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Iceland has been a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers for the last few years. The island offers an array of activities from ice climbing to hiking as well as beautiful landscapes and gorgeous waterfalls. From my experience, the locals do an amazing job of making guests feel welcome and safe. Many visitors will rent a car and take a week to explore either the golden circle or the entire country. Air B&Bs and hotels are scattered across Iceland or you can choose to rough it by bringing your own gear and setting up at one of the many campsites across the island. If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit yet, what are you waiting for?
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One of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland. Make sure to stop by early in the morning for a chance to get some photos before the masses arrive!
2.Vantnajökull Glacier For Ice Climbing
One of my favorite memories, hiking up this huge ice field will leave you in awe. Make sure to bring a water bottle and dunk it in one of the flowing streams on the glacier for a refreshment!
3. The Hidden Pool At Seljavellir
This hot pot was my favorite in Iceland because of its history (being the oldest in the country) and the beauty that surrounds it. It’s a bit of a walk from where you park so pack some comfortable shoes.
Sitting along the side of this giant waterfall was a huge adrenaline rush. There is just so much power behind a waterfall and this one did not disappoint. We actually drove to the less popular side of the waterfall on accident, but our experienced turned out better because we weren’t fighting a crowd.
5. Rainbows On The Open Road
The great thing about road tripping around Iceland is that you can pull over at any time and enjoy the beauty all around you.
6. Glymur Waterfall Hike
Our first hike after arriving, this trail offered a ton of opportunities for panoramic photos. As you inch closer to the waterfall, you can hear the water and the shots just keep getting better!
7. Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón
Stop here just before arriving at the glacier. Look for the “diamonds” or ice chunks along the beach. I feel like a photo doesn’t do this location justice.
8. Húsavík For Whale Watching
My second favorite activity while in Iceland, whale watching! Húsavík was such a charming town and the tour company we used did such a great job treating us to a wonderful day on the water.
9. Reynisfjara Near Vík í Mýrdal
The black sand beaches of Iceland. The water was too cold to go for a swim, but walking along the beach and watching the puffins fly from the ocean up to the mountains was the perfect afternoon activity.
10. The Icelandic Horses
Again, driving around and enjoying the views is a whole adventure in and of itself. I will also