Iceland lives up to its name! It seems like this country is just frozen. There’s ice everywhere you go and there’s no avoiding it. By far the coldest place I’ve ever been to, and the most amazing place yet!
Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, amazing hiking adventures over glaciers and ice-caving excursions are what makes traveling to Iceland a one-of-a-kind adventure.
Here are 10 incredible things to do in Iceland:
Visit the Blue Lagoon
If you want to read further details and tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon, click here.
Gullfoss Golden Waterfall
Vatnajökull Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
The largest glacier in Iceland! Easy hike but very slippery.
Gear up! The tour guide gave us some safety equipment to hike the glacier. Such as, proper hiking boots, Crampons, a helmet and an ice axe. The tour guide will teach you how to properly attach the Crampons to your boots. It makes it less slippery to walk on ice! 🙂
How to briefly summarize our tour guide’s safety instructions? Mmm… It was something like: “Accidents are not an option! If you fall into an ice cave it’s nearly impossible to get you. Don’t fall!” haha
Let’s do it!
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
When the sun goes down and the snow melts…
Beautiful, right? The scenery is truly breathtaking.
Ice-Caving is a MUST!
Aside from freezing the entire time, this is the ultimate ice cave experience. Truly impressive sight!
Inside the cave…
Three hours well spent!
An extremely scenic area with wonderful views. You can walk behind it and walk through the other side. Just try not to get wet! Freezing water + below zero temperatures = not ideal haha
Fun Fact: Justin Bieber filmed one of his music videos here haha
7. Svartifoss Cascade
A quick ten minute hike to get to this beautiful place
8. Horseback Riding around Iceland
I wasn’t able to do this activity, but it seems like an amazing experience. If you like horses as much as I do, definitely book a horseback riding tour. I’ve never ridden horseback in winter time, so this is definitely going on my bucket list!
9. See the Northern Lights
As hard as I tried to spot the northern lights in its majestic glory, I failed. You need two things to see them: a pitch black night and luck haha Every night around midnight I would go out and look up to the sky for several hours. There were a few instances where I thought I was seeing the lights, but it was my imagination (maybe). haha
I will see this one day!