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Unmissable Experiences And Activities To Do In Iceland

Unmissable Experiences And Activities To Do In Iceland

If you enjoy nature and outdoor experiences, Iceland is one of the most beautiful places to visit. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing with incredible views, doing activities, exploring or a combination of all the above, you’ll be happy with a trip here.


Here are 6 unmissable activities do while in Iceland:

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is easily one of the most popular sites as well as the most-known sites in Iceland. Chances are you have seen photos of the Blue Lagoon somewhere before, with its incredible milky blue water rich in minerals.

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Blue Lagoon

You have the option to stay at the hotel and dip in and out or purchase a daily ticket at Blue Lagoon, so you can experience it and then continue on with your trip.

Explore an ice cave 

Ice caves are one of the many things that Iceland is known for, and especially because they’re not something that you can just see anywhere, they are well worth the visit. You’ll have to book ahead to visit with a tour.

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Ice cave

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Visiting an ice cave

A popular one to visit is located in Vatnajökull National Park, called the Skaftafell ice cave, and with beautiful surroundings, it is worth spending some time in the area as well to explore.

Hike on a volcano

Icleand seems to have it all, and that includes a volcano! One of Iceland’s biggest volcanos is Crack Katla, standing at over 1500 meters tall.

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Iceland volcano

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Iceland volcano

If you want an incredibly intense hike up to the top it is possible, but you can also do a tour such as one with a SuperTruck and make your way up that way to explore from there.

See the Westfjords

The Westfjords are a beautiful spot in Iceland that are less crowded than some of the other places, and culturally fascinating with their history in magic and folklore.

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Westfjords

It is also an area home to some incredible nature spots including Arnarfjordur bay, the island of Fatley and Drangakokull glacier.

Go whale watching or horseback riding 

Whale watching is another popular activity to do in Iceland, with some of the most common whales you’ll see here being humpback and minke whales. Book a whale watching tour to go see the incredible wildlife and the views from the water, and it will be an experience you’ll remember for years to come!

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Admiring whales

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Watching whales

Another fun activity to get out and explore the beautiful landscapes is horseback riding. Horses here are unique to Iceland, with their short legs and strong stature, and with how unique they are it will only add to the experience of the activity here.

Experience Reykjavik’s nightlife

While sometimes main cities that you fly in and out of are mere spots for travel, Reykjavikis a fun city where you can explore, eat well and enjoy some nightlife while you’re here just to name a couple things!

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Reykjavik’s nightlife

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Iceland, with something for everyone here. So why not book a trip for northern lights season, where you can hopefully catch them and also see all the other beautiful sites in the country as well?

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