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8 Amazing Alternatives to Iceland's Most Touristed Spots

Take your family off the beaten path to incredible, lesser-known spots

Published on: February 02, 2018

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Kirkjufell is just one of many natural wonders that draw millions to Iceland every year. Photo credit: Wikimedia

Skip the crowds

Like many of the world’s most beautiful places, Iceland is suffering from its own popularity. It makes sense why the country is so popular. Not only is Iceland jaw-droppingly beautiful, it's easy to get to (particularly from our upper left corner of the U.S.) and there's plenty to do for tourists, including families with kids.

Still, popularity means crowds. In 2016, over 1.7 million people visited the country of 330,000. But most of them crammed themselves into a handful of popular destinations. You don’t have to go far off the beaten path to open up the view. Click through for ideas on where to go and what to see.

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