The Great Outdoors

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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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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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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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Doing the Golden Circle on your own but want to add a little adventure to your day? Going on a snowmobile ride to one of the majestic Icelandic glaciers is a fun action-packed adventure for outdoor lovers.
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If you have an Instagram-account, you will be posting a lot while you are in Iceland. There's something truly unique and picturesque everywhere you look so it was difficult to choose the best spots.
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Being alone in Iceland's magnificent nature is a life-altering experience for many travellers. Here's an article listing the best places to visit if you want to strengthen your bonds with Mother Earth.
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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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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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Ten great natural hot springs that are more authentic and natural than the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon.
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Iceland certainly has a plethora of romantic spots in the rugged nature. Here are a few favorites of a local travel writer.
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Overview of 15 famous waterfalls in Iceland, divided up in sections of the country. The photos are worth more than a thousand words.
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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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A detailed guide with everything you need to know about hiking up to Reykjadalur, a hot spring river perfect for bathing in the nature!
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The mountain view from Reykjavík is simply stunning. The capital is surrounded by mountains you can hike from nearly all sides—Mt. Esja and the legendary Snæfellsjökull glacier...
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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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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.
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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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These are some stunning photos from a trip through the Southern coast of Iceland ending at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
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The hike to Glymur is an excellent half-day hike in Hvalfjordur, only about an hour outside of Reykjavik and a short-detour from the ring road.
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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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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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The "Crystal Cave" is a large ice cave located in Vatnajokull Glacier in the southeastern part of Iceland. It was discovered in 2005 and it is the largest ice cave in Iceland. These bloggers made their dream come true and visited this unique cave.
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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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There are hundreds of beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. The amount of waterfalls is so large that not nearly all of them have names. Learn about some of the prettiest waterfalls of Iceland in this blog post.
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A personal take from a local travel blogger about her day trip to the Westman Islands, what she liked and what she didn't.
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This travel story takes you on a journey through unique remote places, tiny fisherman villages and rugged wilderness of the Westfjords in Iceland during summer.
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Autumn leaves are not a common sight in Iceland, but there are a few great options. Most people go to Thingvellir, a national park rich in history and tourists, but the alternative is Heiðmörk which is closer to Reykjavik.
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It is hard to find a more photogenic opportunity in Iceland than the insides of a stunning blue ice cave in the largest glacier in Europe. This is a great hiking and sightseeing combo adventure tour worth checking out.
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Going on a rib safari around the Westman Islands is - in short - awesome. Experienced sailors will take you on an truly memorable adventure on a safari speed boat.
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Keilir is a unique volcano in Reykjanes peninsula, just forty minutes away from Reykjavik. If you are interested in hiking Keilir, here's a helpful article.
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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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You don't have to go far from the city to connect with Mother Nature. There are numerous options for hikes just minutes away from the capital.
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Fjaðrárgljúfur is a gorgeous canyon in the southeastern part of Iceland, not far from the ring road. If you are road-tripping in the area, this destination is a must-see.
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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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Iceland has many different kinds of caves that are suitable for exploring. If you are curious about the caves of Iceland—where to find them and how to get there—this article is very helpful indeed.
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In this article, you can read about a few interesting sites in Iceland that aren't popular (yet) with tourists.
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It is hard not to notice Mt. Esja when you're in Reykjavik. This beautiful mountain is a favourite amongst locals and it's a surprisingly easy and fun to hike. The view from the top isn't bad either.
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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.
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"The Golden Circle" is an extremely popular tourist day trip in Iceland. There are beautiful attractions on the way but these places tend to be crowded with tourists. Here's an article about a great alternative to "The Golden Circle".
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Ásbyrgi is one of the most magical places in Iceland. This horseshoe-shaped canyon offers spectacular views and scenery.
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The Reykjanes Peninsula is mostly known for being a home to the Keflavik International Airport and the Blue Lagoon. Nevertheless, there is an abundance of interesting attractions in the area that most tourists dismiss. Here's a guide to some of them.
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Are you thinking about going to the highlands of Iceland? Check out this informative article about Kjölur, Strýtur and Hveravellir which are all breathtaking destinations in the highlands.
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If you are travelling to northeast Iceland, you should take a good amount of time to explore the Mývatn Lake area. Here are six natural wonders you absolutely shouldn't miss.
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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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Here's a good collection of ten places in Iceland that are scenic and worthwhile stopping by for a photo.
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While not even close to a complete list, this article gives a good overview of a few noteworthy and photogenic mountains worth checking out on your trip.
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A local's guide describing nine great hiking options in and around Ásbyrgi Canyon in North Iceland, ranging from one hour to two days.
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Spend the day cycling in the remote and beautiful Breiðdalur Valley, Eastfjords of Iceland. The tour includes a lot of sightseeing in the area, which is largely off the tourist radar.
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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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Heiðmörk is a forested parkland just 30 minutes away from Reykjavik. The area is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities and hasn't been discovered by tourists yet.
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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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Due to its remoteness, the Westfjords of Iceland are commonly dismissed by tourists. The region is in fact absolutely stunning, like this article illustrates.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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If you are looking to understand what you will experience on a glacier walk in Iceland with a local tour operator, this is a great overview with some beautiful photos.
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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.
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Rauðisandur is a truly unique beach in the Westfjords of Iceland. It's characterized by its rust red color, its remoteness and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and cliffs.
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Vatnsnes Peninsula may not be the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland. An often overlooked corner of North-West Iceland it is home to beautiful nature and wildlife.
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There are loads of hot springs in Iceland you can bathe in. The Blue Lagoon might be the most famous one but there are many more options. Most of them do not have an entrance fee so it is well worth it to do some research.
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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.
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Cape Ingolfshofdi is crowded with puffins and other sea birds. It is located on the South Coast of Iceland, not too far from Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. It is an short but challenging hike, great for puffin spotting.
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There is so much more that South Iceland has to offer other than the Blue Lagoon and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. If you want to experience something more unique, this article might help you to find the right places to visit.
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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.
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There are some gorgeous beaches in all regions of Iceland and some of them are actually suitable for sunbathing. Check out this post for some inspiration and info.
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Keflavik Airport and the Blue Lagoon aren't the only things Reykjanes Peninsula has to offer.
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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.
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A listicle of ten great natural attractions in Iceland, including lakes, waterfalls and canyons.
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A great overview of the Dimmuborgir lava fields in North Iceland, by Lake Myvatn.
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This list of small natural, geothermal hot springs in South Iceland, has a few more remote lesser-known options to check out.
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Described primarily through the lens of stunning photos, this travel story describes a road trip through the East Fjords in Iceland.
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Right next to the more popular Esja, you'll find the mountain Móskarðshnjúkar - Loved by many locals who prefer a less crowded hike on a good day.
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Great travel blog about this gem of a waterfall, Dynjandi in the Westfjords.
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Good overview of the black sand beaches surrounding Vik in South Iceland.
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Are you searching for attractions on the way from Akureyri to Reykjavik? Kolugljufur is just a stone throw away from the Ring Road, close to the town of Hvammstangi.
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Get a amazing view of Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon while you kayak with the ice bergs, seals and birds.
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Great half day experience for those who are looking to experience the best of the glaciers in Vatnajokull National Park with.
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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.
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Melrakkaslétta is a very remote area in the northwestern tip of Iceland. Melrakkaslétta, which is almost entirely overlooked by tourists, is a fantastic place for bird watching.
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This is a 1.5 hours long riding tour that takes you through the wonderful area around Lake Myvatn in North Iceland.
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This list and a map is a great resource for getting ideas for things to do and see during a trip to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.
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Holaskjol Waterfall is surrounded with basalt columns, lava and green moss. It is one of Iceland's less known waterfalls, located in the Highlands.
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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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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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Kjalvegur is a higland hike that is no less interesting than the Laugavegur with stunning landscape and gorgeous glacier view.
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Let's be honest, there are a lot more than five great spots in the highlands. However, this list does count five great places worth a visit during summer.
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This article provides four excellent options for a day trip out of reykjavik if you're looking for some alternative options from the most touristy ones.
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Inspiring photos and a personal travel story about a road trip to Snæfellsnes Peninsula during winter.
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A personal story from a road trip to Iceland, touching up on some very remote parts of the country that are worth a closer look.
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While this is a page about a local project called "Friends of water", focused on maintenance of geothermal pools, it's also an excellent list of pools to visit in the Westfjords.
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Berry picking is probably not on top of most visitors's to-do list. However, you'll find many locals picking berries in the fall and its a unique activity.
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A good guide about the Kjölur highland road for a summer drive. Tips on where to stop along the way and what you need to know beforehand.
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Thjorsardalur is located on the verge of the Iceland Highlands in southwestern Iceland. It is easily acessible and loaded with attractions, like Gjáin Canyon for instance.
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Music-enthusiasts, outdoor-lovers and art-buffs will love everything about the charming town of Seydisfjordur in the Eastfjords of Iceland.
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White water rafting in the East Glacial River is one of a kind and if you want to add some excitement to your vacation in Iceland you should check this one out.
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Sailing out to a beautiful bay for a sea angling adventure is a super fun way to kill a few hours in Reykjavík. Great combination of sightseeing, relaxing with friends and catching some delicious Icelandic fish on your own.
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This week-long horseback riding tour takes you through the scenic South Iceland and all the way to the Highlands. Accommodation and meals are included.
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Raufarhólshellir is the third largest cave in Iceland. This underground lava tube is located in south Iceland, between Reykjanes peninsula and Selfoss.
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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.
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Iceland is the land of the extremes: ice and fire, mountains and deserts, hot springs and the ice cold ocean. Here's a list of 11 dramatic experiences to have in Iceland.
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Are you ready for some unique adventures? This blog post contains a list of seven off-the-beaten-track destinations in Iceland that are both interesting, beautiful and relatively tourist-free.
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The Husafell area is surrounded by beautiful nature and is in close proximity to Langjokull Glacier. Here is a good overview of 7 things to see and do in the area.
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If you're looking for a few relatively easy winter day-hikes near Reykjavik, here are a few great options.
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Your bucket list of what to see and do around Myvatn is right here. Five places you probaly shouldn't miss if on your trip in North Iceland.
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This fun kayak tour is for groups of 5–50 peaple. The town of Stokkseyri is located just 40 minutes away from Reykjavik.
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Explore the raw black sandy beaches on the south coast on these amazing ATV/Quad bikes.
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This 2–3 hour mountain bike tour takes you to interesting sights close to Iceland's number one attraction: The Blue Lagoon. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Blue Lagoon in a different way.
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Spot puffins, soak in geothermal springs, catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis—here's a list of 8 experiences you must have during your stay in Iceland.
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There was a change in the landscape in the Holuhraun area after the eruption in 2014. New lava field was formed and a geothermal pool emerged.
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The Westman Islands are an archipelago just south of Iceland. With its large population of puffins, magnificent cliffs and volcanoes, The Westman Islands rank among the most beautiful and interesting places in Iceland.
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Are you searching for a thrilling experience? This buggy tour is ideal for those who want to combine sight-seeing with some wild adventures.
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Escape the bright lights of Reykjavik city to enjoy the northern lights to the fullest! Art lovers are also in for a treat; there's a huge outdoor piece of art by Yoko Ono located on the island.
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This multi-day adventure in the southern part of Iceland combines sight-seeing and adventurous activities. Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are included.
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The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is one of Iceland's most unique destinations. This tour gives you the opportunity to go sight-seeing on the lagoon on an amphibian boat.