Iceland Stopover Sights and Adventures

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If you have a short Iceland stopover, you can still have plenty of adventures and do sightseeing. Here are my favorite places to include on your stopover itinerary in Iceland.
Seljalandsfoss, IcelandSeljalandsfossIcelandWho would like to see a waterfall from behind the tumbling water? You may have seen waterfalls up close before, but how many do you know of that...Gunnuhver, IcelandGunnuhverIcelandA highly active geothermal area of mud pools and steam vents boiling under your feet! Walk the wooden planks to experience it up close and feel the...Grindavik, IcelandGrindavikIcelandGrindavik is a fairly featureless seaside town not far from the airport, but this forgotten boat and these omnipresent flowers gave it a bit of...Blue Lagoon, IcelandBlue LagoonIcelandAn iconic stop you must include on your stopover in Iceland! There are lots of people, but the pools are very big so you can wander off and find a...Selfoss, IcelandSelfossIcelandJust north of Selfoss along Iceland&#39;s Route 1 (Ring Road) volcanic mountains hug the coast; clouds hug the mountains. It was all surreal.Ingólfsfjall, IcelandIngólfsfjallIcelandIngólfsskáli is a Víking House in Iceland nær Ingólfsfjall about 70 km from Reykjavík betvine Hveragerði and Selfoss Town.Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel, IcelandRaufarholshellir Lava TunnelIcelandGo under the ground to see the incredible formations in this lava tunnel. I went in April when there were tons of icicles in the tunnel! Only an...Hraunfossar, IcelandHraunfossarIcelandOne of my favourite spots in Iceland. #riverSuðurlandsvegur, Selfoss, IcelandSuðurlandsvegur, SelfossIcelandContrary to what many people may think, Iceland is one of the greenest places in the world. In this photo, moss sprawls across lava field in what...Krisuvik, IcelandKrisuvikIcelandThe Reykjanes Peninsula is no secret but it&#39;s definitely underrated. There is SO much to see here and it&#39;s so close to Reykjavik. Make sure when...Barnafossar, IcelandBarnafossarIcelandThat #blue <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f499.png' > The meaning of this waterfall is translated as &quot;Children&#39;s waterfall&quot;. According to the saga, there were two children who were...Langjökull, IcelandLangjökullIcelandA Glacier camp and the only bathroom around! We stopped here amidst high winds that nearly blew us over as it was the last bathroom before we went...Krauma, IcelandKraumaIcelandA new spa with pools of various temperatures plus a sauna. I loved this place near Husafell because it was quiet and few people. It really was a...Gullfoss, IcelandGullfossIcelandUnfortunately, that little path you see on the right of this picture was closed, so this was the closest you could get the this awesome waterfall.Eyrarbakki, IcelandEyrarbakkiIcelandAmazing icy black sand beach - not too many people around, so it was nice and quiet.Black Beach Tours, Thorlakshofn, IcelandBlack Beach ToursThorlakshofn, IcelandGo for the ultimate adventure - drive your own ATV along the Black Beach. Drive through the waves, and then up on the dunes. A fun adrenaline rush!Hveragerði, IcelandHveragerðiIcelandReykjadalur hot spring is close to Reykjavik and can very easily be done without a guide. This hot spring is without a doubt one of my favourites...Hotel Eldhestar, IcelandHotel EldhestarIcelandA hotel and horse farm where you can ride the unique Icelandic horses! Only about 90 minutes from the airport and a great activity for a stopover!Thrihnukagigur volcano, IcelandThrihnukagigur volcanoIcelandThis is the view you get along the hike to go INSIDE a volcano. Such beautiful scenery made for a very enjoyable hike! I was questioning weather or...Iceland&#39;s Historic Husafell Stone, IcelandIceland&#39;s Historic Husafell StoneIcelandFeats of Strength! Try to life the historic Húsafell Stone - a legendary lifting stone located in Húsafell, Iceland. The stone weighs 409 lbs and...
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