10 reasons I want to visit Iceland and so should you

Ever since I started dreaming about visiting every destination in Europe, Iceland has been on the top of my travel bucket list. Seeing various pictures from the Land of ice and reading multiple stories on the web about the country all the time only enhanced my desire to visit Iceland. And I am sure that soon enough I will have the chance to go there.

Until then I dream about it and plan my Iceland holiday by creating an inspirational list of all the places to see and adventures to experience there. But enough said. Here are the 10 reasons I want to visit Iceland and so should you:

10 Reasons i want to visit Iceland


10. Go Glacier Hiking

Hiking is one of my favourite activities to do when I want to truly experience a country. Hiking connects you better with the nature and the “soul” of the country. And Glacier hiking in Iceland would definitely be one in a lifetime experience. Hiking on the South coast of Iceland you can even see some of the country’s most spectacular volcanoes and waterfalls.

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9. Be inside of a volcano

Speaking of volcanoes the next reason I want to visit Iceland so bad is that you can actually go inside a volcano! Of course, it is a dormant one, but still the experience would be unbelievable. I actually can’t pronounce the volcano’s name but whatever it is, it should be done!

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8. Snorkeling in the Silfra fissure

I hate water. That’s why until now I avoided water activities. But nothing in the world would stop me from having the best snorkeling experience in Silfra fissure – Iceland’s amazingly beautiful underwater phenomenon. Its world fame proves how amazing it would be to dive into the ice waters of Silfra fissure…

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7. Snowmobiling on a glacier

Apparently there is such thing as snowmobiling on a glacier in Iceland and I can’t be more excited about it. Imagine seeing scenic sites and beautiful landscapes while riding a snowmobile. Sounds like fun, right?

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6. See the Asbyrgi Canyon

Another truly fantastic hike I would take in Iceland is to the Asbyrgi Canyon in the northeast part of the country. Seeing it only in pictures gives me goosе bumps and I can imagine how awesome it would be to see it in real life. There are also some pretty exciting legends about the formation of Asbyrgi Canyon I really want to hear from the locals.

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5. See the Skaftafell Park’s surreal landscapes

Skaftafell is an area in southeast Iceland where you can find Iceland’s most spectacular landscapes of waterfalls, glacial rivers, wood forests, hiking trails… It is also a home of the amazing Skaftfell ice cave. I just want to make sure everything they say about Skaftafell is true, is that too much to ask?

Skaftafell National Park IcelandImage Source: Wikimedia Commons

4. Go waterfall hunting

Iceland is also a home to many breathtaking waterfalls such as Skógafoss, Goðafoss or Hjálparfoss. I’ve only seen them in pictures but that’s enough to make them one of the reasons I want to visit Iceland as soon as possible.

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3. Dip in the Blue Lagoon

Visiting Blue Lagoon in Iceland is actually one of my travel bucket list goals. It just looks almost unreal to me so I would be more than happy to dip in the Blue Lagoon’s waters and experience it firsthand.

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2. Visit Reykyavik

Reykyavik, Iceland’s capital, is another fairytale place in the country I would not miss. Walking around the Old Harbor, have a picnic at Tjörnin pond, seeing the famous Hallgrímskirkja church or just roaming around the city – it all sounds good to me.

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1. See the Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is actually number 1 on my travel bucket list since… forever. And Iceland offers some pretty good conditions to spot the Aurora Borealis. It is unbelievable to me how this natural phenomenon occurs and light up the whole sky. I just want to be there and see it myself.

And I am keen on learning more about the northern lights to maximize my chances of seeing them when I visit Iceland. I think being in the right place at the right time is the goal of an aurora hunter. If you are on the same quest, try this northern-lights-in-Iceland guide with helpful insights and recommendations for first-timers.

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*I was asked to share my Iceland  dreams by Guide to Iceland, but all opinions and views are my own, as always!

Are these enough reasons for you to visit Iceland?

I know they work for me and I will definitely put this list into action when I go there sooner or later.

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Travel blogger and tourism graduate from Bulgaria, working in the field of Digital Marketing and PR for travel brands.

Latest comments
  • Didn’t know you hated water! But I guess snorkeling in the Silfra fissure really does sound toooooo attractive not to try, doesn’t it? Even for water haters 🙂

  • You’ve pretty much summed up every reason why I want to visit Iceland. It’s very high on my bucket list for Europe too!

  • I really really want to go to Iceland, and want to even more after reading your post!!!! <3

  • We’ve also not visited Iceland but really want to. My wife especially really wants to see the Northern Lights. I’d prefer to visit during the warmer months though!

  • I absolutely loved Iceland, and I want to go back someday. I never did the snorkling but later saw pictures of it on my friend’s wall and it looked very cool. I also want to drive around the country since last time I mostly saw the southern part and Reykjavik of course.