Iceland is one of the world’s top travel destinations right now. It is easy to reach from both Europe and North America, making it a great long weekend getaway option. The island has tremendous natural beauty: glacier lagoons, geysers, more waterfalls than anywhere else on earth, deep glacial fjords and other strange geological features. The small population (less than 400,000), means you can get away from people and get way, way off the grid. Iceland is a natural paradise.
Yet when we first went in 2009, the country’s tourism infrastructure was still in its infancy. We felt like pioneers visiting an unexplored land. Sure, there were tourists on the Golden Circle route and in Reykjavik, but most of the time we were completely alone driving the Ring Road – one of the world’s truly great road trips. Here are our experiences exploring this beautiful island (and taking a dip into each and every hot springs we came across).
Drab, ugly Reykjavik is home to a surprising, colorful street art scene.
In Iceland, the tiny town of Hellissandur makes a colorful impression with its street art.
The 16 prettiest towns and cities to see when you visit Iceland.
Exploring Iceland’s Golden Circle is the most popular day trip from Reykjavik.
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The GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths are quite simply the best hot springs in the world.
The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most popular (and relaxing) attraction.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland.