Top Tourist Places of Iceland

Best Places In Iceland

1. Reykjavik

Reykjavik skyline

Places To Visit In Reykjavik: Hallgrímskirkja, Harpa, National Museum of Iceland, The Sun Voyager, and more.

Things To Do In Reykjavik: Dine at Perlan, boating in Tjörnin, explore the Árbæjarsafn, dip in the Elliðaár hot springs, and more.


2. Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland

Much famed to be the second largest populated area after Reykjavik, Akureyri offers stunning views of the most beautiful Iceland tourist attractions.

Places To Visit In Akureyri: Akureyrarkirkja, Art Museum, Botanical Garden, Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and more.

Things To Do In Akureyri: Horseback riding, explore the Laufás Turf Homes, whale watching in fjord Eyjafjörður, and more.

3. Selfoss

Selfoss, Iceland

Set on the banks of river Olfusa, Selfoss is home to one of the most exhilarating waterfalls.

Encompassing of post-card like Iceland tourist spots, Selfoss offers great restaurants, cafes, hot springs, pools with sauna, and woodlands, that form the core of the city’s attractions.

Places To Visit In Selfoss: Gullfoss Falls, Oxafarfoss Falls, Kerid Crater, Ulfljotsvatn Lake, Thingvellir National Park, and more.

Things To Do In Selfoss: Explore the Geysir, hike the Seljalandsfoss Falls, trekking at Landmannalaugar-Thorsmork, snorkeling at Thingvellir Park, and more.

4. Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

Places To Visit In Vík í Mýrdal: Black Sand Beach, Dyrholaey, Reynisfjara Beach, Myrdalsjokull Glacier, Vik Church, and more.

Things To Do In Vík í Mýrdal: Paragliding with Tandem, stroll on the unique black sand beach, explore the geologic formations of Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and more.

5. Keflavík

Keflavík, Iceland

The gateway of Iceland, Keflavík is home to the country’s only international airport.

Places To Visit In Keflavík: Viking World Museum, The Icelandic Museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Stekkjarkot, Hvalsneskirkja, and more.

Things To Do In Keflavík: Enjoy the panoramic views from Garður Lighthouse, explore the Evacuated NATO Base, dip in the Blue Lagoon, and more.

6. Hofn

Hofn, Iceland

Located in the southeastern part of Iceland, Hofn enjoys its close proximity to the famous Hornafjörður fjord.

Places To Visit In Höfn: City Center, Pakkhús, Humarhöfnin, Nýhöfn, and more.

Things To Do In Höfn: Dine at Osinn, enjoy at the langoustine festival in Humarhátíð, shop at Netto, and more.

7. Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Much famed for its thrilling glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón happens to be the most visited tourist attraction in Iceland due to its extreme adventure opportunities.

Places To Visit In Jökulsárlón: Glacier Lagoon, Vatnajökull glacier, Ingolfshöfði nature reserve, and more.

Things To Do In Jökulsárlón: Boating on the Glacier Lake, ride on a snowmobile, discover the puffins, horse riding, and more.

8. Skaftafell

Skaftafell, Iceland

Being one of the best places to visit in Iceland naturally, Skaftafell is one destination that will take you deep into the realms of wildlife and nature.

Located within the boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park, Skaftafell is home to one of the most fierce waterfalls of Svartifoss which is a must-visit place in Iceland.

Places To Visit In Skaftafell: Svartifoss Falls, Hundafoss Waterfalls, Morsárdalur Valley, and more.

Things To Do In Skaftafell: Hiking in Skaftafell, trekking on the Svartifoss trail, explore the Vatnajökull National Park, and more.

9. Vestmannaeyjar

Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Owing its existence to the underwater volcanic eruptions, Vestmannaeyjar is a distinct archipelago located on the southern coast of Iceland.

Places To Visit In Vestmannaeyjar: Eldheimar, Saeheimar Aquarium, The Brothers Brewery, Lyngfell Stables, Storhofdi, and more.

Things To Do In Vestmannaeyjar: Boating at Heimaey island, go puffin watching, relish a delicious lunch at the famous Gott restaurant, and more.

10. Arnarstapi

Arnarstapi, Iceland

Located at the foothills of Mount Stapafell, Arnarstapi is quaint, little fishing town that serves as a great offbeat destination in Iceland.

Places To Visit In Arnarstapi: Gatklettur, Port Arnarstapi, Bárðar Saga Snæfellsáss Statue, Jules Verne Monument, and more.

Things To Do In Arnarstapi: Explore Ytri-Tunga – the seal beach, visit the Black little church, discover the Vatnshellir cave, relish delicious fish soup at Gamla Rif, and more.

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