Reykjavik, the largest city in Iceland, is the perfect starting point for exploration. Museums, fantastic restaurants and a vibrant shopping district mingle with nature surrounding the city. You are never too far from the water’s edge. For those short a time, Reykjavik serves as a great base for day trips to explore further afield.
Close by are several lagoon options-a must do experience while in Iceland!
Iceland is a land of contrasts and you only need to head out of the city a few miles to see its interesting landscapes. Aptly named the Land of Fire and Ice, the landscape is defined by volcanos, lava fields and glaciers. With over 100 volcanoes on the island, you will never be too far from one in the scenery. Take a super jeep tour to get up close, even the explore the interior of a dormant volcano!
The Golden Circle is possible to do as trip from Reyjkavik or with an overnight stay. The highlights here include waterfalls, geyser, and a National Park that holds a continental rift.
The south coast provides an array of active pursuits for exploring. Glacier Hiking, horseback riding on the unique Icelandic horses, ATV rides on the black sand beaches are just a few of the many options.
The northern port town of Akureyri is a short 40-minute flight from Reykjavik. The surrounding fjord is a great place for whale watching. Outside the city you will find Dettifoss waterfall, the strongest in Europe and the Volcanic Lake Myvatn. Craters, canyons, mud pools and stunning rock formations make for great sightseeing.
A two hour drive north of Reykjavik will bring you to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The peninsula has a national park and large glacier. Driving along the coast will provide ample views of rugged cliffs and shorelines. Tiny fishing hamlets dot the coast. You will also find the Budir black church, its isolated location makes for a perfect instagram post!
Hotels outside of Reykjavik vary widely and are typically more simplistic in design with a focus on the surrounding landscape. We work with several hand-selected properties best reflecting the Icelandic spirit.
Journeys can be arranged as self-driving or with a private driver and vehicle.
Iceland is a year round destinaiton and the best time to visit depends on what you want to do.
July and August are the warmest months in Iceland, but it there are no absolute guarantees. There can also be rain and wind during peak summer months and this is also the most corwded time. September is also a good month for mild weather and it is not as crowded as peak summer months.
In June there are 24 hours of daylight!
We advise never setting you heart on seeing the northern lights as there are so many different factors required, but for the very best chanve, October through March are the optimal months to have a chance of experiencing aurora borealis.