Welcome to Iceland


A Symphony of Elements

An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe, Iceland is, literally, a country in the making. It's a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mudpots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendour seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. And it works a treat: some crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes, and everyone is transfixed.

The Power of Nature

It's the power of Icelandic nature to turn the prosaic into the extraordinary. A dip in a pool becomes a soak in a geothermal lagoon; a casual stroll can transform into a trek across a glittering glacier; and a quiet night of camping may mean front-row seats to the aurora borealis’ curtains of fire, or the soft, pinkish hue of the midnight sun. Iceland has a transformative effect on people, too – its sagas turned brutes into poets, and its stories of huldufólk (hidden people) may make believers out of sceptics. Here you'll find some of the world's highest concentrations of dreamers, authors, artists and musicians, all fuelled by their surrounds.

Nordic Nirvana

Don't for a minute think it's all about the great outdoors. The counterpoint to so much natural beauty is found in Iceland's cultural life, which celebrates a literary legacy that stretches from medieval sagas to contemporary thrillers by way of Nobel Prize winners. Live music is everywhere, as is visual art, handicrafts and locavore cuisine. The world's most northerly capital is home to the kind of egalitarianism, green thinking and effortless style that its Nordic brethren are famous for – all of which is wrapped in Iceland's assured individuality.

A Personal Experience

The warmth of Icelanders is disarming, as is their industriousness – they’ve worked hard to recover from financial upheaval, and to transform Iceland into a destination that, thanks to its popularity with visitors, can host five times its population each year. Pause and consider a medium-sized city in your country – then give it far-flung universities, airports and hospitals to administer, 30-odd active volcanoes to monitor, and hundreds of hotels to run. How might they cope? Could they manage as well as the Icelanders – and still have time left over to create spine-tingling music and natty knitwear?


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$58.26 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle and Thingvellir Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

The tour begins with a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter).  Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930, making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss, a highlight of any visit to Iceland, along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops. On your way back to Reykjavik you'll travel through fertile agricultural areas.

$89.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

After getting picked up at your hotel by a friendly guide, take off for the coast of southern Iceland to immerse yourself in unbelievable natural beauty. Visit the small village of Vik, known for its gorgeous seaside views, and check out the black sand of its nearby beach. Continue on to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Here, walk behind and through the waterfall to Skógafoss, another neighboring waterfall with a 197-foot (60-meter) drop. There will be numerous photo opportunities here, as the area is known for its magnificent views. Don’t miss the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, which are constantly moving and some of the most famous natural wonders of the area. Spend time marveling at their size before ending the tour and heading back to the hotel.

$128 Day Trips & Excursions

Iceland Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

The tour will pick you up from Reykjavik between 10:00 to 10:30 am and will take you to see the beautiful sights of the Golden Circle after the morning crowds have already come and gone. You will also visit a natural hot spring pool where you can relax in the beautiful 100-104°F (38-40°C) water, the Viking way, before heading back to Reykjavik.On this tour you will visit the three major sights on the Golden Circle. Thingvellir is the site of the World´s first Parliament, which met each year outdoors, beginning in 930 AD and continuing until 1798. From here we will drive to one of Europe´s largest waterfalls and Iceland’s pride: the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. We will then move on to the geothermal fields of Haukadalur, where you will be able to stand up close to the erupting geyser, Strokkur. The last stop of the tour is at the hot spring nature bath, which the locals named the Secret Lagoon because it has up until now, only been known about by very few people. This is a truly enjoyable tour, combining two of the best things Iceland has to offer; fantastic scenery and a warm, relaxing nature bath.

$57.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

This grand Golden Circle tour takes you to southwest Iceland's most popular attractions with the help and knowledge of a local guide. Begin your day with pickup from your select hotel. Visit Geysir geothermal area, where the most active hot spring Strokkur spouts steaming water up to 30 meters high into the air every eight minutes. Then see Gullfoss, or the 'Golden Falls,' an iconic waterfall located in the glacial river Hvítá. Watch the water plummet down into the 32-meter-deep crevice.Afterward, make your way to the historical and geological wonder of  Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart from each other at a rate of few centimeters per year. Þingvellir has sat proudly on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004.Top off the tour with included entry to Kerið, a volcanic crater lake roughly 890 feet (270 m) long and 180 feet (55 m) deep. After a full day of sightseeing, you will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.

$47.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Northern Lights 5-Hour Night Tour from Reykjavik

On a clear night, you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the heavens, painting dramatic shapes, colors and patterns on the night sky.This tour is seasonal, operating only from September to April.

$28.67 Transfers & Ground Transport

Airport Transfer Direct: Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik City Hotels and Reykjavik City Hotels to Keflavik Airport

Our Orange bus will pick you up directly from your accommodation in Reykjavik and drive you straight to Keflavík Airport or the other way around from Keflavík Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Using only mini buses makes this transfer available to go direct to and from your destination, we do not stop and make you change to bigger bus or wait until the bus is full before leaving making this service much faster than others as well as simple and reliable which allows you to spend more time enjoying your vacation.