Known as the land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is pretty famous among travel enthusiasts. One gets a gorgeous view of the Northern Lights in Iceland from September to March. However, the Northern Lights aren't the only site that Iceland has to offer. This Nordic Island country has extreme landscapes. Being located near the poles has given Iceland a dramatic atmosphere which is seen in its sceneries. Along with this, the country has a rich history and background which is prominent in the architecture of museums. Filled with lagoons, waterfalls, beaches, mountains, lakes, and national parks, this country is blessed with immense natural beauty. Here is a bucket list of places one absolutely cannot miss in Iceland.
7 Must-Visit Places In Iceland
1. Mount Kirkjufell
This particular place in Iceland is known as the most photographed mountain in the entire country. The destination has immense beauty and was also a location for Game of Thrones seasons 6 and 7 (the arrowhead mountain). Many trekking and hiking enthusiasts have climbed the mountain. It is a moderately difficult climb and takes around 2 hours to reach the top of the mountain.
Located beside a hamlet on the southern coast of Iceland, Reynisfjara is a highly renowned black sand beach. The completely black sand gives a dramatic effect to this one-of-a-kind beauty. Catch the sunset on this beach for the best experience. The sunset in Iceland happens around 8 pm in September. Ensure you look up the approximate time of the sun setting while planning the itinerary.
The word Husavik means a bay of houses. Living to its name, the place is a simple town in northern Iceland. Husavik is known for its whales. There is a whales' museum in this town. The most interesting tour in Husavik is their whale watching tour. This town is also renowned for plenty of adventure sports. This place is another popular destination to witness the gorgeous Northern lights!
4. Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is a one-of-a-kind geothermal spa in Iceland. It is located in the southwestern part of the country. It is a large pool with healing qualities. The water is rich in minerals of silica and sulfur. There are restaurants and massage services available near the place.
5. Landmannalaguar Mountains
This natural marvel is located in Iceland's southern highlands. It is one of the leading spots for hiking and trekking. These colorful mountains are nothing like you have already seen. They are the perfect, dreamy, panoramic location for clicking pictures. Make sure you add these to your list!
6. Thingvellir National Park
Just like everything else in Iceland is unique, this national park also has its features. It is a significant historical site as it was the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. It is one of the very few places on the globe where you can walk between the earth's two tectonic plates! How cool is that?
7. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Now let's get to the very reason many of you have planned a trip to Iceland ,The Northern Lights! Located in the southeastern part of the country, this lagoon is one of the best sites to witness the magnificent northern lights! Northern lights in Iceland can be seen from September to March. Dedicate an entire day to this place as the natural lights will take around 3-4 hours of viewing. You can also visit Diamond Beach on the same day.
We hope you have an adventure-driven, fun-filled trip to Iceland. Do share your experiences with us in the comments section below.