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16 Things to Do In West Iceland Away From Tourist Crowd

Tucked away from the well-trodden paths that crisscross Iceland's more famous attractions, West Iceland is a sanctuary of peace, natural beauty, and deep-rooted history. This part of the island, with its dramatic fjords, towering glaciers, and bubbling hot springs, offers a tranquil escape for those looking to immerse themselves in Iceland's untouched wilderness. It's a place where the silence is only broken by the rustling of leaves and the distant roar of waterfalls, a realm where the Northern Lights dance unhindered by city lights.

This guide is your compass to navigating the serene beauty of West Iceland, revealing 16 of the most peaceful and enchanting activities and sights. From exploring ancient lava caves lit by the faint glow of a headlamp to soaking in geothermal pools with views that stretch into the horizon, each recommendation is a step further away from the crowd and deeper into the heart of Iceland's majestic landscapes.

Dive into the curated list below and find out what serene adventures await you in the land of fire and ice.

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The Design Tourist
The Design Tourist
9th February 2024 in travel
16 Things to Do In West Iceland Away From Tourist Crowd
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  • Visited

  • Stykkisholmur
  • Hellnar to Arnarstapi
  • Kirkjufell
  • Londrangar and Malarrif
  • Budir Black Church
  • Víðgelmir
  • Langjokull Glacier
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfall
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Hotel Husafell
  • Culinary Exploration
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canyon Baths
  • Snorrastofa Cultural Center
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Exploring During Volcanic Activity

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