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Popular Attractions in Iceland

If you're a first time visitor to Iceland, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Iceland.

What are some good attractions in Iceland?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Iceland.

Blue Lagoon
240 Grindavík Reykjavik, Iceland 420 8800
Selfoss, Iceland 482 2660
Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallavegur Westland
Reykjavík, Iceland 510 1000
Þjóðvegur 54 Iceland
Akureyri, Iceland
Flugvallarvegur Hornafjordur, Austurland 478 1500
National Museum of Iceland
Suðurgötu 41 Reykjavík, Iceland
Landmannalaugavegur South
Skaftafellsvegur Iceland

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Blue Lagoon, go in the morning and plan for half a day."  See More

"Skaftafell National Park ice cave, Vatnajokull National park"  See More

"A bit further out of town are Þingvellir (home to the ancient Icelandic Althing parliament and a beautiful natural park), Gullfoss Falls, Geysir (all about 60-90 min drive from Reykjavik), Vík í Myrdal (about 2h15m), Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum and the Snæfellsnes (about 2."  See More

"Day 2 - Thingvellir National Park should be the next on your list - about an hours drive from Reykjavik, this place is a stunning of geological upheaval."  See More

"So I suggest you drive to Reykjavik then walk around and enjoy the older part of town,  visiting some or all of its sites: the beautiful Hallgrimskirkja, the National Museum of Iceland, the See More

"We did one day tour to the South shore to see the glacier and icebergs that float in the lake at Jökulsárlón Floating Icebergs."  See More

"We drove from Reykjavik to Grundarfjordur for 2 nights to explore Snæfellsnes and the bird cliffs at Látrabjarg, then took the ferry over to spend 3 nights in Isafjordur."  See More

"You will find the famous Golden Cirle Tour, Glacier Hikes (where you really need an expert with you and equipment), Ice caving experiences, Northern Lights Hunt, Superjeep tours starting from Reykjavik Akureyri or Skaftafell all in one place :"  See More

"Another nice day trip from there is to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can see the icebergs from Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier floating towards the see."  See More

"If your parents are really active and fit, you could also spend some time meandering around the trails near Landmannalaugar."  See More

"If you skip the Northern Lights and aim for summer, I'd recommend doing the hike from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk."  See More

"My top 3 places were: Skaftafell, Lake Myvatn, and the Westfjords."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Blue Lagoon
  2. Skaftafell National Park
  3. Þingvellir
  4. Geysir
  5. Thingvellir National Park
  6. Hallgrímskirkja
  7. Jökulsárlón Floating Icebergs
  8. Snæfellsnes
  9. Akureyri
  10. Jökulsárlón
  11. National Museum of Iceland
  12. Landmannalaugar
  13. Þórsmörk
  14. Skaftafell
Where can I find out more about Iceland?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Iceland.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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