A short drive from the countries capital and you will immediately feel off the beaten track. Black sand beaches, glacier lagoons geothermal baths and ice caves are all things you can experience in this corner of the country. Trundle along with a guide or get lost in your own hire car as you pass meadows of Icelandic horses.
It’s safe to say, when it comes to natural splendour, Iceland is hard to beat. This is a country made for exploring, where one will be spending most of their time in the great outdoors. From racing across lava fields in a Super Jeep and kayaking through the glistening waters of a glacial lagoon, to hiking up mountains and quad biking across black sand beaches, Iceland is one big adventure playground. And, of course, after a day of activity, there’s nothing better than sinking into the thermal waters of its naturally occurring hot springs.
A short ferry away from Landeyjahofn lies the Westman Islands, arguably the countries wildest pocket. The Islands are surrounded by 15 other uninhabited islands (although 6 of them have single hunting cabins) and around 30 rocks and skerries making seabird life very rich and bountiful.