While the pandemic causes concern for tourism across the globe, new research suggests that over 1 million tourists will be enjoying Iceland holidays in 2022. Though lower than figures before the pandemic, this is a huge increase from numbers over the previous 2 years, which is excellent news for Iceland’s tourist industry.

If you’re one of the many individuals who have already booked Iceland holidays for 2022, you might be looking for a guide to Iceland tourist attractions for 2022. For the best that Iceland has to offer this year, read our guide.

What’s New in Iceland?

Although natural beauty has permeated Iceland’s soul for as long as we can remember, there are new additions to Iceland’s tourist attractions every year. If you’re asking yourself what’s new in Iceland this year, the answer is “plenty”! The sheer volume of visitors demands new and exciting attractions, and Iceland has delivered this year!

Westfjords Way

View over a winding road in the Westfjords, Iceland.

While the Golden Circle route offers a picturesque way to see some of the best of Iceland’s attractions, the new and improved Westfjords Way is a new way to see the island. Escape the well-driven south of the country to the Westfjords in the northwest. This land stretched in the direction of neighbouring Greenland and could offer an excellent new way to experience the country. Vestfjarðaleiðin (pronounced ‘Vest-fyar-tha-lay-thin’)  is the name of this stunning new driving route, 950km of the best peninsulas, mountain passes, and simply breathtaking scenery. 

Traditional towns, family-run hotels, and authentic delicacies are just some of the spots that await you along this impressive drive. Get up close and personal with Iceland’s nature and culture at any time of the year. This truly is an unforgettable road trip experience, not to be missed on your Iceland holidays in 2022!

Vík Zipline Adventure

Person leaning back on zipline in Iceland.

Adventure seekers will be thrilled to hear about a new zipline experience in Iceland! The newly constructed zipline is located near the small town of Vík and is sure to give you that adrenaline rush you crave while keeping you completely safe. Four different rides (120, 240, 30 and 140 meters) are accessible only via a short hike through stunning river canyon scenery, while the rides themselves whizz you through more incredible nature with a bird-eye view. 

Sky Lagoon

Edge of Sky Lagoon geothermal pool in Iceland.

If you’re looking for a more gentle Iceland experience, the newest of Iceland’s geothermal lagoons is also open for visitors this year to enjoy. Sky Lagoon offers unparalleled ocean views, right from the heated waters themselves. Whether beneath dramatic skies or gorgeous sunsets, you can relax completely with the 7-step ritual at Sky Lagoon. Situated right at the cliff’s edge, you can lie back and experience the ultimate geothermal experience and feel as though you are on the edge of the world, gazing into the North Atlantic Ocean.

New Bolafjall Mountain Viewing Platform

View from Bolafjall Mountain in Iceland.

Another location a little off the beaten track is Bolafjall Mountain in the Westfjords of Iceland. From the top of this staggering 638-metre-tall feat of nature, the view is simply unmissable. Some even say it’s possible to see all the way to Greenland on clear days, but you’ll have to see for yourself. To boost tourism and to improve safety on the mountain, a new viewing platform has been built on the cliff’s edge. This new platform will provide the perfect place for your photographs, poses, or just to gaze at the amazing scenery from this incredible vantage point.

Now that you know what’s new in Iceland, we hope you’re excited to embark on your next Iceland adventure in 2022! Why not take advantage of all these new and unique experiences with a hire car from Sad Cars? Browse our rental cars to find the perfect model for you.