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Iceland

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Logistics

  • Visit during off season in September - October
  • Trip Duration: 3-5 days
  • Best way to see this destination is by car. Allow yourself to take a road-trip!

Tidbits

  • Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway
  • Over 130 volcanos exist on the island
  • There are no forests in Iceland

Experience

Blue Lagoon

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.

Rental Car

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).

Hofsós Swimming Pool

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.

Explore

Reynisfjara Beach

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.

Seljalandsfoss

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.

Fjarðarárgljúfur View

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.

Highlands

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.

Skogafoss

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.

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Iceland

A country defined by geysers, hot springs, dramatic landscapes and volcanos — what more could you ask for!

Reynisfjara Beach

Come at sunset to watch the dramatic colors while enjoying the calm lapping of the waves.

Seljalandsfoss

Don't forget to check out the lesser known Gljúfrabúi Waterfall behind the main falls.

Fjarðarárgljúfur View

A small hike to view this beautifully luscious gorge, complete with greenery and waterfalls.

Highlands

An incredibly unique volcanic desert that covers central Iceland.

Blue Lagoon

Iceland's most famous geothermal spa is the perfect relaxation session.

Rental Car

Rent an SUV to ensure safe travels on the rough terrain.

Skogafoss

With a 60 meter drop, this is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland

Hofsós Swimming Pool

Enjoy a dip in this truly unique pool overlooking the beautiful Icelandic sea.