Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

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10 Fantastic Places to Visit on Your Campervan Holiday

photo by David Karnå (wikimedia commons)Camp Site in Landmannalaugar Photo by David Karnå (wikimedia commons)

Iceland is filled with incredible places to visit for holiday makers with a motorhome rental or Iceland campervan hire. It is like nowhere else in Europe, totally unique, and a real adventure.

Here are the top ten places to visit:

Reykjavík
Iceland’s capital, and home to half the country’s population, Reykjavik combines old fashioned wooden buildings with their up to date modern equivalents.  It’s a fun capital with a reputation for putting on a good party, but it also has some nice surroundings.

Blue Lagoon
The Blue lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions.  Situated in a lunar type landscape; the lagoon is renowned for the healing properties of its geothermal, mineral rich, sea water.  

Lake Myvatn
Lake Myvatn is also known as ‘Lake Midge', so bring some insect repellant!  It’s worth the odd bite or two to see these incredible bubbling mud flats.  The area is also rich in lava fields, volcanic craters, fumaroles and hundreds of birds.   

Jokulsarlon
If you enjoy visiting the sites used for film sets visit Jokulsarlon, used for the James bond film ‘Die Another Day’.  The glacial lagoon is also great if you are a keen photographer, as its home to some giant floating icebergs.   

Westmann Islands
A great place to visit for visitors interested in birds, and especially puffins.  Every spring, the puffins return to nest after a long winter at sea, and in August the baby puffins test their wings for the very first time and leave their nests.

Landmannalaugar
For walkers, painters and photographers, Landmannalaugar, in the central highlands, is a very popular place to visit.  The area is dotted with hot pools and streams, and most fascinating of all are the colorful rhyolite hills of green, yellow, orange and red.

Westfjords
Westfjords is home to some of the most isolated villages in Iceland, as well as the largest bird cliff in the world.

South coast
The coastline near Vik is popular for its black sand beaches and the folk museum at Skogar.

Golden Circle
Not one, but three of the most popular places to visit on the island are covered in this circular tour.  Thingvellir, the site of first Icelandic parliament; Gullfoss, an incredible waterfall, and Geysir, a spouting hot spring.

Húsavík
Is THE place to visit if you want to do some whale-watching.  Over 95% of the trips during the summer have sightings of the magnificent creatures.  It is also home to the rather strange Phallological Museum, probably the only museum in the world that has phallic examples from almost every mammal. Why?

Whether you choose a motrorhome rental or a smaller campervan hire you will have a holiday to remember visiting some of the most incredible places Iceland has to offer.

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