TRAVEL COLLAB | Top 5 Must-Visit Destinations in Iceland

Friday, August 21, 2020

Iceland, an island nation that’s best known for its stunning and dramatic landscapes. It’s one of the best travel destinations in the world for nature lovers. It’s a little country that seems to go under the radar when it comes to mainstream tourism but it never fails to stun those who visit this Nordic island nation.

Iceland seems like a whole different world from the ideal vacation destination, but the magnificent vistas and nature it offers to visitors is second to none. The country is amongst the most isolated in the world but modern technology gives travelers convenient ways to reach the country with a simple flight booking from any place in the world.

The majestic sights and experiences in Iceland can never be found in other places in the world. And there are so many things that travelers can do and places to visit in Iceland but are often met with limited time. To make matters simpler, here is a list of the top five must-visit destinations in Iceland.

 

BLUE LAGOON


The Blue Lagoon is probably the most popular place to visit in Iceland. The steaming waters of the bright blue lagoon surrounded by jagged black rocks covered in snow is an iconic sight all around the world. Despite its popularity amongst tourists, it’s still a top destination for travelers to visit in Iceland. It’s often the first thing that’s associated with Iceland.

The lagoon is located in the Southwestern part of Iceland. Take a dip at its hot waters that are regulated by geothermal energy. A little-known fact of the Blue Lagoon is that it’s a manmade geothermal spa.

 

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE


To get familiarized with the wonders of Iceland in the fastest possible way, there’s a route in the country dubbed The Golden Circle. The Golden Circle can take up to four to five hours to complete using a four-wheel vehicle. The route takes travelers to different stunning destinations in Iceland including National Parks, Tectonic Plates, the Strokkur Geyser, Gulfoss Falls, and many more.

Travelers can join a tour and complete the route in half a day or rent a car and take their sweet time getting to know all the individual sites they encounter in the Golden Circle.

 

ICELAND'S NATIONAL PARKS


So this entry may be quite broad but Iceland has plenty of stunning national parks that it’s impossible to pick one out of all of them. Iceland is a place blessed with stunning landscapes that it’s a major attraction for visitors. Among these stunning national parks, travelers can set their sights on glaciers, lava tubes, lava fields, tectonic plates, geysers, hot springs, black sand beaches, and so much more.

If you haven’t traveled through The Golden Circle, pick a national park in Iceland and get ready to be blown away by its magnificent natural beauty that’s just a small piece of what the country has to offer.

 

REYKJAVIK


The capital city of Iceland Reykjavik is the best place to visit if you want to experience Icelandic culture. The best cuisine, markets, museums, and architecture that Iceland has to offer is located at Reykjavik. Immerse in Nordic history and Icelandic architecture like the magnificent Hallgrimskirkja, a parish church that boasts a 74.5-meter tall tower with cascading columns that’s meant to reflect Iceland’s awe-inspiring landscape.

Reykjavik is also a great home base for travelers to see more of the whole of Iceland. Plenty of tours are offered that start in the city that will take travelers to must-see destinations in the country. Grab some Air Indian express tickets to reach Reykjavik.

 

DYRHOLAEY


Dyrholaey is something out of a postcard. Located on the South Coast of Iceland. It’s a stunning natural arch that at the edge of a cliff over the ocean. There’s an iconic lighthouse on top of the cliff and is a beautiful spot to hike for travelers. The arch along with the lighthouse on top can be viewed at the nearby black sand beach. Visitors can make a quick stop and explore the nearby Vik village that also offers some beautiful views.

 

~ CONTRIBUTED BY KARLA RAMOS

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  1. Been there last 2 years ago and we loved it! We only got to see small part of the country and it already took our breath away. We'll definitely be back once it is safe to travel again.

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