Best places in Iceland

Discover the best places in Iceland, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 2.3K places in the country.

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Tourist attraction
Nearly hidden waterfall in a narrow canyon that cascades into a pool near the famous Seljalandsfoss.
4.90 (3.8K reviews)
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Brauð & Co
👍 Nice bakery with vegan options, only space for 2 to eat inside. Gets fairly busy but service is efficient. Staff spoke good English (thanks) Generally good for fresh baked goodies, the vegan options sell out quickly (please make more of them) and I missed them twice. Vegan croissants only available...
4.90 (3K reviews)
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Famed glacial lake with floating icebergs & wildlife sightings of seals & skuas.
4.90 (2.2K reviews)
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Mia's Country Van - Local Fish & Chips
Fish & chips restaurant
👍👍 This is hands down the best fish and chips I have ever had! The fish is so tender, moist and flaky. The batter is light and crispy and not oily at all! I have had a fair share of fish and chips in my days but this one is the best. The chips are so crispy, you have many choices with the sauces and ot...
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4.90 (1.1K reviews)
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Skool Beans micro roaster… and sometimes a cat!
👍👍 Skool Beans is exactly what we hoped. We’d put it as one of our things to do on our trip and it paid off. The bus is super cute and cosy and has fantastic views of the outdoors on either side. It’s lovely and warm, and the staff are so welcoming and friendly. You’re made to feel very welcome. The dr...
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4.90 (1K reviews)
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Seafood restaurant
👍👍 This restaurant in the basement of an old home/church has been in the family for the owner for many years. The interior setting is reminiscent of an ale house so learn to be cozy with your neighbor. The owner and servers delighted us with tales of the location and history while the meals were bein...
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4.90 (1K reviews)
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Dramatic waterfall in a remote location near a volcano with many photo opportunities.
4.90 (1K reviews)
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Tourist attraction
👍👍 Amazing waterfall!! Big and beautiful! When driving on the highway I saw it from like 20 mins away. Incredible. It is paid parking I think like Is a very popular walk and waterfalls. Large crowds and people everywhere. Parking lot was nearly full as well when I arrived around one with few spots, luc...
4.80 (18.7K reviews)
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Tours and Cafe
Tourist attraction
Boat tours around a lake dotted with towering icebergs carved from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.
4.80 (15.4K reviews)
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Gullfoss Nature Reserve
Nature preserve
👍👍 Part of the golden triangle tour, but would certainly visit this separately given the chance. Amazing view from every angle ... Bitterly cold but give some amazing pictures
4.80 (8.5K reviews)
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Reynisfjara Beach
Jagged rocks stand jutting out of the sea just off this black sand beach with basalt formations.
4.80 (7.3K reviews)
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Svínafellsjökull Glacier
National park
👍👍 You can get pretty close but not right up to the glaciers. Very easy 10 minute walk and free car parking.
4.90 (794 reviews)
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Tourist attraction
👍👍 What a wonderful, scenic attraction! So easy to get in and out of. A wide, paved walking path made it a breeze to get to right off the main road. There's a gift shop and bathrooms for all the road warriors out there in need of a quick stop. Multiple viewing points make it so easy to capture that pe...
4.80 (3.9K reviews)
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Diamond Beach
Striking black-sand beach famed for the huge, glistening iceberg fragments that drift ashore.
4.80 (3K reviews)
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FlyOver Iceland
Tourist attraction
Attraction with motion seating & a wraparound screen, simulating flight over mountains & glaciers.
4.80 (2.8K reviews)
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Arabian Taste
Syrian restaurant
👍👍 My goodness if this isn’t the best Doner Kebab I’ve ever had. I had the chicken Doner, my dad had the mixed Doner (lamb and chicken) and my mum had the falafel. The meat was cooked and seasoned to perfection. Even the the pita tasted freshly baked. An excellent treat after a very long day.
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4.90 (668 reviews)
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Tourist attraction
Scenic 20-m. waterfall amidst black basalt columns formed by lava thousands of years ago.
4.90 (665 reviews)
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Nature preserve
Small peninsula with picturesque views, a lighthouse & a large arch of volcanic rock in the sea.
4.80 (2.5K reviews)
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Dettifoss (West Side)
Tourist attraction
👍👍 Very powerful great waterfall. I recommend the east side for two reasons, first it seems you get closer to everything and when we visited it was very cloudy and seemed like if you were on the other side you wouldn’t be able to see it as well. Secondly it gives good access to Hagrilfoss with good vie...
4.80 (2.2K reviews)
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Hálsanefshellir Cave
Tourist attraction
👍👍 Beautiful basalt columns located on gorgeous black sand beach. You are able to climb the basalt columns however our guide informed us they are very slippy and prone to crumble, so I wouldn’t advise for safety reasons, and of course to preserve the beautiful columns. Please make sure you are informe...
4.80 (1.9K reviews)
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