If you are looking to get off the beaten tourist tracks in Iceland, Lónsöræfi is an excellent place to visit. It is hard to get there (without local expert guides) to which makes it worth your while. Unspoiled nature adventure at its very best.
The Westfjords of Iceland are largely off the tourist radar, perhaps due to lack of public transportation and pretty poor road conditions. If you are driving a rental car, it's actually not that much trouble to visit the Westfjords.
Flatey used to be home to hundreds of Icelanders but now it consists of one farm and a few guesthouses and cottages. It's full of wildlife and surrounded by thousands of small islands scattered around the fjord.
Grimsey is a remote island, north of Iceland. With the population of around 80 people, Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited territory in Iceland. This tour takes you to the magical Grimsey, where you can actually cross the Arctic Circle.
Iceland's youngest volcano, Eldfell, was formed in a volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar Islands in the year 1973. A visit to Vestmannaeyjar, including this rather short hike up Mount Eldfell, is unforgettable.
Seljavallalaug is the first swimming pool that was built in Iceland. The pool, which is located near Seljalandsfoss in South Iceland and filled with warm geothermal water, is still relatively undiscovered by tourists.
The settlers of Iceland lived in turf cabins, characterised by their grassy roofs. Some turf houses still remain and have been rebuilt partly or entirely. Saenautasel is located in Iceland's Highlands and has been redecorated as a restaurant.
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the most remote places in Iceland, being located at the northernmost tip of the Westfjords. Hornstrandir's dramatic cliffs and raw beauty will take your breath away while you hike along the seaside.
The Seljavallalaug swimming pool is often overlooked by tourists despite being very close to the ring road. This blog posts offers information on this truly unique pool and a detailed map with directions how to get there.
There are hundreds of waterfalls in Iceland. Some of them are famous, like Gullfoss and Dettifoss, while others are less known. Although Kvernufoss waterfall belongs to the latter category, it's extremely pretty.
Hvalfjordur is a fjord just north of Reykjavik. If you are driving north from Reykjavik, you might as well skip the Hvalfardargöng Tunnel and drive the fjord instead, since there are so many beautiful attractions in the area.
North Iceland is full of surprises. If you are visiting the northern part of Iceland and you want to experience something other than the typical tourist attractions, check out this great compilation of "off the beaten track" destinations in North Iceland.
The town of Seyðisfjörður is a must see if you are planning to visit the East Fjords of Iceland. Despite having only 650 inhabitants, the town is bustling with culture and arts and not to mention the stunning nature surrounding it.
Thjofafoss Waterfall is absolutely beautiful, despite being relatively unknown. It is situated in remote mountainous landscape in South Iceland but it is well worth a detour. More info in this blog post.
Thjofafoss and Hjalparfoss aren't among Iceland's most famous waterfalls, perhaps due to their remote location. If you are travelling to Iceland's Central Highlands, you should definitely take your time to visit them.
Hveravellir is one of the most remarkable attractions of the highlands of Iceland. With good hiking routes and stunning landscape all around, it is probably one of the most interesting geothermal areas to visit in Iceland.
The ultimate guide for thrill seeking people who are not afraid of the cold and want to surf in Iceland. The article includes great tips and valuable information such as a map with the best spots information about what gear is necessary and more.
Having hiked to the top of Mt. Snæfell myself, I can assure you it is well worth the effort on a good day! If you are looking for a great guided hike up the mountain, this local-guided tour is your best option.
If you think the Blue Lagoon is the only option for a geothermal pool experience in Iceland, you're wrong! There are countless geothermal pools, rivers and ponds in Iceland and many are relatively unknown, like this one.
Most people that travel to Iceland don’t make long stops in Reykjavík. If you can tear your eyes from the beautiful mountains surrounding the city, you will notice that downtown Reykjavík is literally covered with outdoor art.