Iceland

Iceland has become one of the most popular adventure travel destinations in the world and for good reason. Don't let the crowds stop you from going; it's a big country with endless places to explore.

Top Adventures in Iceland

  • Explore Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

    This canyon is one of those places in Iceland that you don't find in any of the brochures, and don't see many photos of, but that's one of the reasons it's all that much more magical when you get there. There is a little grassy walking trail alon...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall: Glymur

    This amazing waterfall empties into a giant, beautiful canyon and with such a short hike, the reward is well worth the time. There are several caves to walk through and smaller waterfalls along the hike, which are all equally awesome to shoot. Thi...

  • Hike to and Swim at Seljavallalaug

    You will reach the trailhead by turning off of the Ring Road 1 onto road 242. You will see signs marked for Seljavellir. You will drive straight on this unpaved road until you reach a parking lot for an abandoned pool (little shack in photo abov...

    1.9 miles

  • Hike to the Falls above Skógafoss

    You can see Skogafoss from the highway. You will also immediately see the tourist buses and the throngs of people working hard to make the same photo. Yes the waterfall is truly amazing (put on your rain gear and get as close as possible to feel i...

    3 miles 300 ft gain

  • Winter Hike to Svartifoss

    At 20 meters tall, Svartifoss, also known as Black Falls, is one of the most popular waterfalls located in Iceland’s Skaftafell National Park. This waterfall’s claim to fame is definitely the beautiful hexagonal basalt columns that surround the fa...

    1.25 miles

  • Explore Jokulsarlon, Iceland

    From Reykjavik, just head south on Hwy 1 for about 3 hours until you reach Jokulsarlon. It's just off both sides of the road and a bridge drives over it - you wont miss it. If facing east, the lake is on the left side of the road and the beach is ...

  • Hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs

    The trailhead to start your journey to the Reykjadalur hot river is located at the Hot River cafe near the town of Hveragerði. A large parking lot is available, and the option to grab a coffee or snack at the cafe before heading out. The trail i...

    2.4 miles 682.4 ft gain

  • Explore Gullfoss

    The infamous Gullfoss Falls are about 45 minutes from Strokkur, and they have a peaceful calm about them.With the temperature never really going much above freezing during the winter you get these beautiful ice sculptures with water flowing throug...

  • Hike through Þingvellir National Park

    From the visitor center there are several trails that lead into the countryside. Take the obvious trail down the ramp and into the gap where you can explore the beautiful terrain, waterfalls and historic sites. You could easily spend an entire day...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Photograph the Waterfalls of Iceland

    If you want to see Iceland's most incredible scenery, you have to rent a car and get a map. From Reykjavik, head south on Hwy 1. The waterfalls listed below are in the order as they appear in the photos above.Seljalandsfoss: Right off the 1 on the...

  • Exploring Seljalandsfoss

    Located just off the Ring Road, Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls and it's easy to see why. Reaching nearly 60 meters, this waterfall’s claim to fame is that it can be viewed from nearly every angle. The well-developed loop...

  • Walk Behind A Hidden Waterfall at Kvernufoss

    Begin by driving to the Skogar Museum, just off the Ring Road (1). You will take the same turn to get here as you would to get to Skogafoss, so it makes sense to plan to see both at the same time. Just past the Skogar Museum on your left, you'll s...

    0.4 miles

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