With a breadth of 25 meters (82 feet) and a plunge of 60 meters, Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls (197 feet).
This huge cascade, located on the Skógá river, is easily visible from Route 1 and is a great place to stop and take some air when travelling Iceland’s South Coast.
If you’re willing to get wet, you may stroll straight up to the bottom of the 197-foot cascade, which crashes upon black sand. We think it’s worth it for the double rainbow views.
One of our favourite areas to explore ice caves is Vatnajökull National Park. It is Europe’s second-largest national park. The park is home to a variety of waterfalls, volcanoes, mountains, glacier lagoons, and glacial rivers, and is highlighted by the massive Vatnajökull Glacier.
Summer is the most popular time to visit Vatnajökull Glacier National Park since the temperatures are gentler and life is more abundant. A guide is recommended for many of the sites in Vatnajökull National Park.
Vatnajökull is the one spot you must visit if you want to understand why Iceland is known as the “Land of Fire and Ice.”
Due to its vastness and distance from ‘must-see’ destinations such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the sites of the Golden Circle, only about 14% of visitors to Iceland ever make it to this large peninsula in the northwestern part of the country, making it a suitable destination for those looking to escape the restlessness of Reykjavik.
Some of Iceland’s most stunning landscapes, rich fauna, and attractive seaside villages may all be found in this region.
Whether you’re a photographer, a road tripper, a hiker, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply a general wanderer, you’ll find a multitude of destinations in this amazing region that will suit your passions.
The world-famous black sand beach (yeah, this is the beach that you see on Instagram).
Reynisfjara is often regarded as the most spectacular example of Iceland’s black sand beaches, with its massive basalt stacks, raging Atlantic waves, and breathtaking views.
The beach of Reynisfjara is ideally positioned in the middle of the South Coast, close to the settlement of Vík. This implies that those traveling around Iceland on the Ring Road or heading to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, will pass through it and are urged to stop.
The Blue Lagoon is a prominent tourist destination in Iceland. It is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland, which is known for its bleak landscapes and cone-shaped volcanoes.
The Blue Lagoon swiftly became one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing both tourists and locals. Since then, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, and the Blue Lagoon has evolved into a world-class spa that welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Due to its magnificent beauty, the Jökulsárlón ice lagoon has become one of Iceland’s most famous attractions. The glacial lake of Jökulsárlón and its ice beach are considered natural wonders of Iceland. When the Northern Lights are visible, the area gains even more aesthetic points.
Thousands of visitors flock to Jökulsárlón all year to see the free-flowing icebergs, take boat trips around the lagoon, and perhaps capture a photo of a seal.
Seals can be spotted swimming in the lagoon and the lagoon is also packed with birdlife, we would definitely suggest you to visit this place 🙂