32 days in Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kopavogur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hafnarfjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hveragerdi
— 1 night
Drive
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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardabaer
— 1 night
Drive
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Mosfellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardur
— 1 day
Drive
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Akranes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
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Hofn
— 1 night
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Hofn
— 1 night
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Vopnafjordur
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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Husavik
— 1 night
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Siglufjordur
— 1 day
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Saudarkrokur
— 1 night
Drive
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Blonduos
— 1 night
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Isafjordur
— 1 night
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Sandgerdi
— 1 night
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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kopavogur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Kopavogur

— 1 night
Kópavogur is a city and Iceland's second largest municipality by population.It lies immediately south of Reykjavík and is part of the Capital Region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kopavogur trip builder app.

Kopavogur is just a stone's throw from Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Kopavogur

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Hafnarfjordur

— 1 night

Town in Lava

Although the historical town of Hafnarfjordur has become a suburb of the capital Reykjavik, it maintains an authentic spirit all its own.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kleifarvatn, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, then walk around Hellisgerdi Park, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hafnarfjordur attractions planner.

Hafnarfjordur is just a stone's throw from Kopavogur. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Grindavik

— 2 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, then make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Saltfish Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grindavik driving holiday planner.

Grindavik is just a short distance from Hafnarfjordur. In July, daytime highs in Grindavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Hveragerdi

— 1 night
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Geothermal Park,Klambragil,new hot spring area, then engage your brain at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs. On the next day, Head underground at Raufarholshellir, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the world behind art at LA Art Museum - Listasafn Arnesinga, and finally see the interesting displays at The exhibition Quake 2008.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hveragerdi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Grindavik to Hveragerdi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hveragerdi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Keflavik

— 1 night
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Keflavik trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hveragerdi to Keflavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Gardabaer.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Gardabaer

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Design and Applied Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gardabaer trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Keflavik to Gardabaer by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gardabaer are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mosfellsbaer.

Things to do in Gardabaer

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Mosfellsbaer

— 1 night
On the 12th (Mon), stop by Alafoss Wool Store, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then experience rural life at Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mosfellsbaer road trip site.

Mosfellsbaer is very close to Gardabaer. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gardur.

Things to do in Mosfellsbaer

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Gardur

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses and then visit a coastal fixture at Garoskagi Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gardur travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mosfellsbaer to Gardur in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Akranes.

Things to do in Gardur

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Akranes

— 2 nights
Akranes is a port town and municipality on the west coast of Iceland, around 20km north of the capital Reykjavík.The area where Akranes is located was settled in the 9th century, but did not receive a municipal charter until 1942.HistoryAkranes was settled in the 9th century by the brothers Þormóður and Ketill, sons of Bresi. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Akranes Folk Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Glymur, and then brush up on your military savvy at War and Peace Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Akranes trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gardur to Akranes in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akranes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Akranes

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Thingvellir

— 1 night
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Logberg (Law Rock), contemplate the long history of Galgaklettur, then admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thingvellir route planner.

Traveling by car from Akranes to Thingvellir takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Thingvellir can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Geysir tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thingvellir to Geysir in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Selfoss

— 1 night
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Kerið, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Floi, and finally admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Selfoss trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hella trip builder website.

Drive from Selfoss to Hella in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vik visit planner.

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Landmannalaugar, then trek along Laugavegur, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vestrahorn and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hofn travel planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Hofn takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Hofn

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at Hoffell Hot Tubs, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center, and finally try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vopnafjordur.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Vopnafjordur

— 1 night
Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality in Northeast Iceland, standing on a peninsula in the middle of a mountainous bay by the same name. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vopnafjordur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vopnafjordur takes 4.5 hours. July in Vopnafjordur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vopnafjordur

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid online trip planner.

You can drive from Vopnafjordur to Reykjahlid in 2 hours. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point, learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Salka Whale Watching.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Husavik trip planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Husavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Husavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siglufjordur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Siglufjordur

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center and then see the interesting displays at Herring Era Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Siglufjordur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Siglufjordur takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Siglufjordur

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Saudarkrokur

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Iceland Horse Tours, then examine the collection at Glaumbaer Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Grettislaug, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Puffin and Friends.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saudarkrokur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Siglufjordur to Saudarkrokur takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saudarkrokur can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blonduos.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Blonduos

— 1 night
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. On the 29th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Stora - Asgeirsa, examine the collection at Textile Museum, then head off the coast to Hrutey Island, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Blonduos Sports Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Blonduos online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saudarkrokur to Blonduos takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Blonduos

Museums · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Isafjordur

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Hversdagssafn - Museum of Everyday Life.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isafjordur trip tool.

Traveling by car from Blonduos to Isafjordur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Isafjordur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sandgerdi.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Sandgerdi

— 1 night
On the 31st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Hvalsneskirkja.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sandgerdi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isafjordur to Sandgerdi takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sandgerdi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Reykjanesbaer travel guide

4.1
History Museums · Landmarks · Specialty Museums

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.

Westfjords Region travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Waterfalls · Geologic Formations