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I'm Abi and I'm here with the Holiday Extras Travel Guides, in Iceland.
And in no particular order, here are our top things to do…
First up is the Blue Lagoon. This geothermally-heated pool has become Iceland's must-do.
Its water reaches up to 38 degrees and its algae, minerals and silica is said to condition and rejuvenate the skin.
Gullfoss is an enormous and breathtaking waterfall on the Hvita river.
You can see regular geothermal eruptions at Geysir, although it's actually its smaller neighbour, Strokkur, that goes off every 10 minutes or so.
Thingvellir National Park is where you can see the join between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
Reykjavik is Iceland's capital city and the embodiment of the Icelandic culture of self-sufficiency and a keen interest in the arts.
For 900 Krona you can take the lift to the top of Hallgrimskirkja for unparalleled views over the city.
Down by the harbor the Saga Museum is the place to learn all about Iceland's Viking history.
You can even try some authentic armour or just go for the faux fur and sword option like me.
About 15 minutes outside of Reykjavik is the Laxnes Horse Farm.
Fun fact: Icelandic horses have five gaits, which is two more than any other breed.
Hiring a car is absolutely the best way to experience Iceland.
The Ring Road runs around the entire country and if you want to do the whole thing, we'd give it at least two weeks.
Seljalandsfoss is just off the Ring Road, about 90 minutes South-East of Reykjavik.
Part of this one's charm is you can walk all the way around behind it, but you'll need waterproofs!
About 15 minutes further along is the giant waterfall, Skogafoss.
We're at the top of Skogafoss. It's absolutely beautiful but nothing like what I expected.
There are stairs that you can climb, all the way to the top, and believe me, it takes a while to take your time.
But the real gem is actually back here.
So you climb over a fence, it's quite muddy, quite uneven terrain as well, but it's beautiful.
You can see all the way down, where the river runs, and it's genuinely the most beautiful Icelandic scenery I've seen so far.
Seljavallalaug is a secret geothermal pool.
To get to it, you drive to the end of road 242, leave your car and then hike the rest of the way through a breathtaking valley.
It's not the easiest of routes but it is worth it.
Up next, Reynisfjara beach. Well, just take a look for yourself - it's stunning.
And now it's the canyon with the impossible name.
The canyon is totally off the tourist track. It's over 100 meters deep and 2km long.
Next up is one of the most beautiful places we visited in Iceland.
Jokulsarlon translates as "glacier river lagoon", and basically it's just where the sea over there, meets the glacier and it breaks off into all of these chunks.
Personally, I think it's the best place for a bit of photography.
Glacier hiking was easily my favourite Iceland experience.
The sheer scale of this landscape leaves you in awe.
And, the climbing itself wasn't as easy as it looks.
Only around in winter, the ice caves at Vatnajokull glacier have to be seen to be believed.
We did a tour with the guys from iceguide.is.
They provided all the extra kit we needed
and are really friendly and true experts when it comes to exploring the caves.
Iceland is one of the best countries for seeing the Northern Lights.
When I eventually saw them, the colours and sheer vibrancy were something I'll never forget.
So that was our top things to do.
Hopefully we've given you some inspiration for your own adventures.
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18 Awe-Inspiring Things To Do in ICELAND | Travel Better in Iceland!

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Vvn Chen published on December 30, 2018    Vvn Chen translated    Evangeline reviewed
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