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10 Most Beautiful Cities in Iceland Worth Visiting

Megha Chakraborty Dec 17, 2020
Located at the top of the world, just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is popular for its stunning natural beauty. From snow-covered mountains to breathtaking waterfalls, iceland is worth visiting.
The country's capital and the largest city in the southwest coast of Iceland is quite famous for its National Saga museums and the Hallgrimskirkja Church.
Reykjavik
Here, you can also visit the popular rotating Perlan glass dome, and you can also take a hike to Mount Esja.
The country's third-largest town is the hub of Viking culture. Here, you can take a tour of the elf land, museums and galleries.
Hafnarfjörður
This town also offers plenty of conventional outdoor activities from hiking, swimming to horse riding.
Iceland's second-largest city, also known as Capital of North Iceland, is quite famous for fishing, the Akureyri Botanical Gardens, Akureyri Art Museum and the Aviation Museum.
Akureyri
This city is a gateway to the north’s spectacular beauty, the Myvatn region, Dettifoss waterfall, Godafoss waterfall, and Asbyrgi canyon.
Seyðisfjörður
Remote Iceland's most picturesque city, it boasts of a lively fishing village, colorful Norwegian-style wooden houses, stunning landscapes, hiking trails and geological formations.
Situated in the northwest of Iceland, this city is best for seeing puffins on the cliffs of Látrabjarg, the Drangajökull glacier and the majestic waterfalls at Dynjandi.
Ísafjörður
You can opt for the challenging valley trails and enjoy the dramatic and scenic hiking and biking trails from Isafjordur.
This Icelandic fishing town is nestled in the southeastern part of the country with glacial lagoons around it.
Hofn
Enjoy the views of stunning mountains, giant glaciers natural harbors of Iceland’s Hvalnes Nature Reserve Stokksnes and the Vestrahorn mountain.
Vestmannaeyjar, also known as the Westmann Island was the result of 1973 volcanic eruption and is a part of a 15-island archipelago.
Vestmannaeyjar
This city is perfect for bird watchers, hiking lovers and adventurous volcano climbers.
This city can be found on the east end of Iceland on the banks of Lagarfljót river. Explore the scenic hiking trails, forests, waterfalls and East Iceland Heritage Museum.
Egilsstadir
The interesting thing you can find here is Icelandic poetry written on some of the walls and windows all around the town, which is a reminder of the work of local poets and the town's history.
This southernmost village on the Icelandic mainland is filled with enthralling places from ice caves to the most popular waterfalls in the country, the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
Vík í Mýrdal
Kópavogur, the name which means ‘Baby Seal Bay’ is the second largest town in Iceland and is located on the southeastern shore of Faxa Bay.
Kópavogur
Visit the Gerðarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur Church and enjoy bird-watching along the spectacular hiking trails.