First off, let me say that Maligne Canyon is gorgeous, and if you have not been there do not let my opinions stop you from checking it out. Now that being said, you have to go in the winter! Maligne Canyon is a sight in the summer but a spectacle in the winter.
The Sunwapta Falls are a very popular stop along the Icefields Parkway. The upper falls are a huge draw for people, and why not, they are gorgeous. However, after driving about an hour from Jasper townsite, it is worth it to do the easy hike down to the lower falls as well.
I list this hike as moderate because there is a moderate climb, but this has to be one of the easiest mountain view hikes around.
The Southwest of Iceland is the most popular, and thus the busiest, part of the country. This is largely because you can explore this region of Iceland as a day trip from Reykjavik and cover off most of the sights mentioned below. I found most of the sights very impressive but slightly tarnished due to the immense crowds at some of them.
Southeastern Iceland included some of the most popular and scenic attractions in all of Iceland. A must see region for sure.
Myvatn Lake was my favourite area we visited in Iceland, and it was the day I was most looking forward to before we even arrived in Iceland! By far I had the most fun visiting the geothermal area Hverir - read on (and check out the photos) to see why!
The northeast of Iceland was the wildlife hub for our trip. We started with whales and ended with Puffins. In between we saw some cool sights and did a lot of driving. The nice part about this leg of the island is that there are not as many people around.
Sarah and I spent two weeks in Iceland in July and August. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula might have been my favourite overall day during our trip. There is just so much to see and do in a small area. Lots of people skip this part of the island but I would highly suggest taking the day to go around. We missed a couple things, but here is what we did.
The Egypt Lake Trail starts from the Sunshine Village parking lot in Banff National Park. You would definitely want to do it as a multiday hike so you can do some of the day trips that begin at the Egypt Lake campground.
This blog post was going to have a very different name, photos, and level of epicness but weather conditions and a healthy dose of fear changed our plans a weeee bit.