Iceland has exploded onto the travel scene in the past decade. It’s no wonder – thanks to its combination of nearly unbelievable landscapes, Northern Lights-spotting opportunities, and badly-behaved (but great-looking) volcanoes.
Although it can feel like every traveler is planning or has just returned from a trip to Iceland, there are plenty of cool spots away from the island’s increasingly crowded Golden Circle.
I’ve picked 11 of my favorite things to do in Iceland that aren’t in the Golden Circle – don’t miss them on your next trip.
1) Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Although Jökulsárlón Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach are technically two separate destinations, they’re so close to each other that you should visit the two together.
Ok, that’s great, but what’s the appeal? How about a lagoon filled with icebergs that have broken off from the nearby Breiðamerkurjökull glacier?
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