Why everyone is obsessed with Iceland:
Iceland has the most beautiful serene nature; waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, unique black sand beaches and a blue lagoon. The blue lagoon is what Iceland is the most known for, but it has so much more to offer than a trip to the spa. Do not get this wrong. The spa is unbelievably amazing as well and definitely worth a visit.
Here is a list of beautiful places to go to in the south west of Iceland (Including 4 different waterfalls):
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Sólheimajökull Glacier
- Seljalandsfoss (A waterfall)
- Skogafoss (A waterfall)
- Thingvellir National Park
- Reynisdangar (Black Sand Beach)
- Strokkur (Geyser)
- Kirkjufellsfoss (Waterfall)
How to get around:
- Rental cars
- Scheduled Coaches
- Public transportation (Only runs between the major cities)
What kind of transportation is the cheaper for you depends on how many places you want to go to. When I was in Iceland I wanted to go to a lot of places that you can not get to with public transportation. You can buy different tours to the different attractions in Iceland. I wanted to see a lot of those attractions and I therefore calculated that renting a car would be cheaper for me in the end, instead of having to pay for 5 different guided tours. So it really depends on how long you are in Iceland for and what you want to explore during your time there.
- The guided one-day tours range from 80€ to 230€ per tour.
- The cheapest rental cars ranges from 24€ to 100€ depending on the season and day of the week.
Cheap rental cars can be found using the app KAYAK.
A good tip: DO NOT rent your car “on location” when you arrive in the airport. It is so much more expensive than if you book the car in advance online!