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Things to do in Iceland

  • The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and the most famous sight in Iceland. For passengers departing or arriving on afternoon flights Reykjavik Excursions offers airport transfers which include a visit to the Blue Lagoon (from 3400 ISK).

A bus from the Main Bus Station in Reykjavik takes 40 minutes and costs 3000 ISK, including admission to the Blue Lagoon. They have a fantastic system in place at the Blue Lagoon. When you pay your entry you can rent swimsuits and towels. You are given a bracelet with chip technology that you use to operate the lockers in the changing rooms, and also records the amount of anything you wish to buy while you are there - lunch, drink, souvenir, disposable camera - and when you turn in the bracelet as you leave you then pay for the day's fun. You could easily spend an entire afternoon, or this makes a great stop on the way to or from the airport.

For an out of the way drive rent a car and travel along the southern part of the ring road to the town of Vik with its magnificent black sand beaches, rock outcroppings, glaciers, and lava fields.

South-central Iceland, easily accessible by car or tour from Reykjavik, has a number of sights;

  • The Gullfoss waterfall is quite spectacular.
  • Geysir , the namesake of all geysers, and its neighbour Strokkur which erupts every five minutes or so.
  • ?ingvellir National Park , a beautiful landscape of water-cut lava fields, which is historically important as the site of Iceland's parliament from 930 AD.

The rest of Iceland also has amazing sights;

  • Vatnajokull glacier is in Southeast Iceland and is Europe's largest glacier.
  • Jokulsarlon , the largest glacier lake in Iceland, is located off Route 1 and part of Vatnajokull glacier.
  • Near Dyrholaey, there are several places that have horses for rent at a very reasonable price.
  • In the colder months, one may frequently get stunning views of the Aurora Borealis, a.k.a. Northern Lights anywhere away from city lights.
  • Husavik is home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum .
  • The Iceland Saga Trail Association is an association for those involved in history- and saga-related tourism in Iceland. The members offer museums, exhibitions, heritage sites, festivals and the sites of certain sagas.

Iceland Places to Visit