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Best Hot Springs and Pools in Iceland

Iceland is known for its mesmerizing landscapes, glaciers, and ice caves. Little would you expect this small Scandinavian country way up North to have year-round access to outdoor bathing facilities, hot springs, and heated pools! Well surprisingly enough, swimming in geothermally heated water is a top favorite activity for both locals and tourists alike. You’d …

The Legendary Ölfus Spring

Iceland is covered with geothermal springs sourcing their waters from deep below the earth’s surface. Some of these natural wonders serve as wonderful hotpots where bathers get to enjoy soaking in their heated waters. Others, like the legendary Ölfus Spring, are used to produce bottled water, which is exported worldwide. Ölfus region Ölfus is an …

The Secret Kvernufoss Waterfall

The southern part of Iceland is irresistibly appealing with its hidden and unexpected natural gems. Kvernufoss waterfall is one of these wonderful representatives. It is positioned in a southerly direction from the capital close to the famous Skógafoss waterfall. Once you have visited Skógafoss waterfall, don’t miss the parking lot about 2 km away to …

The Stunning Lóndrangar Cliffs

Lóndrangar consists of two steep and inward-looking basalt rock formations in Western Iceland, positioned on the coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, which are one of the many geological wonders of the region. They are the remains of a volcanic crater, created long ago as a result of violent volcanic activity, and were carved out of …

The Enchanting Deildartunguhver Hot Springs

Volcanoes, geysers, and glaciers are not the only natural magnetism of the Land of Fire and Ice. Iceland’s thermal springs dotted all around the country, the most popular amongst them being in the Highlands, Geysir and Reykjanes Peninsula attract millions of tourists year in, year out. But if you wish to experience a unique hot …

The Beautiful Gjáin Valley

A place with unusual beauty lies in the Þjórsárdalur valley high up in southern Iceland named Gjáin. Often referred to as “one of the pearls of Icelandic nature”, this picture-perfect area consists of a small gorge with waterfalls, lakes, and beautifully formed volcanic structures. Getting to Gjáin It is less than half an hour’s hike …

The Hidden Gljúfrabui Waterfall

Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabui is a small but beautiful waterfall on Iceland’s South Coast, in Hamragarðar, and close to the popular and much visited Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfall is known by both names, but the latter is more popular, formed from the Icelandic terms for “gorge”, “canyon”, “dweller”, hence the designation “Canyon Dwelling”. A massive cliff …

Stuðlagil Canyon

Stuðlagil canyon found in Austurland – or Eastern Iceland, amazes with its sheer size and ethereal landscape. Towering basalt columns intertwine with the perfectly contrasting waters of Jökuldalur valley, allowing visitors to sense the raw power of nature’s finest spectacles.   This blissfully remote basalt canyon in Iceland, away from the common tourist routes makes this …

The Laugavegur Trail – Iceland’s best Hiking Route

The southwest of Iceland offers an interesting hiking route of 54 km, called the Laugavegur Trail, which can be completed in 4 to 8 days, depending on weather conditions and your general fitness. It starts from the geothermal springs of Landmannalaugar in the heart of the Highlands and extends to the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve at …

The Mesmerising Nauthúsagil Ravine

Iceland often surprises with its otherworldly landscape, one of these is undoubtedly the mystical Nauthúsagil Ravine. Found in the southern region of the country, it consists of magical waterfalls and shapes created by centuries of geological layering combined with rain, wind, and erosion. Nauthúsagil Canyon is still referred to today as the “well-hidden gem” along …

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