6 most amazing places in Iceland

Iceland looks otherworldly, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth. Here are some of the most beautiful and amazing places to visit in Iceland. They are just amazing to have a look at these top 6 places to visit in Iceland.

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1. Grjótagjá

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This place with a really hard name to pronounce gives the evidence that Iceland is a pretty mysterious and magical place. This certainly a “hot spot” for locals and tourist alike.

The natural forming rift here is found over geothermal activity, but it heats up to just the right temperature, allowing people to take a dip. In 1975, after a volcano erupted, the water temperature rose too high for swimmers and due to the varying pressure in the Earth’s crust.

2. Blue Lagoon, Iceland

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Not a big fan of chlorine getting in your eyes? If you’re looking for naturally warm swimming pools, look no further than the Northern European country of Iceland. This actually wasn’t naturally created like many on this list but made during a construction of geothermal power plant.

Also Read: World’s Most Visited Geothermal Hot Spring Spa Iceland

People began to notice the therapeutic qualities of the water and the mud and they just decided to not build the power plant after all. What’s also crazy about this pool, is that it’s located on the Mid Atlantic Ridge which will allow you to swim from one fault to the other, technically on two different continents.

3. Hallgrimskirkja

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When you reach the charming capital city of Reykjavik before flying back, make sure to check out a few of the man-made structures as well. And if you’re feeling extra courageous be sure to try the SHEEP’S head at a local restaurant, which is a delicacy here!

This strange Lutheran church is known as Hallgrimskirkja and we really would not want to take a spelling test in Iceland! It’s one of the most notable buildings in this city and it rises 244 feet in the sky, making it Iceland’s tallest structure!

The peak of the tower is also used as an observational tower to keep an eye on the city! The view from the top is certainly amazing as well and you can notice how colorful the town truly is! There’s also an organ here with over 5000 pipes and is 45 feet tall! The statue of the explorer Leif Ericsson stands proud in front of the church here.

4. Asbyrgi

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And just like that, we’re back to nature which is probably the best thing to enjoy on this island, located in Northern Iceland. This is an amazing canyon, flooded with trees down below and is home to a vast ecosystem of different species. This is found east of Husavik and is notable for its steep canyon sides which can rise up to 300 feet high at a nearly perfect 990-degree angle in some cases.

It’s believed that this unique canyon was formed from massive glacial flooding after the last ice age! It must have been a pretty dramatic thing to witness. The horseshoe shape will help give you an idea of where you are at all times!

Also Read: World’s Most Visited Geothermal Hot Spring Spa Iceland

5. Lake Kerid

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This intense piece of Icelandic geography is found in the western part of the country and is also impressive when it freezes over a few times each year. This lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock and it’s about 160 feet deep! It’s become a localized tourist attraction and there have even been concerts on the lake with musicians performing on rafts.

The lake formed from rainwater filling up the caldera like a swimming pool and it’s relatively new, forming about 3000 years ago. This used to be a cone-shaped volcano and when all of the lava was spewed, parts of the magma chamber collapsed.

6. Mt. Hekla

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In the land of fire and ice, we feel as though it’s appropriate to put Iceland’s most active and the place having the most dangerous volcanoes.

It last went off in 2000 and geologists have certainly been monitoring this place more closely now. Despite its potential to devastate the country, it’s become an iconic symbol of Iceland and there’s even an airplane Icelandair decided to name the Hekla Aurora.

This amazing geological structure is a perfect example of how something can be beautiful and deadly at the same time. You better believe an eruption could certainly ruin someone’s vacation here, but it seems worth the risk.

7. Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is a heart-stopping place where you can walk behind the stunning waterfall. The water from the Seljalandsá River cascades 200 feet below into a pool.

8. Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Kirkjufell (Church Mountain) is the most photogenic cliff in Iceland and a gift from the bucket of nature’s wonder. The place is nestled next to the miniature town of Grundarfjörður. It rises 463 metres above sea level in a phenomenal long, conical shape, that has evolved into the most beautiful landmark in the whole of Iceland. The place features a striking trail, which takes about one and a half hour each way.

Right in front of Kirkjufell Mountain, lies the Kirkjufellsfoss, which means Church Mountain Waterfall. The perfect blend of waterfalls, untouched mountains, the landscape, the marvelous sunset clouds make this a dreamland for photographers. It’s one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights in Iceland. Also, it’s one of the magical places in Iceland.

9. Mount Mælifell

Mælifell settles on the edge of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. It’s a volcanic cone featuring solid lava and ashes. Mælifell is enwrapped in grimmia, a moss (a flowerless plant) that changes its shade depending upon the humidity of the soil.

10. Landmannalaugar

The area is loaded with high geothermal activity, which makes Iceland, the most beautiful picturesque place having the hues of red, black, orange, green, brown, and so many more.

11. Víti Lake, Askja

As per the confirmation of scientists, Viti was formed naturally at the base of one of Askja’s craters. but its name refers to ‘Hell’, owing to the previously-held belief that huge craters were the welcome gates to the underworld. You can also take a swim in this mineral-rich, warm lake.

12. Jökulsárlón

The deepest in Iceland, glowing blue icebergs finds its place in this awesome glacial lake. The courageous ones can even get on a boat to float amid them.

13. Reynisfjara Beach, Vik

The southernmost village of Iceland is Vik and magnificently shaped basalt columns on the neighboring Reynisfjara riverbank contribute making it the most influential and dramatic black-sand beach in Iceland. 

14. Westfjords

Approximately 14 percent of Iceland visitors ever come to this extensive peninsula in the northwestern part of the nation, making it a suitable destination for a perfect getaway away from the mess of the Reykjavik. The most dramatic landscape of Iceland and home for diverse wildlife, Westfjords are more unreachable than other parts of the country but are worth to visit.

15. Dynjandi waterfall 

Dynjandi falls is not only the Westfjords biggest waterfall, but it is also one of the most beautiful places to see in the country. The word “Dynjandi” means “thunder,” and in fact, you can feel the sound of thunder when you are standing right at the base of the waterfalls.