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Welcome to Iceland

Iceland, the country of fire (volcanoes) and ice (glaciers), lives up to its magical reputation. Human presence feels minimal and nature reigns supreme: The northern lights, hot springs, glaciers, active volcanoes, geysers, and inviting desolation makes Iceland a natural phenomenon in itself. Your entry point will be the capital Reykjavík, where the top things to see and do include Hallgrímskirkja church and Harpa concert hall. Reykjavík also serves as an ideal jumping-off point for the country’s natural wonders. The well-known Golden Circle of the island contains three of the country’s most famous natural attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Strokkur Geysir and geothermal area. Discover the south coast with a guided visit to the famous Blue Lagoon for a hot swim in an ice-cold climate, or take a whale-watching boat tour.

Top 10 attractions in Iceland

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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

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To understand why Iceland's Blue Lagoon is so popular, just imagine bathing in steaming milky-blue waters, sipping a cocktail at a swim-up bar, and looking out over an otherworldly landscape of jagged peaks and black lava fields. This geothermal pool, the most visited of Iceland's many such oases, boasts mineral-rich waters, a luxurious spa, and a magnificent setting, all just minutes from Reykjavik.More
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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

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Thingvellir National Park is a remarkable volcanic landscape of gorges, waterfalls, lakes, and more, and is a favorite stop on Iceland’s Golden Circle Tour. Plus, the park offers endless recreation opportunities, from hiking and camping to snorkeling, diving, and fishing.More
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Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls)

Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls)

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Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is a massive waterfall on the river Hvita in western Iceland. The falls are considered one of Iceland's most treasured natural wonders, with a name inspired by the phenomenon when glacial sediment in the water turns the falls golden in the sunlight.More
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Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn)

Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn)

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There’s a lot to see in Iceland, and the grand Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) is your ticket to easily hitting multiple popular sights, especially if you only have one day to venture outside Reykjavik. Departing from the city, Golden Circle tours showcase a number of Iceland’s main attractions and natural wonders—think geysers, waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic craters, and Icelandic horses. There are few other places in Europe where you can see so much topographical variety on one short trip.More
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Perched on the cusp of Europe’s largest glacier and separated from the Atlantic Ocean by just a narrow isthmus, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is the largest, deepest, and arguably most magnificent of Iceland’s many glacial lakes. Here, icebergs bob in glittering water framed by jagged peaks, rugged lava fields, and black-sand beaches.More
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Great Geysir (Great Geyser)

Great Geysir (Great Geyser)

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The world's original geyser, the Great Geysir (Great Geyser) is the source of the English word after which all other geysers are named. Geysir literally means "gusher" in Icelandic, and this natural phenomenon in the Haukadalur geothermal region has been active for more than 10,000 years; records of hot springs activity in the region date back to 1294.More
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Skarfabakki Cruise Terminal

Skarfabakki Cruise Terminal

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Skarfabakki Cruise Terminal in Reykjavik serves as the gateway not only to the city itself but also to the rugged natural wonders of Iceland, from the Blue Lagoon and the Gullfoss waterfall to the Strokkur geyser. Use Skarfabakki Cruise Terminal as a jumping-off point to explore the Icelandic capital, or depart on shore excursions for the Westfjords and beyond.More
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Sólheimajökull Glacier

Sólheimajökull Glacier

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Among Iceland’s most famous peaks, the notoriously difficult-to-pronounce Eyjafjallajökull volcano made headlines when it erupted in 2010, spewing an enormous cloud of volcanic ash that grounded air traffic all across Europe. The imposing, ice-capped volcano has three main peaks, the tallest of which reaches 5,417 feet (1,651 meters).More
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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park

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Established in 2008 by combining Iceland’s former Jokulsargljufur and Skaftafell National Parks, Vatnajokull National Park is one of Europe’s largest national parks. It presents incredibly diverse and dramatic scenery including glacial plateaus, active volcanoes, towering ice caps, black-sand beaches, and terrain that is bubbling with geothermal activity. The park is dominated by the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s third-largest glacier, and contains Iceland’s highest mountain (Oraefajokull) and deepest lake (Jokulsarlon).More
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Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

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A slim cascade of water slicing through the air and pooling in the Seljalands River below, Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most photogenic waterfalls. Because the falls’ chute of water is so narrow, visitors can also step behind Seljalandsfoss for a unique vantage point.More

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Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Recent reviews from experiences in Iceland

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A delicious way to see Reykjavik
Mark_C, Jan 2022
Reykjavik Food Walk
The food was quite varied and very tasty, all round it was a great way to see the city and learn more about Icelandic culture.
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Great Golden Circle Tour!
Lorna_T, Jan 2022
Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik
The most amazing scenery, perfect time length stops to see everything.
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Excellent Amazing. A must do
Lisa_F, Jan 2022
Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
You get to see the real Iceland the Lagoons are so much better than I imagined.
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Amazing. Excellent. Unforgettable.
Sariyu_A, Jan 2022
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater
He was passionate about Iceland which made the trip so much enjoyable and even gave us extra locations to see during the tour.
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Golden Circle trip
Rachel_C, Jan 2022
Small-Group Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trip from Reykjavik
We got to see and do so much in one day.
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A must do tour
Patrizia_T, Jan 2022
South Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach Day Tour from Reykjavik
Stunning Iceland, incredible sites, waterfalls are absolutely a must see and the black beach…..
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Fantastic tour to see all the sites in winter
Antonia_C, Jan 2022
South Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach Day Tour from Reykjavik
They get you to all the sites during the 4 hours of sunlight in the winter.
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Great value for money.
Jam_d, Jan 2022
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
Amazing experience seeing Geyser, Waterfall and fissures!
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Fantastic day!
Luke_L, Jan 2022
Private Tour to Fagradalsfjall Volcano At Your Own Pace - Transfers & Self Drive
A fantastic guide took us to see spectacular views of the volcano crater and to us onto the cooling lava flow educating us along the way.
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Amazing trip, definitely recommend x
kerry_C, Dec 2021
Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater
Had a wonderful trip and really got to see quite a bit of what Iceland is about, from waterfalls, volcanic craters, Icelandic horses and ended at The Blue Lagoon which was amazing.
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Vfm great day
Paula_S, Dec 2021
Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
An excellent way to visit these attractions.
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Amazing experience!
Atika_A, Dec 2021
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
We learnt so much about iceland and we saw the hot spring in action which was just wow.
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Must do trip when in Iceland
Mark_H, Dec 2021
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trip, giving additional information about the attractions and Iceland life.
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Beautiful tour on the sea
Magalie_C, Dec 2021
Northern Lights Yacht Cruise
Though we did not get to see the Northern lights, this tour was very well managed by the team.
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Fantastic
Ayesha_O, Dec 2021
Full-Day Tour to the South Coast of Iceland
Our group was very small so we were able to see some extra sights.
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Amazing tour - 100% recommend
Bethany_C, Dec 2021
South Coast Waterfalls, Black Bach & Glacier Adventure | Small Group Day Tour
The waterfalls and the black beach were amazing!
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Epic
Rachel_B, Dec 2021
Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike & Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik
Never in my life would I ever get to see a recent lava flow.
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Worth Booking
Sara_P, Dec 2021
7-Step Spa Ritual in the Sky Lagoon Including Transfer
You get to relax in a hot spring with the view of the ocean.
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A great tour to see the beautiful landscapes of Iceland
Mumta_E, Dec 2021
South Coast Full Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik
Driving down the South coast gave us a chance to see some of the many amazing sights of Iceland.
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Fantastic, tour guide made the experience even better
Jade_B, Nov 2021
Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik
It was amazing to see how passionate he was about his country and really helped make us see the true beauty.
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