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Best Things To Do in Iceland On Your Honeymoon Vacation

By Siddhi - July 22, 2020
Things to do in Iceland

Most of you would quickly conjure up pictures of stunning natural wonders, hauntingly calm lakes, hidden castles and tasty fish dishes if we utter the word ‘Iceland’. Still, Iceland has plenty more to explore, so we thought we should take you on a whistle-stop tour of the best things to see and do in Iceland. All ready to know?

  1. Adore The Milky Waterfalls
  2. Take a dip in Hot Springs
  3. Enjoy the Northern Lights
  4. Explore the Ice Caves in Vatnajökull Glacier
  5. Dyrhólaey
  6. Hallgrimskirkja
  7. Landmannalaugar
  8. Geysers
  9. Vestrahorn Mountain
  10. Whale Watching

1. Adore The Milky Waterfalls

Adoring the milky waterfalls of Iceland tops the best things to do in Iceland. It is renowned for its outstanding nature views, and more than 10,000 of these are waterfalls. From Bruarfoss which is only 3 meters wide to the 240-meter-tumbling Morsi Waterfall. It’s not a complete trip to Iceland without looking at these beautiful places. So don’t miss out to visit the best waterfalls in Iceland. Top on the list will be Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Gullfoss. You could remember Skogafoss waterfall from the Walter Mitty video, with its bright green banks. You can dive behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall’s watery curtain and explore what mysteries it holds, while Gullfoss is a large traditional two-tiered waterfall.

2. Take a dip in Hot Springs

Hot Springs in Iceland
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Secondly, visiting the hot springs shouldn’t be missed out from the top things to do in Iceland. It has ample geothermal waters to fulfil any appetite. And what better way of loving Island than entering! There are hot springs all over the world, from the largest town to the most isolated area, the Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular ones. Stepping into the area around the Blue Lagoon will make you feel like you have just entered a fairytale.

Because of the massive quantities of silica and sulfur rub against the jet black lava cliffs, the oddly coloured light blue seas. Just remember to make sure you have enough battery on your camera you’ll need! Alternatives to the Blue Lagoon Now the Blue Lagoon is only one of many (and pretty expensive) choices. So, be sure to look into some of the options such as the remote and peaceful Myvatn Nature Bath. Landmannalaugar, that’s free and busy with other tourists, or the oldest man-made hot spring Seljavallalaug.

Also Read: Hotsprings in Melbourne

3. Enjoy the Northern Lights

Once considered the spark of Valkyries which brings dead souls to the afterlife, these mystical lights are still one of the world’s wonders. Since solar particles join the magnetic field of the Earth and are attracted to the North Pole, we all know you need good timing and fortune to see them. In Iceland, they ‘re clear nearly eight months a year, so unlike many nations, there’s less cloud cover, which means the chances just went up a knot! Around October and April, the safest time to go is with a high visibility from December to February. No list of things to do in Iceland should miss out the northern lights.

Also Read: 21 best places to see northern lights in the world

4. Explore the Ice Caves in Vatnajökull Glacier

Ice Caves in Iceland
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There’s an ever-shifting, ever-changing, vivid ice landscape in the depths of the Vatnajökull Glacier only waiting to be found. If you’ve ever thought Elsa’s ‘Frozen’ from Disney was cool then you’ll love this region. Vatnajökull Glacier is the highest glacier in Europe and occupies the country’s massive 8 per cent. Every year, labyrinthine formations are created and are best explored with a guided tour. I’m sure that you have already noted this down on your list of things to do in Iceland!

Also Read: 5 Best Things To Do In Reykjavik

5. Dyrhólaey

This spectacular coastline provides a breathtaking glimpse into nature’s ferocious strength. If the sea blows beneath you, you can stand on this 120-meter shoreline and enjoy the view quite easily. When you feel something like a daredevil, go down the arch, stand at the edge of the globe, and look at what it appears like.

6. Hallgrimskirkja

This church, which was built with white concrete by Guðjón Samúelsson in 1937, is visible from all over the city. Surprisingly, its design was inspired by the volcanic basalt pillars which cross the countryside of Iceland. On top of the hill, the statue of Leifur Eiríksson, a discoverer of America appears to be standing in guard with his back to the altar. There are great views of here, but take the elevator next to the main church door and the viewing platform will be whisked up and awarded with great views over the capitals and beyond. I’m sure a bit of history to the list of things to do in Iceland will enhance your overall experience!

7. Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar landscapes
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Iceland has many beautiful landscapes, swirling lava paths, sparkling lakes and soothing hot springs in its colourful mountains. Yet where would you be in one place to find all these amazing natural phenomena? You may wonder what makes the mountains unique as they are proud of the skyline. The peaks consist of mineral lava known as rhyolite which creates rainbow colours because it refreshes extremely slowly.

8. Geysers

The ancient Great Geysir is located in the Haukadalur Valley, a 90-minute drive from Reykjavik, the capital. Although the Great Geysir has been identified as the first European geyser to be found, for now, this dormant giant. When it is working, it shoots up to 70 meters of boiling deep water. The restless Strokkur Geyser erupts every few minutes, not far from the Great Geyser! Even though smaller, you will be able to see it a couple of times during your visit at just 20 meters on the scale of eruptions, we still jump every time. The Geysers and hot springs form a major part of Iceland and one shouldn’t miss out this in their list of things to do in Iceland.

9. Vestrahorn Mountain

Vestrahorn Mountain Peak
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Picture this, you are sitting on a gentle lagoon as the crystal clear water is lapping on your feet, a flat, black sand beach on which you sit and which overlooks the views of one of the most spectacular peaks in Iceland. One of our top spots to visit during your trip to Iceland is Vestrahorn, a 454-meter tall screen mountain.

10. Whale Watching

Iceland could be one of the world’s most popular places for watching whales. Keiko from Free Willy, the whale-ultra-celeb, was caught in Reyğarfjörður Fjord, Iceland. Keiko was a murderous whale, but there are approximately 11 regularly visited species around the year. Lastly, don’t miss out to go for whale watching as its one of the best things to do in Iceland.

We know, we’ve gotten you all excited about your trip to Iceland. This place has so much to see and do. Finding this guide useful? Check some of the best Iceland honeymoon packages with Pickyourtrail and start customising your itinerary online with the top things to do in Iceland. Its never too early to book your dream vacation! Happy travelling with your loved ones! For any queries please feel free to leave a Whatsapp inquiry.

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