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What to see and do during a two-day stopover in Iceland

By Sara McMahon

  • Waterfall Öxarárfoss Þingvellir national park is only 30 minutes drive from the capital and is a great destination in all seasons. Photo/Vilhem Gunnarsson

Q: We are doing a two-day stopover in Iceland – any recommendations for what to see and do?

A: Given that you have two full days to explore, we recommend you visit the Reykjanes peninsula first. Take a trip to the Blue Lagoon and have lunch at the popular Lava restaurant. Visit the Icelandic Museum of Rock (& roll) in Keflavík, and don’t forget to stop at the Gunnuhver geothermal area, and Eldvörp, a collection of eighteen volcanic craters that formed during a volcanic eruption in 1224. The area is considered to be a unique geological phenomenon, but for some reason very few people take the time to visit it.

Read more: 21 reasons to visit the Reykjanes peninsula

The second day could either be spent walking around Reykjavík (our Reykjavík Guide is available online) or taking the Golden Circle Tour (self-drive or with one of many tour operators), which will take you to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area (location of the eponymous geyser).

Enjoy your stay!

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