Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Iceland

With such a dramatic and ever-changing landscape of geysers, hot springs, and waterfalls, it’s no wonder there are so many amazing and unusual things to see and do. From these often unforgiving lands comes some truly beautiful locations…



The Black Beach, Vík í Mýrdal
The Black Beach, Vík í Mýrdal

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If the jet-black sands of this beach weren’t unusual enough, there is also the basalt sea stacks that are worth having a look at.

Blue Lagoon, Grindavík

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This stunning geothermal spa is one of the most visited places in Iceland. But what makes it so unusual is that it’s located in a lava field!

The Church of Hallgrímur, Reykjavík

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The Church of Hallgrimur (AKA Hallgrimskirkja) is a Lutheran church that sits on top of a hill. It’s magnificent 73 m high steeple is what really makes it look so amazing. That, and the fact that it looks like a space rocket!

Samúel Jónsson’s Art Farm, Brautarholt

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This is not so much a place to celebrate amazing art, but a place to celebrate the love of all art.

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The Stone Eggs of Merry Bay, Djupivogur

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These 34 large stone eggs are exact replicas of 34 bird species found in the local area.

Midlina, Southern Peninsula

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This bridge crosses the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is literally a bridge across to bits of land pulling themselves apart.

The Turf Houses, Glaumbær

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In Iceland, a traditional way to build a house was to turf the roof so it stayed insulated inside. While no houses are made that way now (as they all have central heating) a few still remain and look amazing.

Búri Cave, Leitahraun

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There are quite a few caves located all around Iceland, but Buri cave is probably the best of them all thanks to its lava cut rock tubes.

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Gullfoss Waterfall, Gullfossi

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Gullfoss waterfall is the most majestic out of all the waterfalls. In fact, Gullfoss means ‘golden falls’ and it got its name because in the sunlight the sediment in the water turns the falls golden!

Ion Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir

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No tour of the unusual would be complete without a stay in one of the weirdest hotels in the world. What makes it so unusual? The hotel juts out from the base of a volcano! But don’t worry it is long-dormant…they think.

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