The Nothern part of Iceland is less crowded than the South but there are some interesting things to see. While we were there, the weather wasn’t the best, so there was a lot of cursing involved 😊. But we did some amazing things and we were lucky there weren’t a lot of people.
Visit Asbyrgi Canyon
Asbyrgi canyon is a large horseshoe-shaped rock formation. We did two hikes here: one short one up to Eyjan hill (4.5k round trip) and a longer one (in the rain) Kúahvammur circle (12k round trip). It is a beautiful surrounding to walk in but I think it would be even more beautiful with some sun.
See the most powerful waterfall in Europe
We saw a lot of waterfalls when we were in Iceland but the most powerful of all was Dettifoss. The road to the waterfall is a little bit challenging but it is doable without a 4 wheel drive. You have to take route 862. A little while further is a smaller waterfall: Hafragilsfoss but nonetheless also worth a visit.
Go to Husavik to watch whales
Whale watching is something amazing to do while you are in Iceland. We did a whale watching tour with Salka Whale Watching and had an amazing time. You can read all about it here.
See one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland
A lit bit outside of Myvatn is Godafoss, a beautifully shaped waterfall and excellent for photography. You can walk to the foot of the river for the perfect view of the waterfall.
Enjoy the amazing landscapes while driving
The landscapes that you are passing when you are driving are so amazing here. Don’t forget to stop one and awhile to enjoy all this beauty. That doesn’t only apply to the North of Iceland but for the whole country.
A bonus is a visit to the Christmas House
Near Akureyi you will find a house filled with Christmas. If you are lucky you can buy some waffles. On the outside, it looks like a gingerbread house but inside you will find an enormous amount of Christmas decorations.
Did you go the North of Iceland? What did you do?