Iceland is an remote, eerie, desolate and magnificent volcanic island in the North Atlantic. Landmannalaugar in the interior is a unique, alien landscape. There is a popular summer hike from there to Thorsmork in the south, one of the few places with any trees and sitting at the foot of the fearsome Katla volcano.

Reykjavik is a party town, but unremarkable apart from that. But most visitors will pass through it on the way from the airport. The Blue Lagoon between there and the airport is a a must for any tourist, and woorth the hype. Dettifoss and Gullfoss are magnificent waterfalls, while Jokulsarlon is a hauntingly beautiful glacial lagoon, where icebergs break off and float listlessly.


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Why you should go:

Some of the most haunting and empty landscapes on earth.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't like cloudy skies or rain.

Map of Iceland