11 places to go in Iceland

Here we go again!!!

Iceland and all its glory. Of course, this is only based on some of the places I went and is in no way a reflection of the entire Country, but I think that if you ever have the time, freedom or chance to get away for a week or two, go to Iceland.

Below is a list of 11 places. They are in order of where Jackie and I went…. because honestly I had to look through my phone to know exactly where I was on each day!! — They are all amazing places and I would say that these are must see places you need to experience at least once in your life time!


Kirkjufell Mountain Why?? Because it is off the beaten path and unless you look at it from the right angle, you can easily miss it! It was the 1st stop on our trip and definitely started it off on the right foot!

Haifoss  – Takes a while to get to, up a steep gravel road, but it is so worth it! Immersed in nature, you are at the top of the waterfall, looking at a cloud of mist, green moss and mountain sheep!

Gullfoss – A wide and powerful waterfall surrounded by flat ground. You can go right down to the edge of the fall, feel the cold air from the fresh water and take in how small we are compared to nature!

Geysir – It was a very cold evening when we went, but the sight of water spewing way up into the air is something of a surprise! Get your camera out and try to capture the perfect picture!

Seljalandfoss – Another epic sight to behold. Not only is this a beautiful waterfall, you can walk around the back! You will get completely soaked but the view and the experience is absolutely amazing!

Skogafoss – One of my all time favourites, we even went to see it a second time on our way back to Reykjavik! The huge fall is swarming with tourists, but if you’re willing, like we were, you might just get the perfect moment as well as getting a shower in the process! **DOUBLE RAINBOW**

Glacier Lagoon – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I HAVE VISITED. If there is one place on the planet that has made me feel peaceful and happy it would be the Glacier Lagoon. It’s ice cold waters are home to seals, birds and HUGE icebergs! Grab a seat, watch the seals swim, watch birds fight for fish, watch icebergs break and travel into the ocean, and of course, watch the sun set. Hours later, cold from sitting on the floor, you wont regret it.

Diamond Beach – Right beside the Lagoon is the Atlantic Ocean, where all of those beautiful icebergs wash up along the shore to make, what looks like, diamonds on the sand. Don’t attempt to sit on any for a picture, they break and you end up in the Atlantic!

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach – Surprisingly is not made out of sand at all, but of lava! It has incredible views and also hosts quite a few Puffins! Which are very cute and can keep anyone entertained!

Solheimasandur Plane Crash – Need a walk, a break from the car?? This is great! It’s about a 3km walk to get to the plane, with a clearly marked path. Once you get there it is a haunting sight, looking into the cabin of what used to be a fully functional plane.

Blue Lagoon – Ready to unwind even further? Take a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon, surrounded by odd landscapes, it is a beautiful and intriguing place to take “shelter” from the Icelandic air. Enjoy a face mask or two, a drink and the soak!

Hope you enjoyed this looooooong post about Iceland, I just love reliving the memories I made there. If you have any questions, comments or requests on future posts, don’t hesitate to send it along!

Published by Claudia Holzner

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