Iceland, forged in fire, has a scenic splendour matched by few nations, a bleak, epic grandeur seemingly designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. Get among steaming pools, spouting geysers and majestic glaciers to really appreciate this unique country.
There are so many ways to get active. Truly spectacular hikes give awesome perspectives of Iceland’s natural wonder; kayaks let you see it all from the seaward side. Horse riding is a must, and what better way to soothe those aching muscles than luxuriating in a thermal spring?
Whales & Birds
The land may seem inhospitable, but the seas and skies teem with life. Iceland is one of the world’s premier whale-watching spots and the quantity of seabirds (10 million puffins!) is quite astounding.