For a once-in-a-lifetime trip, Iceland is the go-to destination. In addition to its snowy mountain peaks, ice fields and dramatic fjords, visitors also have the chance to spot the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, surely one of nature’s most impressive shows. Adventure seekers will go wild for glacier hikes, volcano tours and whale-watching trips.

Situated in the southwest, the charming coastal city of Reykjavík is also a place like no other, with its cute wooden-framed houses, all painted with vibrant colours, overlooking Faxaflói bay. As well as its flea markets and quirky museums, Reykjavík is well located for geothermal hot springs, including the famous Blue Lagoon.

Our travel experts have curated detailed guides, outlining the best things to do and places to stay in Iceland. Find inspiration for your trip below.

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Best things to do in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon, located in southwestern Iceland
The Blue Lagoon, located in southwestern Iceland
  1. Blue Lagoon

    Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is a beautiful geothermal spa. Visitors can bathe and swim in average temperatures of around 38°C in water that is rich in natural salts.

  2. Whale watching

    Iceland is a great place to book a whale watching excursion to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Visit between April and September for the best experience.

  3. Skógafoss waterfall

    One of the largest and most beautiful waterfall’s in Iceland, it’s well worth booking a trip on your visit, and if you’re feeling adventurous you can climb the 500+ steps to the summit.


From relaxing in thermal infinity pools to exploring an abundance of culture in art galleries and museums, Reykjavik offers a range of things to do catered to all tourists.

FAQs about Iceland

Getting around Iceland

Iceland isn’t exactly huge but it’s quite tricky to navigate nonetheless, owing to its terrain and diverse landscape. The best way to get around is by car or campervan, both of which are available to hire. For those who do not wish to drive, there are buses, planes and ferries.

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