Reykjavik Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Leidarendi Lava Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 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 2848 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 2643 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 1921 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

Blue Lagoon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 744 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

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 276 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 178 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

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

Olgerdin Brewery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Established in 1913, Olgerdin Brewery is the oldest brewery in Iceland, although it has been entirely renovated to create a modern and stylish visitor ...  Read more

Inside the Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 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 21 Reviews

Jutting out from Iceland’s southwest coast and a popular choice for a day trip from nearby Reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula is home to some of the ...  Read more

Silfra Fissure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

The famous site where it is possible to literally stand between two tectonic plates! Located in the turquoise Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir ...  Read more

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 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

Viking World

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 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

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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