The following places are recommended by international students:
The Golden Circle: Tourist road in the South Iceland, covering around 300 km. The three main stops are Þingvellir (national park with the ancient Icelandic Parliament and the drift between the North America and Eurasian Plates), Gullfoss ("golden falls", magnifient), and Geysir (in geothermally active Haukadalur Valley).
Blue Lagoon: A geothermic spa, located between Reykjavík and Keflavík. One of the most visited attractions in Iceland
Landmannalaugar: Popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's highlands. The area has numberous unusual geological features and geothermal hot springs. The area is open from June to late September, at other times the road is closed.
Þórsmörk: One of Iceland's gems, surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains, glaciers and glacial rivers. Streams and rivers have to be crossed to get there so please make sure that you are with experienced people when travelling there.
Skaftafell: A national park founded in 1967. The rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers, the flora and the fauna have magnetic influence on visitors.
Jökulsárlón: Located near to Skaftafell National Park. Jökulsárlón is the largest glacial lagoon in Iceland; icebergs breaking off from Vatnajökull float on the lagoon before disappearing out to sea.
Hallormstaðarskógur: The largest wooded area in the country.
Mývatn: The country's fourth largest natural lake. The lake´s surroundings are amazing, and the visitor should spend at least few days there to take it all in.
Dettifoss: A waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. The river flowing over Dettifoss is from Vatnajökull Glacier, giving the water a white/brownish colour. The falls are 100 m wide and drop 44 m down into Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon. It is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge.
Ásbyrgi: A canyon in Kelduhverfi District west of the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. The legend says that the horse of Óðinn, the chief god of Norse mythology, stepped down here leaving its giant hoof print (referring to the shape of the canyon).
Látrabjarg: The biggest seabird cliff in the North Atlantic and the westernmost point of Europe.
Hornstrandir: One of the biggest seabird cliffs in the North Atlantic. The nature reserve will leave you breathless. Please note that the trip is difficult during the summer but the area is totally uninhabited during the winter.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula: The mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier meets the sky at the tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, rising above other mountains. The glacier and the area round it offer opportunities for hiking and beautiful beaches.