The land of fire and ice, as Iceland has fondly become known, is about as diverse and extraordinary as destinations come. With only 20% of the country habitable, a luxury holiday here is all about spending time in the wilderness, exploring the unique landscapes with experienced and knowledgeable guides. Whether you visit during winter in the hopes of spotting the Northern Lights, or during summer when you can go hiking inside a volcano, our experts will ensure that this is a holiday you never forget.
Iceland was used as the filming location for many of the big Game Of Thrones scenes. For example, stroll along the black sand at Reynisfjara Beach and imagine yourself as one of the Night’s Watch, valiantly guarding the Wall at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.
Experience This: Snorkel Between Tectonic Plates
Iceland is the only place in the world where you can go snorkelling between two tectonic plates. Tick this off your bucket-list along the Silfra fissure, which straddles the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park, and which is widely regarded to have the world’s best underwater visibility.
Experience This: Hike Inside A Volcano
For a total once-in-a-lifetime experience, hike across an ancient lava field to the crater of the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano and then take an open-sided cable lift to descend 120 metres into its surreal subterranean chamber. Once inside your expert guide will explain more about the history and geology of the volcano.
Tower Suites, Reykjavik
The Retreat, Blue Lagoon
ION Adventure Hotel, Golden Circle
Deplar Farm, Northern Iceland
Experience This: Visit Vatnajokull National Park
Go glacier hiking in Vatnajokull National Park, where iconic space scenes such as those in Interstellar and Star Wars were filmed. Your guide will explain how the landscape has been chiselled by the glacier forming and retreating and you’ll spot natural ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges, and deep crevasses on the majestic glacier.
Experience This: Perfect Your Photography
Perfect your photography skills with a dedicated tailor-made photography tour that will help you capture the very best views Iceland has to offer. Whether you are a beginner or advanced with a camera, for those who are hoping to see (and capture a shot of) the Northern Lights, we can’t recommend this tour enough.
When To Go?
Iceland is a great year-round destination and different activities can be enjoyed at different times of year. Spring and summer (May-August) are the best times to visit for sunnier weather, while the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are best seen between the months of October and March.
If you're feeling inspired to plan your own Icelandic getaway, have a look at our sample itineraries or get in touch with one of our experts by calling 020 3613 5515 or making an enquiry online.