Iceland is full of natural wonders, it feels otherworldly. You’ll stop and want to make the moments last forever.
Here is my list of attractions on the Southeastern route, that you can’t miss out on!
Top attractions 🎡
Blue Lagoon – theee location for that Instagram shot. It’s also one of 25 wonders of the world. Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal spa and it’s located in a lava field. You can lodge at the hotel if you like or if you want to save your coin, just book a day pass. There are a range of options; it’s a matter of booking the one that suits you 😍
Hallgrimskirkja Church – in central Reykjavik, is a Lutheran parish church and it’s one of the tallest structures in Iceland. Wherever you are in the city, you can see it. You can walk around at your own leisure or pay for a tour to go right to the top. It’s a good place to start your exploring.
Sun Voyager – is a structure on the waterfront in Reykjavik. It makes for a pretty picture and an opportunity to walk around the city.
Strokkur – is a natural geyser and when I went my arrival was timed perfectly to see it doing what it should do. It’s part of a park and there are other natural sites to see, a plaza type place to shop and get some food, use the toilet etc.
Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss – forget all about what TLC said, chase these waterfalls! Waterfalls, waterfalls and more waterfalls 😍
Thingvellir National Park – is a great spot to gain an understanding of the ancient Icelandic culture and makes for a beautiful walk. It’s pretty big and there are many sites to see.
Reynisfjara – is a popular black sand beach. If you’re a GoT fan, you’ll recognise it from some scenes; this is the case for many locations in Iceland.
Diamond Beach – no, you’re not about to strike rich 🤑 it’s called Diamond Beach because of all the glaciers on the black sand and those that float in the surrounding water 😍. Climate change is real and although this is a natural occurrence, the impact rising temperatures will have on this area and others, really worries me ☹️.
Skaftárhreppur – is an unreal location me. Iceland’s landscape took my breath away, and this area didn’t disappoint. You can spend hours hiking here and you wouldn’t realise how much time has passed.
The Northen Lights – on my trip I managed to see the Northern Lights not once but twice! I’d always wanted to see them but I didn’t think I’d get to so soon in my life 🥺😂. The key for optimal viewing is darkness, no light pollution, no pollution-pollution either 😂 so Iceland is perfect for this. Happy hunting if you decide to chase the aurora.
Here’s a look at these excursions…