Vatnajökull features miles of white, pure ice, intertwined with blue and smoky hues in interesting shapes formed by compressed ice.

Visiting Vatnajökull Glacier

Iceland earns its ubiquitous “fire and ice” nickname in the Vatnajökull region. Vatnajökull Glacier’s ice cap covers several active volcanoes; you’ll frequently see hot streams erupting from beneath frozen banks of ice.

Svartifoss waterfall in Skatftafell National Park.

East Iceland and the Eastfjords Travel Planning

Tips on planning your time in East Iceland, where you find the actual “ice” of Iceland, and the Eastfjords, home to active volcanoes and remote, unspoiled beauty, including area overviews, main attractions, and highlights,

Hiking Mt. Hekla in Iceland.

Iceland’s 3 Favorite Activities

Iceland truly is a nature buff’s playground. Locals are thrilled to have you explore their treasured land through hiking, fishing, and believe it or not, even swimming.

A sculpture representing a viking ship by Jón Gunnar Árnason.

Reykjavík’s Top 10 Sights

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in Reykjavík. Spend your days browsing the top ten sights of the city–museums, cultural venues, art, architecture, and its natural beauty.