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Breathtaking Iceland five-day tour with Northern Lights, Golden Circle & more (save 27%)
£799pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

4-nights • November 2021

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Fully refundable
Hunt Iceland's fire, ice and Northern Lights
£609pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

4-nights • November 2021

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4* Iceland escape w/breakfast, tours, flights & transfers
£299pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

2-nights • Until October 2021

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Iceland, Niagara Falls & NYC escape w/flights & transfers
£599pp

Accom only • Flights inc

6-nights • Until August 2021

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About Iceland

Marooned at the top of the world in the North Atlantic and with a population of less than 350,000, Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, yet is still manages to find its way to the top of every bucket list, and for good reason.

From its mighty ice-topped mountains and volcanoes, to its geothermal lagoons, sparkling glaciers and of course its world famous light display, the aurora borealis, Iceland is quite simply breathtaking.

If you didn’t know of its existence, you’d be forgiven for thinking it a make-believe world where mighty beasts roam free and warriors fight for the hands of fair maidens, no wonder then, that its impressive landscapes have been home to global hit TV shows sun as Game of Thrones and films like Star Wars, Thor and Prometheus among others.

Don’t assume that its impressive outdoors is all that Iceland has to offer, however. Live music, literature, art and fine cuisine are just few things that you’ll find when you head indoors.

With average temperatures ranging from well below zero in the winter to low/mid-teens in the summer, this isn’t the go to destination for sun worshippers, but thats not why you head there. The climate does vary across different parts of the island with the south coast typically warmer, windier and wetter than the north.

The majority of Icelandic cuisine revolves around lamb, fish and dairy products with very little use of herbs and spices. Fruit and vegetables are scarce owing to the climate, though more common in recent years with the aid of greenhouses. Þorramatur (a selection of traditional dishes) is a great way to try the local cuisine, but if you;re feeling particularly adventurous, why not go for hákarl (cured shark), singed sheep heads or even Puffin, a local delicacy.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Iceland, our top picks for the best time to travel would be anday

May

Iceland's nature wakes from its long winter slumber in May. Lush green hills welcome the millions of puffins returning to the island to breed. The whale watching season is also well underway.

Books inspired by Iceland

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Iceland holiday

The Little Book of Tourists in Iceland

Alda Sigmundsdottir

The perfect book to read before visiting Iceland. It explains the enormous boom in tourism and its impacts; tips and hints for navigating the challenges and cultural differences; and - most interesting of all - what Icelanders think about tourism and the tourists who visit them.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Michael Booth

A well-written and humorous book giving an insight into Scandinavia, its people and the enviably simpler Nordic ways and culture. It covers five countries including Iceland and will have you wanting to move to one of them!

The Little Book of the Icelanders

Alda Sigmundsdottir

An insight into the unique Icelandic people with all their quirks. Covers naming conventions, how hot tubs are the equivalent of British pubs, why Icelanders hate commitment, dating and family, and the shower police at swimming pools.

Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland

Sarah Moss

A brilliantly-written memoir of a British woman who moved to Reykjavik with her family to teach at the University just after the economic crash. It’s a fascinating look at Icelandic culture as she struggles to fit into the close-knit society.

I Remember You

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

A ghost story set in the Westfjords in the town of Ísafjörður and a remote village in Hornstrandir with two separate but slowly merging storylines. Atmospheric, creepy, and immensely enjoyable!

Fish Can Sing

Halldor Laxness

A humorous coming-of-age novel by Iceland's most revered author. It's about orphan Alfgrimur who spent his childhood in a simple turf cottage with an elderly fisherman and a stream of eccentric house guests. A fascinating insight into a period of extreme change for all Icelanders in the 20th Century.

Iceland Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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15th March 2021 by She Get's Around

The weather in Iceland for a January Road trip

There’s no such thing as bad weather for a road trip in Iceland. Ok, maybe there is, but if anywhere is prepared for snow, ice and gale force winds, Iceland is. There is so much to see in Iceland and hiring a car and seeing the country on your own schedule is the best way to see all the secret corners of Iceland. I’ve visited Iceland a number of times and every time there is something new to see, whether it’s a new restaurant to try, a hot spring to take a dip in or mountain to climb....

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22nd January 2021 by She Get's Around

The best swimming pools and hot springs in North and West Iceland

Want to know the best Swimming Pools and Hot Springs to visit in North and West Iceland? Look no further! I did the ‘hard’ task of trying many of them out for you. I’ve been to Iceland three times and each time I’ve visited different lagoons. This time last year Olly and I went for 5 days. We visited a number of different swimming pools and hot springs in the North and West of Iceland. Iceland sits on one of the world’s ‘hot spots’ resulting in a lot of geothermal activity. Large...

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in August

Throughout Europe, August is the busiest holiday season of the year. With scorching hot temperatures and summer holidays on everyone’s wish lists, it can also be the most expensive. It pays to keep your eyes open for package deals, in order to book early. The team at Simply Holiday Deals will make it easy for you, by delivering the best ones straight to your inbox.If you can schedule your holiday for later in the month, it’s possible to take advantage of cheaper prices, as the holidays wind...

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27th January 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

Guide to Solheim Glacier Trek and 5 things to do in South Iceland

Iceland, the land of Ice and Fire, has many gorgeous natural views, and one of these is the Solheim Glacier. Near Reykjavik is the famous Solheimajokull that most visit during Winter Season. Here’s a glimpse of an exciting Solheim Glacier Trek in South Iceland....

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22nd April 2020 by ScribbleStu

Visiting Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Iceland’s impressive, luminous Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s top tourist attractions and features on countless bucket lists. But for many who get to visit, it becomes one of those decisive “loved it or hated it” places. I’ve been contemplating it’s “Marmite effect” on the public....

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3rd May 2020 by PommieTravels

5 Things to See and Do in Iceland

As the name suggests, Iceland is a land full of ice formations. However, cold should not deter you, since Iceland is warmer than the United Kingdom during winter. There are a couple of reasons why you should visit Iceland. The place is characterised by nature wonders ranging from springs, the northern lights, and fantastic coastal views. There is no doubt that Iceland should top your travel bucket list. The country is rich in outstanding culture and unique natural beauty, waiting to be...

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9th March 2020 by ScribbleStu

So how expensive is Iceland, really?

The short is answer is: very. But don’t let that put you off going. I’ve just come back from the land of fire and ice and here are my top tips for making the most of your stay, and your money. Iceland’s a fascinating place filled with breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime scenery and natural wonders. With a limited amount of time in the country you’ll want to make the most of it. So don’t wait until you’re there to find out how close your accommodation is to stuff, or whether a particular...

Weather in Iceland

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Iceland

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