Iceland is a beautiful country and has diverse little towns and villages along its coastline. Travelers can spend their holidays in these little towns and enjoy a distinct culture and environment there. Here is a list of the top 10 small beautiful towns in Iceland.
It is the most Northern area of Iceland. It is also known as Atlantic Klondike. Summers here are quite famous for outdoor activities.
It is the biggest town in the Strandir area. There are some museums in the area and some great restaurants that offer special Iceland dishes and vegetarian dishes.
The town is known to be the oldest habitat of people of Iceland dating back to the 7th century. It has numerous outdoor activities such as diving, sky diving, paragliding, etc.
The town has a beautiful port and many movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty were filmed here. The building of the Library of Water is famous and hosts different exhibitions. It also has a famous museum and it is the way towards many beautiful islands.
6. Flatey Island
The island is 2km long and only 1km wide. It is inhabited by 2 farmers only in winter whereas the number increases in summer as tourists arrive. There is a church on the island and the whole island can be discovered barefoot in one hour.
It is a beautiful little fishing village. There occurs a free folk music festival every summer when musicians come from the whole country come here and perform. It has many good seafood restaurants.
4. Borgarfjörður Eystri
There are different means that this town is linked to elves and their queen used to live here. It has many museums. Bræðslan festival is celebrated every summer, in which musicians and singers from the whole country participate.
3. Grímsey Island
It is a charming little town that is inhabited by a little population. The town is full of different species of birds. The population feeds on their eggs. There are remains of an ancient failed windmill in the town that can be still seen.
2. Vik (Vík í Mýrdal)
It is the largest town in the South part of Iceland. The village has a beautiful coastal area, flowers and is the best place to spend a weekend to escape city life.
Selfoss is a peaceful little town in Iceland. It hosts the annual Selfoss Festival in which singers and musicians participate from the whole country. The town is diverse as it has a golf club, a popular ice cream parlor, and pubs that remain the open whole night.