Quick Guide to Iceland

One of Europe's most unique climates, cultures and destinations, with many natural elements which include erupting geysers, vast waterfalls, thermal spa waters and fascinating maritime tradition. Iceland is a stunning holiday location that needs to be seen to be believed.

Whether you're going during the summer and witnessing the phenomenal midnight sun or spending some time in the blue lagoon in the winter, there are plenty of things to do. The capital, Reykjavik is the main destination for people looking for holidays to Iceland, but there are plenty of other attractions to see outside the city, such as beautiful national parks.

Fab holidays for:

Scenic wonders, Spa bliss

Main Airport:

Keflavik International Airport

Did you know?

Around 85% of Iceland's energy comes from renewable sources thanks to the many volcanoes in the country.

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What to Do in Iceland

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Reykjavik is the main stopping point for many tourists in Iceland, but it's not the only option in this stunning country. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Iceland.

Blue Lagoon
The geothermal spa is a top attraction in Iceland. If you're taking the family, children under 13 can get in for free when visiting with a paying adult.
Vatnajökull National Park
Experience amazing flowing rivers, the Vatnajökull glacier and highlands at this national park. The park also operates camp grounds to stay on.
Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik
See the funky modern design of this building that has four concert halls and a conference centre. You can catch a show by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Golden Circle
This popular tourist route in south Iceland includes stops at Þingvellir National park, the waterfall Gullfoss (translated to golden falls) and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur.
Gullfoss
This waterfall in the canyon of Hvita in southwest Iceland will surely have you picking your jaw up from the floor as you look at the flowing waters surrounded by lush green scenery.

Saving Money in Iceland

There are direct UK flights to Reykjavik from Edinburgh, Manchester, London Gatwick and Newcastle with airlines such as easyJet and Icelandair. If you want to get the best rates, make sure that you book your journey as early as possible. There are plenty of things to see and do during a holiday in Iceland which don't involve splashing the cash. On Wednesdays, the Icelandic National Museum in Reykjavik offers free entry and there are free daily walking tours of the city which meet at 1pm outside the Reykjavik Tourist Office.

Where to Stay in Iceland

There are a good variety of hotels in Iceland, but most of them are around the capital, Reykjavik. There are nine Fosshotels dotted around the country's most popular tourist attractions, which have everything you'll need at very reasonable prices, while if you are staying around Egilsstaoir, then you should enjoy Iceland's warmest region by staying in one of its many campsites. If you want to get a real feel for Icelandic culture, then you may even want to book an Icelandic Farm Holiday, available in many rural areas, where you can stay in a real, working farm and live like the locals.