Welcome to the Destination Guide to Iceland: the land of fire and Ice. Every inch of the country is magical, stunning and will transport you to another world or another time! The following Travel Guide will help you discover in photos and videos the things to do and the best places to see around the country. The detailed information and tips for each destination will also help you plan your own trip!
MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR TIME IN ICELAND!
ICELAND - BEST OF PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO
Iceland offers some of the best landcapes I have seen around the world: crazy lava fields, majestic fjords, icebergs on black sand beach... It is difficult to choose favorite places to visit but I still did it. Discover what I think are the best landscapes, the best stops on the ring road, the top things to do around Myvatn and amazing locations off the beaten track. All of that in photos.
PLANNING & PREPARING YOUR TRIP TO ICELAND
You have chosen Iceland for you next vacation? Great! Now it is time to plan and prepare. The following article will help you with information about transportation, accommodation, clothes to pack, driving, food, itineraries with things to do...
And to make sure you do not miss anything you can have a look at my suggested itineraries and the best times to see some of Iceland iconic animals and phenomenons.
Introduction: 2 weeks in Iceland
4 days, one week, 2 week
Best time and places to see Northern Lights, puffins, whales, ice caves...
MAP OF PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO IN ICELAND
Below is a map of Iceland with the Ring Road (Road 1) in purple and places to visit and things to do in red. Those locations are numbered and correspond to dedicated articles further in this guide. Each region of Iceland in the listing below will have a more detailed map with smaller roads.
EBOOKS - ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDES
The online guide continues below with detailed information about all those places. I just wanted to let you know, that I also compiled my information about Iceland in 2 practicals eBooks with Detailed Maps, GPS coordinates, clear information location by location and large photos.
eBook - the complete guide to planning your road trip around Iceland with 98 locations and more than 100 photos
Ring Road Guide
eBook - your complete guide with 30 stops and 10 detours to tour the Ring Road in under 10 days
I’ve bought your Guide Plan to Iceland and glad I did, because it’s being priceless planing my trip to Iceland next June.
THINGS TO SEE EVERYWHERE IN ICELAND
Iceland is also famous for its animals and auroras. The article below gives you many photos of Icelandic horses, a polar fox and many sheep. And from my week withe professional photographers, I also gathered for you advice on chasing and photographing auroras borealis.
PLACES TO VISIT- SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA
The Snaefellsnes peninsula is considered the Iceland in miniature. It displays many of the Icelandic features in one small area: waterfall, fjords, glacier, lava fields, lava formations; volcanoes... so many places to visit that you could spend your vacation just there. The Articles below presents you things to do and places to visit on the peninsula, each location with many photos and tips to plan your trip.
PLACES TO VISIT - SOUTH WEST ICELAND
Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland. Many people decide to base their holidays here. Many places can be reach on day trips including the famous Blue Lagoon or the golden triangle with Geysir, Thingvellir and Gullfoss. Here are things to do and places to visit to discover in the area with detailed guides to plan your visit.
THINGS TO DO - SOUTH COAST OF ICELAND
South Iceland is one of the most visited regions of Iceland and includes somes of the most famous natural wonders of Iceland such as Jokulsarlon lagoon and the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. If you are limited in time, this is the region I would recommend exploring.
Simply driving along road 1 is wonderful, but here are some places you can stop at and visit along the way:
14 - Skogafoss Waterfall
PLACES TO VISIT - CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
Central Highlands is the on fo the least visited areas as it can be only access through hiking or 4WD. It had some of the most magical and colorful landscapes in Iceland. I had only 2 days and a quick stop from the North at the beginning of my photography tour, here are some of the highlights to discover:
22 - Sigöldugljúfur (4WD)
THINGS TO DO - NORTH ICELAND
Although it is missing the icebergs of South Iceland, I think North Iceland is my favorite region. The fjords next to Akureyri are hypnotic and the post-apocalypitic landscapes of Lake Myvatn transport you on another planet. A very unique place with many places to visit! Here are all ma favorite things to do:
29 - West of Akureyri...
41b - Hafragilsfoss
Of course there are much more things to do in Iceland. I am only sharing the ones I have experienced myself. Feel free to share yours in the comments when you come back from your trip!
Inspired? Which ones do you want to experience?
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