Natural Attractions in Iceland

Exploring the natural attractions in Iceland will leave you in a state of wonder and amazement given the raw and untouched lands that make up this vast country. When you read about the nature in Iceland, there are many options in searching for the perfect Icelandic attractions itinerary. From waterfalls to glaciers to hot springs, the natural attractions in Iceland offer any lucky tourist a chance to see something pure and rare, thus creating the ultimate experience when exploring the nature in Iceland

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Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

 Close to Godafoss, Aldeyjarfoss is located deeper in the Icelandic highlands next to road 842 (known as Kjölur). 

Aurora Reykavik

Aurora Reykjavik. Northern ligths center in Iceland is open all year from 10-22 every day. So even if you are traveling in summer you can catch the essence of being out on a cold winter night watching the Icelandic Northern Lights.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is the hot springs with the highest flow rate, with millions of gallons of water and numerous beneficial minerals which are soothing and therapeutic...


Breidamerkurjokullis an outlet glacier of the larger glacier of Vatnajokull in southeastern Iceland. Emerging as a tongue of the Vatnajokull, it ends in a small lagoon, known as Jokulsarlon...


When looking for the best hot springs to visit in Iceland, this is the place to go. This is the largest of the Iceland hot springs, and is also the biggest in Europe as well, located near Reykholt...

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss is considered to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall reaching almost 44m/144ft in height and about 100m/330ft in width. 


Drangajokull is the northernmost glacier of Iceland. It is situated southwest of the peninsula Hornstrandir in the Vestfirdir region. The glacier covers an area of 160–200 km2 (62–77 sq. mi) at an altitude...

Dynjandi Waterfall

 Many Icelanders state that Dynjandi, also known as Fjallfoss, is the most beautiful and photogenic waterfall in Iceland. Dynjandi is in fact a series of multiple waterfalls...


The glacier snout Eyjabakkajokull is the easternmost of the other much larger, northern tongues. It flows through the so-called Devil’s Pass to the east of Breidabunga and down to the mud-flats Eyjabakkar...


Eyjafjallajokullis one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skogar and to the west of Myrdalsjokull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation...


 The number one attraction in Iceland the Geysir area in Iceland is truly one of Iceland‘s natural wonders.

Geysir Hot springs

Geysir is one of the most famous and well known Iceland hot springs areas located in Haukadalur, Southern Iceland with a long history and much to attract visitors. The most famous Icelandic geyser, Strokkur...

Glymur Waterfall

Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful...

Godafoss Waterfall

One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland is located in the north of Iceland near Myvatn. The waterfall is about 12m/40feet in height and 30m/98feet in width. The waterfall...

Gullfoss Waterfall

The most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, Gullfoss, is the waterfall of Iceland. Together with Geysir and Þingvellir, these three natural destinations form the popular...

Haifoss Waterfall

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m.

Hekla Volcano

The Volcano Hekla

Hekla, located in the south of Iceland amidst the Fjallabak mountain range, is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland.In holding up its reputation as one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland, Hekla has seen over 20 eruptions since 874, being referred to as the  "Gateway to Hell,” dating back to the Middle Ages.


Herdubreid (Herðubreið) is one of the famous mountains in Iceland highlands. The mountain stands 1.682 meters above sealevel and is visible from far away. Herdubreid stands in the middle of Odadahraun (Ódáðahraun) desert and is in short distance from Askja volcano. 

Hiking Trails in the Highlands

Given all of the amazing landscape, mountainous regions and untouched nature, hiking in the highlands of Iceland, is an adventure worth seeking out. The Laugarvegur hiking trail is the most...

Hofsjokull Glacier in Iceland

Glacier Hofsjokull  (1069m) is located east of Glacier Vatnajokull, between Valley Vididalur in the Lon Area and Valley Hofsdalur of the Alftafjordur Area. It counts among the smaller glaciers...

Hraunfossar Waterfall

Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls formed by smaller brooks streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed 


Hveragerdi is a very popular hot springs location with both locals and tourists who visit the area. The natural beauty and serenity make this area a natural paradise. There are two hot springs...


Hveravellir is a hot spring oasis featuring multi-colored hot pools and geysers that are perfect for swimming and absorbing this scenic and natural habitat. Many beautiful and tranquil...


One of the most unique hot springs to visit in Iceland is Hverir. Hverir is located near Krafla, a caldera or cauldron-like volcanic structure located in North Iceland. 

Icelandic Northern Lights

One of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights is Iceland. Because of its northerly position on the globe the tilt of the Earths axis places Iceland away from the sun during the winter months. This makes for very long dark winters where the nights are extended and the days are very short.

On these long nights the stars and the moon provide illumination which again reflects of the snow covered landscape, this is in itself a very beautiful sight and one well worth experiencing.

For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights.

Auroral displays, especially those seen in Iceland, appear frequently and in many colours. Pale green, yellow and pink are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland.

Lake and River Fishing in the Highlands of Iceland

Highland fishing for wild brown trout, Arctic char or salmon is probably one of the best kept secrets in Iceland. The lakes and rivers in the interior, such as Veidivotn, Stora Laxa and the area...

Lake Kleifarvatn

There are many Icelandic hot springs to visit during an Icelandic vacation. One of the newest hot spring areas to be discovered is the Lake Kleifarvatn hot springs. Lake Kleifarvatn...


This pearl of the interioris situated in a valley between colorful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun. Landmannalaugar’s colorful mountains are formed by centuries...


Because of all the Iceland volcanic activity, Landmannalaugar is a green oasis in the surroundings. Landmannalaugar is situated in the valley between picturesque mountains...


Langjokull, “The Long Glacier,” (1355m) is the second largest in Iceland. It has an area of about 950 km² and most of it rises between 1200 and 1300 m above sea level. The southwestern part...


While on vacation in Iceland, visitors don’t want to miss out on visiting the Icelandic hot springs located in Laugafell. Laugafell hot spring is located in the Highlands of Northeast Hofsjokul...


The Myrdalsjokull (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active mountain ridge, which erupted in 1918. Its volcano is called Katla...

Northern Lights forecast

For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights in Iceland
But having made plans to come all the way to the cold little country in the North Atlantic, you may ask yourself: 
When do the Northern Lights appear in Iceland?

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland as it was notably utilized as a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. This waterfall of the river...

Skogarfoss Waterfall

Skógafoss is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward, the former sea cliffs and previous mountainous 

Snaefell Mountain

Snæfell is a mountain in eastern Iceland’s highlands. It is the highest mountain in Iceland outside of the Vatnajokull range, and is a former volcano which is believed to be extinct...


The Snaefell glacier (1446m) has an area of about 7 km². It covers a cone shaped volcano, which has been dormant for about 1800 years. In its slopes and around it are several lava fields from the Holocene...


Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík.

Svartifoss Waterfall

Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. 

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano

The Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, is one of Iceland's smallerice caps located in the far south of the island. As one of the more famous Icelandic volcanoes, it’s situated to the north of Skogar and to the west of the larger ice cap Myrdalsjokull.The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano 1,666 metres (5,466 ft) high, which has erupted relatively frequently since the last ice age. The mountain itself, a stratovolcano, stands at 1,651 metres (5,417 ft) at its highest point, and has a crater 3–4 kilometres (1.9–2.5 mi) in diameter, open to the north.

The Volcano Katla

The Katla volcano, located near the southern end of Iceland's eastern volcanic zone, is hidden beneath the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Katla is one of Iceland's most active and most dangerous volcanoes, infamous for its large eruptions happening on average every 50-100 years, causing devastating glacial floods. 


Tungnafellsjokull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland. It has an elevation of 1,535 metres (5,036 ft) and is located northwest of Vatnajokull glacier.Its highest point, Hahyrna (1520 m), protrudes from the western edge...


Vatnajokullis the largest glacier in Europe with an area of about 8,100 km², an average thickness of 400m and the greatest thickness of about 1100 m. It contains approximately 3300 km³ of ice. The sub glacial...

What Makes the Northern Lights

Pale green and yellow are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland but different shades of green and yellow fly by and create a wonderful display of light. 
Northern Lights appear in many forms and can be described as anything from small patches or scattered clouds of light to rippling streams, bulging arcs, or curtains flowing in an invisible wind. 
The Aurora Borealis can also flash along the dark velvet sky as shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.

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