Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Iceland
Visit Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, on a city break. A study tour takes you through numerous museums – the National Museum, the National Gallery, Einar-Jonsson Museum, other interesting buildings, the cathedral and the university. Take the time to get to know the culture of the city of Reykjavik in depth.
Fourth largest city in Iceland with many attractions and sights
Iceland has been a real insider tip for holidaymakers from all over the world for years. Akureyri should not be missed if you are traveling in the north of the country. The fourth largest city in the country has some sights and attractions to offer for all tastes and ages. The city of 17,000 on the banks of the Glerá River is the cultural and economic center of Iceland, along with the capital Reykjavik. The popular university town of Akureyri has one of the largest ports in the country and an international airport that is regularly served by major airlines.
“First we do it, then we like it.” (Icelandic motto)
Keflavík, the sixth largest city in Iceland, is an important port city in both senses of the word. In addition to the picturesque sea port of Keflavik with impressive historical buildings from the 19th century, there is also the port for aircraft from all over the world: Keflavik International Airport was expanded for the third time in 2015 and is also a NATO military airfield. The approach to the airport, named after the Icelandic explorer Leif Eriksson, the “lucky one”, leads over the wide lava fields of Iceland’s “Rauchspitze”.
Iceland is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and many natural attractions. Anyone traveling in the south-east of the island state should definitely make a trip to the Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon in the south-west of the country. This is located directly on Ringstrasse 1, one of the most important transport links in the region.
On the ring road through Iceland
Ringstrasse, that sounds like the noisy highways of a mega-city. Not so the Ring Road in Iceland. It is called Hringvegur in Icelandic and leads 1339 kilometers around the island. It is the perfect opportunity to get to know many of the island’s sights, as they are almost all on the route of this national road.
A week on tour
How long you need for the Hringvegur depends on how much you want to see. Theoretically, the route can be covered in 14 hours, although you have not seen anything. It makes sense to take a week. An ideal tour for study travelers.
A swim in the blue lagoon
The journey usually begins in Keflavik, which is also where the airport is located. Reykjavik is kept as a candy for graduation. So the start is counter-clockwise and the famous Blue Lagoon awaits you just around the corner from Keflavik. There is something about bathing in this hot, pale blue mud. The next highlight is in the Thingvellir National Park, where the mighty Strokkur geyser unfolds its natural forces. No less impressive is the Skaftafell National Park, where calving glacier blocks create a magnificent display of colors.
From the whales to the horses
For a while, the Hringvegur leads through a desert-like landscape that eventually leads to Lake Myvatn with its unique bird life. On the way to Akureyri, it is worth making a detour near Husavik to watch whales. The subsequent trip through the Skagafjördur fjord will delight horse lovers, as the famous Icelandic horses gallop through this area. With a little luck, seal colonies will show up in Hvammstangi a few hours later. The end of the line is now Reykjavik, the capital. The largest city on the island not only surprises with its unusual architecture, but also with a whole series of museums, an imposing concert hall at the harbor, a huge botanical garden, a geothermal bath and strikingly modern church buildings.
Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall
Iceland is a true natural paradise. There are numerous impressive waterfalls alone on the coast in the south of the country. Seljalandsfoss is considered the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland and has something very special to offer.
Over 60 meters high
The remarkable waterfall in the south can be found on the eastern edge of Eyjafjöll – right near the ring road. There are several waterfalls to marvel at. The Seljalandsfoss has a height of more than 60 meters. From a high cliff, the masses of water plunge into the depths and finally into a small lake. This area used to be the seashore. But over the millennia, Iceland has been raised more and more and so the cliff is now a precipice in the interior of the country.
You can get wet here
Ideally, the Seljalandsfoss can be admired from the so-called stilling basin. The visitors stand directly under the waterfall and can experience the masses of water rushing in from above. Surrounded by water mist and every Mende spray, you feel transported into another world. In the midst of the forces of nature, visitors can get wet.
The Seljalandsfoss offers something very special
The waterfall offers the visitors something very special. It is one of the few large waterfalls in the world where visitors can walk completely behind the waterfall. A narrow path leads behind the water curtain. Here visitors experience a breathtaking natural spectacle. The best time to do this is around midnight in midsummer. Then the waterfall shines in a very special light. And when the weather is good, the sky above the waterfall offers a real spectacle of colors.
Spend the night at the natural wonder
There is a lovely campsite nearby. This gives visitors the rare opportunity to spend the night near Seljalandsfoss. That makes a trip to the great waterfall an unforgettable experience.