Magical. Austere. Surreal. Adventure is Iceland’s strong suit.
Feel like you’ve accidentally landed on the moon? You won’t be the first. Iceland’s sapphire glaciers, volcanic geysers, and geothermal mud pools make for a unique and starkly beautiful lunar wilderness. Coupled with its eccentric population and legendary nightlife, tiny Iceland is a truly captivating land.
Get a new perspective on the largest glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere by helicopter; descend deep into the huge cave system under the rugged surface; cruise in glacial lagoons; ice-hike, or traverse glaciers and volcanoes on snowmobiles; explore the vast lava fields with 4x4s and quad bikes; relax in geothermal lagoons and waterfalls; quiz the locals on their beliefs in elves and folklore; experience unique snorkelling and diving in geothermal fissures; marvel at 100ft tall spouting geysers and mud pots; ride Iceland’s world-famous horses across dramatic deserted peninsulas; fish for sea trout and river salmon; whale watch from a private boat; stay up late with the summer sun in Reykjavik; sample petrified shark, raw puffin, and other local delicacies in the best restaurants.
Where to Stay
Luxury renovated farmhouses in the mountains or on lake-shores; slick private apartments and chic boutique hotels in Reykjavik; palatial private villas.
When to Go
European summer, April through to October. Or in the winter, when Iceland becomes an ice land and the dramatic northern lights dominate the skyline.