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Departure28 December 2023 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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About IcelandMarooned 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 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. Not only has it been the backdrop to global hit TV shows such as Game of Thrones and films like Star Wars, Thor and Prometheus, but it also offers a wealth of culture and cuisine. 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 that’s 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. Icelandic cuisine revolves around lamb, fish and dairy products with very little use of herbs and spices, though more common in recent years with the aid of greenhouses. Ãžorramatur (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 hškarl (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 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.
Things to do in Iceland
Books inspired by Iceland
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Iceland holiday
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 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.
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.
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.
Iceland Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
Visiting Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, An Ice Cave Tour And Stokksnes In Iceland
8th November 2023 by Hand Luggage Only
After a thrilling day exploring Iceland's magnificent waterfalls, Lloyd and Yaya from Hand Luggage Only found themselves checking into The FossHotel Glacier Lagoon for a one-night stay. This charming hotel marked the easternmost point of their accommodation journey. The decision to book this particular hotel was primarily influenced by its convenient location near the breathtaking Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the picturesque Stokksnes....
Visiting The Best Waterfalls In Iceland
6th November 2023 by Hand Luggage Only
In today's adventure, Lloyd and Yaya from Hand Luggage Only take us on a scenic drive through Iceland, embarking on a journey to explore some of the most breathtaking waterfalls the country has to offer. Starting their day at the charming Greenhouse Hotel in Sellfoss, they set off on a long but rewarding drive to their next destination, the Fosshotel. Join them as they uncover the natural wonders that await along the way. Let's dive into their Icelandic escapade!...
Visiting Geysir Hot Spring, Strokkur and Gullfoss Waterfall In The Golden Circle Of Iceland
8th November 2023 by Hand Luggage Only
The following morning in Iceland, our intrepid blogger woke up bright and early, brimming with excitement to explore the wonders of the Golden Circle. Geysir hot spring, Strokkur, and Gullfoss waterfall were calling their name. However, a tinge of frustration lingered in the air. How could they have miscalculated the hike to the volcano the previous day? And what other surprises awaited them on this Icelandic escapade?...
Volcano Eruption In Iceland (Near Reykjavik)
5th November 2023 by Hand Luggage Only
When Lloyd and Yaya touched down in Iceland, they were in for quite the surprise. Little did they know, a volcano had been quietly brewing for weeks, ready to make its grand entrance. The early morning flight from London added an extra touch of adventure to their day, forcing them to rise at an ungodly hour. But hey, that's all part of the travel experience, right? Join them as they delve into the captivating world of Iceland, where nature's wonders never cease to amaze....
Visiting Iceland in May and June – What it’s Like, Weather & What to Pack!
25th July 2023 by The Wandering Quinn
When is the optimal time to visit Iceland? In this post, we will delve into the ever-changing weather in Iceland and explore the unique experiences that May and June offer. From the weather conditions to the essential items to pack, we've got you covered! Join us as we uncover the wonders of visiting Iceland during these months....
10 AWESOME Things To Do in Reykjavik when it Rains!
23rd July 2023 by The Wandering Quinn
If you've just checked the weather for Iceland and it's showing rain, there's no need to fret! Here are some fantastic activities to enjoy in Reykjavik when the weather takes a turn for the wet....
Top Tips for the Blue Lagoon (and Other Pools in Iceland)
21st April 2023 by Globalmouse Travels
Swimming in Iceland is an unforgettable experience. Geothermal pools can be found in almost every town, even the smallest, and often serve as the social hub of the community. The Blue Lagoon is the most renowned of these, and is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Iceland. Having visited a number of pools in Iceland, I have compiled my top tips for making the most of the Blue Lagoon and other pools in the country....
Weather in Iceland
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Iceland