Hidden Gems in Iceland

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The Hidden Gems of Iceland are what makes your trip to Iceland unique.

Hidden Gems in Iceland



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Visit Gljúfrabúi waterfall in South Iceland. Wade through the canyon to explore one of the best Hidden Gems of Iceland.
Previous Next Originating from 25 km Laxá í Kjós river, The Thorufoss has the largest of the many rapids and cascades that run towards Hvalfjörður...
Fagrifoss waterfall is one of the most magnificent waterfall you will find in the southern highlands of Iceland.
Basic Information If you are an avid traveller who enjoys peace, serenity and beauty of nature more than crowded beaches, cafes with long queues then...
Previous Next Basic Information One may think that at a place like Iceland where powerful huge waterfalls, blazing volcanoes, and vibrant blue-white glaciers are at...
Basic Information In some secluded places in Iceland, you can find a small spot such as a small oasis.  Fossabrekkur is one of these places...
Basic Information Iceland has always been a fascinating place that attracts the globetrotters and adventure seekers across the world. The fact that Iceland is a...
Helgufoss is one of the country’s most picturesque and serene waterfalls located very close to the capital city of Reykjavik.
Previous Next Basic Information There is no doubt why Iceland is known as a place of ice and fire. There are innumerable reasons that make...
Basic Information Like a glittery mound of olive green, Mount Mælifell is one of Iceland’s most cherished areas. Seems almost like a fantasy land, Iceland...
Basic Information GPS: 64.89522, -23.81181 30 minutes hike from the parking lot.  Waterfall is 10 meters at height.  Snæfellsjökull glacier in the background.  Waterfalls are...
Basic Information GPS: 64.94145, -22.90707 19 meters at height. Hidden Waterfall. Waterfall is not listed on maps.  You can walk behind the waterfall.  Iceland is a...
Basic Information Located in the Westfjords. Less known location.  Iceland’s Golden Beach Iceland is a place with a mysterious yet calming nature that never fails...
Garðar BA
Garðar BA 64 is a shipwreck located in the Westfjords of Iceland. The shipwreck is the oldest steel ship in Iceland and has been beached for years.
Previous Next Basic Information 4wd car required Parking lot Located in the Highlands of Iceland. GPS: 64.15787, -19.12532 A short hike is required before you...
Basic Information The sublime beauty of Icelandic terrains is cherished by the explorers and locals alike. With majestic waterfalls, ice-capped mountains, clear as day water...
Hvítserkur waterfall
Basic Information Hidden waterfall in west Iceland GPS: 64.45811, -21.17861 4WD car required. Tricky to find.  Easy hike.  You can stand on top of the waterfall. ...
Múlagljúfur Canyon
Múlagljúfur Canyon along with Hangandifoss and Múlafoss waterfalls are listed amidst the most scenic attractions of Iceland that are sure to leave you awestruck.
Previous Next Basic Information GPS: 63.96428, -18.6176 Located up in the Highlands of Iceland.  Ófærufoss means the impassable waterfall in English.  4×4 car required.  Free parking...
Basic Information GPS: 64.86961, -22.28377 Hidden Gem – Hard to find No sign lead you to the hot spring. Bumpy gravel road.  Temperature around 40°C.  Fits...
Krosslaug hot spring
Basic Information GPS: 65.51961, -23.40533 Hidden Gem – not many travelers know about this hot spring.  Can be hard to find – follow the GPS...
Waterfalls in Iceland excite travelers with their aesthetic richness. One such amazing waterfall is Strútsfoss. Strútsfoss is one of Iceland's highest waterfalls. The divine-like aura which surrounds this place is a thing of amazement.
Folaldafoss waterfall in Berufjarðará river has a drop of approximately 20 meters that look magnificent and extremely gorgeous.
Sveinstekksfoss waterfall has a purging effect on the onlookers. The humble waterfall is located in the East of Iceland. Also known as Fossárfoss, this waterfall is surrounded by majestic mountains forming an extraordinary view. If you are in Iceland and want to experience something unique and less explored, Sveinstekksfoss waterfall is highly recommended.
Basic Information Hidden waterfall in East Iceland.  GPS: 64.80866856423546, -14.61185110482095 Experiencing magnificence may be difficult in other places but not in Iceland. Hænubrekkufoss waterfall is...
Flögufoss is one of the hidden waterfalls of East Iceland. This high waterfall is not on every travelers list, but should make it to yours.
Previous Next Basic Information Geothermal area in the Highlands of Iceland.  Hveravellir includes one hot spring that is suitable for bathing.  Iceland is one of...
Previous Next Basic Information Stakkholtsgjá is located in the Southern part of the Icelandic Highlands.  Located on your way to Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. It takes...
Previous Next Basic Information Aldeyjarfoss waterfall is a true testament to the rugged beauty of Iceland. This beautiful waterfall originates from the highlands and finds...
Ytri Tunga
Previous Next Basic Information Ytri Tunga is a beautiful location that is based in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Ytri Tunga beach is a part of a huge...
Grundarfoss waterfall is one of the most mesmerizing waterfalls in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Located close to Grundarfjörður village.
Basic Information Hidden hot spring in west Iceland GPS: 64.49027, -21.17833 Tricky to find – There are no markings or board to direct you throughout...
Previous Next Basic Information The unicorn-shaped Mount Einhyrningur is located in the souther highlands of Iceland. Just 750 meters high, the Mt Einhyrningur lies between...
Íráfoss waterfall
If you want to avoid the crowd and have a peaceful time with nature, Íráfoss waterfall can be a wonderful choice.
Previous Next Basic Information Iceland is a country of wonders, where you can find something unique at almost every turn. From jaw-dropping wonders to simple...
Strútslaug hot spring
Strútslaug hot spring has been used as a perfect place for bathing for decades but is still untouched and hidden.
Skátalaug Hot Spring
Basic Information GPS: 63.90393, -22.04331 No changing facilities.  Temperature around 34°C The size of the hot spring is 14 x 5 m Fits approximately 35-40...
Djúpavogskörin hot springs
Djúpavogskörin hot springs are a hidden gem in East Iceland. Visit this hot spring for a hot natural bath in magnificent surroundings.
Gvendarlaug hot spring
Basic Information GPS: 65.78146, -21.52166 Has been protected since 1989.  It is not allowed to bathe in this hot spring. Gvendarlaug is a natural hot...
Vegavinnubaðið hot spring
Basic Information GPS: 65.62668, -22.94984 Hidden hot spring in the Westfjords.  Hard to find.  Beautiful hike.  Are you wondering where are the best Hot Springs?...
Laugaland hot spring
Basic Information GPS: 65.51181, -22.30315 Hidden hot spring in the West Iceland. Temperature around 40-49°C.  No changing facilities.  Enriched in exotic flora and fauna, Iceland...
Nauteyrarlaug hot spring
Basic Information GPS: 65.91711, -22.34193 Hidden hot spring in the Westfjords.  Off the beaten path.  Temperature around 40-42°C.  The water in the hot spring is...
Marteinslaug hot spring
Marteinslaug hot spring is a secret that is known by locals or only a few lucky travelers who took the less-traveled gravel road even though it is located close to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, Geysir.
Grímsfjall hot spring
Basic Information GPS: 64.40688, -17.26599 Grímsfjall is located in 1732 meters above sea level.  You should only travel to the glacier and hot spring if...
Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon
Previous Next Basic Information GPS: 63.76801, -19.39732 Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon is located in the Icelandic Highlands.  200 meter deep canyon.  Off the beaten path – less crowded...
Grænalón Glacier Lagoon
Grænalón Glacier Lagoon is known for its uniqueness. As it is shrinking rather than expanding despite originating from Vatnjökull.
Breiðárlón Glacier Lagoon
Breiðárlón Glacier Lagoon is an ice lake at the south end of Icelandic glacier Vatnajökull. It is a part of the Vatnajökull National Park.

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