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Iceland is a country that will never cease to amaze you. But, in case you still doubt it, today we present our beloved map of Iceland with the 7 best areas of the country that you can’t miss on your trip to Iceland.
With the map of Iceland you will know more about its geography, location and the most suitable spots to visit if you like adventure. Let’s start discovering Iceland!
The Jökulsárlón Glacial Lake is a sure stop if you visit Iceland. This lake is the deepest in the country, it is full of icebergs more than 1000 years old and its water is special, as it is composed of salt and fresh water. Can you imagine what the views are like? Indeed, spectacular.
In our map of Iceland we could not miss this place. Jökulsárlón will make you fall in love and even more if you do the different activities it offers such as trekking on the Vatnajökull glacier and discovering the Blue Ice Cave of the glacial lagoon. If you like water sports, you can also kayak in Jökulsárlón!
This iceberg lagoon will leave you speechless when you visit in person but what’s better than going to a place and knowing a little about it? That’s why we recommend you read our post about Jökulsárlón so you can better enjoy the experience.
Very close to the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón is the Skaftafell National Park, another necessary stop on the map of Iceland. Locals and travelers alike visit this nature reserve every day. Here you will find different glaciers such as Skaftafell and Vatnajökull (the same iceberg mentioned above, it is so large that it spans several areas), wonderful waterfalls and endless rivers.
The different landscapes that this park offers are breathtaking, it is worth doing Vatnajökull glacier trekking, the largest glacier in Europe, or do the Skaftafell glacier trek, a paradise for ice enthusiasts.
To complete the map of Iceland, a little bit further south of the country is the Sólheimajökull Glacier, we recommend it to be your third stop after Jökulsárlón and Skaftafell, you won’t regret it 😉 .
If you want to live intensely the experience of the land of ice and fire, climbing and trekking on the Sólheimajökull glacier is a must. On this adventure you’ll climb immense ice walls and discover the inside of the glacier’s crevasses.
After Sólheimajökull you will arrive in Reykjavik, the most populated city of Iceland. This capital welcomes you and offers you an urban center, typical Icelandic, and many natural landscapes around it. Do you dare to discover them? Your adventurous soul will ask you to explore the famous Golden Circle and snorkelling in Silfra, a unique way to get to know the surroundings of Reykjavík.
Also, it’s your lucky day! In the capital of Iceland you have many options to enjoy your adventures together with us, which makes us very happy 🙂 . For example, if you’re passionate about the Nordic sky, there’s no better place than seeing the Northern Lights from Reykjavik, you’ll be left speechless.
But after all this talk of glaciers, where are the well-known volcanoes of Iceland? If you visit Reykjavik you can trek the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and feel the magma, volcanic rock and immense craters up close. Now you know where to see the best glaciers and volcanoes on your trip to Icelandic territory 🙂 .
Thingvellir National Park
Your next destination may be Thingvellir National Park, about 45 km from Reykjavík. In this place, nature and history go hand in hand, as well as performing different activities in the park to make your trip an unforgettable experience.
It is impossible that in our map of Iceland does not appear the origin of the island. The Thingvellir Valley is to blame for the emergence of this territory from the oceans. These tectonic plates are now a huge and amazing nature reserve.
Can you imagine snorkeling in one of the best areas in the world? Silfra fissure snorkeling, the largest fissure in Thingvellir National Park is synonymous with adrenaline. You’ll be swimming between crystalline waters and tectonic plates while observing every detail of the place.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Continuing the adventure through the map of Iceland, Ólafsvík is north of Reykjavík, in the famous peninsula of Snaefellsnes where you will see the Icelandic fjords, a real wonder. But not only that, this location is one of the best spots where to see whales in Iceland, so having the opportunity to do the Ólafsvík whale watching is a privilege.
Lastly, we introduce you to Hólmavík, a place located further north than Ólafsvík, where you can also observe the Icelandic whales and killer whales from very close. So if you visit the area, don’t miss the Hólmavík whale watching.
On this tour you will enjoy the humpback whales jumping and other species, a real spectacle! In addition, you will live the experience of being 2 hours in the glacial sea of Iceland, quite an adventure.
After reading this post, you may not even need to use google maps during your stay in the country. With this map of Iceland it will be easy to locate the most interesting areas. Which one will you visit first? What activity will you do?