90 of the Best Places to Visit in Iceland

João Leitão
Updated on February 14, 2019

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90 of the Best Places to Visit in Iceland
90 of the Best Places to Visit in 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.

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90 Amazing Places to Visit in Iceland

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

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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