Iceland's most famous geothermal spa is the perfect place for a relaxation session. To reduce your time spent driving, try to plan your visit right after you land in Iceland or before your flight out as it's close to the airport.
Rent a 4WD car to ensure safe travels, especially if you're checking out the Highlands. Another option is renting an RV as you explore the vast island with campsites galore (but note that most RVs cannot handle certain rough terrains).
We highly recommend checking this spot out at sunset - there's nothing more calming than looking out over the fjord as the sky changes colors while relaxing in a heated pool.
This famous black sand beach is a must-see for any Iceland itinerary. Our ideal time to visit is sunset to watch the dramatic colors and then you can stay overnight in Vik, a charming town next to Reynisfjara. While on the Beach, don't forget to look up as puffins occasionally nest atop the rock formations.
Because it's one of Iceland's most renowned waterfalls, we recommend getting here early in the morning (or even camping near the falls at Hamragarðar campsite). Two tips: first, follow the pathway behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall for a completely different vantage point. Second, an eight minute walk along the road towards the campsite brings you to Gljúfrabúi Waterfall, check it out for an amazing, secluded experience.
A small hike uphill to view this beautifully luscious gorge, complete with greenery and waterfalls. The hike takes you on top of the gorge so you'll be able to peer down into it from multiple vantage points.
An incredibly unique volcanic desert that covers central Iceland, but make sure you either have a 4WD car or are with a tour as the rough terrain can get tricky.
With a 60 meter drop, this is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Luckily, it’s very accessible, and you can walk right up to the base of the waterfall. To experience this natural beauty without the large crowds, wake up extra early and be the first ones there to have the whole place to yourself.
A country defined by geysers, hot springs, dramatic landscapes and volcanos — what more could you ask for!
Come at sunset to watch the dramatic colors while enjoying the calm lapping of the waves.
Don't forget to check out the lesser known Gljúfrabúi Waterfall behind the main falls.
A small hike to view this beautifully luscious gorge, complete with greenery and waterfalls.
An incredibly unique volcanic desert that covers central Iceland.
Iceland's most famous geothermal spa is the perfect relaxation session.
Rent an SUV to ensure safe travels on the rough terrain.
With a 60 meter drop, this is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland
Enjoy a dip in this truly unique pool overlooking the beautiful Icelandic sea.