Best Tourist Attraction Places

Well-Known Tourist Places in Iceland

1. Akureyri

Akureyri is the biggest community outer the Reykjavík area, with 15,000 population. Akureyri is the middle of trade and services in northern Iceland. Despite its lonely position, Akureyri cultural life and entertainment are flourishing. The town has the modern University of Akureyri, a symphony orchestra, theaters, art museums, cafés, restaurants and night-clubs. There is a wide range of shops in the town, gift brand-name products. Sports and leisure activities are also well-catered for. There are several gyms, golf courses, sports grounds and the skiing area is the greatest in the country. The town boasts an excellent skating rink, and cross-country skiing trails.

2. Djupivogur

Djupivogur, a calm fishing village at the head of Beresford has 450 occupants and a trading history reaching back to 1589. It has served as a commercial seaport since the 16th C and survived through the beginning and heyday of the Danish trade monopoly. The oldest houses (1788-1818) date back to the Danish period. One of them, Langa-Búð (1790), Has been renovated and interchanged into a nice restaurant and a museum.

3. Geysir

In this geothermal area are spouting hot springs. The Great Geysir began erupting in the 1300's and the noun "geyser" stems from it. It now only erupts on particularly engineered occasions. Every June 17, Icelandic Independence Day, tons of soap is poured in the Geysir causing an eruption.Nearby Strokkur erupts every 30 minutes in time for a photographic opportunity.

4. Heimaey

Top known for its volcanic outbreak in 1973, when for semi of the year the island was subjected to lava flows which threatened its houses and port, starkly attractive place Heimaey with its very tall puffin-covered cliffs is the biggest and the only inhabited of the Vestmannaeyjar or West man Islands off Iceland's southern coast (pop. 4,500).

5. Husavik

Húsavík, a fishing rural community of 2,500 populations on the eastern shores of Skjalfandi Bay was the first place in Iceland to present whale-watching cruises and is many travelers sole purpose for visiting. It is known as the whale watching capital of Europe. Bird-watching and sea angling trips are also popular as are a wide variety of winter diversions .Being just south of the Arctic Circle it enjoys almost 24 hours of daylight in summer. During the long nights of winter the sky is regularly adorned with millions of stars and flashing Aurora Borealis.

6. Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's the majority of northerly capital, is Iceland's central point and government seat. Colorful, with its low rows of brilliantly painted houses top with equally-bright roofs, Reykjavik is unlike any other European capital. Recognized in the late 19th C Reykjavik has all the services of a modern city but its design resembles a small Town. Nearly everything of interest in this city of 150,000 is within walking distance of the center. Situated in Iceland's southwest bend on Faxaflói Bay and overlooked by Mount Esja, Reykjavik was dubbed "Smoky Bay by Iceland's first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson due to the steam rising from hot springs. Reykjavík is now known as the 'smokeless city' due to frequent winds and the city's reliance on geothermal heat. The faint odor of hydrogen sulphide that hangs over the city is a by-product of this natural central heating system.

7. Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is a national park with a wealth of natural beautiful place and is the site of Iceland's first parliament, recognized in 1930. The name Thingvellir means "the plains of the parliament" and the site was initially chosen because of its scenery, acoustics and its location near most of the country's population. Hiking trails lead through the park to points of historical importance as well as canyons, caves, streams and waterfalls.

8. Siglufjördur - Herring Era Museum

The Herring Era Museum specialize in the history of the herring may be the only museum of its class in the world. The museum is situated in Róaldsbrakki, an Old Norwegian herring location built in 1907. Inside are fishing exhibitions and old films and photographs. The lodgings for the young women who worked at the station have not been unhurt nor has "the office of the herring speculator" from which the salting station was managed. In front of Róaldsbrakki there is an old-fashioned quay with everything set up for the salt process. Realistic performances of the local theatrical group re-enact the working methods and often end in everyone dancing to music played on the accordion.

9. The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

A visit to the Blue Lagoon Iceland geothermal spa is a main part of your stay in Iceland. Guests make good their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic loveliness and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while peaceful in the warm geothermal seawater. It is no surprise that the readers of “Conde Nast Traveller” voted Blue Lagoon as the best medical spa worldwide. For five consecutive years Blue Lagoon has been awarded the Blue Flag environmental detection granted to natural beaches and marinas. The water’s temperature is 37-39°C / 98-102°F. The lagoon holds six million liters of geothermal seawater, which is renewed every 40 hours. Regular sample shows that “common” bacteria do not thrive in this ecosystem, thus additional cleansers such as chlorine are not needed.


The suggestion of a city hall in Reykjavik is almost as old as the city itself. For years the municipal authorities explored the possibility of building a city hall, studied locations and invited proposals for its design.It was not until 1987, however, on the initiation of mayor David Oddsson, that the city council determined to build the Reykjavik City Hall on the northern shore of Lake Tjornin, after inviting designs with a competition.The place was not determined on a whim. For decades, that particular site, in the heart of the old city centre, had been pointed out as a prime location for such a building. The attractivenessatmosphere of Lake Tjornin was considered a worthy setting for a building intended to proudly symbolize the city’s status as the capital of Iceland.