here are our top picks from Selfoss for you.

  • Gullfoss Falls
  • Kerid Crater
  • Oxafarfoss Falls
  • Thingvellir National Park
Activities

Make most of your time while carrying out these fun activities

  • Traverse through Geysir
  • Try snorkelling at Thingvellir National Park
  • Enjoy the treks of Landmammalaugar-Thorsmork.

4. Keflavík

Keflavík

Has the famous Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights, even been the part of your bucket list? Keflavik is that magical place to experience this mesmerizing phenomenon.

Apart from this, the city holds the distinction of the country’s only international airport.

Places Of Interest

When in Keflavík, do not miss the following:

  • The Icelandic Museum of Rock n Roll
  • The Vikings World Museum
  • Stekkjarkot and much more.
Activities

Apart from witnessing the magic of Northern lights, you can also enjoy exploring:

  • Evacuated NATO base
  • Blue Lagoon

5. Hofn

Hofn

Hofn is a southeastern Icelandic town which happens to be the closest to the Hornafjörður fjord (world-renowned for its cultural heritage, breathtaking panoramas and sparkling fjords).

Places Of Interest

You can check out the following famous places of Hofn.

  • Pakkhús
  • City Center
  • Nýhöfn
  • Humarhöfnin
Activities

Hofn town has many fun activities to explore like

  • Shopping at Netto
  • Dine at Osinn
  • Relish the Langoustine festival, Humarhátíð,

6. Skaftafell

Skaftafell National Park, Svartifoss

For nature and wildlife enthusiast in you, Skaftafell is a window to the world of flourishing wildlife and vicious waterfalls. A must visit place who want to see nature in its raw and unadulterated form.

Places Of Interest

Apart from the ferocious falls of Skaftafell, you can also explore:

  • Svartifoss falls
  • Hundafoss falls
Activities

Here’s our list of fun activities to catch up here:

  • Trek your way through the Svartifoss trail
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Hike through the Skaftafell

Plan your trip soon to experience the beautiful slice of Iceland in person.