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12 Pictures That Will Make You Start Planning a Trip to Iceland

Over the past few years, Iceland has become such a popular tourist destination. Considering its rugged landscape and insanely beautiful sites, I don’t really blame anyone for wanting to travel around this country. Between the many beautiful waterfalls, steep mountains and rolling hills, Iceland has a little bit of everything for everyone. Still not convinced? Take a look at these photos that will hopefully convince you to start packing your bags and head to this diverse country.

Every journey in Iceland starts with a road trip, with popular routes taking you around some of the most scenic landscapes, renting a car here is a must

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While in Iceland, you’ll be able to see landscapes like this…

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If you’re lucky, you might also be able to see sights like this…

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Apart from stunning landscapes, Iceland is also waterfall heaven. Whether you’re driving the ring road or just exploring around, Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls we’ve ever seen.iceland greenery

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Between all the driving around and seeing epic landscapes, don’t forget to end your days soaking in some of Iceland’s many hot springs and Geo thermal baths.

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Iceland: How to Make it Happen

Taking a road trip around Iceland is a right of passage way and is something most people do when in the country. Most blogs online feature itineraries taking you through some of the best attractions around Iceland’s famous Ring Road. Here is a common itinerary:

Day 1: The Golden Circle

What to see:

  • The Thingvellir National Park
  • Strokkur Geyser
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Kerið Crater Lake

Day 2: Waterfalls & Glaciers

What to see:

  • Skogafoss
  • Black Beach
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Sólheimasandur Plane Crash

Day 3: Ice Caves

What to see:

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Caves

Day 4: Eastern Fjords

What to see:

  • Mud pools
  • Northern Lights

Day 5: Myvatn Geothermal Area

What to see:

  • Námafjall Hverir
  • Dettifoss Waterfall

Day 6: Whale Watching

What to see:

  • Godafoss Waterfalls
  • Bottlenose, Humpback, and Minke whale sightings

DAY 7: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

What to see:

  • Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Where to Stay in Iceland

For more information on where to stay, especially while in the capital city of Reykjavik, check out our full guide to boutique and luxury hotels in Reykjavik.


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Inspired? Pin it!Iceland | Looking for photos to inspire and help you plan a trip to Iceland? Take a look at these images of this stunning country.