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Reykjavik

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Reykjanes

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South Iceland

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East Iceland

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North Iceland

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Westfjords

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West Iceland

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Highland

Reykjavik

The Icelandic capital is where everything is happening – the city is filled with a rich culture ranging from history over literature and arts to music festivals like the Iceland Airwaves. Walk around the colourful houses of the city centre, go shopping and relax in one of the many swimming pools. The vivid nightlife will keep you up throughout the bright summer nights as well as the long dark of the winter. Reykjavik is the perfect starting point for day excursions and longer trips into the country.

Reykjanes

Reykjanes peninsula is often called the gateway to Iceland because most visitors arrive here at Keflavík Airport. The main attraction are the neon-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal natural pool. However, this volcanic region straddling the Mid-Atlantic ridge has much more to offer – volcanic craters, lava caves, black sand beaches and steep cliffs thriving with birdlife!

South Iceland

The famous Golden Circle is a day tour encompassing Iceland´s highlights such as the thundering waterfall Gullfoss, the gushing geysir Strokkur and the ancient parliament site of Þingvellir, which invites you to walk along the rift between the tectonic plates. Continue along the south coast to marvel at tall waterfalls such as Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Take the ferry to the Westman Islands, walk over black sand beaches, see puffins at the cliffs of Dyrhólaey and approach the mighty glacier Vatnajökull. Last but not least enjoy a boat tour between the icebergs of the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón.

East Iceland

Along the remote Eastfjords you will encounter small cozy fishing towns, colourful cliffs and steep mountain passes offering a panoramic view over the area. Leaving the coast and venturing inland, you will be surprised to find Hallormsstaður, the biggest forest in the otherwise so barren country. In this area you might catch glimpses of wild reindeer and fluffy arctic foxes. The East is full of history and folk tales of elves, trolls and wyrms living in the rocks and lakes.

North Iceland

The North is known for Iceland´s largest town outside the capital, Akureyri. In this surprisingly lush town you have shopping and dining opportunities as well as museums and a botanical garden. It is also the perfect starting point for excursions, such as whale watching from Húsavík, visiting lake Mývatn and the surrounding geothermal mud springs and seeing the most voluminous waterfall, Dettifoss. Hike around the fabled Ásbyrgi, a horseshoe-shaped canyon or catch the Northern Lights above the Arctic Henge in one of the northernmost towns, Raufarhöfn.

Westfjords

Drive along the winding west fjords and discover something new at every turn – panoramic views over the rough nature, steep waterfalls, reconstructed turf farms and much more. Walk on the red sands of Rauðasandur and peek off the edge of Europe at the westernmost point, the Látrabjarg cliffs. How about a kayak tour into the fjord at Isafjörður or a hiking trip in the remote nature reserve Hornstrandir?

West Iceland

Snæfellsjökull glacier is the beacon of the region and core point of Jules Verne´s „Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Indeed you can descend into a lava cave, or discover the glacier up close on a hike or on a snowcat. Along the coast you might recognise filming locations such as the mountain Kirjufell. Venture into the Borgarfjörður region to see the famous waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, visit Langjökull glacier or walk through the famous Egils saga in the Borgarnes Settlement Centre.

The highland

Only accessible in the summer time and with 4×4 vehicles, the highlands are Iceland´s roughest and most desolate region. The unpopulated desert harbours stunning gems such as the colourful mountains and hot springs of Landmannalaugar and the forest oasis of Þórsmörk, connected by the famous hiking trail Laugavegur. Highland roads lead you between glaciers and up to one of Iceland´s biggest volcanoes, Askja.