The Best Chillin in Iceland

Looking for the best chillin in Iceland? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Iceland. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Iceland

  • Glymur Trailhead, Iceland

    Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall: Glymur

    5.0
    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. This is a great spot to hit up on your drive around t...
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  • Seljavallalaug, Iceland

    Hike to and Swim at Seljavallalaug

    4.3
    1.9 mi
    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 above). From here it is only a 15-20 min walk along t...
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  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

    Explore Jokulsarlon, Iceland

    4.9
    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 on the right. Both are awesome spots to shoot some...
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  • Reykjadalur, Iceland

    Hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs

    4.4
    2.4 mi / 682.4 ft gain
    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 is wide and very easy to follow with a steady incli...
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  • Biskupstungnabraut, Iceland

    Explore Gullfoss

    4.3
    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 through them.Most definitely a worthwhile spot on any Ic...
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  • Seljalandsfoss, Iceland, Iceland

    Photograph the Waterfalls of Iceland

    4.5
    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 left hand side, just about 45 minutes out of Reyk...
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  • Seljalandsfoss, Iceland, Iceland

    Exploring Seljalandsfoss

    4.5
    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 trail allows you to go behind the falls for an ep...
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  • Kvernufoss Parking, Iceland

    Walk Behind A Hidden Waterfall at Kvernufoss

    5.0
    0.4 mi
    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 see a warehouse/hangar building with two large gara...
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  • Sólheimasandur Trailhead, Iceland

    Explore DC-3 Airplane Wreckage in Sólheimasandur

    4.0
    If you've ever felt the urge to go to Iceland and explore one of the planet's most geographically fascinating locations, you've most likely seen photos similar to mine: dilapidated wreckage of an old airplane on a black sand beach. The United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 in Sólheimasandur was f...
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  • Sólheimasandur Trailhead, Iceland

    Explore Iceland's Black Sands

    4.5
    Since WWII, four US planes have perished above Iceland's black sands. Here is one of them, sunken into the beach in the middle of nowhere since 1973. After running out of fuel above the town of Vik, the crew mis-executed an emergency landing and felt their wheels snap upon contact with the too-so...
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  • Reykjahlíð, Iceland

    Bathe in Myvatn Nature Baths

    4.8
    Myvatn Natural Hot Springs are an alternative hot spring to the well-known Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The $18 student tickets are much more affordable than the prices of $75 for other nature baths.Because Myvatn is located on the other side of the country than the main airport, it is less crowded, y...
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  • Háifoss, Iceland

    Explore Háifoss

    4.5
    The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá drops 122m making Háifoss the third highest waterfall on the island. To get to Háifoss waterfall from Reykjavik drive east on ring-road Highway 1, past the town of Selfoss. Take a left turn on road 3...
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  • Seltjarnarnes, Iceland

    Photograph the Northern Lights at Grotta Lighthouse

    5.0
    While I was in Iceland for 10 days, I was blessed enough to see the northern lights every single night. Because of all the opportunities, I was able to learn some lessons about them.The best times to see the northern lights in Iceland are late fall, early winter, or early spring. It will only get...
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  • Þjóðvegur, Iceland

    Watch the Sunrise from Ice Beach

    4.5
    One of the more popular sites in Iceland is the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, but an equally amazing site lies right across the highway where icebergs wash ashore after leaving the ice lagoon. These pieces of ice make for a stunning view on the black sand beach and are not to be missed at sunrise!
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  • Útnesvegur, Iceland

    Explore Snæfellsjökull National Park

    4.8
    2 mi
    When I planned my road trip through Iceland, I found plenty of information and advice online for the southwestern part of the island, as well as up north in the area around Akureyri and Lake Myvatn, but there isn't a whole lot to be found about the northwestern region. Snæfellsjökull National Par...
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  • Path into the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

    Swim in Iceland's Blue Lagoon

    5.0
    The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the country's most famous attractions. The pristine blue waters are a result of volcanic activity. The water is naturally heated and soothes the skin. The drive from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon takes about an hour. Upon arrival, you will find a large parking ...
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