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Iceland Travel Guide

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Iceland in a few words...

The interior of Iceland is a plateau, characterized by its lava fields, glaciers and mountains that feed numerous rivers and some of the most impressive waterfalls in the world. Although it sits just outside the arctic circle, the island is temperate thanks to the warming effects of the gulf stream. More than two thirds of the islands 364,000 inhabitants live in or around the capital city of Reykjavik, leaving the vast majority of the island as pure untouched and uninhabited wilderness.

For lovers of remote, wide open spaces, it doesn’t get any better than an Icelandic adventure.

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Traveling through this wild environment is to go back to the time when life was just emerging on the surface of the earth. The Icelandic land bubbles up and gives rise to geysers and molten lava, fluorescent grass and ash-black earth. Join us as we journey through this ever changing island where Viking myths meet multi coloured mountains.

Highlights in Iceland

orcas in Iceland, whalewatching

The Eastern Fjords

This remote region of Iceland offers magnificent scenery and above all, complete solitude, for even today few tourists venture deep into the fjords of the eastern coast of the island.

Hikers on the Laugavegur trail

Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is located at the foot of the Torfajökull massif, in the Icelandic Highlands. Volcanic activity has forged reddish craters, rhyolite mountains, valleys and ash fields alongside deep blue lakes, making this region one of Iceland's most spectacular. The Laugavegur Trail that passes through this region is Iceland's most famous trek.

Aurora borealis in Kirkjufell, Iceland

Kirkjufell

Located on the remote Snaefellsness peninsula north of Reykjavik, Kirkjufell is a distinctive "fin" shaped mountain that is a landscape photographers dream. The shapely peak and nearby waterfall of the same name have become iconic of wild and untouched Iceland.

Solfar Reykjavik

Reykjavik

The capital city of Iceland is home to the National Museum and Saga Museum where guests can learn about the islands Viking history. There is also striking architecture and superb food!

Vik

Vik

Located on Iceland's rugged southern coastline, the town of Vik is famous for its black sand beaches and striking basalt rock formations, well worth a visit if you are passing through on Route No1.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located on the Reykjanes Peninsula not far from Keflavik airport. The hot, milky coloured water is a stark contrast to the black lava rock that surrounds it. The perfect place to relax tired muscles after a long trek.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss

Huge, powerful double waterfall located not far from Reykjavik and forming part of the Golden Triangle of must see locations.

Skaftafell

Skaftafell

Skaftafell is a wilderness area and part of the Vatnajokull National Park. The Alpine scenery of cascading glaciers is stunning and you can strap on crampons to hike over the glacier and explore caves of blue ice.

Puffin on top of Latrabjag cliffs, the most western point of Europe

Latrabjarg

The cliffs of Latrabjarg are the westernmost point of Europe and the highest sea cliffs in all Iceland. The vertical rock walls are home to thousands of sea birds including puffins and little penguins.

Myvatn

Lake Myvatn

The area around Lake Myvatn is literally bubbling with volcanic activity. Pools of boiling mud, steam vents and lava fields can all be explored here.

Husavik city in Iceland

Husavik

The charming town of Husavik on the north coast of Iceland is a great place to take a whale watching tour or just soak up the beautiful scenery.

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