By now, you have probably heard of or even seen how beautiful the natural environment is in Iceland. This European nation is rich in natural wonders that should be in everyone's bucket lists. 

If you're planning on making the trip up north to see what nature has to offer, make sure to include these natural attractions in Iceland on your list.


Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland

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First on the list is a canyon known as Fjaðrárgljúfur. 328 feet (100 meters) deep and 1.24 miles (two kilometers) long, this canyon is where the  Fjaðrá runs through. 

Visitors can hike during their visit to the canyon to get a better view of both the canyon and the river. There is also a waterfall on the western side of the canyon. 

While the canyon was closed down in 2019 due to the threat visitors posed to its environment, it has been announced that it has reopened to travelers on June 1, 2024.  


Gullfoss, Iceland

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Easily one of the most iconic falls in the country, Gullfoss is located in the Hvítá river canyon. Gullfoss actually has two stages, which makes watching the water drop an awe-inspiring experience for visitors. 

As tempting as it is to get a better look, visitors should be careful about getting too close. A huge amount of water drops from the top of Gullfoss every day, and the energy is enough to spray and drench visitors who get too close to the falls. 

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon  

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

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Considered as Iceland's most well-known glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. If you want to see a real-life iceberg, this is the place to go to. Visitors can expect icebergs that are both white and electric blue in color. 

Visitors should likewise not miss out on the ice caves found in this glacier lagoon. Ice cave tours are offered by a number of tour operators in Iceland for those who are interested. 


Seljalandsfoss, Southern Region, Iceland

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Another one of the most visited falls in the whole of Iceland, Seljalandsfoss is also one of the most photographed attractions in the country. Part of the Seljalandsá river, it has a drop of 200 feet (60 meters). 

There is a pathway that stretches around Seljalandsfoss, which means that visitors can encircle the falls. For those who want are up a little bit more adventure, there is a small cave behind the falls that visitors can walk into. 

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