This remote region of Iceland offers magnificent scenery and above all, complete solitude, for even today few tourists venture deep into the fjords of the eastern coast of the island.
Landmannalaugar is located at the foot of the Torfajökull massif, in the Icelandic Highlands. Volcanic activity has forged reddish craters, rhyolite mountains, valleys and ash fields alongside deep blue lakes, making this region one of Iceland's most spectacular. The Laugavegur Trail that passes through this region is Iceland's most famous trek.
Located on the remote Snaefellsness peninsula north of Reykjavik, Kirkjufell is a distinctive "fin" shaped mountain that is a landscape photographers dream. The shapely peak and nearby waterfall of the same name have become iconic of wild and untouched Iceland.
The capital city of Iceland is home to the National Museum and Saga Museum where guests can learn about the islands Viking history. There is also striking architecture and superb food!
Located on Iceland's rugged southern coastline, the town of Vik is famous for its black sand beaches and striking basalt rock formations, well worth a visit if you are passing through on Route No1.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located on the Reykjanes Peninsula not far from Keflavik airport. The hot, milky coloured water is a stark contrast to the black lava rock that surrounds it. The perfect place to relax tired muscles after a long trek.
Huge, powerful double waterfall located not far from Reykjavik and forming part of the Golden Triangle of must see locations.
Skaftafell is a wilderness area and part of the Vatnajokull National Park. The Alpine scenery of cascading glaciers is stunning and you can strap on crampons to hike over the glacier and explore caves of blue ice.
The cliffs of Latrabjarg are the westernmost point of Europe and the highest sea cliffs in all Iceland. The vertical rock walls are home to thousands of sea birds including puffins and little penguins.
The area around Lake Myvatn is literally bubbling with volcanic activity. Pools of boiling mud, steam vents and lava fields can all be explored here.
The charming town of Husavik on the north coast of Iceland is a great place to take a whale watching tour or just soak up the beautiful scenery.