Top 5 Things to Do in Iceland

Updated: Dec 4, 2018

Iceland seems to be on everyone’s list these days, and besides the many cultural activities in Reykjavík, so much breathtaking natural beauty and adventure awaits in Iceland to inspire you. Take the time to plan ahead so you don’t miss anything! I’m happy to make suggestions, and below are some ideas to start. Let’s get inspired, together.

Reykjavík – Iceland’s capital city has several professional theatres, a symphony orchestra, an opera, and a large number of art galleries, bookstores, cinemas and museums. There are also four active folk dance ensembles in Iceland! Iceland’s literacy rate is among the highest in the world, and a love of literature, art, chess and other intellectual pursuits is widespread. It’s not hard to see why Iceland is on the hot list!


Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – This sight is at the top of many lists, and you need to know the best possible location to see this wonder. Thingvellir is by far the finest viewing area. Be sure you check the weather so that you have a combination of dark and partially clear skies. Thingvellir is a national park as well as a historic site where you can gain some insight on the history of the land.


Reynisfjara Beach – This beach is gorgeous and an absolute must-see! With its rare black sand and basalt columns, there is much to explore on this volcanic shoreline. The black sand is lava that cooled once it hit the water, and the sand is more like various small stones. White sand and red sand beaches (Westfjords) also exist in Iceland. While on Reynisfjara, you can see Gardar, which is a basalt cliff that resembles a staircase to heaven. It is a natural pyramid and was formed by columnar jointing. There are many basalt columns throughout Iceland, but this is by far the most exceptional.


Seljavallalaug – This natural pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and you will surely never forget this experience. The water is not that hot because it does mix with colder water.


Skogafoss – The perfect place for you to get a shot with a double rainbow, Skogafoss is the most scenic fall in Iceland. With a drop of over 60 meters, the view is spectacular. There is also a legend of gold that lies within the falls….


Ready to be cool in Iceland? Schedule an appointment for your free trip consultation or give me a call at 347-787-0990.


P.S. Have you ever seen this video of Björk talking about her TV? I love her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y

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