10 Most Beautiful Towns in Iceland
Beautiful Iceland’s Towns – The fact that Iceland is getting more fame when it comes to its tourist attractions doesn’t happen without any reason. Iceland needs to be grateful to its towns. For you to know, there are so many towns in Iceland which will keep on making your jaw dropped because of their charms. Yes, it’s true and below, you can find 10 highly recommended cities in Iceland to visit once you have really gone there.
This city is the capital city of Iceland and also the largest city in Iceland at the same time. It’s has a strategical location on the coastline area and historically-speaking, it’s the very first city inhabited by the people in Iceland ever since the effort towards independence from Denmark back in the 19th century. You should go to Reykjavik during the summer, and you’ll see it’s bright all the time even when the night falls. Reykjavik is also one of the best small towns in Europe.
Beauty is just the other name for this city. Similar to the other towns in Iceland, the town is designed prettily and it’s surrounded by stunning nature. Around the city, you’ll see a line of mountains which make everything about this city seems so dramatic. Make sure you visit Botanical Garden when you’re in Akuyeri. You’ll be freshened by the plants and somehow, it’s also romantic. For those of you that want to celebrate your happy honeymoon, we’ll suggest this city as your honeymoon destinations in Iceland.
Whale watching becomes the main tourist attraction of this city and not many Iceland cities can let you enjoy it. It’s not only that, Húsavík Whale Museum is also the one to visit right after you see the living whale just to learn further information and knowledge about that majestic creature. Those who are into hiking will also be able to satisfy their desires in the mountains around this city.
Vík í Mýrdal
Usually called as Vik or Vik Iceland, it’s a small village for just less than 200 people living there. However, despite the fact that it’s a small village, tourism is really on the peak there. It’s all thanks to the cliffs that bring fame to this town. The nature around the village is just unbelievable.
What things that makes this town popular among the other cities in Iceland is its landscape. If you are into hiking, this is just another perfect place for you to go to because you can see the soaring hills rising from the water. And at the ends of your hiking, you should look at some waterfalls to make you ready for the next hike right away.
It’s recommended for you to go there during the winter because it’s going to be the heaven for winter sport enthusiasts. Ice skating, snowmobiling, skiing, you name it, everything related to the activities to be done in the snow can yours to enjoy in this town. Don’t forget also about the Herring Museum. This place is going to fill you with the information about herring fish and how it affects the economy. Folk Music Center is also a good place to visit so you can learn even further about the musical heritage of Iceland.
The name of this town can translate into “bay of seal pup” and yes, you can see seal pups if you are lucky enough when you are in this town. But if you are not fortunate to meet the seal pups, don’t feel bad because there are still many spots to visit in this town including the fascinating Kópavogur Church which has fantastic architecture.
Just outside the skirt of Reykjavik, this town is the third biggest city in Iceland. This town is the center of many great festivals such as the Bright Days festival which is usually held in May. Then, there’s Viking festival that takes place when winter solstice comes. And there are still many other festivals including popular music concerts.
Located not far away from Reykjavik, Selfoss becomes the suburban area for the people working in the capital. The annual summer festival is held every year, and if you are lucky to go there during the festival, you’ll see how the residents try their best to decorate the town which makes Selfoss look so pretty.
For most tourists, it’s quite hard to reach this archipelago. However, let me tell you that it’s going to be worth it. On the islands/town, the scenery is awe-inspiring, and it’s all thanks to the fact that this town is made up of volcanic islands.
It’s the end of the most beautiful cities and towns in Iceland that must you visit when you are in Iceland. Don’t forget the list of 10 Iceland’s towns and make your vacation great again. And don’t forget to see the other cities of Iceland in here. (TRIPIVY.COM)