calving icebergs from the Vatnajokul glacier can be seen up-close at Jökulsárlón
Located in the Vatnajökull National Park is the Hafralgirsfoss, nearby you will find the Dettifoss
Leirhnjúkur is a colorful area in the very active Krafla caldera
people on their way to get soaking wet at the roaring Gullfoss
water from underground canals flows into the river near Hraunfossar Falls
the scenic landscape at Thingvellir National Park
the Strokkur Geyser erups every 5 minutes and the water bulges just before the steam breaks through
Papey Island provides excellent photo opportunities for puffin admirers
the strange landscape at the Kálfaströnd peninsula on the eastshore of Lake Myvatn
To see Iceland's goodies all you have to do is to follow the Ringroad and make some trips into the rugged hinterland.
The Ringroad makes a full circle around the island, some segments are still unpaved.
Most tourists start in Reykjavik and head
for the Golden Circle to see the Gullfoss Falls, the geysers in the Haukadalur area and the Thingvellir National Park.
Hraunfossar Falls are located a bit inlands but surely worth the detour.
At Laufas you can see how people in the 19th
century lived in turfhouses.
In the north the Diamond Circle covers a very scenic part with the Myvatn area, the Krafla volcano
and the Hafragilsfoss and Dettifoss waterfalls.
If puffins are your thing do not miss the bird island Papey east of Djúpivogur.
In the south the mighty Vatnajokull glacier is constantly shedding icebergs, around Vik there are black basalt beaches
and before you return to Reykjavik you can admire the roaring Skogafoss.
the Halgrimskirkja dominates the skyline of Reykjavik
the 19th century turfhouses of Laufas
the eery landscape at Hverir with bubbling mudpots and sulpher stench
the Arnardrangur rock at Dyrholaey with in the background the Reynisdrangar rocks of Reynisfjall
the peculiar basalt formation at the black pebble beach nearReynisfjöru
the waters of the Skoga river drop 60 meters at the mighty Skogafoss
a pseudocrater at Skutustadir in Lake Myvatn