Locations in Iceland

Find interesting locations in Iceland. Use the Filters on the left side of this page and the map here below to help you find what you are looking for. Iceland has everything to offer so it can be hard to figure out what to do and what to skip. In Iceland you will find waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, geothermal areas, mountains, canyons, lakes, black sand beaches, turf houses and much more. 

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Laugavallalaug
Laugavallalaug is a hidden hot spring in the highlands of Iceland. A warm waterfall falls into the hot spring making it a hot spring shower.
Hafrahvammagljúfur
Previous Next Basic Information Hidden Gem in East Iceland GPS: 64.95722, -15.77935 4×4 car is required to get to the canyon – see below what...
Rauðfeldsgjá
Rauðfeldsgjá gorge is a hidden paradise inside a mountain on Snæfellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland.
Gluggafoss
Previous Next Basic Information Gluggafoss waterfall is one of Iceland’s hidden gems and has a rare geological composition. This unique waterfall is a part of...
Sjónarnípa
Sjónarnípa is a beautiful viewing point in Skaftafell. The views from Sjóarnípa is unbelievable. Look as far as the eye can see over glaciers, mountains, glacier lagoons, and black sand beaches.
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss is the top waterfall in Iceland. Located in South Iceland, the waterfall is famous because you can walk behind it.
Gljúfrabúi
Visit Gljúfrabúi waterfall in South Iceland. Wade through the canyon to explore one of the best Hidden Gems of Iceland.
Reynisfjara
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is world-famous for its volcanic black sand which boasts of stunning panoramic views and intriguing geology.
Gullfoss
Gullfoss waterfall is one of the top attractions in Iceland. Located in the Golden Circle it is a must visit for every traveler.
Skaftafell
Exploring Skaftafell Nature Reserve is an adventure in itself! Glaciers, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls & Flora is what makes it so special.
Goðafoss
Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in north Iceland. Known for its beauty and great location along the Ring Road.
Skógafoss
Skogafoss waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. This magical waterfall is the top attraction in south Iceland.
Þingvellir
Thingvellir National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Iceland and a part of the most travelled route, the Golden Circle.
Seljavallalaug
Seljavallalaug hot spring is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It is known for its surreal surroundings and magical atmosphere.
Jökulsárlón
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is the top attraction in Iceland. The location is so attracting that it was named one of the wonders of the world.
Vík í Mýrdal
Previous Next Basic Information Vík í Mýrdal or Vik Village is the southernmost part of Iceland stretched along a magnificent coastline. With around 300 inhabitants, this...
Geysir
Geysir geothermal area is the most popular geyser in the world. All other geysers are named after this Geysir.
Faxi Waterfall
Faxi Waterfall is located on the Golden Circle, a famous route in Iceland. A smaller version of Gullfoss, this is a wide river waterfall. It flows from Tungufljot River that is fed by glaciers and other streams from the highlands in Iceland’s interiors. This is one tier fall and adds beauty to the scenic landscape of the Golden Circle. It is around 15 km from Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss. If you plan the Golden Circle self driving tour, consider adding Faxi Waterfall to it.
Dynjandi
Dynjandi waterfall is known as the most beautiful attraction of Westfjords. Dynjandi is the biggest waterfall in the region. Also known as Fjallfoss, it is the first in a series of 7 waterfalls with a cumulative height of 100 m, being 30 m wide at the top and 60 m wide at the base. While each of the waterfall beneath the main one on top is spectacular on its own, the cumulative effect of the seven falls is impressive and immersive. The sheer volume of water and its sound and power is surreal.
Fjallsárlón
Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon is a hidden gem in south Iceland. It is located close to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon but has less travelers.
Glymur
If you are planning to visit Iceland’s Glymur Waterfall then trust us, it is undoubtedly going to be one of your best hiking trips ever. The cliffs, river crossings, unusual natural backdrop, and beautiful clear clouds await you! When in Iceland, Glymur Waterfall Hike is something you can not afford to miss. It is the second-highest waterfall in Iceland and is a very popular tourist destination. Glymur Waterfall, is 198 meters tall, and the second highest waterfall in Iceland.
Hengifoss
Hengifoss waterfall is one of the most popular attractions of East Iceland. Hengifoss waterfall is known as the 3rd highest waterfall in Iceland. It measures a whopping total of 128 meters in height and is mainly popular with the beautiful backdrop of the ribbon-like cascading waterfall. Made with striking red clay and beautiful black basalt rock, the alternating colored pattern of the rocks creates a beautiful contrast for the white as snow falling water in the forefront.
Litlanesfoss
Basic Information A small but extremely beautiful place to be, Litlanesfoss waterfall is one of the attractions of East Iceland and is also one of...
Fauskasandur
Fauskasandur black sand beach is one of the hidden gems in East Iceland. It is best known for a huge rock that stands on the beach.
Hrunalaug
If you enjoy stand-alone secluded places more than the ones which are popular and beautiful but very crowded than Hrunalaug is your ideal place to be. One of the many secret hot springs of Iceland, Hrunalaug hot spring is a small, hidden hot spring pool that is not known to many people. This is why, you can expect to be alone or in the company of only a few people. Hrunalaug is situated only a few meters away from the Secret lagoon of Iceland, the less crowded variant of the Blue Lagoon.
Seyðisfjörður
Basic Information Seyðisfjörður is a town located at the innermost point of the fjord in the Eastern region of Iceland. It is accessible by the...
Reykjadalur Hot Spring
Basic Information Reykjadalur Valley is situated near Hveragerði town which is located at a distance of around 45 km from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík. Filled...
Kolugljúfur
Kolugljúfur canyon houses many beautiful waterfalls. Located in north Iceland it is a great add on to your self driving experience.
Þórsmörk
Previous Next Basic Information Not that there is a scarcity of place to experience and witness the wonderful natural phenomenon, athletic activities like hiking, visiting...
Lómagnúpur
Basic Information Places with scenic beauty like Iceland itself, are a huge source of tranquility and calm for the visitors. You can simply go and...
Víðgelmir
Previous Next Basic Information Iceland is a place filled with wonders and entices even the most experienced adventurers any day. Known as the Land of...
Hljóðaklettar
Basic Information Standing atop a cliff facing a valley, shouting their names, and hearing them echo back is in everyone’s bucket list. Doing this in...
Grjótagjá
Grjótagjá hot spring cave is located in North Iceland. It is one of the gems of Iceland and is world known from The Game of Thrones.
Vatnshellir
Previous Next Basic Information Lava caves in Iceland are every bit fascinating as the ice caves thus earning the country its name – The Land...
Háifoss
Basic Information A waterfall with a world-class panoramic view, laying eyes on Háifoss will feel like redemption from all materialistic things of life. The picturesque...
Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng
Previous Next Þjóðveldisbærinn (Commonwealth Farm) is a replica of Viking-era farmstead in Iceland. It is located in Thjorsardalur valley near Road 32 in Arnessysle County....
Þórufoss
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...
Djúpalónssandur
One of the most beautiful black lava pearl beaches in Iceland. This is an arched-shaped bay with mysterious rocks, intense black sand, marvelous coast rocks,...
Hjálparfoss
Hjálparfoss waterfall is located in the extended version of the Golden Circle, on your way to the highlands. Hjálparfoss translates to the helpful waterfall.
Fagrifoss
Fagrifoss waterfall is one of the most magnificent waterfall you will find in the southern highlands of Iceland.
Arnarstapi
Previous Next Basic Information Arnarstapi, also known as Stapi, is a beautiful small fishing village that is located at the foot of Mt. Stapafell, which...
Kirkjufell
Kirkjufell Mountain & Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall is the most photographed location in Iceland. Located in Snæfellsnes Peninsula and a must see place
Stykkishólmur
Previous Next Basic Information Stykkisholmur is a town with a population of about 1,100 people, situated on the northern shore of the Snaefellsness Peninsula. This...
Landbrotalaug
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...
Hraunfossar
Previous Next Basic Information Magnificent view and the burbling sound of water from this waterfall will take you to the world you have ever imagined....
Hjörleifshöfði
Hjörleifshöfði and Yoda Cave are located in south Iceland. The caves are not visited by many travelers but are the ideal stop for travelers.
Skógar
Previous Next Basic Information Skógar is a southern Icelandic village with a small population of around 25 inhabitants and its name translates to ‘forest’. It...
Sólheimajökull
Sólheimajökull glacier is the most popular glacier in Iceland for glacier hiking. Its convenient location in south Iceland makes it popular.
Akureyri
Akureyri is the second largest city in Iceland, after the capital city Reykjavik. It is often called the capital of North Iceland.
Þakgil
Previous Next Basic Information Þakgil & Remundargil Canyons are the two hidden gems in the southern region of Iceland. Located in lush green steep valleys,...
Stokksnes
Stokksnes Peninsula is one of the top locations in south east Iceland. The black sand beach and Vestrahorn mountain in the background.
Dyrhólaey
Previous Next Basic Information South Coast in Iceland has a world of its own with countless sites to explore, settlements with wonderful accommodation options, restaurants,...
Dimmuborgir
Dimmuborgir lava field is one of the most unique lava fields in the world. See the houses of trolls and elves in this magical place.
Kirkjufjara
Previous Next Basic Information Black volcanic sand along the shores of sea is not usual, this amazing view can be experienced at one of the...
Klifbrekkufossar
Previous Next Basic Information Not that single step cascading waterfalls are not beautiful enough, the charm of a 7-drop waterfall is way different what a...
Eystrahorn
Eystrahorn Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland. Located in East Iceland, it is the perfect stop on your road trip.
Egilsstaðir
Egilsstadir is the largest town in East Iceland. It is the perfect stop on your trip in East Iceland for shopping and accommodation.
Djúpivogur
Previous Next Basic Information Djúpivogur is a small town situated on the Búlandsnes peninsula in the Austurland, East Iceland. The town is nestled by the...
Stuðlafoss
Previous Next Basic Information GPS: 65.17307, -15.27838 Hidden Gem Hiking Required: Easy 2 km To witness a magnificent view of water falling from high altitude, basalt columns,...
Ásbyrgi
Previous Next Basic Information A remarkable horseshoe-shaped canyon, Ásbyrgi is surrounded by extremely high cliffs. This glacial canyon draws the attention of a large number...
Dettifoss
Dettifoss waterfall is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Located in North Iceland, it attracts travelers from all over the world.
Hafragilsfoss
Hafragilsfoss is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Iceland. Located in Jokulsargljufur canyon with Dettifoss as its neighbour.
Mývatn
Previous Next Basic Information Created by the basaltic lava eruption thousands of years ago, the lake Mývatn is one of the natural beauties of northern...
Reykjafoss
Basic Information Milky white water flowing through the rocks and falling into the river is one of the beauties of nature. One such piece of...
Fosslaug
Fosslaug hot spring is a hidden hot spring in north Iceland. The hot spring is located close to a large waterfall and has beautiful views.
Siglufjörður
Previous Next Basic Information Narrow fjord surrounded by steep hills, the Siglufjörður town is situated at an isolated place in North Iceland. Being the northernmost...
Deildartunguhver
Deildartunguhver geothermal area is the most powerful hot spring in Europe and provides hot water to all houses in the area.
Glanni
Glanni waterfall is located in west Iceland. It is one of the most popular stops on your way north of Reykjavik.
Húsafell
Basic Information With a clear sky and the sprawling farm, Húsafell gets the attention of travelers around the world throughout the year. Situated in Borgarfjörður,...
Grundarfjörður
Grundarfjörður village is one of the most popular fishing village in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The village is located next to Kirkjufell Mountain.
Fossálar
Fossálar waterfall is a beautiful small waterfall in south Iceland. The waterfall is located next to the Ring Road.
Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck
Previous Next Basic Information ‘Beauty emerging from chaos’ can be the right term to describe this abandoned attraction in south Iceland. A United States Navy...
Keldur Turf House
Basic Information When in Iceland, there are plenty of things that you can explore and collect memories for a lifetime. Iceland is a place that...
Gjáin
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...
Reykjafjarðarlaug
For a travel enthusiast who loves secluded places more than the crowded beaches and the crowded towns, the Reykjafjarðarlaug hot spring is a perfect place...
Selfoss
Settlements in Iceland are a rare occurrence since the country has a total population of only about 360,000 people.  Towns, villages, and cities are limited...
Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Kirkjubæjarklaustur village is located in South Iceland. The village is known for great weather, waterfalls, hotels and restaurants.
Thrihyrningur
A three-peak mountain in South Iceland, the Þríhyrningur offers a wonderful hike spaced out from the hustle and bustle of the city life and beautiful...
Fardagafoss
GPS:  65.26844, -14.33186 Hidden Gem 2,6 km easy hiking (both ways) is required If you are obsessed with the crowded places and want to explore the...
Hellulaug hot spring
Hellulaug hot spring in the Westfjords of Iceland is a unique hot spring with views.
Guðrúnarlaug
Guðrúnarlaug hot spring is located in west Iceland. It is not visited by many travelers even though it is one of the most unique hot spring.
Krafla
Krafla Crater is a large volcanic crater with approximately 10 km in diameter and about a 90 km long fissure area.
Rauðisandur
Previous Next Local tip: Walk all the way to the ocean for the best views of the beach and surrounding area. Steep gravel roads lead...
Látrabjarg
One of Europe’s largest bird cliffs, Látrabjarg is situated at the westernmost point of Europe. The favorite place for nature lovers and bird lovers, Látrabjarg...
Tálknafjörður
Basic Information With a small population of 300 inhabitants, the village of Tálknafjörður is situated between Patreksfjörður and Bíldudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland. Despite...
Patreksfjörður
Previous Next Basic Information A charming village in the Westfjords of Iceland, Patreksfjörður is populated with approximately 650 inhabitants. The meaning of the name Patreksfjörður...
Krossneslaug
Basic Information Accessible between mid May – August. Heated with natural hot springs. Great spot for whale watching. Bumpy gravel road.  GPS: 66.05625, -21.50852 Remotely located...
Harpa Concert Hall
Harpa Concert Hall is one of the most popular landmark in Reykjavik. Explore the city life in Reykjavik, go to a concert or just enjoy the views.
Tjörnin
Previous Next Basic Information Imagine an overwhelming outpouring of emotions as you take in the view of the lake, set in the middle of a...
Bridge between continents
Basic Information Several places on Earth act as a magnet for most of the travelers and adventure seekers, but Iceland has a charm of its...
Reykjanesta
Basic Information The first thought that evokes when you hear about Iceland is prominently the snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, geysers, the mesmerizing sights, hot lava fields,...
Gunnuhver
Gunnuhver hot spring includes the largest hot spring and mud pools in Iceland. Gunnuhver is located in Reykjanes Peninsula.
Krýsuvík
Basic Information Located in the middle of a fissure on the mid-Atlantic ridge, Krýsuvík geothermal area is defined by mud pots, hot springs, and steaming...
Kleifarvatn
Basic Information The largest lake in the Reykjanes Peninsula of south-western Iceland, Kleifarvatn Lake is one of the major attractions that draw a large number...
Búðir
Búðir is a very small village in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Known for its black church, golden beach and magnificent views.
Eldborg
Basic Information Easy 2,5 km hike through lava field. 6 km (1,5 hours) hike back and forth and up to the crater.  Hike starts at...
Bjarnarfoss
Basic Information Easily accessible.  Parking lot and walking path leading up halfway to the waterfall.  GPS: 64.84791, -23.4035 Surrounded by green fields and tall mountains...