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West Iceland one of 17 best places to visit in 2017 according to CNN Travel

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  • Hraunfossar waterfalls One of the many locations which make West Iceland an amazing site to visit. Photo/Pjetur Sigurðsson.

CNN Travel has named West Iceland as one of its 17 best places to visit in 2017. CNN points out that "While Stylish Reykjavík has been on the map for decades, other partsof Iceland are still being discovered by visitors."

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What makes West Iceland particularly appealing in the eyes of CNN is the fact that it has, until now, seen far fewer foreign visitors than the popular destinations, and especially Reykjavík. But as CNN points out: It is extremely easy to get to places which have not been "swallowed by cuddly puffin shops" as CNN puts itÞ "the rest of the country, beyond the main geysers-and-waterfalls day trips, is still far from being overwhelmed."

Read more: West Iceland the second most interesting region in the world to visit in 2016 according to Lonely Planet

West Iceland is in short driving range from Reykjavík, making for easy day trips to waterfalls like Hraunfossar, the lava chambers of Víðgelmir cave, the islands of Breiðafjörður bay or the mountains and cliffs of Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland is really worth a visit!

Read more: 5 Things to know about Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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