Bruarfoss

How to Visit Brúarfoss Waterfall (and Is It Worth It?)

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Brúarfoss waterfall is famous for its brilliantly blue color. In fact, it’s called “Iceland’s Bluest Waterfall.” To get here, you have to be prepared to walk. The only way to see Brúarfoss is by hiking. A visit to Brúarfoss requires a 7 km (4.4 miles) round trip walk and roughly 2 to 3 hours of your time. There once was …

Puffins at Borgarfjörður eystri

How to See the Puffins at Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland

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Puffins nest in Iceland from late-April through mid-August. They can be found along the coast throughout Iceland, but there are a few places where you can easily see enormous colonies of these birds. Some of the most popular places to see puffins in Iceland are Heimaey Island, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and the Latraberg Cliffs on the Westfjords, and Dyrholaey Arch …

Skogafoss

Iceland Bucket List: 40 Epic Things to do in Iceland

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Iceland…the land of fire and ice. This small country is one of Europe’s best outdoor destinations. Go on an epic road trip, see the northern lights, walk on a glacier, visit more waterfalls than you can count, journey into the unique landscape of the Highlands, stand on volcano, relax in a hot spring, or hike some of the most scenic …

Landmannalaugar Travel Guide

The Essential Landmannalaugar Guide for First-Time Visitors

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Landmannalaugar is an area in Iceland that is famous for its colorful rhyolite mountains and epic day hikes. Geothermal hot springs, lava fields, and unique hiking trails attract adventurous travelers all summer long. Landmannalaugar is one of Iceland’s best areas for day hikes. Take your pick from short, easy trails or tougher climbs up ancient volcanos for panoramic views over …

Landmannalaugar Loop Hike

Hike the Blahnúkúr Brennisteinsalda Loop, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Mt. Blahnúkúr and Mt. Brennisteinsalda are two very popular hikes to do in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. If you can’t decide between the two, it’s possible to do both, combining the hikes into one big loop. If you are looking for an epic experience in Landmannalaugar, it’s hard to beat this hike. You will walk through lava fields, past steaming fumaroles, up …

Brennisteinsalda

Mt. Brennisteinsalda: Hiking the Sulphur Wave in Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Mt. Brennisteinsalda, also called the Sulphur Wave, is a rainbow-colored mountain in Landmannalaugar. This hike combines the best features of Landmannalaugar: lava fields, geothermal features, and panoramic views. You even get to hike a very short portion of the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland’s most famous multi-day trek. Facts About the Hike Distance: 6.5 km (4 miles) Total Ascent: 300 meters (1000 …

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How to Hike Mt. Blahnúkúr (the Blue Peak) in Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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The hike up Mt. Blahnúkúr, also called the Blue Peak, is one of the most popular day hikes in Landmannalaugar. It’s a tough, short hike but the views are incredible and well worth the effort. This is not only our favorite hike in Landmannalaugar, it is one of our favorite hikes in Iceland. The spectacular views over the rhyolite mountains …

Selfoss Iceland

How to Visit Dettifoss and Selfoss Waterfalls in Iceland

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Dettifoss is one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. Selfoss is a smaller but more elegant waterfall located just upriver. There are viewpoints of Dettifoss and Selfoss from the east and west sides of the river. Each side offers a slightly different experience. For the best experience, you can view Dettifoss and Selfoss from the east and west riverbanks. However, this …

Fimmvorduhals Hike

Fimmvörðuháls Hike: A Step-By-Step Guide to Iceland’s Best Day Hike

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26 waterfalls, 1 volcano, 2 glaciers, and 3 very unique landscapes…this is the Fimmvörðuháls hike in Iceland. This is one of the best day hikes we have done yet. Never have we seen so much diversity as there is on the Fimmvörðuháls hike. Start at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. The land is lush and green as you hike past 25 …

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

20 Best Things to do on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

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Black sand beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, remote lighthouses, iconic mountains, lava fields, street art, and some of the most dramatic coastal cliffs in Iceland…this is the amazing Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. Whether you plan to be here on a quick day trip from Reykjavik or on a longer stay, here are the best things to do on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Interesting …

Iceland Travel Tips

Iceland Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Go to Iceland

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Planning a trip to Iceland can be very exciting. Whether you plan to be here for just a few days on a long layover or spend an extended amount of time exploring the island, there are some things you should know before you go to Iceland. Here are our Iceland travel tips, tips to help you have the best experience …

Sigoldugljufur Canyon

How to Get to Sigöldugljufur, One of Iceland’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

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Sigöldugljufur canyon is one of Iceland’s best off-the-beaten path locations. This beautiful canyon, with its wall of waterfalls, is often overlooked or unknown to many visitors to Iceland. The first time I saw images of Sigöldugljufur online, I thought they were fake. How could this beautiful canyon with its wall of waterfalls be real? Well, I can assure you, it …

Kerlingarfjoll Hiking Guide

How to Visit Kerlingarfjöll and the Hveradalir Geothermal Area, Iceland

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Kerlingarfjöll is a mountain range located in Iceland’s central highlands. Tucked away within this mountain range is Hveradalir, a geothermal wonderland of steaming vents, boiling mud pools, and rainbow-colored hot springs. The combination of hiking trails, rust-colored mountains, and clouds of steam creates one of Iceland’s most unique hiking and photography destinations. Kerlingarfjöll is located in central Iceland and is …

Best Day Hikes Dolomites

20 Best Day Hikes in the World

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Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the awe-inspiring views. The hike that is so enjoyable because the terrain and its views are always changing. The hike that has you saying “Wow!” over and over again. The hike that looks …