These 5 must-see attractions in Iceland are the perfect destinations for tourists to immerse themselves in a true Icelandic adventure. At Basecamp Iceland, we understand how important it is for world travellers to take in the most interesting sites a destination has to offer. That is why we offer a wide range of day tours that are perfect for tourists from around the world, looking to explore the natural beauty of Iceland.
1. Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Skaftafell Nature Reserve is home to some of the most surreal landscapes on the planet. Formed from the constant duel of fire and water, this area of Iceland features black sand deserts, glacial rivers, birch forests, and the Vatnajokull ice cap. Travellers can camp in the nature reserve or spend the day hiking numerous trails, one of which leads to Svartifoss, a waterfall that flows over a cliff of black basalt columns.
2. The Volcano Hekla
The volcano Hekla, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, stands 1,500 m (5,000 ft), towering over the grassy landscape below. This Icelandic volcano has often been described as the gates of hell and has been an inspiration for numerous artists and filmmakers. At Hekla, tourists can take in the breathtaking views while marvelling at the remains of significant eruptions that have taken place over the years.
3. The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa filled with seawater rich in silica and minerals, is often thought to have natural healing powers for skin related problems. Located close to Keflavik International Airport, the Blue Lagoon has been one of the most popular attractions in Iceland for years, as visitors are often enchanted by the milky blue water surrounded by lava.
5. Snaefellsjokull National Park
rSnaefellsjokull National Park, located on the most western part of Snaefellsnes peninsula, covers 170 sq. km of breathtaking landscapes. This national park is home to a lava field, Bardarlaug (an ancient water-filled crater), and the Snaefellsjokull glacier, making it the perfect place for travellers to see some of the many sides of Iceland in one beautiful location.
If you would like to learn more about these 5 must-see attractions in Iceland, or if you are interested in one of our caving tours, please contact Basecamp Iceland at +345-777-0708 or by filling out a contact form on our website.