One of the most popular Scandinavian countries, Iceland is full of dramatic landscapes as the country is dotted with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, glaciers and more. The capital of Reykjavík is a thriving metropolitan city that welcomes you with its Scandinavian personality, delicious cuisine and vibrant cultural scene with world-class history and art museums.
The natural landmarks beckon you to enjoy a myriad of experiences: enjoy whale watching off the coast, culinary tours, glacial snowmobiling, ice cave exploration and snorkeling in the silfra fissure where the tectonic plates meet!
Notable natural landmarks in Iceland include the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall and the lively Strokkur geyser – both situated in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley. Þingvellir National Park, site of the world’s first Parliament, is another scenic location full of natural beauty. A journey north toward the city of Akureyri takes you to the mystical Hvitserkur—an extraordinary sea stack on a black sand beach. The second largest city in Iceland, Akureyri, frequently plays host to the Aurora Borealis and is close to the off-the-beaten-path hot springs of the Mývatn baths, as well as Dimmuborgir—eerily beautiful natural lava pillar formations.