Tag: Iceland

Valagil Waterfall

If you’re visiting Ísafjörður in the Westfjords, you must find time to see Valagil waterfall. It’s just a 25 minute drive from Ísafjörður and doesn’t yet seem popular with tourists, … read more

Mt. Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss

Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss, the mountain-waterfall duo, had always been a bit out of reach. During our first two trips to South Iceland, we devoted our time to visiting other sites … read more

Kvernufoss Waterfall

Five days before our trip, I was scrolling through my Iceland-heavy Instagram feed and found a waterfall I’ve never seen before, posted by a photographer, @photos_by_mabu. After messaging the photographer, … read more

Snaefellsjoekull National Park

About a two hour drive north of Reykjavík is the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Snaefellsjoekull National Park, loaded with coastal gems like historic fishing villages, ancient volcanic formations, cliffs, and beaches, … read more

Látrabjarg Cliffs

The Látrabjarg cliffs–a must see when visiting the Westfjords. The cliffs are perfect for hikers, bird watchers, and photographers. As you get to Látrabjarg, there are some portable toilets before … read more

Dynjandi Waterfall

Dynjandi, the biggest waterfall in the Westfjords, is a thundering powerhouse. Within the Dynjandisvogur bay overlooking the largest fjord in the west, Arnarfjörður fjord, this waterfall is a sight for … read more

Rauðisandur Beach

In the remote Westfjords, Rauðisandur Beach stretches over 6 miles long under the watchful eye of dramatic, surrounding cliffs. The road in and out of the area follows up and … read more

Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

Gljúfrafoss Waterfall

Update – July 10th, 2018: There is now a well maintained path that takes you from Seljalandsfoss to Gljúfrafoss. Not so hidden anymore! Gljúfrafoss is a small and hidden waterfall … read more

Seljavallalaug Pool

Seljavallalaug Pool was built in 1923 and is one of the oldest pools in Iceland. It is man-made, but naturally heated by a nearby hot spring, and kept up by … read more

Silfra Snorkeling

We booked our Silfra Snorkeling tour online through Arctic Adventures for 17,990 ISK per person (about $130 USD). You can also book the tour at their office in Reykjavik, but booking online … read more

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park is on the World Heritage list for it’s Icelandic cultural relevance and natural significance. Thingvellir means “Parliament Plains” and was established around 930 as the place for major religious … read more

Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýrdal

Vík í Mýrdal is the most southern village in Iceland. The village lies directly beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which itself lies on top of the Katla volcano. If an eruption occurred, the … read more

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