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Travel destinations in Iceland! Here's a list of things to see and do in Iceland. Do you like dramatic scenery, bathing in hot springs, riding cosy Icelandic horses or perhaps delicious seafood? Here are our top travel tips for Iceland!

Why travel to Iceland?

Nature is beautiful and exciting with volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls. You can swim in the famous "Blue Lagoon" and you can also swim in small springs in the middle of nature. A great way to experience nature is from horseback.

Iceland is good at seafood and there are many restaurants that dare to be creative. Although Reykjavik is a small city, there is a lively nightlife with many pubs in close proximity to each other. Below you'll find plenty of articles about Iceland.

Travel destinations in Iceland - inspirational reading

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Peter and Helena Bergström in Iceland, travel magazine

More destinations in Iceland - bucket list

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Goðafoss is a 30 metre wide waterfall, with a 12 metre high drop. The waterfall, located just east of Akureyri, is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland.

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Hverir is a large geothermal area full of boiling mud and hot springs. In some places it is 80 - 100 degrees on the ground. It is magical and almost unreal to walk around here, like being on another planet.



You won't want to miss Jökulsárlón during your trip to Iceland! Jökulsárlón is a beautiful glacial lake south of the Vatnajökull glacier. This place really lends itself to taking magical photos.

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Westman Islands

The Västmanna Islands are a small group of islands south of the mainland, with the inhabited island of Hemön. I (Helena) lived here for a year as an exchange student in 1993! Here you can see the island's volcano and the beautiful nature. You can also take the opportunity to experience a genuine and slightly smaller Icelandic society.

Info and facts about Iceland

  • Capital city: Reykjavik
  • Language: Icelandic (Almost all also speak English and some speak Scandinavian/Danish)
  • Residents: 338 000 (2017)
  • Currency: Isländsk krona (Íslensk króna)
  • Religion: Christianity (mostly Protestantism)
  • Flag: The flag of Iceland is a red and white cross on a blue background.

Good to know about Iceland

  • Price mode: More expensive than Sweden
  • Time difference: -1 hour in winter time and -2 hours in summer time.
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Like Sweden
  • Water: Drinkable
  • Watch out: Forces of nature (wind, fog, earthquakes, etc.) - be aware that your mobile phone may not have coverage in the hinterland.
  • Think about? Iceland does not have summer time, so the time difference is one hour in winter and two hours in summer. Don't forget windproof and rainproof clothing!

Travelling to Iceland

  • FlightsFor example, from Stockholm to Reykjavik with Icelandair, about 3.5 hours flight time.
  • Ferry: Goes from Hirtshals in Denmark to Iceland, with Smyril Line.

Videos from Iceland

Blue Lagoon video

Video from the Golden Triangle

Video from Islands food & Fun

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  1. Catarina says:

    Thanks for the good info

  2. admin says:

    Catarina, nice if it could be useful!

  3. We are a company in Iceland that rents campervans and mini campers. If anyone is interested in such a trip, we are here:
    In the blog section you can find lots of useful information about travelling around Iceland.
    Have a nice holiday!

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