A Complete Guide to The Must-visit Places in Iceland

Whittling down all the options to create a list of must-visit places in Iceland is no easy task, but with our comprehensive guide, we’ve done the hard work for you. Ideally, you’ll need at least a couple of weeks after you’ve picked up your campervan to tour the country.

If you can't stay that long, do not worry, you can always come back! These places are definitely worth it. Any trip to Iceland is incomplete if these destinations are not ticked off your bucket list; you're not going to want to miss out!

Explore the best of Iceland with our pick for the best places to visit in Iceland and main activities in the area.

Compass on a map of Iceland

Places you MUST visit in Iceland - Our top picks

1. Reykjavík and the Reykjanes peninsula


Iceland's main city is vibrant and full of life, visitors to the Icelandic capital will enjoy plenty of interesting things to do. Take the lift to the viewing deck in Hallgrimmskirkja or visit Perlan on the top of Öskjuhlíð Hill to get your bearings.

Head into the heart of Reykjavík’s old town where you’ll find lots of shops, bars and cafés. In the harbor, check out the Saga and Maritime Museums or take a whale watching trip