I get so many mails, where people wanna know my favorite places in Iceland. So I thought it's time to make a "TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN ICELAND". I hope you like it and wanna book a flight to this magical island. I miss this country so much...
1. THE GLACIER LAGOON - JÖKULSÁRLÓN
This is my favorite place on the whole island and maybe on the whole planet so far. The huge pieces of ice on the black beach is just surreal. This is where the glacier meets the ocean and you can even see some funny seals. Super typical tourist stop, but so worth to see. I think it's nicer during the wintertimes, but still pretty awesome during summer.
2. HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA – Reykjavíks biggest church
The church Hallgrímskirkja is super for orientation, while walking through Reykjavik, but if you want an amazing view over the whole city you need to go up this church. There is an elevator going to the top of the building.
3. SELJAVALLALAUG – THE OLDEST SWIMMING POOL
Iceland has many swimming pools, but Seljavallalauf is the oldest and probably one of the
most hidden ones. (There are a bunch of more hidden swimming pools and hot water spots, but they're secret, hehe.) I heart Reykjavík has the perfect description how to get there.
There a lot of waterfalls on this island. And everyone is stunning. This is one of them, located near Skaftafell. You need to go on a little hike to get there, but the hike itself is nice and easy.
Ahhh Vík.... this little town and the landscape and beaches around there are stunning. Also very touristic, but hey, whatever. Everyone wants to see the beauty of Iceland. I would recommend to go there super early or super late, so there is a chance of no tourists. If you visit Iceland during summer you can even go there at night, hehe!
6. GLACIER – SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL or FALLJÖKULL (or any other glacier...)
If you never have been on a glacier before this will be a awesome experience. Walking on crampons is just super funny – it takes a while to trust them, but after you do, it's easy! For going on a glacier you need to go on a guided tour. Never ever go on your own, that would be super, super stupid. Glaciers are beautiful, the ice formation are amazing, but they are also dangerous, if you don't know how to act up there.
7. SÓLHEIMASANDUR PLANE WRECK
The GPS coordinates are 63.459523,-19.364618 – if you wanna go there on your own, but you can also go on a guided tour to find this airplane wreck – it is worth it! The plane was forced to land on the black beach in 1973 and since then it is just there, in the middle of nowhere!