Top Things To Do in Iceland in 2022
Top Things To Do In Iceland
Iceland is famous as the land of ice and fire across the globe. But, why exactly is it called so? Because despite containing a plethora of snow-peaked mountains and glaciers, the country also has volcanoes dotted all around. You can visit Iceland all year round thanks to the stunning yet abundant landscapes and natural phenomena occurring seasonally. The darker winter months feature Northern lights while the long hours of daylight feature the midnight sun.
Iceland is raw and wild. It is undoubtedly among the most magical places on earth. In fact, this other-worldly land is oftentimes used as the background in sci-fi films. I
Interestingly enough, Iceland is among the happiest places on earth having some of the world’s most friendly people. Also, Iceland has the largest waterfall complex in Europe and the most powerful waterfall as well.
What to do in Iceland?
Although there are plenty of activities to do in Iceland, we have jotted down the most interesting ones. So, without wasting another moment, let’s head towards the top things to do in Iceland.
1. Reykjavik – Iceland’s Capital
Starting with the Capital of Iceland, Reykjavik has loads of things to do. Be it visiting Hallgrímskirkja Church, admiring the bright buildings, engaging in the Icelandic bathing culture, or immersing yourself in art and culture, Reykjavik never fails to leave the visitors in awe. It is a great point to start your Iceland trip. Hit the capital city on weekends when the bars are full of music, art, and friendly locals which combine to make up a great atmosphere. Don't forget to head over to the Harpa Concert Hall to enjoy the national opera and symphony.
2. Relax In One of Iceland’s Spas
Iceland has been known all over the world for its geothermal heated pools. The Blue Lagoon is one of the most famous. When spending a good amount of time exploring Iceland, head to the Blue Lagoon and enjoy the relaxing hours in the piping hot pools. It has warm and soothing water, healing silica mud, billowing steam stacks, and charming surroundings. But, make sure you get the booking done in advance. Why so? Because the lagoon can get quite busy. You can also choose from different times of the day; and what time could be better than early morning? Although Blue Lagoon is the most famous and most relaxing spa in Iceland, if you are tight on budget, you can try out other spas that offer similar experiences.
3. Drive the Golden Circle Route
One of the top things to do in Iceland is to drive through the Golden Circle. You can easily justify the importance of the Golden Circle as you see the numerous landmarks on this route. However, the most popular tourist attractions on the Golden Circle route are Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and the Gullfoss Waterfall. While taking this route, try to spend more time living in the moment and stop off in more places to enjoy “Life on another planet”.
Before you stop at the Gullfoss waterfall, know that it is among the most popular waterfalls in Iceland with snow-peaked mountains that stand in the background giving a more stunning view of the waterfall. You can also get some sandwiches or soups from the nearby café while enjoying the breathtaking views.
4. Pay a Visit to Skógafoss Waterfall
Skógafoss is one of the 30+ waterfalls in the Skoga River and one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. It is located at the cliffs of the previous coastline in the South of Iceland. Having 25m width and some 60m drop, this waterfall can leave you overwhelming while you stand next to it. You will see the most beautiful rainbows here especially during the summers. There are often double rainbows that may leave you in awe. Skógafoss Waterfall is oftentimes included in the Golden Circle route as well. This is also a great place to see the dancing Northern Lights in the sky, especially during the winters.
5. Diamond Beach
Although Diamond Beach is located almost 6 hours away from the capital Reykjavik, it is still one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland. The icebergs floating in the Jökulsárlón lagoon range in colors from bright white to blue, and brilliant vibrant turquoise shades. As they slowly melt and float down to the ocean, they often stop before reaching the Atlantic Ocean at a beautiful black beach, Diamond beach, or Breiðamerkursandur. These icebergs under the midnight summer sun of Iceland sitting on the black sand creates a very unique setting.
Iceland is one of the most stunningly beautiful places on earth where you can believe that you are on another planet. Iceland is the land of fire and ice and is one of the most visited tourist attractions across the world. The people in this country of Europe are extremely friendly and welcoming. Pay a visit to this gorgeous place and take in the beauty of some of the most amazing places on earth!
Now you are ready to try the best things to do in Iceland. I wish you a wonderful journey full of surprises and sensations. Don't hesitate to share with me your thoughts about the best activities to try in Iceland and your overall experience. I look forward to reading your comments!