10 Places of Iceland That Will Take your Breath Away

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Svartifoss Waterfall in Skaftafell. Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

I love hiking in Iceland most, there are lots of brilliant paths. – Bjork 

When I think of Iceland, I think of the movie with brilliant Marilyn Monroe called ‘Some Like it Hot’ and it yanks out a contradicting idea of ‘some like it cold’ or even both!

Iceland is worldwide famous for its beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls, dramatic landscapes, stunning volcanic beaches with black sand, hot springs, geysers, beautiful rivers, icebergs, lagoons, whale watching adventures and much more… If you are passionate about natural wonders of Earth and you always dreamed about going somewhere rather unusual for your nature admiring fix – Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. And here’s why.

10 Places of Iceland That Will Take Your Breath Away

1. Svartifoss Waterfall

Svartifoss Waterfall Iceland

The name Svartifoss means “Black Fall” and is the bedrock of Vatnajökull National Park. Stunning, unique and amazing. Be ready for your oxygen fix as the air there is so pure, it makes your head go spinning. Happily spinning.

2. Vatnajökull National Park

It is located 3.5 hours from Reykjavík (the capital of Iceland) but this adventure is well worth to treat yourself with. The whole place is absolutely not to be missed. Prepare yourself for astonishingly beautiful surroundings. When you get there, you will meet mind-boggling 1,500-year-old beautiful icebergs peacefully floating in the lagoon.

Iceberg in Vatnajökull National Park

Iceberg in Vatnajökull National Park

Imagine this beauty being grasped by the enormous peace of Europe’s largest glacier.

Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park

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3. Whale Watching Experience

Whale Watching in Iceland

Whale Watching in Iceland

4. Stunning Volcanic Beaches

Volcanic Beach, Iceland

Volcanic Beach, Iceland

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5. Iceland’s Natural Arches

It is pretty incredible, if you come to think of it, just how much time and persistence it takes for soft water to knock some dents and holes in solid rocks forming astonishingly beautiful arches like this one for instance. Iceland Arches

6. Kolaportið Flea Market

This is one and only Iceland’s flea market in the heart of Reykjavik where you can buy all sorts of things like books, antiques, unusual clothes and amazing souvenirs you wouldn’t normally buy (but you will). A great place to get your shopping bug fixed.

Iceland View

 7. Gullfoss Waterfall

 Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

8. Hraunfossar Waterfall

Challenging to pronounce the name, easy to admire…

Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland

Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland

9. The Blue Lagoon Geothermal SPA

the blue lagoon iceland

The Blue Lagoon Geothermal SPA, Iceland

10. Geysers of Iceland

geyser iceland   You will be absolutely blown away by the beauty of Iceland. Charge your music albums with some pretty amazing Icelandic tunes and enjoy your adventurous journey. Go out there, travel, explore and discover.

Photos by Evgenia Bluckha,
Adrian Brown.

  • I have yet to make it to Iceland, but it has been on my bucket list for while. I hope that I have the opportunity to experience some of these beautiful landscapes. They look truly breathtaking. I love to experience nature when I travel, and this looks like the perfect place to travel to do so. The pictures are incredible. Great post, thank you for sharing!

    -Sara

    • Hi Sara,

      I’m very glad you found this post compelling and that you put visiting Iceland on your bucket list! This country is truly and absolutely astonishingly breathtaking and I believe it is a must-see-destination 🙂 What would you like to see the most once you get there?

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