Natural Travel Attractions

Traveling throughout Iceland you will encounter some of the worlds most breathtaking natural attractions, many of them right by the side of the main road. As a tourist in Iceland you might want to sign up for one of the many guided tours available where experienced locals guide groups of all sizes on a wide variety of tours which amongst other things feature some of Iceland most thrilling natural travel attractions. You are invited to a journey around some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland, to see the Northern lights, and to wade in the surreal healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Travelling with nature has never been so attractive.

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

 Close to Godafoss, Aldeyjarfoss is located deeper in the Icelandic highlands next to road 842 (known as Kjölur). 

Breidamerkurjokull

Breidamerkurjokullis an outlet glacier of the larger glacier of Vatnajokull in southeastern Iceland. Emerging as a tongue of the Vatnajokull, it ends in a small lagoon, known as Jokulsarlon...

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss is considered to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall reaching almost 44m/144ft in height and about 100m/330ft in width. 

Drangajokull

Drangajokull is the northernmost glacier of Iceland. It is situated southwest of the peninsula Hornstrandir in the Vestfirdir region. The glacier covers an area of 160–200 km2 (62–77 sq. mi) at an altitude...

Dynjandi Waterfall

 Many Icelanders state that Dynjandi, also known as Fjallfoss, is the most beautiful and photogenic waterfall in Iceland. Dynjandi is in fact a series of multiple waterfalls...

Eyjabakkajokull

The glacier snout Eyjabakkajokull is the easternmost of the other much larger, northern tongues. It flows through the so-called Devil’s Pass to the east of Breidabunga and down to the mud-flats Eyjabakkar...

Glymur Waterfall

Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful...

Gullfoss Waterfall

The most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, Gullfoss, is the waterfall of Iceland. Together with Geysir and Þingvellir, these three natural destinations form the popular...

Haifoss Waterfall

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m.

Icelandic Northern Lights

One of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights is Iceland. Because of its northerly position on the globe the tilt of the Earths axis places Iceland away from the sun during the winter months. This makes for very long dark winters where the nights are extended and the days are very short.

On these long nights the stars and the moon provide illumination which again reflects of the snow covered landscape, this is in itself a very beautiful sight and one well worth experiencing.

For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights.

Auroral displays, especially those seen in Iceland, appear frequently and in many colours. Pale green, yellow and pink are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland.

Myrdalsjokull

The Myrdalsjokull (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active mountain ridge, which erupted in 1918. Its volcano is called Katla...

Northern Lights forecast

For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights in Iceland
But having made plans to come all the way to the cold little country in the North Atlantic, you may ask yourself: 
When do the Northern Lights appear in Iceland?

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland as it was notably utilized as a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. This waterfall of the river...

Strokkur

Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík.

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano

The Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, is one of Iceland's smallerice caps located in the far south of the island. As one of the more famous Icelandic volcanoes, it’s situated to the north of Skogar and to the west of the larger ice cap Myrdalsjokull.The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano 1,666 metres (5,466 ft) high, which has erupted relatively frequently since the last ice age. The mountain itself, a stratovolcano, stands at 1,651 metres (5,417 ft) at its highest point, and has a crater 3–4 kilometres (1.9–2.5 mi) in diameter, open to the north.

What Makes the Northern Lights

Pale green and yellow are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland but different shades of green and yellow fly by and create a wonderful display of light. 
The 
Northern Lights appear in many forms and can be described as anything from small patches or scattered clouds of light to rippling streams, bulging arcs, or curtains flowing in an invisible wind. 
The Aurora Borealis can also flash along the dark velvet sky as shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.