Just south of the Arctic Circle lies this truly extraordinary island of ancient frozen water, geothermal pools, Northern Lights, live volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, with a vibrant modern capital, all just waiting to be explored. An Icelandic holiday offers you a chance to witness the power of nature as you gaze upon the wonders of the Northern Lights. Iceland is a nation of sturdy, strong people, all deeply connected to nature and to their Viking ancestry and who still speak a language that has barely changed for thousands of years. This dramatic, beautiful country is one of the healthiest and cleanest in the world and offers you a travel experience guaranteed to stay with you forever.
An Iceland holiday break will bring out the true adventurer in you whilst still catering for your every modern need. This is truly a destination of a life time.
Iceland is ideal for summer holiday as well as winter holiday. Summer Holiday in Iceland entails a lot of spectacular views and activity for all ages, even teenagers. Winter Holiday in Iceland is also on many peoples bucket list, especially for the Northern Lights in Iceland, which are spectacular. New Year in Iceland is also very high in demand and sells out in terms of hotels.
The capital of this sparsely populated country mirrors the surrounding volcanic country side. The most northern capital in the world has nature lying right on its doorstep. Reykjavik gives you the chance to bathe yourself not only in the Northern Lights and the many geothermal pools, but also in the brilliant music and arts scene, not to mention the notorious night life! This truly modern city provides you with great food, amazing scenery, museums and shopping. Fly down the surrounding ski slopes, visit the immense concrete wonder that is Hallgrimskirkja and enjoy the unmissable and panoramic view of the city from its 73 metre high church tower. Be part of history in the beautiful wooden Hofdi House, and stand in the space where Reagan and Gorbachev in effect ended the Cold War. Enjoy a concert in the impressive Harpa Concert and Conference Centre or take a 40 minute drive out of the city and submerge yourself in the mineral rich, thermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is popular for Summer Holidays in Iceland equally as much as for Winter Holidays in Iceland.
Leave the city behind and travel further into Iceland's dramatic landscape, and see for yourself how the ancient battle between ice and fire still continues to this day, through the immense power outlets of raging water falls, gurgling whirlpools, active volcanoes and geysers ejecting their jet-like eruptions of hot water metres into the air.
Iceland has been voted one of the top 10 destinations worldwide for whale watching, but if you prefer to go deeper, you can experience some of the best and most challenging dives around, as you swim through waters of amazing visibility around the only geothermal underwater chimneys in the world. If you prefer to stay dry, you can try your hand at ice climbing, arctic rafting on the Hvita river or take a snowmobile across the Langjokull Glacier.
At Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, you can watch the Gullfoss waterfall tumble 32 metres down or walk between the American and European tectonic plates at this Unesco heritage site, the place of Iceland's first National Assembly dating back to 930 AD.
While holidaying in Iceland experience the cravasse riddled outlet glacier of Solheimajokull and enjoy this magnificient frozen wonder with its ice formations and sink holes. Hike through Laugavegurinn amid endless hours of summer daylight and even more breathtaking scenery. During your Iceland holiday, visit Europe's largest National Park Vatnajokull and its blue iced glacier, gurgling whirlpools and cascading waterfalls.
A special mention must however go to the four legged part of this remarkable nation, the Icelandic horse. This sure-footed, much admired and immensely strong little horse cannot only carry a very heavy burden, but is an integral part of icelandic society and history. It is a living national treasure, loved and respected by all. They are anybody's to ride and have a special gait that makes it almost impossible for anyone not to enjoy the ride. So if you want a truly authentic way of seeing this country, let this intelligent, people loving, little horse lead you on a highly recommended adventure.
Iceland is a destination like no other, a pure and unpolluted adventure playground waiting for you to explore its natural wonders. The Northern Lights make this a must see experience.
Iceland offers fantastic holidays, whether you are looking for a Summer Holiday or Winter Holiday. Summer Holiday in Iceland offers a variety of experiences whether you are on a Family Holiday or travelling with friends or solo. There are plenty of activities that can make this years Summer Holiday one to remember for life. Even your teenagers, if you have them, can find enough to engage them in nature and explore. Winter Holidays the same, this unique country of Iceland can tempt anyone's tastebuds in terms of experiences and exploring a country with nature you have never seen before. This can be combined with seeing the beautiful Aurora Borealis and could be the Northern Light Holiday that surely must be on your bucket list. If not yet, it should be for the future for sure, an increasing number of travellers around the world have Iceland and Northern Lights Iceland on their bucket list.