The South of Iceland is the most visited area of the country, probably because of Reykjavík, the capital city of the country and the natural starting point for any visit to Iceland. From here you can easily access places like Reykjanes and its spectacular Blue Lagoon, or venture further away to the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), most of them formed by submarine volcanoes some 11,000 years ago. Or dive between North America and Eurasia in Þingvellir National Park at the Silfra fissure, in Iceland’s largest natural lake.
But if you are in for a more “icy” adventure, then face East and visit Skaftafell, at the Vatnajökull National Park: with its collection of peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, birch woods and rivers, this is the country’s favourite wilderness. And once you have come this far, don’t forget the glacier lagoons of Jökursárlón or Fjallsárlón, where you can kayak between wondrous ice sculptures while looking out for seals!