1. The east coast of Iceland
Unspoilt and little-known: this is the easternmost part of Iceland, and is the area less frequented by tourists. In just over a week, hiking enthusiasts can discover truly enchanted places: a walk of average difficulty will take you to Strútsfoss, a waterfall with a 100 m drop; the coast, descending to the south, offers huge expanses of black sand such as the famous Reynisfjara beach, while further inland you can visit the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, carved out by one of Iceland’s largest rivers.
If you’re captivated by this breathtaking scenery you can travel as far as Kirkjufell, a snowy peak in the Snæfellsnes peninsula, famous for being one of the landmark sets in the highly successful TV series Game of Thrones. You can’t leave without taking a look at Vatnajökull ice cap (Europe’s largest by volume and the second largest by extension), and the Bárðarbunga volcano which rises up beneath the Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier. And if it’s Icelandic mythology you’re after, then Álfaborg, the City of the Elves, is a must-see.