Things to Do & Attractions in Iceland

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Akurey Island (Puffin Island)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 144 Reviews

Only about a half-mile off Reykjavik, in the fjord Kollafjordur, lie six islands, two of which have puffin colonies, Akurey and Lundey. Akurey has the largest ...  Read more


One of the city’s most unique landmarks, Akureyrarkirkja, or Akureyri Church, is perched on a hilltop above the town center and serves as the town’s most ...  Read more

Akureyri Museum

The city’s namesake museum focuses on the history of Akureyri, the Eyjafjörður fjord and the region’s former inhabitants, displaying a sizable ...  Read more

Arbaer Open-Air Folk Museum (Arbaejarsafn)

Quaint old buildings have been uprooted from their original sites and rebuilt at the  Árbæjarsafn or Arbaer Open-Air Folk Museum, a kind of zoo for ...  Read more

Ásbyrgi Canyon

As one of the highlights of the Diamond Circle, Ásbyrgi Canyon doesn’t disappoint. The horseshoe-shaped depression is technically part of the ...  Read more

Aurora Reykjavik (Northern Lights Center)

Intrepid travelers visiting Iceland during the winter months can take their chances on viewing the elusive Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, but for summer ...  Read more


3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

One of Iceland’s most impressive buildings, located in Alftanes, just outside Reykjavik, the Bessastadir is the official residence of the Icelandic president. ...  Read more

Blue Lagoon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 628 Reviews

The Blue Lagoon is a unique wonder of Iceland, a result of all that volcanic activity the small island is so famous for. In the middle of the weird and ...  Read more


Home to just over 1,500 souls, “the bay of the Svarfaðardalur valley," as per its Icelandic name, is located in the north-central part of the country ...  Read more

Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring provides 48 gallons per second (180 liters per second) of 212-degree Fahrenheit (100 degree Celsius) water, making it the most ...  Read more


With an immense 500 cubic meters of water falling each second, Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and one of Iceland’s most extraordinary ...  Read more


Dimmuborgir (“the dark castles” in Icelandic) is a surreal, unusually shaped lava field composed of volcanic caves and rock formations resembling an ancient ...  Read more

Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

Isolated and rarely visited, the Westfjords of Iceland are a unique and particularly beautiful part of the country. The Dynjandi group of waterfalls, located ...  Read more

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Iceland has no shortage of active volcanoes, but the notoriously difficult-to-pronounce Eyjafjallajokull Volcano is among the most famous, making headlines ...  Read more

Faxafloi Bay

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Snuggled between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes in Southwest Iceland, Faxafloi Bay has always held economic and culinary importance to ...  Read more

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