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
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.
Imagine this beauty being grasped by the enormous peace of Europe’s largest glacier.
3. Whale Watching Experience
4. Stunning Volcanic Beaches
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.
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.
7. Gullfoss Waterfall
8. Hraunfossar Waterfall
Challenging to pronounce the name, easy to admire…
9. The Blue Lagoon Geothermal SPA
10. Geysers of 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,