Wander next to Reykjavik's harbor and you'll come across the Sun Voyager, a steel sculpture designed by Jon Gunnar Arnason.
Lu?s Henrique Boucault
One of the Golden Circle's most impressive sights is Gullfoss, a 105-foot dual cascading waterfall.
Noppawat Tom Charoensinphon
Icelandic horses can be found roaming throughout Iceland.
Photo by Benjawan Sittidech
One of Reykjavik's most iconic buildings is Hallgrímur's Church, a working church named after Reverend Hallgrímur Pétursson.
Nora Carol Photography
One of South Iceland's most popular natural wonders to visit is Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall you can walk behind.
You'll come across Thingvellir National Park while exploring the Golden Circle.
The downtown area enncompasses some of Reykjavik's main attractions, including Laugavegur and Hallgrímur's Church.
After snapping photos of the Sun Voyager sculpture, stroll along the Sculpture and Shore Walk to check out Harpa's award-winning exterior.
Iarigan - Patricia Hamilton
Though Iceland's natural wonders are stunning throughout the year, for jaw-dropping photos of waterfalls, glaciers and more at night, visit in the winter when the aurora borealis can be seen.
A staple in all Icelanders' diets, Íslensk kjötsúpa (a traditional lamb soup) is just as flavorful as it is hearty.
Visitors frequent the Blue Lagoon, a geotherminal mineral spa, to relax their troubles away.
At the National Museum of Iceland, visitors will find a variety of artifacts belonging to Iceland's first inhabitants, as well as exhibits about Icelandic history, such as a traditional Icelandic boat and an early Icelandic home.
South Iceland boasts an array of natural wonders, including Reynisfjara, a black-sand beach with a basalt cave.
Shopaholics will love popping into the boutiques lining Laugavegur.
Gary J. Wood
Take a step back in time as you explore the 19th- and 20th-century homes preserved and on display at the Árbaer Open Air Museum.
Only one of two geysers – Strokkur – at the Geysir Geothermal Field (a stop along the Golden Circle) still erupts.
The best spot to grab a pylsur (or hot dog) in Reykjavik is at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur in the city center.
Head underground into The Settlement Exhibition and you'll discover Viking ruins and interactive displays depicting how Iceland's earliest settlers lived in Reykjavik.
Courtesy of The Settlement Exhibition