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As millions of people flock to Iceland to explore the country’s unmatched beauty, few are willing to go off the beaten path to see more than what’s on the guided tour.
Here’s a breakdown of places you should also see after checking out the big tourist attractions.
Seen that: Gullfoss
Check this out: Skogafoss
Why look at a waterfall from hundreds of feet away when you can stand under one?
Skogafoss is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland, in my opinion. Located about two hours south of Reykjavik, Skogafoss is an immaculate waterfall that is tucked in the cliffs of the former coastline. You can walk right up to the waterfall for stunning photos. Or you can hike up along the ridge for a stunning view from above.
Seen that: Iceland horses
Check this out: Rams
Dotted along the Icelandic countryside are strong, powerful rams. They might not be as friendly as Iceland long-hair horses, but they are beautiful all the same.
Seen that: Strokkur
Check this out: Krysuvik
Situated on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields that feature bubbling mud pots and hot springs. Krýsuvík’s green-, red- and yellow-hued soil make the area look like another planet.
Seen that: Restaurants
Check this out: Gas stations
You know what’s better than a $25 cheeseburger from a Reykjavik restaurant? A $5 sandwich from a gas station. You can save hundreds of dollars over the course of week if you sampled some of Iceland’s gas station fare as opposed to the overpriced restaurant food.
I suggest a warm, almond-covered pastry from N1 in the morning. Superb!
Seen that: Overly planned
Check this out: Getting lost
I am an obsessive planner. And yet even I can’t argue with the joy of getting lost in another country. You meet such amazing people and see so much beautiful scenery.
Are there any places I missed? If so, comment below!
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