Top 10 things to do in Iceland

Top 10 things to do in Iceland
Take a whale watching cruise to spot these mighty sea creatures

1. Take to the seas for a whale watching tour where you could spot orcas and blue whales in the Arctic Ocean.

Iceland is one of the best places to see this spectacular phenomenon

2. Turn your eyes to the night sky and search for the Aurora Borealis - the flashing green Northern lights are best seen during the winter when the long nights provide hours of darkness.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

3. Sail amongst the blue icebergs of Jökulsárlón where seals lounge on the floating ice and skuas hunt for puffins in the skies above.

Aerial view of Reykjavik, Iceland

4. Sample Reykjavik’s most excellent craft beers and stroll through the low-key shopping streets and quaint boutiques under high summer's midnight sun.

Take a soak in Iceland's Blue Lagoon | Travel Nation

5. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon and soak in its hot waters, smearing white silica mud on to your face and body in the name of mineral rejuvenation.

Watch Iceland's famous Geyser explode into action | Travel Nation

6. If time’s tight, see Iceland’s highlights in a day with a trip around the Golden Circle taking in Thingvellir National Park, geysers and waterfalls - all within a 2-hour drive of Reykjavik.

Head off on family clifftop hikes in Iceland | Travel Nation

7. Drive the length of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, visiting charming villages, saga sites and the Kirkjufell Mountain, made famous by its appearance in Game of Thrones.

Sunset from behind Seljalandsfoss

8. Step behind the cascading waters of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and watch as the streams tumble into the pool below with the scarlet views of the sunset in the distance.

Look out for wild Icelandic horses | Travel Nation

9. Take a scenic road trip along Route One which encircles the island looking out for puffins, reindeer, sheep and Iceland's loveable, small wild horses.

Arctic fox

10. Explore the stunning wilderness of the Westfjords where every fjord is different; inhabited by thousands of seabirds, a few arctic foxes and the occasional hiker.

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