South Coast of Iceland

20 Great Things to do on the South Coast of Iceland

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The south coast is home to some of Iceland’s most beautiful places to visit. Gorgeous waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glacier lagoons all make the list, as well as one of the most epic hiking trails in the world. Here are the best things to on the south coast of Iceland. Everything on this list is located on the south …

Landmannalaugar Best Day Hikes in Iceland

10 Great Day Hikes in Iceland for Your Bucket List

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One of the best ways to experience Iceland is from a hiking trail. Visit stunning waterfalls, hike through the steaming, colorful landscapes of Landmannalaugar and Kerlingarfjöll, and visit beautiful, remote destinations that you can get to only your own two feet. Here are 10 of the best day hikes in Iceland. Every hike on this list can be done in …

Godafoss

20 Best Waterfalls in Iceland & Their Exact Locations

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Iceland…the land of fire and ice…and more waterfalls than you can count. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you’ve heard of Gulfoss, seen photos of Skógafoss, and you are probably planning to walk behind Seljalandsfoss. These are just a handful of the best waterfalls in Iceland to visit. In this post, we list 20 of the best waterfalls …

Haifoss

Háifoss Waterfall: The Complete Guide (+ Drone Video)

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Háifoss Waterfall is one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Located in the beautiful Þjórsárdalur valley, Háifoss makes a great detour on a road trip around the Golden Circle or during the drive out to Landmannalaugar. Facts About Háifoss Háifoss is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland. In the early 20th century, it was believed to be the tallest waterfall …

Skogafoss Waterfall Way Hike

Skógafoss and the Amazing Waterfall Way Hike

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The Skógafoss Waterfall hike (also called the Skógá Trail or Waterfall Way) is one of Iceland’s most underrated experiences. This trail starts at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall and follows the Skógá River upstream for 8 km (5 miles). As you hike through this lush, green landscape, you get to see 25 more waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and glacier-capped volcanoes just off …

Ring Road Itinerary

Iceland Ring Road Itinerary: 7 to 10 Day Road Trip

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A road trip on the Ring Road is one of Iceland’s best experiences. Not only do you get to visit Reykjavík, the Golden Circle, and highlights along the south coast, but you also get to travel to north and east Iceland, where the landscapes are no less beautiful but much less crowded. Learn how to plan your adventure with this …

10 Day Iceland Itinerary

Best Iceland Itinerary: 4 Epic Iceland Road Trip Ideas

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If you are planning a trip to Iceland, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan your “perfect Iceland itinerary,” depending on your interests. Visit the highlights, road trip around the island, go off-the-beaten-path, or hike some of the best trails in Iceland. If you have 10 days in Iceland, we have four itinerary …

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 …

Skogafoss

Iceland Bucket List: Best 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 …

Selfoss Waterfall

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 …

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes Peninsula: 20 Best Things To Do (+ Sample Itinerary)

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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 …

How to Get to Sigoldugljufur

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

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Sigödugljúfur 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 Sigödugljúfur online, I thought they were fake. How could this beautiful canyon with its wall of waterfalls be real? Well, I can assure you, it …

How to Visit Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia: How to Have the Best Experience

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Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. With easy walking trails, boardwalks suspended over the turquoise water, stunning viewpoints, and photogenic waterfalls, this is the type of place that is perfect for visitors of all ages. With different levels of lakes, four different hiking trails, seven routes through the park, and two different entrances, …

Things to do in Lake Bohinj

7 Great Things to do at Lake Bohinj in the Summer

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Lake Bohinj is one of our favorite places in Slovenia. It is an outdoor playground, with opportunities to go hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Ride the Vogel cable car for amazing views of Triglav National Park and walk to Savica waterfall, Slovenia’s most popular waterfall. Here are the best things to do at Lake Bohinj. The Best Things to …

Weekend in Asheville

A Weekend Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville makes the perfect weekend getaway. There is something here for everyone, whether you are a foodie, a family, a beer aficionado, or an outdoor adventurer. Must-Do Activities in Asheville The Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate draws thousands of visitors per year. A trip to Asheville would not be complete without a visit to …

Waterfalls in Asheville

Photographing Waterfalls near Asheville, North Carolina

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Several years ago, we visited Shenandoah National Park in November, chasing the fall colors. In 2017, I traveled solo to Asheville, North Carolina. Armed with my camera and tripod, I wanted to capture the brilliant fall colors in the area as well as spend some time photographing waterfalls. I arrived in Asheville at the very beginning of November. In some …

48 Hours in Niagara Falls

48 Hours in Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is a popular destination in North America. Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls has the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, including the mighty Victoria Falls in Africa and Iguaza Falls in South America. Tourism is booming here, for better or for worse. Not only can you tour the Falls …