Places of Interest
Top 4 Architectural Sights
- Glaumbaer Farm at Skagafjordur
- ION Adventure Hotel
- Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
- Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center
The Glaumbær Farm features multiple eighteenth and nineteenth century timber farmhouses, serving as a museum that highlights the bucolic lifestyle of northern rural Iceland. Perched near Iceland's impressive lava fields and set underneath the majestic view of the Northern Lights, ION Adventure Hotel is optimal for travelers seeking tranquility or adventure. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is Northern Europe's award-winning, premiere concert hall situated in the heart of Reykjavik and set against the adjacent mountains. The Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center at Skriduklaustur is the information center for the east territory of Vatnajökull National Park. The center emphasizes the beauty of the surrounding countryside with its distinctive, sustainable foundation.
Top 4 Natural Sights
- Vatnajökull Caves
- Blue Lagoon
The Vatnajökull Caves, found within the Vatnajökull Glacier, and tours of the caves with their blue ice roofs and snow covered ground are extremely popular. The famed Blue Lagoon, situated in a lava field in Grindavík, is a man-made, geothermal spa with mineral-rich waters. Jökulsárlón is a lagoon resulting from the breaking apart of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The lagoon is considered to be the deepest lake in the country and visitors can partake in tours to explore the striking scenery. Gullfoss is a protected waterfall of national significance situated in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.