Top 17 Reasons To Travel To Iceland (In Photos)

Jökulsárlón Lagoon

Iceland is a vibrant country where each attraction is prettier than the last one. It is full of incredible waterfalls, bubbling hot springs, stunning mountains, magnificent volcanoes covered with glacier, friendly horses, colored landscape and so on. It is a paradise for the travel photographers.

Read our guide on “Top 20 Things To See And Do In Iceland”

Iceland is the most beautiful country we have ever been to and should be in every person’s bucket list and here is why.

1) To experience gorgeous midnight sun like this

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

2) Stunning canyons you have never seen before

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon


Kolugljúfur Gorge

3) Natural hot springs that you don’t want to leave

Reykjadalur Hot Spring


Read our guide on “Top 5 Hot Springs To Visit In Iceland For Free”

4) Diving in crystal clear blue water between the 2 Continents

5) Geysers and sulfur springs that will take your breath away


Namafjall Hverir

6) Friendly Icelandic horses

Icelandic Horses


Riders on the way to Reykjadalur Hot Spring

7) Volcanic craters filled with blue and green turquoise water


8) Volcanoes straight out of a fairy tale

Kirkjufell Volcano

9) Picnic spots like these

Picnic spot near Seljalandsfoss Waterfall


Picnic spot on the way to Seljavallalaug Hot spring

10) Chasing these cute sheep into the wild

Icelandic Sheep


On the Way to Landmannalaugar

11) Panoramic landscape like these

Snæfellsnes Peninsula


Picture Postcard

12) Number of gorgeous waterfalls, each prettier than the last

Svartifoss Waterfall


Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls


Seljalandsfoss Waterfall


Goðafoss waterfall

13) Hiking trails like these that will leave no one unmoved

Thórsmörk Valley


Landmannalaugar Hiking Trail


Resting after a beautiful hike in Thórsmörk Valley

14) Icelandic moss that nowhere else can be found

Snæfellsnes Peninsula



15) To stand on this magnificent stacked columns of different size and shape which come out of the ocean

Reynisdrangar Cliff

16) Witnessing jaw-dropping scenery of Jökulsárlón Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Lagoon

17) Road stops like these that make a journey as pretty as the destination

On the Way to Vik


Landmannalaugar Hiking Trail


Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Iceland’s incredible landscapes emanate a beautiful feeling that cannot be put in words or capture in photos. For one to feel it, he needs to see it.

Hope our photo blog was enough to convince you to visit Iceland. If not, visit our guide on “Top 20 Things To See And Do In Iceland”

and watch our Iceland vlog

Author: Offbeat Wanderlust


  1. 17 absolutely breathtaking reasons to visit Iceland! Your photography is amazing, I think I’ve said this way too many times before πŸ™‚ And the drone footage in the video – wow!

  2. These photos are absolutely incredible I want to visit Iceland so bad! Everyone I know that goes has the best time and photos. This has definitely sealed the deal for me, need to plan something ASAP!

  3. actually these are not reasons to visit iceland, these are in fact reasons to move to iceland and never leave again! I honestly cannot believe how beutiful it is!

  4. Iceland has been on my list of places to travel to for so long, every post I read about it wants me to pack my bags and leave right this instance and the 17 reasons you’ve listed have just cemented it to me that I need to get out there and experience it for myself.

  5. Oh my goodness! All these reasons Yes!!! It looks so different than when I went there (December). Guess I need to make another trip to see it all with greenery!

  6. WOW!!!! These pictures are gorgeous!!! They make me want to visit Iceland even more – in fact I just finished packing bags. So many different beautiful landscapes.

  7. I love Iceland, and don’t blame you for wanting to travel there. The landscape is amazing, and though cold, I enjoyed every second. Your photos are incredible!

  8. I want to visit Iceland terribly! I love the landscape–so beautiful. The diving and hot springs sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures!

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