35 Famous Iceland Landmarks You Must See Story

By Lauren Rey

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35 Famous Iceland Landmarks You Must See Story

An extraordinary *"Land of Fire and Ice"*, see what famous Iceland landmarks await...

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Famous Icelandic Landmarks

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Iceland's Ring Road

Iceland's Ring Road is a 1322 km (or 820 miles) road that encircles nearly the...

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Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull is Iceland's largest National Park covering over 12,000 square kilometers (or 4,600 square miles)...

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Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach is a unique volcanic sand beach near the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Its proximity...

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The Blue Lagoon

Founded in 1992 originally for medical purposes, the Blue Lagoon holds around 9 million liters...

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The Cliffs of Heimaey

Iceland's Vestmannaeyjar, also known as the Westman Islands, is home to the world's largest puffin...

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The Golden Circle

Known as the most scenic road in Iceland, the Golden Circle encompasses 250 km (or...

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Thingvellir National Park

One of the most famous National Parks in Iceland, Thingvellir is known as the place...

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Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Known for its dramatic basalt columns, volcanic sand, and sea stacks, Reynisfjara is one of...

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Mývatn Nature Baths

Known as "the Blue Lagoon of the North" the Mývatn Nature Baths offer a similar...

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Into the Glacier, Langjökull Glacier

"Into the Glacier" takes visitors 500 meters inside the Langjökull Glacier. It is the "world's...

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Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Center

Aurora Reykjavík is a museum and tour operator dedicated to all things Northern Lights! It...

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DC3 Plane Wreck

In 1973, a Super DC-3 Naval Aircraft went down over the glacial plains of Sólheimasandur...

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Famous Buildings in Iceland

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Hallgrímskirkja Church

One of the most famous landmarks of Iceland, Hallgrímskirkja Church towers over the capital city...

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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center

Designed by famed artist Ólafur Elíasson, the Harpa is one of the most iconic buildings...

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Perlan

Known for its giant pillars and dome-shaped top, the Perlan showcases the "Wonders of Iceland...

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Friðheimar

Friðheimar is Iceland's famous tomato greenhouse and restaurant. Friðheimar grows a variety of tomatoes as...

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Famous Monuments in Iceland

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The Sun Voyager

Known as "an ode to the sun," the Sun Voyager or Sólfar, was designed by...

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Leifur Eiríksson Monument

Leifur Eiríksson was a 10th-century Norse explorer believed to be the first European to arrive...

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The Arctic Henge

The Arctic Henge lies in a remote area near the Arctic Circle. Inspired by the...

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Grábrókargígar National Monument

Grábrókargígar has been a protected site in western Iceland since 1962. It is home to...

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Historic Sites in Iceland

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Viking Village

The historic Viking Village is one of many Viking-themed Iceland tourist attractions. The buildings are...

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The Settlement Exhibition

In 2001, ruins of an ancient Viking settlement were found at a construction site in...

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Herjólfsdalur Viking Ruins

The Herjólfsdalur Viking Ruins are the remains of turf houses believed to be from some...

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Eiriksstadir

The ruins of Eiriksstadir tell the tale of an ancient Viking homestead. Eiriksstadir was once...

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Grafarkirkja Church

Grafarkirkja is Iceland's oldest church, dating back to the 17th century. It is believed to...

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Natural Landmarks in Iceland

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Katla Ice Cave

Known as the cave of "Dragon Glass," Katla Ice Cave is a stunning, natural ice...

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Geysir Geothermal Area

One of the most visited areas along the Golden Circle, the Geysir Geothermal Area is...

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Skógafoss Waterfall

With a rushing veil of water over 60 meters tall, Skógafoss is one of the...

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is Iceland's largest and perhaps most stunning glacial lagoon. A nearly constant flow of...

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Kerið Crater

Formed sometime between 3000 and 6000 years ago, the Kerið Crater is another example of...

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Gulfoss Waterfall

Located right off the Golden Circle, Gulfoss is another of Iceland's most popular waterfall stops...

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Grjótagjá Cave

The steamy blue waters inside Grjótagjá Cave have been mostly a locally kept secret, until...

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is thanks in part...

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Crystal Cave

Winter in Iceland opens up new opportunities to explore the country's many natural ice caves...

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Lake Mývatn

Lake Mývatn is one of the largest lakes in Iceland. Its striking blue waters, dark...

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In Summary

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