In Hauganes, follow the signs to a cove lined with outdoor hot tubs. The prime soaking spot: in a hot tub that looks like a Viking ship, with views of the ocean.
When in Reykjavik, check out Thor’s Power Gym in Kópavogur, the home gym of Strongman champion Hafþór Björnsson, a.k.a The Mountain from "The Game of Thrones."
This is one of the most famous and largest turf houses in the country, with grass growing on the rooftops and a ton of fascinating, historic artifacts inside.
You can immerse yourself in the northern lights at Aurora Reykjavik: The Northern Lights Center. This interactive museum teaches you all about the lights, from the science to the folklore.
This small museum packs a huge attitude – and a tour through Iceland’s 80's and 90's punk music scene as told through posters, instruments, clothes and memorabilia displayed in repurposed bathroom stalls.
A unique way to explore the beauty of the Golden Circle is atop an Icelandic horse. These horses are small (but don’t call them ponies!), sure-footed and spirited.
In this surreal wasteland, you’ll feel like you’re on another planet. Walk past boiling mudpots, steaming fumaroles and through clouds of stinky sulfuric gas.
Don’t leave the Mývatn area without popping into the Bird Museum, the largest private bird collection in the country – and possibly the smallest natural museum in the world.
Iceland is known for its wool, and you can score big at Kidka, a working wool factory and shop. This is the best place to pick up a practical souvenir and gifts for home.
Take a tour of the Ektafiskur fishery, a working production facility in Hauganes, where you can learn and watch how they gut and prepare the fish that you might later eat at the Baccala Bar restaurant next door.