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.
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.
Long ago the First Nations people of the area carved what looks like bison ribs into these boulders. They believed that by carving these boulders they would pay homage to “Old Man Buffalo” and gain luck when hunting. To this day there are still gifts like tobacco and feathers left as offerings.
If you are in the Provost area, you should do yourself a service and visit Bodo. I learned so much while visiting the Bodo Archeological Society! The staff’s passion for archeology really shines through. Our tour was informative, fun, and honestly made me realize how cool archeology is!
Overall I would recommend Gooseberry Lake PP as a place with a different kind of landscape compared to most of the places we usually go. Although, I don't think you could go there every weekend or anything and keep yourself busy. You could go there once or twice to experience the rolling plains but there is not enough to do in the area to make it a regular stop.