The 5 amazing little gems you need to unearth in Iceland this year


Iceland is becoming more and more popular with Irish wanderlusts, with the beautiful landscapes and gorgeous cities.

There are a few things you definitely shouldn't miss while in the land of fire and ice, and we have them listed right here. 

1. Northern Lights

Obviously the Northern Lights are a must-see when in Iceland, and there are a few key places you can go to witness the spectacular phenomenon. 

Some of the most popular places to see the Aurora is Landmannalauger, Vik on the south coast, the West Fjors or at the harbour in Borgarnes. 

2. Whale Watching Tours

There is so much marine life to be seen off the Icelandic coast, and a whale watching tour is a great way to enjoy an authentic experience.

With tours ranging from €50-€100 and a menagerie of animals to see including whales, seals and puffins, it's well worth the trip. 


A post shared by Gary Sutton (@gary_j27) on

3. Gullfoss Waterfall

This famous waterfall is renowned for its glorious three-step fall, which gives the rushing river a unique look that is well worth the trek to see.

The waterfall is also an excellent point of activity, where you can embark on diving, glacier hiking and snowmobiling endeavours from. 


A post shared by Ken Kaminesky (@kenkaminesky) on

4. Glacier Snowmobiling

One for the thrill seekers, gliding across a glacier on a snowmobile is an unforgettable experience.

There are a number of companies who provide the service, but one of the most popular departs right from the Gullfoss falls. 


A post shared by Lee Munday (@leejmu) on

5. Appy Hour

When in Reykjavík, quite a few bars and clubs run their happy hour until midnight, and with Iceland not being the cheapest country to visit, the more bargains you can get the better. 

To cater to this, there is an app called Appy Hour which you can download to find the best deals in the city.

We definitely recommend downloading it before you go.