Iceland is a beautiful country, known for its untouched nature, surreal landscapes and unique atmosphere.
While the hot pools, glaciers and the black beach can’t be missed, they can also be very touristy locations.
If you are looking to get off the beaten path and are ready for a unique travel experience like no other, try out some of these locations. You can thank us later!
Yes, Icelandic words are a mouthful for English speakers (remember the volcano that was all over the news, yet nobody knew how to pronounce it?), but Svínafellsjökull is a place that’s definitely worth your visit.
There are many glacier ‘tongues’ from the giant ice cap Vatnajökull. The most accessible ones from the southern side are the Skaftafellsjokull and Svínafellsjökull glacier tongues. These form a beautifully fascinating landscape that changes throughout the seasons. In the Summer you have a beautiful green and yellow ground, which in the Winter is all white.
Seeing a glacier tongue up close should definitely be on your list while visiting Iceland. Their mesmerising shapes and cracks can be looked at for hours on end – unless you get too cold – and their surrounding landscape is simply breathtaking.
The most unsettling but extremely interesting thing is the sounds that these giant blocks of ice produce while slowly moving.
Svínafellsjökull gained fame as it was selected for the seventh season of Game of Thrones as “North of the wall”.
Yes it is very cold in Iceland most of the time, but you can still take your clothes off and go for a swim in the hot Reykjadalur river!
As you walk through the breathtaking landscape with the mountains towering above you, you can see steam rising from the hot river. Part of Iceland’s infamous hot pools, this river is the perfect swimming location due to its natural geothermic heat.
This has now become a somewhat popular location, but it is still worth a visit. As the river is hidden in Hveragerði’s mountains, you will need to hike through the hills for 3.5km, but the walk is easy enough and very scenic.
The particularity of this river is the fact that it is a unique, milky blue colour. Brúarárfoss is small unlike many other waterfalls in Iceland, but it is definitely worth a visit due to its beautiful colouring.
The waterfall is located Northeast from Reykjavik and it is definitely a hidden gem, as you will not find it easily. It is located deep inside the forest, so be prepared to put on your walking shoes to find this gem.
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