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The must-visit destinations in Iceland...

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A boat trip on the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is pretty much a must-do if you visit the lagoon. Amazing adventure that takes you close to the floating giant icebergs - once in a lifetime experience.
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The Golden Circle really lives up to the hype! If you're opting for a classic tour with no additional stops on the way, this one is the way to go.
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Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon is probably one of the most unique sights in Iceland. Here's a blog post full of amazing pictures and information on this heavenly place.
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If you are travelling to Iceland in the winter chances are high that you are going to see some northern lights dancing up in the sky. Here's an informative article on where it's best to see them and how to photograph them.
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There are not many Geysers in the world. They are one of nature's true marvels, and in Iceland you'll have the opportunity to see them up close, in all shapes and sizes.
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Are you going to be spending the first 24 hours of your Iceland adventure in Reykjavik? This blog post guides you to the highlights of the capital...and some hidden spots too!
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Awesome tips and tricks to make the most out of the Blue Lagoon, ranging from prices and what to bring to things like how to treat your hair.
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If you want to know what you'll see on the Golden Circle, this article is all you need - with 58 beautiful pictures of this popular self-drive tour.
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The Golden Circle + has all the highlights of the famous Golden Circle route plus a visit to the historic site of Skálholt.
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Snorkeling is probably not what comes first to mind in the cold Icelandic climate. Think again! Snorkeling in Silfra is a surreal experience for all adventurers who don't mind some cold water snorkeling :)
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Glacier walk is one of the most popular activity in Iceland - and for a good reason. You get up close and personal with the glacier cap on this insightful and fun glacier hiking experience.
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If you haven't heard about the Golden Circle day tour yet, you'll hear about it soon! Here's a little article for those who intend to drive the Golden Circle route themselves want to make interesting stops on the way.
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Volcanoes, geysers and the northern lights. These are all things that attract travellers from all over the world and inspire them to visit Iceland. In this article, some of Iceland's most famous attractions are ranked.
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Many travellers come to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. Here's an article that has the answer to questions you might have about this magnificent phenomena and how to prepare for a Northern Lights trip.
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This article features a great overview of the Glacier Lagoon, with awe-inspiring photos of what you could expect to see on a good weather day.
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There are several hiking routes around Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, and each has it’s own appeal. In Skaftafell you are guaranteed to have a memorable hike, and here are some of our favorite routes.
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A personal travel story from a great blog highlighting a day of whale watching in Húsavík and exploring the town of Akureyri in North Iceland. Spectacular photos.
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Great story about what to expect from a whale watching tour in Iceland, with a little bit of informational and historic twist.
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Here's your ultimate bucket list of must-see attractions in Iceland as well as some lesser known alternatives for those who can't stand the crowds.
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Iceland has a large population of puffins. If spotting these cute little birds is on your Iceland to-do list, you should definitely check this article out.
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Keflavik Airport and the Blue Lagoon aren't the only things Reykjanes Peninsula has to offer.
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The Blue Lagoon may be the ultimate tourist hit in Iceland but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's crowded all the time.
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Stunning photos and the basic information you need to know about the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley in Southern Iceland.
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The locals in Iceland love their swimming pools, and you can be sure to find one in every neighborhood of the city. Here's how to choose between them.
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The Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is unlike anything you've seen. This tour starts in Reykjavik and includes a boat ride on the lagoon.
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Are you visiting Harpa while you're in Reykjavik? This quick guided tour takes you through areas at the Concert Hall that are restricted to the general public.
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Puffins are simply adorable. If you are staying in Reykjavik and are eager to spot some of the world's cutest birds, this tour is ideal.
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If you have no clue what you are going to be up to during your trip to Iceland, this article is great place to start.
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Akureyri is Iceland's second largest town. Akureyri is a charming little town with plenty to offer so be sure not to miss it while travelling in the northern part of Iceland.
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While whale sightings happens most often on tours, sometimes luck is not in your favor. This travel story shares insights into a great tour in winter without spotting any whale.
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Jökulsárlón Lagoon is one of Iceland's most unique attractions. It's possible to go sailing on the lagoon which is an unforgettable experience, according to this inspiring article.
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Here's a list of eight attractions near the renowned Golden Circle that are mostly overlooked by travellers. If you are driving yourself, these destinations are well worth a little detour from the usual Golden Circle route.
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Most visitors in Iceland try to stop by at the famous Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, but unfortunately many miss out on a really cool black sand beach right next to it!
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Hunting the Northing Lights in Iceland can be like rolling a dice with the weather and right conditions. Here's a good guide to help you realize your options.
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If you think the Blue Lagoon is a natural hot spring where the locals hang out, think again. This article helps set the right expectations before visiting.
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If you are a foodie like me and are looking for a something beyond the traditional Golden Circle tour, this experience is right on. You can't go wrong with some gourmet tastings of local delicacies along the way.
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Ever been on a glacier? If not, going on a glacier hike in Iceland is sort of a must-do. This experience features an easy glacier walk with an option for people to try out their ice-climbing skills with an expert guide.
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The Golden Circle is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland and in summer it's easy to do it own your own. Here's how.
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Friðheimar is a wonderful organic vegetable farm, focusing on tomatoes. Inside the greenhouse there is a fabulous restaurant which is open during lunchtime. Friðheimar is located very close to the attractions of the Golden Circle Route.
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In this photo essay you can see for yourself how a Zodiac boat tour around the glacier lagoon could look like!
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Húsavík, a small town in northern Iceland, is a central hub for whale watching in Iceland. This article features an excellent travel story about an eco-friendly whale watching tour.
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Snaefellsnes peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions of Iceland. The variety of landscapes is great and the ocean is all around. And not to mention the Snaefellsjokull Glacier. Here's a list of 10 must see places in Snaefellsnes.
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If you are looking to see the major highlights (as in most popular sights) on the southwest corner of Iceland, this blog gives an excellent idea of an itinerary. Also neat photos.
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The jet black beaches of Iceland are stunning in its own unique way. In this article, you can read about the best black beaches to visit in Iceland.
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Looking to spend a day (or many more) exploring the North East of Iceland? This article gives a good overview of some of the things you shouldn't miss.
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A useful guide on how to optimize your changes of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. The basics.
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Excellent step-by-step guide with pictures and a map, to help you locate this famous plane wreckage.
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This is a perfect tour for those who want to do a classic Golden Circle Tour, without having to wake up super early. The timing is also very clever for those who want to avoid crowds.
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Combine the classic Golden Circle day excursion with a snorkeling adventure in the magnificent Silfra.
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Looking for a family friendly adventure during your stay in Iceland? I highly recommend this tour for parents that want to spend some real quality time with their young ones.
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The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a beautiful part of Iceland. The nature is stunning, combining lava fields, basalt cliffs, glaciers and black beaches. Grab your friend and go for a road-trip of your life!
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Whale watching is popular amongst tourists that visit Iceland. Whales are a common sight in the summertime but during the other three seasons, chances are you'll spot other interesting sea-creatures.
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Iceland is one of few places in the world where you can go glacier hiking. Here's an article about glacier hiking in Vatnajökull National Park, in the southeastern part of the country.
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Ever wanted to walk behind a waterfall or swim in a glacial lagoon? Nuria is a blogger from Barcelona and here are her seven favourite attractions in South Iceland.
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Most visitors in Iceland stop by the world famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, but fewer know that very close by is another excellent glacier lagoon called Fjallsárlón.
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The Thorsmork area is an nature paradise in South Iceland which offers endless possibilities for short and long hikes, mountain biking, camping and more.
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List of the top five things to do in Akureyri in summer, and top five in winter. Great overview of your options in this small capital of the north.
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Spot on. To the point, and super helpful article to set expectations about the Northern Lights in Iceland.
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Great travel story about a scuba diving trip to Silfra in Thingvellir National Park, an underwater canyon considered one of the best spots in the world for diving.
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This tours lets you get up close and personal with the gigantic whales and adorable puffins, travelling by a small speedboat. The tour departs from Husavik in northern Iceland and lasts for two and a half hours.
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Skaftafell National Park is undoubtedly one of Iceland's most beautiful regions: The majestic Vatnajökull Glacier towers over green valleys in the east and vast black sands in the south.
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If you like hiking and are visiting Iceland in the summertime, you should check out the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail. This 13-mile-long hike can be done in one or two days.
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The Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is a around 15 miles long — it is possible to split the hike between two days or complete it in one day. In my opinion, this hike is ideal to experience the best of Iceland's nature.
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The Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass is a 23 km/13 m long hiking trail in South Iceland. It's a very popular trail, probably due to the gorgeous scenery along the way. Here's an inspiring and yet informative article about this unique hike.
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These are some stunning photos from a trip through the Southern coast of Iceland ending at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
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If you are planning a whale watching tour in Húsavík in Iceland, this article by a local experts shares a few great tips and recommendations for tour companies in the area.
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If you are travelling to the famous Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, be sure you don't miss the beautiful "diamond beach" of Breiðamerkursandur, which is just across the street from the Lagoon.
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Before buying a tour or venturing out on your own to see the northern lights, you better check the forecast to see if there's even a chance to see it. Here's how to use the forecast.
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I constantly get the question if the Blue Lagoon is worth a visit. Here's a quick article weighing a couple of different opinions.
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After reading this travel blog, you will be craving to go snorkeling in Iceland (yes, that's a real thing!) despite how freezing the idea sounds at first.
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Here's a good travel blog about a kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon, an unforgettable experience kayaking between magnificent floating glaciers chunks.
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A Douglas DC-3 crashed on the black beach of Sólheimasandur on the south coast of Iceland in 1973. Fortunately, there were no casualties, but the wreck still remains untouched on the shore.
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While this article is in Icelandic (sorry), the map within the article is one of the best ones we've found about places near Reykjavik which are good for Northern lights spotting. The map was created by a local, Árni Tryggvason.
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Insightful piece shedding a light on the science behind the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), including a cool video of a fantastic Aurora.
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If you're planning to photograph the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland, this guide is the perfect starting point.
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Good overview of the black sand beaches surrounding Vik in South Iceland.
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Experience the highlights of Iceland's wonderful south coast by bus in just one day. This is truly an unforgettable tour!
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The Myvatn area is one of Iceland's top attractions. Here's a helpful article about the things you shouldn't miss while exploring Lake Myvatn.
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Iceland is truly the place to embrace your inner geology nerd. This tour takes you through interesting geological sites in South Iceland with guidance from geology experts.