Your bucket list should not be boring. It should consist of fun adventures that you get to do at least once in a lifetime and exploring areas that you have never seen in person before. To be a part of this why not add Iceland to your bucket list and see what this fire and ice destination has to offer. In Iceland, travelers can get to explore and experience the uniqueness of the land and nature such as walking on glaciers, viewing the majestic waterfalls, exploring ice caves, watch the volcano, enjoy swimming in the natural hot springs at the Blue Lagoon and the beauty of the Northern Lights. Check out these top things to do in Iceland that will help you to find the bucket list worthy places to visit in Iceland. Also, use this as your travel guide.
Bucket List Worthy Things to see in Iceland
The Northern Lights
Catch the Northern Lights through September to mid-April when there is less chance for rain or snow. Watch the night light up and gives you this magical array of colourful light flashing across the sky. This can be seen from anywhere in Iceland but to get the best view you must visit Westfjords and Northern Iceland. Share the experience with pictures and videos.
Golden Circle Drive
Driving the Golden Circle is perfect for mini-vacays or if you have limited time in Iceland. It allows you to drive around the Ring Road which covers the entire country of Iceland. The Golden Circle is 300 km long, starts in Revijack and it is possible to be done in a day as it takes 3 hours and 21 minutes to drive. You will get to see 3 beautiful natural attractions such as the Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the Gullfoss Waterfall. Make remarkable moments while you stop.
Most famous waterfall in the country and otherwise known as (Black Fall). The waterfalls about 20 meters in front of a natural background created with black basalt columns. To reach it, you must hike about 45 minutes each way from Skaftafell entrance. Another fact is that it was the inspiration behind the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik. Check out the church also and for more exciting activities visit the Crystal Cave.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a must see when you visit Iceland. It’s one of the most popular tourist attraction. A geothermal spa which is filled with seawater and believed to have natural healing powers. The milky blue water is surrounded by lava making the place enchanting and mysterious. It is situated in Reykjanes peninsula which is close to the Keflavik International Airport and a forty five minute drive from the capital. Great place for relaxation and fun.
Dynjandi waterfall is not only the most beautiful waterfall in the country but it is also the biggest in Westfjords. The word Dynjani means thunderous. Dynjandi cascades a total of 100 meters, which is then followed by six smaller falls until it reaches the sea. The sunset there is beautiful with the falls illuminating the orange hues of the sunset. The sunset by itself is also absolutely stunning. Have fun watching the sunset, nothing more beautiful.
Raudisandur Beach is simply beautiful. It is otherwise known as the (red beach). A remote Red sand beach located in Westfjords. It depends on the light of day to see how red the sand gets and it also stretches from 10 km from Látrabjarg bird-cliff in the west towards Skorarhlíðar mountainside in the east. Rauðisandur Beach is made up of large, irregular patches of sand that are surrounded by shallow emerald green water. What’s even more fascinating is and makes you a bit curious is that there are sheep living at the beach. Can you imagine that?
Vatnajökull National Park
This national park is the second largest national park. It covers approximately 14% of Iceland. In the park, you have the Vatnajökull which is Europe’s largest glacier outside the Arctic. The most interesting thing about the glacier is underneath it is very active volcanoes of which Bárðarbunga is the largest and Grímsvötn the most active. Which is why Iceland is called the land of fire and ice.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is considered as Iceland’s deepest lake. The beauty of this lake is not in its size, shape, or depth, but on the glacial background and the icebergs floating in it. Jökulsárlón is considered as one of Iceland’s natural wonders because it slowly formed throughout the decades as the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Iceland is filled with adventures and beautiful places to see and these are just a few of their many attractions. Make Iceland a must see vacay spot for you. And while your reading about these amazing places be sure to add it to your bucket list if you’ve never visited.