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Free Activities in Iceland

Guided tours are nice but saving money by doing stuff on your own is even better. There are in fact a lot of activities you can do for free in Iceland, such as hiking, sight-seeing and bathing in natural pools.


For this list, I chose all kinds of activities that have one thing in common: They are free. It's easy to spend all your savings on booked tours and day trips but exploring on your own is usually a lot cheaper. 

Image - Hiking Burfell Crater Trail
Image - Krosslaug, Vestfirðir.
Image - Reykjadalur
Image - Guðrúnarlaug, Sælingsdal
Image - Látrabjarg
Image - Hellulaug3
Image - The churches of Iceland in pictures
Image - Running
Image - Keilir
Image - The Blue Lagoon
Image - An Ideal Ring Road Stop: Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
Image - The Perfect Autumn Walk in Heiðmörk Parkland near Reykjavik
Image - Here's All You Need to Know about the Fimmvörðuháls Hike
Image - How to Hike Fimmvörðuháls without a Guide
Image - Saga Trails: A Trip Through Njáll's Saga Country
Image - Hiking in Skaftafell National Park
Image - Hiking Reykjavik's Most Famous Mountain
Image - Camping Around Iceland
Image - A Black Sand Beach Decorated with Tiny Glaciers
Image - A Secret Waterfall in Winter Wonderland
Image - Overview of Seven Things to do Around Husafell, Iceland
Image - Iceland's Prettiest Waterfalls
Image - The Most Beautiful Churches of Iceland
Image - The Highlights of Fjord Hvalfjordur
Image - Things You Can Do for Free in Akureyri
Image - Sólfarið
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Outdoor Art in Reykjavík
Image - Free Things to Do in Reykjavik
Image - Perhaps the Most Remote Road in Iceland: Melrakkaslétta peninsula
Image - Fifteen Waterfalls Around Iceland
Image - Drive to the Edge of the World: The Westfjords
Image - Berry Picking Like a Local
Image - Visiting Heiðmörk Woods in the Autumn
Image - How to hike Hornstrandir on your own without a guide
Image - The 5 best mountains to hike around Reykjavik