So, you´re coming to Iceland, huh? Good idea! This place is pretty incredible and chock-full of things to do and see.
While the tourist guides will tell you to stop off at the Blue Lagoon en route to or from the airport and to hop aboard a tour bus to ‘do’ the Golden Circle — two things you most definitely should check out during your stay in the North Atlantic — here is Bungalo’s list of some other things you must see while you’re here. You can thank us later!
Not far from the capital, along Iceland’s south coast is the majestic Seljalandsfoss. This chute from Seljaladnsá drops 60 metres and has, over time, carved out a nice little niche in the rock, allowing visitors to venture behind the falls. There’s also a wooden staircase up the side of the falls for yet another vantage point for admiring the gorgeous natural feature.
In the north of the country is Mývatn, a large lake formed by a volcanic eruption some 2300 years ago that is now home to a wealth of wildlife and plant life that you won’t likely see in the rest of the country. It’s also home to many craters and volcanic formations that you’re unlikely to see many other places in the world. Brace yourself, though: Mývatn translates to ‘fly lake’ and for good reason — the area is home to a large population of midges. But that just adds to the experience.
The Glacier Lagoon, is just shy of 400 km East of Reykjavík along Iceland’s South coast and is well worth the drive. It’s a gorgeous glassy lagoon full of icebergs that have fallen off Breiðamerkurjökull, a small-ish glacier conjoined with the larger Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier.
There’s good reason why a Norwegian black metal band borrowed its name from this location — it’s haunting. Meaning “dark cities”, Dimmuborgir in Iceland’s north is a large area covered with formations of lava tubes formed by a lava lake flowing from a large eruption in the area a couple thousand years ago. The field has a few marked paths of varying length to give visitors an overview of this unusual area.
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