Places I’d love to visit in Iceland

I dream to visit Iceland for a long while. and not only me, my husband wants to visit this country as well.

We were planning a trip there a while ago, but then I got pregnant and we decided to wait a bit more, for our child to be older, to truly enjoy the country and remember its beautiful places.

Postponing the vacation doesn’t mean that I forgot about Iceland and I often find myself thinking of it and what I’d like to see. So, as I was doing my pre-traveling research, I sort of compiled a wishlist. It will come in handy while planning the final details of the trip. So, here’s what’s on my wishlist – the top items, not all of the places I’d like to see!

1. See the Geysir

Yes, seeing the first geyser known to modern Europeans, as sources say (and the first one mentioned on a printed source) must be special. Plus, I like this type of attractions and I never saw one! I was impressed to find out that Geysir has been active for approximately 10,000 years. So yes, this is a place I want to visit in Iceland.

Iceland - Geyser
Iceland – Geyser

Iceland – Geyser, photo by Mirko Macari / Shutterstock

2. See the Northern Lights

Is there anyone who is not fascinated about Aurora Borealis? Ever since I was little and I saw a tv show presenting the Northern lights, and I saw the amazing colors and found out more about this phenomenon, I wanted to be able to see them up close. I know they can be very different than what one sees in photos and that it takes time to see the Northern Lights even if you go during the peak moment, but you can now easily understand why I want to make sure Eric will remember each moment of our trip to Iceland. In fact, on a second thought, this is the top reason to visit Iceland;) But not the only one, of course.

Northern Lights, Iceland
Northern Lights, Iceland

Northern Lights, Iceland, photo source

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3. Skaftafell Ice Cave

I love glaciers and ice caves – after all, in my country lies the oldest glacier in the world which is also the second largest one and has an ice cave – Scarisoara. So you can easily imagine that, in the land of ice, I’d love to visit some ice caves and glaciers. I saw that there are various Iceland ice cave tours available, so I hope I’ll have the chance to see multiple ice caves, not just the most famous one. In the end, every place has something spectacular!

4. The Blue Lagoon

Yes, I know almost anyone mentions The Blue Lagoon on a list of top places to visit. But, even if I am not a huge fan of swimming, I am simply charmed by the way the water looks and all the photos I saw, and the stories I read. This geothermal spa located in a lava field in Grindavík lures many tourists each year and, as far as I learned, the water, apart from being beautiful and hot, it is also helpful for those suffering from skin diseases.

Blue lagoon, Iceland
Blue lagoon, Iceland

Blue lagoon, Iceland, photo by Arseniy Krasnevsky / Shutterstock

5. Visit Reykjavík

Again, it may seem cheesy, but I don’t want to miss Iceland’s capital. There are various tourist attractions in Reykjavik, and I also want to go off the beaten path and just walk around in the city, discover its special charm.

Reykjavik
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, photo by Dennis van de Water / Shutterstock

Meet the people

This is not a numbered “item”, but, regardless of the place I visit, I like to spend time just talking to locals. That’s how one can really discover a country, find out more about its culture, current state, how the people perceive others and many more. Talking with locals is, perhaps, one of the truly not to miss things to do anywhere in the world.

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Like I said, these are only a few of the things I want to visit in Iceland. I like nature parks, waterfalls – their sound is amazing, each time, walking – as much as possible, so I still have to work on my Iceland vacation final plan. Iceland remains, for me, a country I want to visit but not on the run. I don’t want to go there only for a week and try and see it all. I want to have more time – at least 2-3 weeks (though more would be advised) – to spend and fill my soul with this beautiful country many people praise. And who knows, I might even discover some special moments, like this waterfall of fog.

Have you been to Iceland? What would you recommend to visit?

Do you also dream to visit Iceland? What would you like to see?

Lori

I’m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency – PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

19 thoughts on “Places I’d love to visit in Iceland

  • 19 October, 2015 at 16:30
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    I’ll be going in May! I can’t wait!! I will use some of your ideas for places to visit there!

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    • 20 October, 2015 at 20:10
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      You’re so lucky, Valen. Enjoy your time there! Looking forward to read your impressions on the blog 😉

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  • 20 October, 2015 at 09:22
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    I want to go in Iceland period! I want to see every inch of it if possible. It looks like such a magical, otherworldly place!

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    • 20 October, 2015 at 20:11
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      Yes, I am fascinates by Iceland too, Erica. I cannot wait to see it up close 😉 (whenever that may be!)

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 09:24
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    Iceland is such a lovely place, I’d love to visit it someday. I have never seen the Northern Lights, that’s going to be such a wonderful experience.

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 09:30
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    Every photo was just beautiful! I loved the Blue Lagoon photo the most, the water looked almost mint green!!!

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 12:43
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    I want to visit Iceland, period! That is definitely a country I would like to visit in the future. All of your choices here are certainly must sees.

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 13:05
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    Iceland offers much its tourists. The famous Geysir is an experience to remember but seeing the Aurora lights is something I wishes to see.

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 13:21
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    You had me at Geysir and Northern Lights. Iceland is indeed among the most naturally gifted areas in the world.

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 15:02
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    Oryt Iceland just you wait! 😀 Geysir looks pretty cool and yeah, hot and stunning Rekjavik! Ah, I so want to wander now! hahah

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 15:16
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    Aurora Borealis! That would be an awesome sight to see. I like the idea of going to places that are quite “non-touristy”. I have not heard many people say that they have been to Reykjavik.

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 16:43
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    This is one place on our list to travel – Northern lights and blue lagoon are something once in a lifetime experience.

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  • 21 October, 2015 at 23:52
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    I would also love to see the Northern Lights! Such a breathtaking view to see. And that Blue Lagoon looks really awesome!

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  • 22 October, 2015 at 03:53
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    The Northern Lights are truly breathtaking! I really would love to visit Iceland as well 😀

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  • 22 October, 2015 at 03:59
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    OMG this is awesome! I pray that I can see the Geysir too

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  • 22 October, 2015 at 07:19
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    hmn.. Taking photography esp. Travel Photography to the next level would be perfect in this place. 😀

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  • 22 October, 2015 at 09:40
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    Northern lights and blue lagoon is what I want to see. If only I can save much money and travel Europe I will definitely visit Iceland!!!

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  • 22 October, 2015 at 11:52
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    The Northen Lights went viral on Facebook today. A few of my friends were sharing it. I will love to see a geyser too because it’s something I learn from geography back in school!

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  • 22 October, 2015 at 17:31
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    I really can’t wait to visit Iceland. It has been my bucketlist for awhile now. All the pictures are just love!

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