Iceland Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Iceland Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

- in European Vacation

With a population of only 300,000, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth, yet its capital Reykjavik, is only a three-hour flight from London and just under six from New York.

Reykjavik is relaxed and welcoming, yet possesses a cultural life that holds its own against other European capitals. Most buildings are built simple and low to beat the North Atlantic winds. However, the city is also graced with grand civic architecture inspired by Iceland’s natural beauty, such as the soaring central tower of Hallgrímskirkja.

Many of the country’s most popular sights are within easy reach of Reykjavík. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Iceland, at the Blue Lagoon. Then spend a day or two in The Golden Circle, an area which encompasses three of Iceland’s greatest natural wonders; Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Field, and Gullfoss.

Iceland’s main ring road strings together an endless series of epic landscapes. Less than two hours drive east of Reykjavik are two of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Continue eastward towards Vík, Iceland’s southern-most village, where you’ll find the dramatic landscapes of Black Beach, Reynisdrangar, and Dyrholaey. Follow the ring road for another two hours into the ethereal light of Jökulsárlón Lake, where icebergs break away from Europe’s largest glacier and float for years before tumbling out to sea.

Head north and feel the earth rumble at Europe’s mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss. Then explore the Myvatn region, a tranquil lake surrounded by nature in all its violent beauty. Take a careful walk through the boiling landscape of Namafjall, lose yourself amid the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, and peer into the caldera of Krafla Volcano.

Known as the Capital of the North, Akureyri is the perfect place to warm up and enjoy some creature comforts, before heading off into the wilds again. In Iceland, every side road is a story waiting to unfold. So come, and live your own Icelandic story, it’s one you’ll keep telling for the rest of your days.


Follow us on social media:


Follow us on our travel blog, Viewfinder:


  1. If this is heaven ! you better hand me the Bleach.

  2. Biohazard Gaming

    Damn the music really suits the video . Well done expedia

  3. Dolores Umbridge

    0:20 The Land of Game of Thrones

  4. Man and a Jeep

    Amazing place was there this July will sure my experience on my channel soon

  5. Going next week, absolutely beautiful I can't wait!!!

  6. Parshant Verma

    Unbelievable place

  7. Alexander Castle

    fkin religious context bull sht man NOT COOL ASSOLE EXP

  8. It's crazy but I almost cried watching this. So unique and beautiful!

  9. Mohammed Zavier Rashid

    I live in Iceland


    hermoso lugar!!


    I guess that September would be too cold.

  12. Wow!!!!!

  13. I really wish so badly to visit this beautiful country one day.

  14. GeneralSPatton Games

    I am going to Iceland next summer can't wait !


    My next trip abroad is Iceland!!

  16. Medina och bebis

    13:22 advertising a flight company with crashed plane

  17. I'm going for a school trip woopppp

  18. Will go, no doubt.

  19. gghhhh

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *