What to do with one day in Reykjavik, Iceland

By Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012

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A great new travel option is to fly from the U.S. to Europe, with a stopover in Iceland. Often schedules work out so that you have one day there, which is perfect for getting a taste for the place.

You’ve really got two options: to explore the city of Reykjavik or head out into the wide open spaces which give Iceland its unique majesty.

The most popular day trip is The Golden Circle, including the awesomely beautiful Thingvellir, where Iceland’s first inhabitants held parliament and the tectonic plates are gliding apart, the huge Gullfoss Waterfall and the spouting thermal geysers. There are plenty of daily tours, and if you are there between September and April, you could take a Northern Lights tour.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Iceland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Iceland.

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