With awe-inspiring Iceland’s Hidden Gems, fjords that seem to touch the sky, and rocky mountains that make you feel like you are standing on the edge of the world, it is easy to see why this Nordic country is so popular with tourists. But what about the places that are off the beaten path, and not yet touched by the masses of visitors? The best-hidden places in Iceland will require a bit of effort to reach, and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. But when you get there, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
Gljufrabui, which translates as ‘Canyon Dweller’, is one of those rare hidden gems that is located very close to the better-known Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Those who dare to venture deep into this mossy canyon will be rewarded with a magical scene of cascading waterfalls that are framed by weathered basalt columns.
Secrets of the North: Unveiling Iceland’s Hidden Gems
This incredibly remote region in the east of the island is truly off the beaten path. It is a rugged, wild, and spectacular place to visit with awe-inspiring landscapes, and a wealth of natural and cultural history to discover. Hornstrandir is also one of the most unspoiled regions in Iceland, and you will not find many tourists here.
It takes a bit of determination to reach this incredible place, which is why most people who visit it will do so as part of a tour. This is because the only way to get to this extraordinary headland is to travel across a flooded causeway that is not suitable for cars.