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Great drifting icebergs and bubbling hot springs, spewing geysers and ice-clad volcanoes - Iceland is a country of extremes. The landscape is ethereal - all ice and fire - and the natural phenomena here are unlike anything else in the world. The aurora borealis paints the night sky with dancing beams of light, in one of the greatest shows on earth. In summer, the sun shines a pale pink at midnight. The beaches are black with glittering ice diamonds strewn across the sands.

Great drifting icebergs and bubbling hot springs, spewing geysers and ice-clad volcanoes - Iceland is a country of extremes. The landscape is ethereal - all ice and fire - and the natural phenomena here are unlike anything else in the world. The aurora borealis paints the night sky with dancing beams of light, in one of the greatest shows on earth. In summer, the sun shines a pale pink at midnight. The beaches are black with glittering ice diamonds strewn across the sands.


In this spectacular country near the northern tip of the world, conditions are often harsh, but the Icelandic people have devised novel ways to combat extreme weather conditions. Luxurious soaks in geothermal pools are a most relaxing way to rejuvenate after a long day in icy surrounds. Treks in vast national parks offer magnificent sights of mountains and the massive glaciers that cleave their way into them. Reykjavik, the vibrant capital city, is famed for its Nordic cafes and eclectic live music scene. Come with us to this remote country where Viking history lives on, and we’ll take you on the adventure of a lifetime.



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Iceland

Spot Puffins on a Guided Tour

More than 60% of the world’s Atlantic puffin population lives in Iceland. Scientists and bird enthusiasts from around the world flock to Iceland to observe these cute birds in their natural habitat. Guided tours introduce to some of the nearly 10 million puffins that inhabit Iceland.

See Icebergs Up Close at Diamond Beach and Jökulsárlón

On the eastern corner of Iceland, you’ll find massive pieces of ice broken off from a nearby glacier scattered across Jökulsárlón. At Diamond Beach, smaller pieces of ice dazzle like diamonds on the black sand beach. Catching a sunset here is a magical experience, as the rays reflect off the glittering ice.

Snowmobile across the Vatnajökull Glacier

Spread across more than 8100 sq km, Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Europe with thick ice and active volcanoes lurking beneath its top. Explore the icy reaches of Vatnajökull National Park on an organised snowmobile tour, where guided journeys introduce you to the vast expanse of white and the surrounding snowy peaks.

Soak in Healing Geothermal Pools

Mineral-rich waters at a delicious 40C are Iceland’s answer to the sub-zero temperatures. Icelanders have been reaping the benefits of geothermal pools like the Myvatn Nature Baths for years. A therapeutic bath in these healing waters leave both your mind and body refreshed.

See the Northern Lights

From September to April, the Northern Lights put on a spectacular display, painting the night skies vivid green and pink. The Aurora Borealis is visible all across Iceland, but best seen from remote locations away from city lights, like the Grótta nature reserve on the tip of Seltjarnarnes peninsula.

Whale Watching in Húsavík

The charming harbour town of Húsavík is known for its whale sightings. Sail across Skjálfandi bay, and you might catch a glimpse of dolphins, porpoises and minke. If you’re lucky, you’ll see humpbacks gliding along the swells, or even fin whales, blue whales, orca and sperm whales.

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

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