Visit Iceland – 90 Amazing places to travel in Iceland

João Leitão
Updated on July 11, 2018
Visit Iceland - 90 Amazing places to Travel

Visit Iceland – 90 Amazing places to Travel

Visit Iceland

Do you want to visit Iceland?

Iceland is famous to have one of the most beautiful vistas in the world.

Combining stunning landscapes with incredible natural phenomena such as geysers, active volcanoes, glacier lagoons and breathtaking waterfalls, Iceland definitely keeps us busy for a few weeks.

Iceland is a European island located between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.

For Nature lovers, lonely hikers, adventure seekers, daring drivers, photographers or mountain trekking enthusiasts, YES! – Iceland welcomes you.

Amazing Places to Visit Iceland

Amazing Places to Visit Iceland

On this page, I make a list of 90 Amazing Places which are undoubtedly the country’s major tourist attractions. The sequence of the photographs has to do with my trip along the Ring Road and the Westfjords for two weeks. So I organized them by order of my visit. I hope you enjoy.

Also read the page: 15 days driving in Iceland – Ring Road + Westfjords. All you need to know to travel the Ring Road and Westfjords. Photos, Best Destinations, National Parks, Waterfalls, Maps, Tips & Advice.

90 places to visit

1 – Visit Reykjavik Sun Voyager Sculpture

Visit Sun Voyager Sculpture Reykjavik Capital Region Iceland

Sun Voyager Sculpture in Reykjavík

Visit the Sun Voyager Sculpture in Reykjavík (Reykjavik), Capital Region – Iceland.

2 – Whale Watching in Reykjavik

Whale Watching Reykjavik Capital Region Iceland

Whale Watching in Reykjavík

Whale Watching in Reykjavík, Iceland Capital Region.

3 – Visit Reykjavik Austurvollur Square

Visit Austurvollur Square in Reykjavik Capital Region Iceland

Austurvöllur Square in Reykjavík

Visit Austurvöllur Square in Reykjavík, Iceland Capital Region.

4 – Visit Reykjavik Cathedral

Visit Hallgrimskirkja Church Reykjavik Capital Region Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík

Visit Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík, Iceland Capital Region.

5 – Visit Leira Cemetery

Visit Leira Cemetery Western Region Iceland

Leira Cemetery

Visit Leira Cemetery and Timber Church, Iceland Western Region.

6 – Visit Borgarnes Settlement Centre Museum

Visit Settlement Centre Museum Borgarnes Western Region Iceland

The Settlement Centre Museum in Borgarnes

Visit the Settlement Centre Museum in Borgarnes, Iceland Western Region.

7 – Visit Borgarnes Town

Visit Borgarnes Town Western Region Iceland

Borgarnes Town

Visit Borgarnes Town, Iceland Western Region.

8 – Visit Borgarnes Viking Sculpture

Visit Viking Sculpture Borgarnes Western Region Iceland

Viking Sculpture in Borgarnes

Visit the Viking Sculpture in Borgarnes, Iceland Western Region.

9 – Visit Icelandic Horse Farm

Visit Icelandic Horse Farm Western Region Iceland

Icelandic Horse Farm

Visit an Icelandic Horse Farm, Iceland Western Region.

10 – Visit Kolbeinsstadir Church

Visit Kolbeinsstadir Church Western Region Iceland

Kolbeinsstaðir Church

Visit Kolbeinsstaðir (Kolbeinsstadir) Church, Iceland Western Region.

11 – Visit Raudhalsahraun Lava Fields

Visit Raudhalsahraun Lava Fields Western Region Iceland

Rauðhálsahraun Lava Fields

Visit Rauðhálsahraun Lava Fields, Iceland Western Region.

12 – Visit Faskrudarbakki Church

Visit Faskrudarbakki Church, Western Region Iceland

Visit Faskrudarbakki Church

Visit Faskrudarbakki Church, Iceland Western Region.

13 – Visit Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Visit Snaefellsnes Peninsula Western Region Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Visit Snæfellsnes (Snaefellsnes) Peninsula, Iceland Western Region.

14 – Visit Laugarbrekka Farm

Visit Laugarbrekka Farm Snaefellsnes Peninsula Western Region Iceland

Laugarbrekka Farm

Visit Laugarbrekka Farm in Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland Western Region. Laugarbrekka is the memorial to Gudridur Þorbjarnardóttir, the first European woman to give birth in the territory of North America. The story goes that by the year 1000 AD, Laugarbrekka was a farm where Gudridur was born before leaving for Vinland (America) with her husband Thorfinnur and where she gave birth.

15 – Visit Londrangar Basalt Cliffs

Visit Londrangar Basalt Cliffs in Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Western Region Iceland

Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs

Visit Lóndrangar Basalt Cliffs in Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland Western Region.

16 – Visit Hellnar Cliffs

Visit Hellnar Cliffs Snaefellsnes Peninsula Western Region Iceland

Hellnar Cliffs

Visit Hellnar Cliffs in Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region Iceland.

17 – Visit Snaefellsjokull National Park

Visit Snaefellsjokull National Park Western Region Iceland

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Visit Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull) National Park, Iceland Western Region.

18 – Visit Snaefellsjokull Glacier

Visit Snaefellsjokull Glacier Western Region Iceland

Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Visit Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull) Glacier, Iceland Western Region.

19 – Visit Hellisandur Maritime Museum

Visit Hellisandur Maritime Museum Western Region Iceland

Hellisandur Maritime Museum

Visit the Hellisandur Maritime Museum, Iceland Western Region.

20 – Visit Kverna Farm

Visit Kverna Farm Grundarfjordur Western Region Iceland

Kverná Farm

Visit Kverná (Kverna) Farm in Grundarfjörður (Grundarfjordur), Iceland Western Region.

21 – Visit Kvernafoss Waterfall

Visit Kvernafoss Waterfall Grundarfjordur Western Region Iceland

Kvernafoss Waterfall

Kvernafoss Waterfall in Grundarfjörður, Iceland Western Region.

22 – Visit Grundarfjordur Harbour

Visit Grundarfjordur Harbour Western Region Iceland

Grundarfjörður Harbour

Visit Grundarfjörður Harbour, Iceland Western Region.

23 – Visit Grundarfjorour Town

Visit Grundarfjorour Town Western Region Iceland

Grundarfjörður Town

Visit Grundarfjörður Town, Iceland Western Region. Grundarfjörður is a small fishing village surrounded by mountains and the natural entrance of a fjord.

24 – Visit Kirkjufell Mountain

Visit Kirkjufell Mountain Grundarfjorour Western Region Iceland

Kirkjufell Mountain

Visit Kirkjufell Mountain in Grundarfjörður, Iceland Western Region.

25 – Visit Setberg Cemetery

Visit Setberg Cemetery Western Region Iceland

Setberg Cemetery

Visit Setberg Cemetery, Iceland Western Region.

26 – Visit Setberg Wooden Church

Visit Setberg Wooden Church Western Region Iceland

Setberg Wooden Church

Visit Setberg Wooden Church, Iceland Western Region.

27 – Visit Stykkisholmur Town

Visit Stykkisholmur Town Western Region Iceland

Stykkishólmur Town

Visit Stykkishólmur (Stykkisholmur) Town, Iceland Western Region.

28 – Visit Tang Riis Timber House in Stykkisholmur

Visit Tang Riis Timber House Stykkisholmur Western Region Iceland

Tang Riis Timber House

Visit Tang Riis Timber House in Stykkishólmur, Iceland Western Region.

29 – Travel Ferry-boat between Stykkisholmur and Brjanslaeku

Ferry boat Baldur between Stykkisholmur Brjanslaeku Westfjords Region Iceland

Ferry-boat Baldur

Make a trip on the Ferry-boat Baldur between Stykkishólmur and Brjánslæku (Brjanslaeku), Iceland Westfjords Region.

30 – Visit Flatey Island

Visit Flatey Island Breidafjordur Westfjords Region Iceland

Flatey Island

Visit Flatey Island in Breiðafjörður (Breidafjordur), Iceland Westfjords Region.

31 – Visit Brjanslaekur Village

Visit Brjanslaekur Village Westfjords Region Iceland

Brjánslækur Village

Visit Brjánslækur Village, Iceland Westfjords Region.

32 – Visit Skapadalur Shipwreck

Visit Skapadalur Gardar BA 64 Shipwreck Westfjords Region Iceland

Skápadalur Garðar BA 64 Shipwreck

Visit Skápadalur Garðar BA 64 Shipwreck, Westfjords Region Iceland.

33 – Visit Hvallatur Sand Beaches

Hvallatur Sand Beaches Westfjords Region Iceland

Hvallatur Sand Beaches

Visit Hvallatur Sand Beaches, Westfjords Region Iceland.

34 – Bird Watching in Latrabjarg

Puffin Watching Latrabjarg Bird Cliffs Westfjords Region Iceland

Bird Watching in Látrabjarg

Puffin Watching in Látrabjarg (Latrabjarg) Bird Cliffs, Iceland Westfjords Region.

35 – Seal Watching in Westfjords

Seal Watching Westfjords Region Iceland

Seal Watching in Westfjords

Seal Watching, Iceland Westfjords Region.

36 – Visit Patreksfjordur Sandy Beaches

Visit Patreksfjordur Sandy Beaches Westfjords Region Iceland

Patreksfjörður Sandy Beaches

Visit Patreksfjörður (Patreksfjordur) Sandy Beaches, Iceland Westfjords Region.

37 – Visit Dynjandi Waterfall

Visit Dynjandi Waterfall Westfjords Region Iceland

Dynjandi Waterfall

Visit Dynjandi Waterfall also known as Fjallfoss, Iceland Westfjords Region.

38 – Visit Isafjordur Fjords

Visit Isafjordur Fjords Westfjords Region Iceland

Ísafjörður Fjords

Visit Ísafjörður (Isafjordur) Fjords, Iceland Westfjords Region.

39 – Visit Isafjordur Town

Visit Isafjordur Town Westfjords Region Iceland

Ísafjörður Town

Visit Ísafjörður Town, Iceland Westfjords Region.

40 – Visit Litlibaer Turf Farm

Visit Litlibaer Turf Farm Skotufjordur Northwestern Region Iceland

Litlibær Turf Farm

Visit Litlibær (Litlibaer) Turf Farm in Skötufjörður (Skotufjordur), Iceland Northwestern Region.

41 – Visit Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft in Holmavik

Visit Museum Icelandic Sorcery Witchcraft Holmavik Northwestern Region Iceland

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft

Visit the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft in Hólmavík (Holmavik), Iceland Northwestern Region.

42 – Visit Prestbakki Church

Visit Prestbakki Church Hrutafjordur, Northwestern Region Iceland

Prestbakki Church

Visit Prestbakki Church in Hrútafjörður (Hrutafjordur), Iceland Northwestern Region.

43 – Visit First Christian Missionaries Monument

Visit First Christian Missionaries Monument Northwestern Region Iceland

First Christian Missionaries Monument

Visit the First Christian Missionaries 1000 Years Monument (981-1981), Iceland Northwestern Region.

44 – Visit Laxa River

Visit Laxa River Northwestern Region Iceland

Laxá River

Visit Laxá (Laxa) River, Iceland Northwestern Region.

45 – Visit Stephan G. Stephansson Monument

Visit Stephan G Stephansson Icelandic Canadian Poet Monument Northwestern Region Iceland

Stephan G. Stephansson Monument

Visit the Stephan G. Stephansson Monument – Icelandic Canadian Poet, Iceland Northwestern Region.

46 – Visit Gasir

Gasir medieval trading place Eyjafjordur Northeastern Region Iceland


Gásir ancient trading place in Eyjafjörður (Eyjafjordur), Iceland Northeastern Region.

47 – Visit Glaumbaer Turf Farm

Visit Glaumbaer Turf Farm Museum Northwestern Region Iceland

Glaumbær Turf Farm and Museum

Visit Glaumbær (Glaumbaer) Turf Farm and Museum, Iceland Northwestern Region. The Glaumbær historic turf farm is an authentic 19th-century Icelandic farm.

48 – Visit Akureyri Town

Visit Akureyri Town Northeastern Region Iceland

Akureyri Town

Visit Akureyri Town, Iceland Northeastern Region.

49 – Visit Akureyri Cathedral

Akureyri Cathedral Northeastern Region Iceland

Akureyri Cathedral

Visit Akureyri Cathedral, Iceland Northeastern Region.

50 – Visit Husavik Whale Museum

Visit Husavik Whale Museum Northeastern Region Iceland

Húsavík Whale Museum

The Húsavík (Husavik) Whale Museum, Iceland Northeastern Region.

51 – Visit Husavik Town

Visit Husavik Town Northeastern Region Iceland

Húsavík Town

Visit Húsavík Town, Iceland Northeastern Region. Húsavík is a city located on the shores of Skjálfandi Bay on the northern coast of Iceland.

52 – Whale Watching in Husavik

Whale Watching Husavik Iceland

Watching in Husavík

Whale Watching in Husavík, Iceland Northeastern Region.

53 – Visit Vidimyri Turf Church

Visit Vidimyri Turf Church Skagafjordur Northwestern Region Iceland

Víðimýri Turf Church

Visit Víðimýri (Vidimyri) Turf Church in Skagafjörður (Skagafjordur), Iceland Northwestern Region.

54 – Visit Grund Church

Visit Grund Church Eyjafjordur Northeastern Region Iceland

Grund Church

Visit Grund Church in Eyjafjörður (Eyjafjordur), Iceland Northeastern Region.

55 – Visit Saurbaer Farm Church

Visit Saurbaer Farm Church Eyjafjordur, Northeastern Region Iceland

Saurbær Farm Church

Saurbær (Saurbaer) Farm Church in Eyjafjörður, Iceland Northeastern Region.

56 – Visit Godafoss Waterfall

Godafoss Waterfall in Bardardalur, Northeastern Region Iceland

Goðafoss Waterfall

Visit Goðafoss (Godafoss) Waterfall in Bárðardalur (Bardardalur), Iceland Northeastern Region.

57 – Visit Myvatn Lake

Visit Myvatn eutrophic lake Northeastern Region Iceland

Mývatn Lake

Visit Mývatn Eutrophic Lake, Iceland Northeastern Region.

58 – Visit Reykjahlid Village

Visit Reykjahlid Village surrounded lava Northeastern Region Iceland

Reykjahlíð Village

Reykjahlíð (Reykjahlid) Village surrounded by lava, Iceland Northeastern Region.

59 – Visit Reykjahlid Church

Visit Reykjahlid Church Northeastern Region Iceland

Reykjahlíð Church

Visit Reykjahlíð Church, Iceland Northeastern Region.

60 – Visit Myvatn Nature Baths

Visit Myvatn Nature Baths Northeastern Region Iceland

Mývatn Nature Baths

Visit Mývatn Nature Baths, Iceland Northeastern Region.

61 – Visit Myvatn Geothermal Stations

Visit Myvatn Geothermal Stations Northeastern Region Iceland

Mývatn Geothermal Stations

Visit the Mývatn Geothermal Stations, Iceland Northeastern Region.

62 – Visit Hverir Geothermal Area

Visit Hverir geothermal area boiling mudpools steaming fumaroles Northeastern Region Iceland

Hverir Geothermal Area

Visit Hverir Geothermal Area with boiling mud pools and steaming fumaroles, Iceland Northeastern Region.

63 – Visit Leirhnjukur Lava Field

Visit Leirhnjukur Lava Field Geothermal Area Northeastern Region Iceland

Leirhnjúkur Lava Field

Visit Leirhnjúkur (Leirhnjukur) Lava Field and Geothermal Area,

64 – Visit Krafla Volcano

Visit Krafla Volcano Region Northeastern Iceland

Krafla Volcano Region

Visit Krafla Volcano Region, Iceland Northeastern Region. It’s possible to hike inside Krafla’s several volcanic craters filled with water, explore impressive lunar landscapes with active lava and spot large dry lava rivers.

65 – Visit Dettifoss Waterfall

Visit Dettifoss Waterfall Northeastern Region Iceland

Dettifoss Waterfall

Visit Dettifoss Waterfall, Iceland Northeastern Region.

66 – Visit North East Iceland

Visit incredible landscapes North East Iceland

North East Iceland

Visit and enjoy the incredible landscapes of North East Iceland.

67 – Visit Jokulsa a Fjollum River

Visit Jokulsa Fjollum River Northeastern Region Iceland

Jökulsá á Fjöllum River

Visit Jökulsá á Fjöllum River, Iceland Northeastern Region.

68 – Visit Icelandic Wartime Museum in Reydarfjordur

Visit Icelandic Wartime Museum Reydarfjordur Eastern Region Iceland

Icelandic Wartime Museum

Visit the Icelandic Wartime Museum in Reyðarfjörður (Reydarfjordur), Iceland Eastern Region.

69 – Visit Reydarfjordur Harbour

Visit Reydarfjordur Harbour Eastern Region Iceland

Reyðarfjörður Harbour

Visit Reyðarfjörður Harbour, Iceland Eastern Region.

70 – Visit Taergesen Guest House in Reydarfjordur

Taergesen Timber Guest House Reydarfjordur Eastern Region Iceland

Tærgesen Guest House

Tærgesen (Taergesen) Wooden Guest House – Reyðarfjörður hotel established in 1878, Iceland Eastern Region.

71 – Trekking in Iceland

Explore and discover your own place by trekking, Eastern Region Iceland

Trekking in Iceland

Explore and discover your own place by mountain trekking, Iceland Eastern Region.

72 – Visit Flaajokull Glacier

Visit Flaajokull Glacier Eastern Region Iceland

Fláajökull Glacier

Visit Fláajökull (Flaajokull) Glacier, Iceland Eastern Region.

73 – Visit Hafnarnes Old French hospital

Visit Former French hospital Hafnarnes Faskrudsfjoerdur Eastern Region Iceland

French hospital of Hafnarnes

Visit the Former French hospital of Hafnarnes in Fáskrúðsfjoerður (Faskrudsfjoerdur), Iceland Eastern Region.

74 – Discover abandoned houses

Abandoned House Iceland

Discover Abandoned Houses

Discover Abandoned Houses all over Iceland.

75 – Visit East Iceland

Visit East Iceland beautiful fjords natural harbors

Visit East Iceland

Visit East Iceland beautiful fjords and natural harbors.

76 – Visit Viking monument in Skalafell

Visit Viking monument Skalafell Eastern Region Iceland

Viking monument in Skálafell

Visit Viking monument in Skálafell (Skalafell), Iceland Eastern Region.

77 – Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Eastern Region Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Visit Jökulsárlón (Jokulsarlon) Glacial Lagoon, Iceland Eastern Region. The fantastic Jökulsárlón site is famous for its glacier lagoon. You can make a tour in amphibious vehicles into the lake, traveling through the icebergs.

78 – Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Beach

Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Beach Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacial Beach

Visit Jökulsárlón Glacial Beach, Iceland Eastern Region.

79 – Visit Svartifoss Waterfall

Visit Svartifoss Waterfall Southern Region Iceland

Svartifoss Waterfall

Visit Svartifoss Waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park (Vatnajokull – Skaftafell), Iceland Southern Region.

80 – Visit Vik Beach

Visit Vik Beach Southern Region Iceland

Vík Beach

Visit Vík (Vik) Beach, Iceland Southern Region.

81 – Visit Vik Village

Visit Vik Village Southern Region Iceland

Vík Village

Visit Vík Village, Iceland Southern Region.

82 – Visit Thorsmork Nature Reserve

Visit Thorsmork Nature Reserve Southern Region Iceland

Þórsmörk Nature Reserve

Visit Þórsmörk (Thórsmörk or Thorsmork) Nature Reserve, Iceland Southern Region.

83 – Visit Strokkur Geyser

Visit Strokkur Geyser Southern Region Iceland

Strokkur Geyser

Visit Strokkur Geyser, Iceland Southern Region. This incredible natural phenomenon of boiling water erupting up to 12 meters / 40 feet high is amazing to watch.

84 – Visit Gullfoss Waterfall

Visit Gullfoss Waterfall Southern Region Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall

Visit Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Southern Region. The water of this waterfall comes from the Hvítá River, and the whole scenery is breathtaking along with the mind-blowing surrounding landscape and noise of the water hitting the stones.

85 – Visit Thingvellir National Park

Visit Thingvellir National Park Southern Region Iceland

Þingvellir National Park

Visit Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, Iceland Southern Region.

86 – Visit Barnafossar Waterfall

Visit Barnafossar Waterfall Western Region Iceland

Barnafossar Waterfall

Visit Barnafossar Waterfall, Iceland Western Region.

87 – Visit Reykjavik Harbour

Visit Reykjavik Harbour Capital Region Iceland

Reykjavík Harbour

Visit Reykjavík Harbour, Iceland Capital Region.

88 – Visit Reykjavik Old Town

Visit Reykjavik Old Town Capital Region Iceland

Reykjavík Old Town

Visit Reykjavík Old Town, Capital Region Iceland.

89 – Visit Blue Lagoon

Visit Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa Southern Peninsula Iceland

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

Visit the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, Iceland Southern Peninsula. In the Blue Lagoon, you can apply the white silica mud in your body to fully complete the particular natural body treatment.

● Visit the official website of the Blue Lagoon to have more information about this geothermal natural spa.

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HI! I'm João Leitão. Traveling independently since 1999, I explored more than 130 countries and territories in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North & South America and Oceania. Welcome to my adventure travel blog, where I gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e YouTube.

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