Off-the-Beat Destinations in Iceland Worth Checking Out

By Editor | Travel Guide

Apr 24

If you’re the type of person who’d rather explore the less explored places than go with the crowd on the known tourist destinations, then you’d love the off-beaten paths in Iceland. Compared to other European countries, Iceland is not as populated as the rest. However, it’s one of the most beautiful countries blessed with natural wonders. Here’s a list of the top off-the-beat destinations in Iceland that are worth checking out:

Fjord Hvalfjordur

Fjord Hvalfjordur waterfalls

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Found at the northern part of Reykjavik, Fjord Hvalfjordur is a destination often missed by travelers. Getting into this off-beaten destination is worth it as you’ll get to see more of Iceland’s natural beauty. Aside from the rivers, waterfalls, and lakes, you’ll get to see here the unspoiled landscape of the fjord which used to be  of the British army during the World War II.

Quad Bike Tours (Reykjavik)

Quad Bikes Tour in Reykjavik

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If you’re up for fun and adventure, then head to Reykjavik not for the usual sight-seeing but for its quad bike tours. Available all-year round, the quad bike tours will take you to Hagafell Mountains, the black sand beaches, and to the peak which you can have an amazing view of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and Eldey Islands.

Vík í Mýrdal (Black Sand Beach)

Black Sand Beach in Iceland

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A 180 km away from the city of Reykjavik, Vík í Mýrdal is voted as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. It may be located directly under a glacier-covered volcano but this didn’t stop adventure-seekers from exploring the black sand beach.

Hraunfosser Waterfalls

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If you haven’t seen a waterfall that flows in and out of the lava, then you shouldn’t miss out the Hraunfosser Waterfalls. The intertwining effect of the waters create a stunning turquoise stream. For photography enthusiasts, there’s a platform in the area where they could take photos. Be sure to be there before the crowd to get a better view (and photo) of the amazing waterfalls.

There are still more that Iceland could offer. It just takes some guts and an open mind to discover them. So, go ahead and explore what else you could discover in the country.

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