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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

  • 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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I'm Abi and I'm here with the Holiday Extras Travel Guides, in Iceland.

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