Top 5 the most exclusive places to visit in Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is not coincidentally the first one I mention. If there is one place in Iceland you don’t want to miss, then it’s this one. The lagoon itself is just amazing, the scenery changes all the time. If you are lucky as we were in November, you can see extraordinary ice formations on the beach at the coast just across the road from the parking of the lagoon. For me, this beach was even more special than the lagoon itself.

You may want to check out the nearby Fjalljökull glacial lagoon as well – it’s smaller and less touristic than Jökulsárlón, and it’s very nice too.

Tractor excursion to Ingólfshöfði puffins

Ingólfshöfði is a small headland and private nature reserve on the south coast of Iceland, and it’s one of the best places to see puffins in Iceland (only in summer). The coastal landscape and black sand landscape are just amazing as well. Driving a tractor- drawn hay car in order to get there certainly adds to the experience. We did the excursion 10 years ago and loved every second of it. Apparently the owners still do it the same way today, and I can highly recommend it!

Skaftafell National Park

You shouldn’t miss the Svartifoss – a waterfall surrounded by black basalt columns, but make sure you do some other hikes in the park as well. The first time we did the Svartifoss – Sjónarsker – Sel walk and the walk to the glacier Skaftafellsjökull. The second time – the Svartifoss and Sjónarnípa walk. There are many hiking trails in the park and they are all really nice.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss, or The Golden Waterfalls, is probably the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. A must see!

Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls

Seljalandsfoss is the only waterfall I know where you can walk behind it. It was frozen and therefore closed in November, but we did it on our first trip to Iceland, and it was a very special experience. Prepare to get soaking wet!

Skogafoss is really majestic. You can also climb the stairs all the way to the top of the waterfall for some great views of the area.

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