Reykjavik Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Leidarendi Lava Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 149 Reviews

With its tunnels of multi-hued lava tubes, dripping with stalactites and dotted with peculiar rock formations, the Leidarendi Lava Caves are a subterranean ...  Read more

Geysir Geyser

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2606 Reviews

The world's original geyser, this spout of hot water is the source of the English word after which all other geysers are named. Geysir literally means ...  Read more

Gulfoss Waterfall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2359 Reviews

Gullfoss, meaning "golden waterfall," is a massive waterfall on the river Hvita in western Iceland. The falls are considered one of Iceland's most ...  Read more

Golden Circle Route

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1992 Reviews

There’s a lot to see in Iceland, and the grand Golden Circle is your ticket to easily hitting multiple popular sights, especially if you only have one day to ...  Read more

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 271 Reviews

Perched on the cusp of Europe’s largest glacier and separated from the Atlantic Ocean by just a narrow isthmus, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is the largest, ...  Read more

Akurey Island (Puffin Island)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 184 Reviews

Only about a half-mile off Reykjavik in the Kollafjordur fjord is Akurey Island (Puffin Island). This site is known for housing the largest puffin colony of ...  Read more

Blue Lagoon

1.5 star rating: I do not recommend this 6 Reviews

To understand why Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is so popular with travelers and locals alike, just imagine bathing in steaming milky-blue waters, sipping a cocktail ...  Read more

Mt Esja

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 77 Reviews

Looming on the horizon north of Reykjavik, the 914-meter peak of Mount Esja offers a striking backdrop to the city and the capital’s nearest mountain is also ...  Read more

Inside the Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Visitors to Iceland’s capital have the singular opportunity to descend 394 feet (120 meters) into a dormant volcano that erupted some 4,000 years ago. Iceland ...  Read more

Reykjanes Peninsula

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Jutting out into the ocean just south of Reykjavik, the Reykjanes Peninsula is known for its  otherworldly volcanic and geothermal landscapes. A UNESCO ...  Read more

Silfra Fissure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

The Silfra fissure is a water-filled crack between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, where the two continents drift apart from each other. ...  Read more

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Among Iceland’s most famous peaks, the notoriously difficult-to-pronounce Eyjafjallajökull volcano made headlines when it erupted in 2010, spewing an ...  Read more

Viking World

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Journey back to the Viking Age with a visit to Iceland’s Viking World museum, where the star exhibit is the impressive Icelander (Íslendingur) Viking ...  Read more

Strokkur

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

The landmark Geysir Geyser might be the world’s most famous and the one after which all others are named, but its neighbor, Strokkur, is equally impressive. ...  Read more

Fimmvörðuháls Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Positioned right between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers in southern Iceland, Fimmvörðuháls roughly consists of ...  Read more

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