Nature in Iceland

Immersing yourself in the quiet beauty of the natural wonders of Iceland is both energizing and restful. Imagine the scene after having gone on a guided glacier tour or spent the day on an Icelandic horse slowly taking in the surreal scenery of Icelands unspoiled nature past waterfalls and hot springs.

The sparkling stars set the stage for the Northern lights to dance in multicolored splendour across a black cloudless sky as you soak in the natural pure geothermal Icelandic water of a hot tub. Planning ahead and gathering information about Iceland can make your holiday in Iceland complete. There are ample tours to choose from, all of which invite you to experience the magic of the many natural wonders of Iceland.

Hotels in Iceland

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

 Close to Godafoss, Aldeyjarfoss is located deeper in the Icelandic highlands next to road 842 (known as Kjölur). 

Aurora Reykavik

Aurora Reykjavik. Northern ligths center in Iceland is open all year from 10-22 every day. So even if you are traveling in summer you can catch the essence of being out on a cold winter night watching the Icelandic Northern Lights.


Breidamerkurjokullis an outlet glacier of the larger glacier of Vatnajokull in southeastern Iceland. Emerging as a tongue of the Vatnajokull, it ends in a small lagoon, known as Jokulsarlon...

Dettifoss Waterfall

Dettifoss is considered to be Europe’s most powerful waterfall reaching almost 44m/144ft in height and about 100m/330ft in width. 


Drangajokull is the northernmost glacier of Iceland. It is situated southwest of the peninsula Hornstrandir in the Vestfirdir region. The glacier covers an area of 160–200 km2 (62–77 sq. mi) at an altitude...

Dynjandi Waterfall

 Many Icelanders state that Dynjandi, also known as Fjallfoss, is the most beautiful and photogenic waterfall in Iceland. Dynjandi is in fact a series of multiple waterfalls...


The glacier snout Eyjabakkajokull is the easternmost of the other much larger, northern tongues. It flows through the so-called Devil’s Pass to the east of Breidabunga and down to the mud-flats Eyjabakkar...


Eyjafjallajokullis one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skogar and to the west of Myrdalsjokull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation...


 The number one attraction in Iceland the Geysir area in Iceland is truly one of Iceland‘s natural wonders.

Glymur Waterfall

Standing at about 196m/643ft, Glymur is regarded as the highest waterfall in Iceland. Located in Hvalfjordur, which is about a 50min drive from Reykjavik, this waterfall boasts beautiful...

Gullfoss Waterfall

The most popular tourist attraction in Iceland, Gullfoss, is the waterfall of Iceland. Together with Geysir and Þingvellir, these three natural destinations form the popular...

Haifoss Waterfall

The waterfall Háifoss is situated near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland. The river Fossá, a tributary of Þjórsá, drops here from a height of 122 m.

Hekla Volcano

The Volcano Hekla

Hekla, located in the south of Iceland amidst the Fjallabak mountain range, is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland.In holding up its reputation as one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland, Hekla has seen over 20 eruptions since 874, being referred to as the  "Gateway to Hell,” dating back to the Middle Ages.

Hofsjokull Glacier in Iceland

Glacier Hofsjokull  (1069m) is located east of Glacier Vatnajokull, between Valley Vididalur in the Lon Area and Valley Hofsdalur of the Alftafjordur Area. It counts among the smaller glaciers...

Hraunfossar Waterfall

Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls formed by smaller brooks streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed 

Icelandic Northern Lights

One of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights is Iceland. Because of its northerly position on the globe the tilt of the Earths axis places Iceland away from the sun during the winter months. This makes for very long dark winters where the nights are extended and the days are very short.

On these long nights the stars and the moon provide illumination which again reflects of the snow covered landscape, this is in itself a very beautiful sight and one well worth experiencing.

For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights.

Auroral displays, especially those seen in Iceland, appear frequently and in many colours. Pale green, yellow and pink are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland.


The Myrdalsjokull (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active mountain ridge, which erupted in 1918. Its volcano is called Katla...

Northern Lights forecast

For anyone traveling to Iceland in the winter, the greatest attraction is the near guaranteed chance of catching a glimpse of the flying rainbow that is the Northern Lights in Iceland
But having made plans to come all the way to the cold little country in the North Atlantic, you may ask yourself: 
When do the Northern Lights appear in Iceland?

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland as it was notably utilized as a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. This waterfall of the river...


Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is a fountain geyser in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in Iceland in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík.

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano

The Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, is one of Iceland's smallerice caps located in the far south of the island. As one of the more famous Icelandic volcanoes, it’s situated to the north of Skogar and to the west of the larger ice cap Myrdalsjokull.The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano 1,666 metres (5,466 ft) high, which has erupted relatively frequently since the last ice age. The mountain itself, a stratovolcano, stands at 1,651 metres (5,417 ft) at its highest point, and has a crater 3–4 kilometres (1.9–2.5 mi) in diameter, open to the north.

The Volcano Katla

The Katla volcano, located near the southern end of Iceland's eastern volcanic zone, is hidden beneath the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Katla is one of Iceland's most active and most dangerous volcanoes, infamous for its large eruptions happening on average every 50-100 years, causing devastating glacial floods. 

What Makes the Northern Lights

Pale green and yellow are the most common colours of the Northern Lights in Iceland but different shades of green and yellow fly by and create a wonderful display of light. 
Northern Lights appear in many forms and can be described as anything from small patches or scattered clouds of light to rippling streams, bulging arcs, or curtains flowing in an invisible wind. 
The Aurora Borealis can also flash along the dark velvet sky as shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.