Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik

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Travelling for fun, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Jumping for joy on the endless flat black sands of the south Icelandic CoastIceland is a desolate jagged rock which demonstrates natures unparalleled raw power with volcanic explosion and gushing lava to the more subtle and tranquil surroundings of sulphur pools and hot springs. Iceland is almost untouched by humans bar the odd colourful house here or there and makes for a perfect country to see the attractions around Reykjavik in a few days or even better to explore the whole country over a week or more. That is why I have come up with my ‘things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik’ from my adventure there. With the currency much weaker than a few years ago it is now much cheaper to explore and is a perfect time to visit Iceland.

I have been to more countries than the average Joe and Iceland is probably the best country I have been to. There have been better sights elsewhere but as a country I think it is tops. If you like nature then Iceland is a perfect place to get out into the outdoors with geysers, hot springs, bubbling sulphur, mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, birds, northern lights and even more waterfalls! One thing to remember is that there are only 320,000 people living in Iceland and nearly 70% of them live in or around Reykjavik. This means that once you are away from this area you really are on your own. Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

Time to Do: It takes 6-7 days to drive around the country depending on how much you stop and hike. This is seeing the sights (incl Golden Circle), some walking but keeping moving. If you do several day treks or spend more than one night in one place then add these on. Reykjavik is a small city and most of the main sights can be seen in 1 day and a second is needed if going a little further afield.

If you are only there for 3 or 4 days (a long way to go for that time) then the organised trips around Reykjavik are good and you get to see all the main sights but if you are there for longer such as a week or more then I would definitely recommend you hire a car. There is one road around the country aptly called the ‘1’ and this goes by the coast like a ring around the country. The towering volcanoes in the centre of the country are not accessible unless you have suitable 4WD but there are still plenty (including the ash cloud volcano Eyjafjallajökull) to see from Highway 1 and you can get even closer by doing some treks. By moving along and seeing what there is to see without dwelling anywhere it is possible to drive around the country in 6 days. The trip is mesmerising. There is a lot of driving but the scenery is spectacular. You can pass icebergs one hour and then a short time later some boiling mud pools.

I’ll start off with Reykjavik and its surroundings before heading on a loop from south to north around the country.

Things to do in Iceland – Reykjavik

As cities go it’s not one of the best but there are still things to do and nearly all are within walking distance as the city is small. Lots of the Scandinavian wooden houses and the city is dominated by the huge Hallgrimskirkja church at its centre that can be very dreary on an overcast rainy day. Having said that there is a buzzing nightlife, lots of geothermal pools to relax in and if the sun shines then the dark look is taken off the place. You can see the city in a day and if you want more of the Viking history then two.

Travelling for fun, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Hallgrimskirkja church in ReykjavikHallgrimskirkja: This huge white church is behind the statue of Leif Ericsson who is a famous Nordic explorer that discovered America but didn’t tell anybody! The church can be seen from most parts of the city and is a good reference point. You can climb the 73mtrs tower to give great panoramic views of the city which is open from 09:00-20:00. Admission 600Kr.

Geothermal Pools: You can’t go to Reykjavik without going into a naturally heated pool. Some of them are like waterworld with lots of different pools at different temperatures. Some pools are so hot they are even difficult to get into even after gradually working your way up the scale of hotness to get yourself ready for it! There are lots of geothermal pools in Reykjavik and most are open 06:30-22:00 Mon-Fri and 09:00-19:00 Sat-Sun. Admission 550Kr. Below is a list of pools and opening times. Laugardalslaug is the city’s biggest pool and is part of the National Stadium. http://www.reykjavik.is/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-3740/6165_view-1960/

Travelling for fun, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Me falling on my ass at the Sun Voyager Viking Ship in ReykjavikSeafront and Conference Centre: Take a nice stroll down the sea front to feel the fresh breeze and to have a good look at Mt. Esja. Along the front you’ll view lots of birdlife and the Sun Voyager Viking ship before getting to the new and modern Harpa Conference building.

There were two of us at the Sun Voyager ship and I decided to set the camera on timer so both of us would be in the photo. After setting up the camera a small distance away I only had a few seconds to get into position before the picture was taken. The ground was wet and is made of marble or polished granite (some slippery surface anyway) and in my rush I managed to slip and wreck myself off the ground. As it happens I wouldn’t have made it in time as the camera actually got me falling much to the delight of my buddy!

National Museum of Iceland: Located at the campus of the University of Iceland it brings you through a history of the country to the present day. Admission 1200Kr

Icelandic Phallological Museum: If history isn’t for you then maybe some penises from different sea and land species in Iceland might interest you! Over 200 different specimens, something different anyway!!Open: 10:00-18:00 Mon-Sun. Admission: 1250Kr.  http://phallus.is

Whale Watching: It is possible to spot minke and humpback whales all year round as well as dolphins, porpoises. There are 5 trips per day in summer (including a midnight sun trip) and one per day in winter. Cost 8,000Kr. www.whalewatching.is

Hiking Mount Esja: This 914mtr (3,000ft) mountain provides stunning views of the city and is a popular climb among the locals. Bus number 57 heading north will get you there. It should take around 4hr to get up and down.

Things to do in Iceland – Surrounding Reykjavik

Travelling for fun, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the main attractions in IcelandThis is where Iceland comes into its own and you get to see what people (including me) start to rave about. Even in small day excursions you get to see what is so unique about Iceland although anything in the Reykjavik area usually has lots of tourists

Golden Circle: Before I go on I’ll mention one of the most, sorry , the most, popular tour from the city, the ‘Golden Circle’ tour. It is a 300km round trip and takes in the historic sight of Thingvellir (Pingvellir), the huge waterfall Gullfoss and then the geothermal area Haukadalur containing the geysers geysir (where the word geyser comes from) and Strokkur. The tour takes around 7-8hrs. An approximate cost is 8,000Kr. Shorter more rushed tours are cheaper. If you have a car there is nothing stopping you just driving there yourself. There are plenty of car parks at each place right beside the attraction.

Thingvellir (on Golden Circle Tour): This ancient site of flatlands and water east of Reykjavik is the site of the longest running parliament in the world and is where the continental shelves divide. This UNESCO Heritage site is of huge historical importance as the parliament started first in 930AD and as it is part of the mid –Atlantic Ridge scientists think it is moving by 3mm per year, right on this very spot! Admission is free. If you scuba dive then Thingvillir offers one of the most unique places to dive in the world. You dive between two continental shelves and the visibility is usually over 100mtrs! (anywhere else it is usually it is around 30mtrs) www.dive.is

Gullfoss (on Golden Circle Tour): The Golden Falls as its name means is indeed spectacular and should be on every visitors list. It has a strange sideways fall to the valley it is in but it falls in 2 steps to its full 32mtr height that throw up rainbows when the sun is shining. The carpark and steps get very slippy in the autumn and winter.

Haukadalur Geysers (On Golden Circle Tour): One of the most spectacular natural sights you are ever going to see. Like clockwork the Strokkur geyser goes off every 8min or so. The larger geyser Geysir (sorry about that) used to gush water to 170mtrs in 1845 but only erupts a few times a day if at all and has stopped altogether recently. Strokkur on the other hand is very reliable and you will see it erupt to 30mtrs a few times when you are there. It’s unbelievable how nature can have something as rhythmic as this. The area has steam billowing everywhere so it gives the whole place a mystic look. The whole Haukadalur area has plenty of small bubbling pools, fumaroles etc to spend ages gazing in wonder.

Travelling for fun, Golden Circle, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Step 1 in Strokkur geyser lifting offTravelling for fun, Golden Circle, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Step 2 in Strokkur geyser lifting offTravelling for fun, Golden Circle, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Step 3 in Strokkur geyser lifting off

Kerid Volcano:This eerie, extinct volcano is easily reached from the capital. The crater is about 170mtrs across with a lake at the bottom and has a lively atmosphere due to the moss growing around the rim and the red hue of the rocks.

The Blue Lagoon: If you go to Iceland you cannot help but see signs for the Blue Lagoon. In the airport, in the town, on the buses, in every tour agent, they are all over the place. A very popular tour from Reykjavik but personally I think it is a joke. It is expensive and the reason it is so popular is because of the marketing. The site is manmade, it is not natural. And do you know what they were doing when it was built? It was where the waste water accumulated when they were building the power plant beside it! After people bathed in it for some reason a few years later they discovered it helped with skin disease. Now that is great and I have no problem with that but at no point do they explain all this to you unless you do some background history on it beforehand. They keep telling you all the time it is all natural with natural ingredients and naturally heated water but they don’t tell you the water/steam you are bathing in has already been through the turbines and heat exchangers of the power plant! The place is identical to a Spa Resort with accommodation, bars, treatments etc. Admission being €40/€33 (high, low season). If you don’t have your own towel it will cost you €5 or you want a bathrobe €10. It is about 40min drive from Reykjavik towards the airport. www.bluelagoon.com. If you can resist the advertising then you are missing nothing. They do make it look cool in the photos though.

Things to do in IcelandSouth Iceland, Heading east along Highway 1

You left Reykjavik and entered a more barren Iceland which still contained the tourists but once you leave the Golden Circle behind you are now truly out in  the wilds with only ‘the one’ as your friend. Although it is Iceland’s main road there are very few cars on it (the one time we timed it we travelled for 1.5hrs at 130km/hr before seeing another car! And it coming in the opposite direction). But the lack of cars only adds to the desolate and barren atmosphere of pure nature. Waterfalls are a constant companion until they are overtaken by glaciers inland and to your right it is always flat with the sea at varying distances. I’ll mention the main waterfalls but it’s not possible to name all of them. In case you think I’m a bit slow I am aware that ‘foss’ means waterfall and I will be saying ‘waterfall waterfall’ but I am including it for clarity!

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall: A beautiful waterfall that plummets out over the cliff and allows you to get in behind it. A great introduction to the water delights to come. Easily seen from the road.

Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre (Ash Cloud Volcano): Located in Þorvaldseyr, is a family run visitors centre showing how and why the volcano exploded. The little tour including photos of the 2010 eruption and the damage it cause to the local farmers. www.icelanderupts.is

It is possible to climb or drive up to the volcano with a guide and experience the lava up close. It can be driven all year round. An expensive but unbelievable experience.  For a jeep and walk for a day costs about 39,000Kr. A few place in Reykjavik do it. http://www.iceland.eskimos.is/Viewproduct/eyjafjallajokull-volcano-icelandhttp://www.icelandrovers.is/day-tours/eyjafjallajoekull-volcano-tour/Travelling for fun, Skogafoss Waterfall, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: A person dwarfed by Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall: One of the first big waterfalls you will see after heading south on Highway 1 is the beautiful Skogafoss Waterfall in Skogar. This 60mtr fall is like a noisy curtain and getting close requires getting wet. There is a museum nearby which details how the locals lived throughout the ages.

Hiking

There are lots hikes in the area which brings you up close and personal with the ice, lava rocks and snow which makes for great views and pictures. Make sure though to bring appropriate clothing.

  • Hekla Volcano: It wasn’t called the ‘gates of hell’ for no reason. The most active volcano in Iceland that most recently erupted in 2000 and threw ash an incredible 30km into the air. Luckily the wind wasn’t blowing towards Europe at the time. It takes about an 8hr trip to hike up the 1490mtrs
  • Fimmvörðuháls Hike: A 20km trek between Skógar and Fimmvörðuháls with a view of the now famous and unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull volcano and countless waterfalls. There is about a 1000mtr elevation difference.
  • Hvanngil Huts: These huts in the interior of the island sleep 70 people . The Midvegur route to the huts starts at the Keldur church site.

Foss a Sidu Waterfall: This tall stringy waterfall is seasonaland easy to spot from the road as it is located in-front of some farm buildings

Skaftafell National Park: This huge national park has walks that bring you close enough to touch the glaciers with several of them sprayed around the periphery of the park like your fingers from your hand. The Skaftafelljokull Glacier is the easiest to walk to through small rock paths. Very near Hofn town there is also the Hoffellsfjoll Walk which gives great views of the glacier below. The flat black sands stretching to the sea made from the ground down basalt rock is on the south side of your drive past Skaftafell which can be walked and drove on. This is also a good place to watch the bird life, throw a ball or pull donuts in your car! The website is www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is but is a little confusing. The maps are the best tool. It is worth remembering that Skaftafell NP near Hofn was founded in 1967. In 2008 it was made part of the larger Vatnajokull National Park whose main area is further east.

Travelling for fun, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Posing by one of the small icebergs washed up on the beach outside Jokulsarlon Glacier LagoonJokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon: You drive over the lagoon exit in a car but it’s well worth stopping and checking out the truck size icebergs that are in the lagoon. They have fallen off the glacier only 1000mtrs away and are drifting slowly under your bridge out to sea. The open sea at the mouth of the lagoon is full of bergs of different shapes and sizes both on the beach and in the sea. About 65km from Skaftafell. In the wintertime the lagoon freezes leaving pillars of random bergs. It is where scenes from James Bond and Batman films were shot. It is possible to take snowmobile tours to the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and take boat tours in the Jakulsarlon Lagoon. www.vatnajokull.is

Vatnajokull Reserve: One of the biggest icecaps in Europe that has 30 glaciers radiating from it and is the second biggest national park in Europe. Having said that it is not possible to see the whole park unless you are on an expedition.  There are many hikes to be done, birds to be watched, kayaks to be kayaked and snowmobiles to be mobiled on the periphery! There is a tourist centre in Hofn and Skaftafell that will give much better information than I ever will. The visitor centre in Hofn is open from 11:00 from May-Sept. Despite the parks size there is not that much to do although when including the activity in the sea it adds up.www.visitvatnajokull.is

In 1996 one of the volcanoes under the icecap erupted resulting in a huge flood that was powerful enough to move a 1,000tonne block of ice kilometers downstream and many 200tonne blocks almost 30km, destroying the bridge of Highway 1.

Things to do in Iceland - East Iceland

When you get to the little visited east side of the island you drive by fjords, cliffs and puffins on your way before heading inland if sticking to ‘the one’. When on the south coast and you want to get to the north coast you must cross over the volcanoes in the middle. This gives you a chance to gain some altitude and see some great valleys from above. Due to the snow from approximately the start of November this road may be impassable but any locals will be able to advise you if it is safe to travel. It only takes a few hours to get up and then down the far side to below the snowline. You may be surprised to hear that at times Iceland’s main road (Highway 1) is not always tarmac. On some occasions it changes to compacted stone. There is nothing wrong with the road but it is just not tarmac. This mainly happens for short sections mainly on the east and north of the island.

The towns on the east coast are very small and the area is very wild. I did not stay in the towns on the east coast so I won’t pretend I did and dwell on the matter but there are world class fjords and bird watching sights on this site of the islands. www.puffins.is, www.birds.ie

Things to do in Iceland - North Iceland

The second largest urban area in Iceland is Akureyri and it holds…….wait for it………18,000 people! But before I get to that one of the highlights of my trip was just after descending down the northside of the mountains. On the long drive through nothingness before getting to Akureyri is the otherworld around Myvatn. There are so many cool things all within a few kilometres of each other and all right beside Highway 1. You will know you are coming to it as the land becomes very flat although you are not by the coast and it also become very barren, no life whatsoever. The ground becomes brown and somewhere between mud and sand.

Dettifoss Waterfall: The largest waterfall in Europe by volume. It is up the gravel road 864 that is on the east side of the falls or road 862 that is on the west side. These roads are only open during the summertime

Travelling for fun, Myvatn, Things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik: Steam billows from the ground in Namafjall, MyvatnNámafjall, Hveraröndor Hverir: As you drive on the brown wasteland you will notice some steam coming out of the ground when you are passing Namafjall. This area is full of boiling mud, steam fumaroles, sulphur stained little holes where you can just walk around and admire nature at its strangest. The place is filled with brown soil, white billowing steam, bubbles of grey mud and yellow stained vents. If you are driving then you can also take the road to the right a little before this point and you end up driving by a boiling stream that is flowing down the mountain and end up at some lakes at the top.

Dimmuborgir: As you descend on the road a few kilometres after the Namafjall activity you will pass through Dimmuborgir  As well as admiring the moon type landscape, craters and beauty of Lake Myvatn from a height you can see these weird rocks as you decend. This strange lava arches, caves and cliffs make for strange viewing after the lifeless area that has gone before.

Hverfell Crater: You continue another kilometre or two down onto the flat and all the while you can see a volcano on your right but also a perfect open cone crater on your left. It looks so smooth as if made out of fine black sand. It’s easy to get to with a hard black sand track a few hundred meters long straight off the main road. It is climbable in 20min to the top with a path up the side to give views of the crater inside and the surrounding flatland.

Thermal Pools: I would highly recommend, no I insist, anybody in this area does this. Just at the start of the sand track to the Hverfell Crater you can park your car on the left. There is a very long, approx 3mtr high, ridge that looks like an earthquake or something ripped through the landscape. The ridge is kilometres long. What lies underneath is glorious. If you go under the ridge as parts of it are broken, a stream runs through it. The stream though is roasting and perfect for bathing. Make sure to go into the caves that are nearer the track because they are cooler (although probably around 40deg Celsius (104F)). If you go further away from the track then the water is so hot it is impossible to get into. There are no changing rooms, no toilets, no fuss, no admin fee. It is right out in the middle of nowhere in a cave that you have to scramble from the sand down a few rocks to get to. But it is definitely worth it. The water is crystal clear and just on the right side of hot so you can get wet. After 10min of sitting in the water you feel a bit like a chicken in an oven and need to get out as you are cooking! Brilliant spot, just go!

When I was there with my buddy we met two young Americans when climbing Hverfell Crater that had been looking for these pools. We dropped them back to their car and eventually found the stream under the ridge. When one of them went to go into the first cave he discovered that there were two locals swimming naked in there and decided to go to a different cave. We all tried to get into the water that was 100yards further down but after many attempts we still couldn’t get in as it was too hot. One of the locals happened to come down ten minutes later laughing at us still not in the water and told us to come up to them as he obviously knew it was too hot where we were. We did and got into the crystal clear water with them and sat on the underwater rocks. The man happened to be a guide during peak season so he treated us to a history of the area and Iceland when sitting there as the woman was swimming around the place leaving nothing to the imagination. He was quite animated so when he was describing what happened when Magma Plumes exploded he jumped out of the water. There were bits bobbing everywhere!

Lake Myvatn: At 37Km2 it is Iceland’s 4th largest lake but surprisingly it is only 2.5mtrs (8ft) deep. The lake is full of islands, fish, birds and also pesky flies. Its claim to fame is during the summer there are more species of duck here than anywhere else in the world.

Akureyri: When you arrive it’s almost like you forget what towns and civilisation look like. As said above although it’s the second biggest metropolis in Iceland, the place is tiny. It has of course lots of natural geothermally heated pools, a museum, golf courses and ski resorts. One of the big draws though for North Iceland is the whales. Humpback, minke and even blue Whales as well as dolphins can be spotted off the north coast. Whale watching can be done from Akureyri, Husavik or Dalvik . Cost is about 10,000Kr for 3hrs. www.ambassador.is is in Akureyri.

There is opportunity to go white water rafting on the glacier meltwater. In Akureyri you can go rafting all year round. www.sagatravel.is or with www.arcticrafting.com in Varmahlíð (can organise pick up from Akureyri). Trips cost approx 20,000Kr per person for a day trip.

As is the case in all of Iceland but especially in the north is the opportunity just to drive and see the stunning coastline and wildlife where the guidebook doesn’t tell you. In North Iceland there are many peninsulas of varying size that have gravel roads (open all year) all around the periphery so the adventurous you can explore where very few have gone before.

Hvítserkur Sea Stack: On the eastern side of the Vatnsnes Peninsula, this 15mtr high sea stack just off the shore. There and at the estuary is a good place to spot seals.

Seal Spotting: Vatnsnes is a great place to be able to spot seals bobbing in the water and there are many places and towns where they are known to hang out. In the town of Hvammstangi there is the Icelandic Seal Centre where you can educate yourself on the types and habits of seals and where best to view them. www.selasetur.is/en/home.html

Hiking: There are lots of hiking and trekking opportunities to be availed of during the summertime in Iceland. Around Sauðárkrókur there are easy walks whereas around Hólar a small bit further east the terrain and altitude makes it tougher. Between Akureyri and Husavik there are also plenty of walks to be considered. As there are so many trails it is best to ask in a local tourist office for advice for the best trails in the area as unlike most countries, in Iceland there are usually not too many people around outside the towns.

Things to do in Iceland - Northern Lights

Are one of the great natural phenomena of the world and they can be seen all over Iceland but with a better chance in the north. The best months to see the northern lights are during March and October but they occur all year round. During the long days of summer when it never gets dark you will not be able to see them as it will be too bright. No matter what is happening in the upper atmosphere if it is cloudy where you are you won’t see a peep so always keep in mind that there is luck involved. That is why you should never plan your trip solely to see the Aurora Borealis and plan nothing else. Something as simple as a cloudy night and you are scuppered and also sometimes the northern lights just done happen. If you plan to do activities then at night time you can still head out to see them. This way if the lights don’t happen you can still have a good time. Ideal conditions are to be away from city lights (not hard outside Reykjavik) and ensure there is no or very little moon. These are within your control but the clouds and the solar activity are not. Forecasts are generally not great outside 3 days.

Things to do in Iceland - Westfjords

This wilderness of fjords and valleys is home to a huge array of birds that are not inhibited by the cliffs and peninsulas. Other wildlife such as the arctic fox prowl the land. I did not visit this almost uninhabited area so I can’t guide you on it but if you need any more info go to www.westfjords.is

Things to do in Iceland – West Iceland

Known as ‘The Sagaland’ because where most of the saga’s were written in West Iceland. Sagas are family prose that describe family and interfamily disputes and arguments that took place 1000 years ago. Egils Saga, Sturlunga, Laxdaela and Eyrbyggja are some of the better known sagas. These disputes took place generally between the 3rd and 4th generation Icelandic settlers and are an integral part of Icelandic folklore.

Reykholt is one of the most famous historical sites in Sagaland that contains farms, hot water baths, tunnels etc that have been discovered from the 13th century. There is a cultural centre in Borgarnes which brings the visitor through the early settling of Iceland and of Iceland’s vikings. http://english.landnam.is

Birdlife: 60 of the 75 breeding bird species in Iceland nest in West Iceland so again there is a huge opportunity to see them. Breidafjordur Bay and Faxafloi Bay are the best places

Practicalities – About Iceland

€1 = 162 Icelandic Krona, US$1 = Kr 126

  • Language – Icelandic. English widely spoken by hotels, tour operators, restaurants and by the general public.
  • Bus – There are several ways to get around by bus, either by guided tour or by public bus. The public bus company BSI  co-ordinates all buses and will go to any main town on the ring road and includes others further afield. This is not as cheap as you may think. Passes can be got for different areas of the country and tours can be taken on all of the main tourist routes. A ring road pass for example will cost 38,500Kr.
    • www.bsi.is
    • http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/bus_stop_the_real_icelandic_old.htm
  • Flights- Keflavik International airport is in Reykjavik. Reykjavik to Akureyri during the summer is very popular and there are several flights each day but there are also flights to smaller towns that go a few times a week. Air Iceland  (www.airiceland.is) in Iceland’s national carrier.  SAS, Norwegian Air, Avion Express and EasyJet all fly to Reykjavik all year round with Lufthansa, German Wings, Air Greenland, Austrian Airlines, Air Berlin, Delta, Edelweiss all joining during the summer months.
    • Air Iceland and Eagle Air (www.ernir.is) fly domestically.
  • Visa: If you are going for under 90 days and are from the EU, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand as Iceland is under the Schengen Agreement you will not need a visa beforehand. If you are from another country then other stricter rules apply. For more information visit www.utl.is/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16&Itemid=17&lang=en
  • Accommodation – $60 per night for an average double room in Reykjavik. Can get very expensive.
  • Population of Iceland: 320,000

Things to do in Iceland - Map of Iceland

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Hallgrimskirkja Church: 64.142000, -21.926900
Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool: 64.145771, -21.879659
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik: 64.150337, -21.932702
Mount Esja: 64.244651, -21.656156
Thingvellir National Park: 64.266283, -21.079623
Haukadalur Geysers: 64.280376, -20.383759
Gullfoss Waterfall: 64.327200, -20.122699
Kerid Volcano: 64.041278, -20.885138
Blue Lagoon: 63.880316, -22.449274
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall: 63.615790, -19.990053
Eyjafjallajökull Visitors Centre: 63.542941, -19.667780
Skogafoss Waterfall: 63.529722, -19.513889
Hekla Volcano: 63.987474, -19.673489
Fimmvörðuháls Hike: 63.631350, -19.447250
Hvanngil Huts: 64.383333, -19.100000
Foss a Sidu Waterfall: 63.953055, -17.613831
Skaftafell National Park: 64.070390, -16.974974
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon: 64.044565, -16.181016
Vatnajokull Reserve, Hofn: 64.356182, -15.265503
Dettifoss Waterfall: 65.821919, -16.388169
Námafjall: 65.639200, -16.819700
Dimmuborgir: 65.595492, -16.920384
Hverfell Crater: 65.600000, -16.883333
Thermal Pools at Hverfell Crater: 65.610329, -16.912422
Lake Myvatn: 65.587289, -17.033463
Akureyri: 65.683868, -18.110460
Hvítserkur Sea Stack: 65.911744, -19.871521
Reykholt : 64.665692, -21.291511
Breidafjordur Bay: 65.086018, -22.170410
Faxafloi Bay: 64.501186, -22.598877
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Hallgrimskirkja Church
Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, West, Iceland
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Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool
laugardalslaug, Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Austurbakki, Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
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Mount Esja
Esja Mountain, Capital Region, Iceland
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Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park, South, Iceland
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Haukadalur Geysers
Haukadalur, Iceland
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Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Waterfall, South, Iceland
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Kerid Volcano
Kerið, South, Iceland
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Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon, Southern Peninsula, Iceland
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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss, Skógar, Iceland
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Eyjafjallajökull Visitors Centre
Eyjafjallajökull Erupts, South, Iceland
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Skogafoss Waterfall
Skógafoss, South, Iceland
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Hekla Volcano
Hekla, South, Iceland
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Fimmvörðuháls Hike
Fimmvörðuháls, South, Iceland
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Hvanngil Huts
Hvanngil, South, Iceland
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Foss a Sidu Waterfall
Kirkjubæjarklaustur, South, Iceland
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Skaftafell National Park
Skaftafell, East, Iceland
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, East, Iceland
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Vatnajokull Reserve, Hofn
Vatnajökull, Höfn, Iceland
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Dettifoss Waterfall
Dettifoss, Northeast, Iceland
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Námafjall
Námafjall, Northeast, Iceland
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Dimmuborgir
Dimmuborgir, Northeast, Iceland
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Hverfell Crater
Hverfell, Northeast, Iceland
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Thermal Pools at Hverfell Crater
Hverfell, Northeast, Iceland
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Lake Myvatn
Lake Myvatn, Northeast, Iceland
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Akureyri
Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland
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Hvítserkur Sea Stack
Hvitserkur Ehf, Sauðárkrókur, Northwest, Iceland
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Reykholt
Reykholt, West, Iceland
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Breidafjordur Bay
Hótel Breiðafjörður, Stykkishólmur, West, Iceland
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Faxafloi Bay
Faxafloi-Dyb, Iceland

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