Holidays and tours to Iceland

Adventures in a land of ice and fire

Witness volcanoes reaching high into the midnight sun and glaciers glinting in the moonlight with our holidays to Iceland.

This is a country that’s all about raw beauty and natural splendour – and it doesn’t take long for it to weave its magic on visitors. There are lava fields and geysers, drifting icebergs and lonely peaks, and the mysterious lights of the aurora dancing above these otherworldly landscapes.

Contrast the serenity with the bustle of colourful capital Reykjavik, taking in city sights like the mirrored Harpa concert hall and the quirky cathedral.

Bathe in the famous hot springs of the Blue Lagoon in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, take whale watching tours in Húsavík and Akureyri, and let your imagination run wild with tall tales of elves, fairies and trolls.

Cute, compact and colourful, Iceland’s capital is a real joy to explore. The streets are lined with houses and shops painted a rainbow of colours, brightening up even the dullest of days. Warm cafes invite you in for a coffee and pastries, while restaurants tempt with creative cuisine. There are some fantastic museums to tour, including the National Museum, the Aurora Museum and the Saga Museum (nothing to do with us – it’s all about ancient Icelandic sagas filled with magic and adventure).

Iceland’s Golden Triangle is made up of a trio of natural wonders, all within easy reach of each other and within daytrip distance of Reykjavik. First up is Thingvellir National Park, a spectacular landscape of mountains and grassy lava fields, set in a rift valley where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Next, you have Gulfoss, a crashing curtain of water that tumbles down into a canyon formed at the end of the last Ice Age. Finally, there’s Strokker, a volcanic geyser which erupts with gusto every 5-10 minutes, blasting water 20-plus metres into the air.

Iceland offers something different throughout the year, so there’s no good or bad time to visit. In the winter, expect snowy landscapes, iced-over waterfalls and the possibility of glimpsing the Northern Lights. You may still spot the aurora in spring and autumn, and at these times you’ll also enjoy more daylight hours and less severe weather. Summertime is glorious, with endless daylight and mild temperatures.

Flight time from the UK to Iceland is around 2 hours 45 minutes.

Iceland is in the same time zone as the UK. When the UK moves to BST, it’s an hour behind.

Icelandic is the official language in Iceland, though English is widely spoken.

Currently, visas aren’t required for British Citizens. Entry requirements are subject to change, though – visit GOV UK or CIBT visas for more advice on passports and visas.

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