Some of the largest whales in the world live in the waters around Iceland, just half an hour from Reykjavik. Whale Watching tours leave every morning to spot whales. Dolphins regularly come around the corner during these tours and sometimes even orcas! Most companies do their best to implement their methods as sustainably as possible and ensure that the whales remain unharmed during the tours.
A special sight in Reykjavik is Hallgrimskirkja Church. This is the highlight of the city and literally the tallest building. It has taken 41 years to build and that is certainly reflected.
You may think that the clearest water is surrounded by a tropical (is)land, but there is nothing less true. You can find the world’s clearest water in the Silfra cleft. This crack is caused by the separation of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The water is about 2 degrees Celsius and offers you up to 120 meters of visibility. Diving in such cold water is not for everyone and requires some preparation and perseverance, but that is certainly worth it.
Iceland’s best kept secret is waterfall Kvernufoss. Many people visit the famous waterfall Skogafoss, where it is almost always busy. A kilometer around the corner you will find Kvernufoss, just as beautiful or even more beautiful and (almost) entirely for yourself.
The best time to visit Iceland is during spring, altough that stronly depends on your preferences and what you want to do. For winter weather and snow you must of course go in winter!