10 Things to See in ICELAND (2023) – Panoramas unique in the world that break your breath!
Flourishing nature and incredibly fascinating: This is Iceland! To visit at least once in a lifetime! Panoramas unique in the world that break your breath! Northern lights, hot springs and beautiful waterfalls-Iceland is one of the most promising travel destinations!
- A relaxing soak at the hot springs in Myvatn.
Although the “Blue Lagoon” spa is the most famous in the field, there are actually other thermal springs in Iceland that are significantly cheaper! In the town of Myvatn, up north, you can have the authentic experience of lying down in Iceland’s hot blue springs — and without standing in line or at prohibitive cost!
- Camping at the foot of Skogafoss
With so many fantastic waterfalls in Iceland, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But considering the intimate and profound experience you can have at Skogafoss, the choice becomes easy. And do you know what the best part is? You can pitch your tent at the foot of the falls and enjoy the view as long as the light allows.
- Climb the tower of Hallgrímur Church in Reykjavík.
The famous Icelandic church is not only famous for being one of the nation’s most interesting architectural works, but also because it offers the best view in Reykjavík. You can climb its tower. Or, if you are lazy like me, you may as well take the elevator.
- Look at the geyser jets in Geysir.
The original geyser, called Geysir, no longer ‘erupts’, since – experts say – it shut down because of visitors who kept throwing stones into the cavity. However, there is definitely still a lot of activity in the same area. One of the other geysers creates streams of water about 10 meters high every 6 minutes or so.
- Feel the power of Dettifoss
There is nowhere else in Iceland that will make you feel as small and powerless as Dettifoss. This mighty waterfall tumbles furiously into a narrow canyon – and ‘roars’ as it does so! It is impossible not to feel brave and completely awe-inspiring when you see this spectacle live.
- Staying in a house with a grassy roof.
All over the nation there are old Icelandic grass-roofed houses that have been converted into small hotels. My favorite is Fljotsdalur, which offers a classic grass roof, an area with a bivouac fire, and an outdoor shower that will allow you to bathe under the stars or, if you are lucky, under the Northern Lights.
- Diving into the continental shelf
I know, when you think of Iceland the last thing that comes to mind is diving, right? But that is the beauty of this nation, there is everything you can expect and then suddenly it gives a twist here and there. Divers and snorkelers can head to the Silfra Crevice, which is thought to be the only place on earth where you can dive between two continental plates. It is also said to have the clearest water in the world, with visibility of more than 100 meters.
- Watching icebergs float by at Glacial Lake.
The best place in all of Iceland to watch the sunset is Lake Jökulsárlón-also known to tourists as the “Glacial Lake.” Here you can watch the colorful dance of evening lights on the hundreds of icebergs floating on the lake.
- Catch the Northern Lights.
With the weather changing at every corner of Iceland, there is never a guarantee that you will be able to see the stars — let alone the northern lights. But if you have skies clear of clouds, there aren’t many places in the world where you can best watch this amazing phenomenon.
- Climb behind Seljalandsfoss.
What makes Seljalandsfoss so special is the fact that it is one of the very few waterfalls in Iceland that you can climb immediately behind it. Standing behind the falls is a unique experience for visitors, and allows them to feel the true grandeur of one of Iceland’s majestic waterfalls.