Instagrammable spots in Iceland

Iceland is full of instagrammable spots, amazing waterfalls, cliffs, beaches…..
In this post I collected the top 10 you can’t miss instagrammable places.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

The canyon is featured in films, music videos and it is clearly a must visit spot in Iceland. The 100 m deep and 2 km long canyon can be found on the southern part of the country and it is easy to access from the Ring Road.

Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi

Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland right next to Ring Route. The waterfall drops 60 m and you can walk behind it. About 500 meters walk from Seljalandsfoss you will find a hidden gem, called Gljúfrabúi. This watarfall is located inside a canyon.


Skogafoss is situated in the south of Iceland just about 15 min drive from Seljalandsfoss. It is one of the largest and most known waterfalls in Iceland.

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lake and the Diamond Beach

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon can be found in the Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. The glacial lake is full of icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier. This arctic scenery is just amazing, also you can see seals resting on some of the icebergs. Next to the lake you will find the famous diamond beach, where the white icebergs meet with the black sand.


Dettifos is a must see waterfall in Northeast Iceland, and it is the second most powerful waterfall in Europe after the Rhine Falls. Dettifos has two sides to visit, on the eastern part you will find a rocky shore, on the western part a green cliff. If you have time it is worth to visit both side.


On the southern part of Iceland is the world famous black sand beach, with basalt sea stacks. This beach was ranked in 1991 as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world, so don’t miss it.


Gullfoss is situated approximately 113 kilometers from Reykjavik, and it is part of the famous Golden Circle. It is relatively close to the capital, and as such it can be quite touristic, but still definitely worth to visit.

Blue Lagoon

Not cheap, but when in Iceland….
This geothermal spa on the southwestern part of Iceland is a place to relax . The spa is located in a lava field near Grindavík between Reykjavik and Keflavik.


Kirkjufell is an iconic peak in Iceland. This 463 m high mountain on the north coast of Iceland attracts many photographers, and also appeared in Game of Thrones.

Hvítserkur Rock

On the northern part of Iceland you will find the 15 m high basalt stack Hvítserkur. Also the shore and cliffs around the rock worth a walk.

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