What’s the best way to use your time in Iceland?
Iceland is all about the nature, the more you see of the country, the better. If you have enough time, two weeks or longer, then you can rent a car and drive all around the circle of Iceland as well as going on a Golden Circle tour. There is also a lot of things to do in Reykjavik. If you have less time, then maybe you should focus on a particular part of the country to explore.
Each part of Iceland is beautiful and unique in its own way. If you’re looking for tranquility then you should head to the Westfjords, the most remote area of Iceland. Perfect for hiking and soaking in hot springs by the seaside.
In the North of Iceland you can find Lake Mývatn, known for its stunning rock formations and peculiar flora. Nearby is Dettifoss, Iceland’s most thunderous waterfall and Ásbyrgi, a popular camping spot filled with lush vegetation. You can also find some geothermal activity in the area and could go and explore some of the highland tracks on a self drive tour. See this article for things to do in Akureyri, capital of North Iceland.
If quaint little fishing villages nestled in amongst steep and rugged mountains in narrow fjords are what you’re looking for, maybe with the occasional reindeer roaming around – then the East of Iceland is where you want to go. You might even spot the Worm Monster in Lagarfljót river by Egilsstaðir, Iceland’s answer to Nelly in Loch Ness.
If you want a trip to Iceland that includes a lot of ice, then maybe you should consider going on ice cave toursr or a glacier tour in the South of Iceland, where the country’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, is to be found.
If you’re short on time, then perhaps you should go on short day trips from Reykjavík. The Blue Lagoon on Reykjanes peninsula is ever so popular, with its milky blue water and silica mud that’s great for your skin. Or you can see the rich birdlife and the beauty surrounding Snæfellsjökull glacier in the West of Iceland. From Reykjavík you can even go inside a volcano!
Now all you need to do is to take your pick!