The country of fire and ice, Iceland is a real natural beauty full of sharp contrasts and rich colours. Exsus Travel can plan incredible luxury adventures across the country, no matter if you want a magical family winter holiday or a romantic Iceland mini-break in summer.Highlights include witnessing the mystical Northern Lights (one of nature's greatest spectacles), touring the glacier-and-geyser-packed Golden Circle, bathing in the geothermal Blue Lagoon and going hiking under the Midnight Sun. Rest assured, whatever you get up to on your luxury Iceland holiday, this Arctic wonderland will leave you spellbound.With only 20% of the country habitable, the main hub is Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital Reykjavik. Framed by the dramatic Mount Esja to the north and Faxafloi Bay to the west, Reykjavik not only showcases Iceland’s natural beauty, but also hosts celebrated rock festivals, countless famed restaurants and a vibrantly varied culture.
Away from Reykjavik, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and west Iceland are awash with small but charming fishing and farming hamlets, while the rest of the country remains wonderfully wild. Stark, windswept and raw, the barren lands in Iceland's south and east are unlike any other with their mindblowingly cinematic vistas, infinitely grey horizons and bubbling lagoons. Meanwhile, in the north, expect a colossal collection of powerful waterfalls, glacial rivers and dramatic volcanic canyons - perfect for adventurous activities aplenty.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ICELAND
The Northern Lights - this incredible natural phenomenon results in dazzling coloured lights streaking across the vast skies.
For a stunning dip at any time of year, visit the beautiful thermal Blue Lagoon and treat your skin to a mud facial. In the evening have a soak in a hot tub while stargazing.
Out in the countryside, see spectacular mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, geysers and hot springs in beautiful volcanic landscapes, alongside pretty villages.
Go whale watching along the coast or enjoy a sailing trip in a traditional schooner.
Thingvellir National Park in the south-west is a historic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iceland’s parliament was established here around 930AD and today it is a national shrine as well as a showcase of natural beauty. You can hike, fish, horse-ride and dive here - this is one of the best diving spots in Iceland.
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