Places To Visit in Iceland

Here are the top 6 tourist places in Iceland

1. Reykjavik

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Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city of the world and serves as the gateway and focal point of tourism in Iceland. Known for its hip music, indigenous art, rich history, funky culinary choices and breath-taking beauty, Reykjavik offers the best of modern taste and natural beauty to its tourist...

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2. Akureyri

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Akureyri, the “Capital of the North,” is a charming city in Iceland that offers a variety of outdoor activities, attractions, and cultural experiences. Situated in the Eyjafjörður fjord in northern Iceland, Akureyri is the second-largest city in the country and a popular tourist destination.

3. Selfoss

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Selfoss is a small and vibrant town located in southern Iceland, surrounded by stunningly beautiful landscapes and nature. It is a great place for travelers who want to experience the best of Iceland’s rural and natural attractions.

4. Hofn

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Hofn is located in the south-east of Iceland and is a great place to visit for travelers. It is known for its magnificent mountain views, stunning glaciers, and rich wildlife. The town is also close to the stunning Jökulsárlón Lagoon, which is home to some of the best icebergs in the world.

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5. Keflavik

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Keflavik, Iceland is a small fishing village located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and plethora of activities for travelers to enjoy.

6. Hella

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Hella is a small town in Southern Iceland, located on the banks of the Ytri-Rangá river. It is an ideal spot for travelers looking for a peaceful, rural getaway. The town is surrounded by natural beauty that includes glaciers, mountains, and valleys. There are many activities for visitors to enjoy, ...

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FAQs on Iceland

What is the currency of Iceland?

Some tourist shops might accept US dollars or euros but might not offer the best exchange rate. Cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout the country, but American Express is not so popular. However, rural areas and isolated villages may not accept a card so carrying enough cash is recommended.

What is the history of Iceland?

9th century - Vikings from Norway and the British Isles settled in colonies - fishing and sheep herding were the main occupations 11th century - Christianity became the 'official' religion of Iceland after missionaries from Norway started propagating it; paganism was removed and churches grew more powerful. By the 12th century, Iceland depended heavily on Norway for products like wood, honey, and malt due to deforestation and erosions and Icelanders looked up to the Norwegian king to protect trade. Feuds between various clans robbed Iceland of its 'commonwealth' status, and this turbulence continued up till 15th-century post which Iceland's fishing industry prospered, and it came under Danish rule. The 16th century brought reformation, and the church's authority declined as the Danish king appointed himself the absolute monarch of the country. In the 19th century, nationalism rose in Iceland, and Danish authority weakened - home rule was established, and it opened itself to global trade. Iceland began to prosper in the 20th century - Iceland became a Republic, Reykjavik University was founded, ties with Denmark declined further, Icelandic women were allowed to vote, and there were small skirmishes with the British that were eventually dealt with.

How is Iceland divided into regions?

North Iceland which is a home to biggest volcanoes, lava fields, and waterfalls 
East Iceland that has numerous fjords and a terminal for the only international passenger ferry 
West Iceland which is known for Snæfellsjökull glacier and the islands of Breiðafjörður. 
West Fjords that are remote, rough terrains and sparse population 
South Iceland that houses the most popular tourist attractions including the Golden Circle
Southwest Iceland which is also a home to the capital Reykjavik and the largest population of Iceland and lastly the
Interior which possesses many glaciated mountains.
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