With its cool waters and abundant sealife, Iceland’s coast makes a popular feeding ground for whales throughout the year, and whale watching from Reykjavik has long been a popular pastime for visitors. The islands of Akurey and Lundey are both popular spots for whale watching, as well as hosting a large population of puffins and guillemots, and there are numerous options for cruises.
Iceland’s dazzling glacial landscapes, thermal pools and ominous volcanoes are endlessly captivating, and it’s the ideal terrain for adventurous travelers to explore. Don’t want to miss anything? Put your guidebook to one side and instead print out this list of 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Iceland.
Iceland may be small, but its dramatic scenery is hard to beat, and the vast, glacial landscape is dotted with hundreds of waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. From jaw-droppingly beautiful natural wonders to Europe’s most powerful falls, here are five of Iceland’s best waterfalls.
On a map,the Westfjords appears to reach its gnarled fingers into the North Atlantic from the northwest corner of Iceland. It’s one of the most remote regions in the country – fewer than 4% of Iceland’s tourists make it there due to the long drive, short tourist season (snow can arrive by September and last until June) […]
The Westfjords are one of the most remote areas of Iceland; the largest town in the region, Isafjordur, is home to only 2,400 people. There are no large hotels here but it’s still a great place for a home base and one of the best places to stay is at the Gentle Space Guest Apartments. Gentle […]
Iceland’s East Fjords, centered around the town of Egilsstaðir, don’t see many tourists – and those who do stop tend to do so only as a stopover as they make their way around the country on the Ring Road. But the East Fjords are worth more than a stop – the deeply carved fjords that extend off […]