Top 5 Icelandic Attractions

Northern Lights

Visit Iceland solely for watching these northern lights and it’d be sufficient. In the dark winter night, against an open sky, the sight of twirling and swaying lights is absolutely unforgettable. Set up your camera and gaze at the marvelous show from a comfortable spot, be it the sky roof of your camper, or hot spring.

Reykjavík and further distant villages like Vik are certainly ideal places to see the Northern Lights.

Church Mountain

Want to see Iceland summed up? Then you ought to visit the town of Grundarfjörður on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It’s full of volcanoes, lava fields, cliffs, beaches in one place.

The church-shaped mountain is present in this town. Mt. Kirkjufell and its purlieus including Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall are magnificent.

Sunsets and nightfall enhance the charm of the picturesque Kirkjufell. It not only serves as a good subject of photography but also a fantastic spot for watching Northern Lights in winter.

Volcanoes

With 30+ active volcanoes, Iceland is a great site for volcano tourism. The number of troops visiting the site and documenting the activities of the most recent eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano is evidenced enough of its impact.

The Volcano House in Reykjavík is a great place to start with. The museum, founded in 2011after the eruption of Eyjafjallajökul eruption, can enlighten you regarding Icelandic volcanoes.

Checking out tours like Inside the Volcano, and collecting information from the Icelandic Met Office helps too.

Glacier lagoon

You’d totally be missing out on the experience if you visit Iceland and don’t go to Jökulsárlón.

The glacier river lagoon- located in Southeast Iceland, is the home of floating icebergs that come in various sizes and shapes and colors of white or blue.

The lake- also known as the setting of certain James Bond movies is a huge attraction among locals as wells as foreign tourists.

Formed from the melting Vatnajökul glaciers, they’re an absolute beauty to see. Make time to visit the lagoon when I’m in Iceland before they vanish completely. Given the current climate changes, one can’t be too sure.

Wildflowers

Want to be greeted by meadows? Visit Iceland in summer or spring and take in its beauty. Try to spot some of these famous wildflowers in the countryside while you’re at it:-

  • Mountain avens- The national flower of Iceland can be found anywhere, including moorlands.
  • Alaskan lupine- Purple in color, these lilac beauties are absolutely eye-catching, found in fields by the roadside.
  • Arctic thyme- Found growing vigorously in areas with Sandy soil, these are plants with pretty purple blooms.