Reykjavik is the perfect holiday destination for those that want to have a cool and fascinating city base to return to after a days exploring the wilds of Icelandic countryside. Reykjavik, although the capital of Iceland, feels relatively small however there is so much to discover – museums, art galleries, exhibitions.. there are also lots of geothermal swimming baths, restaurants, cafes and much more! Reykjavik has seen it’s restaurant scene rapidly expand over the last few years so visitors here will not be disappointed with the choice on offer. The city is equally exciting in all seasons; from hiking, boat tours, helicopters, golfing, horse riding or music events – there is something for everyone here.

Northern Iceland

Although amazing in all seasons (the summer being the height of the whale watching season); the North of Iceland is an excellent choice to visit in the winter time if unique activities, natural wonders such as volcanic areas and waterfalls and the Northern Lights are high on the priority list. Akureyri is the ‘capital of the north’ in Iceland which lies in the north-east in one of the longest fjords in the country. Akureyri has a lot to offer guests during a visit – the Botanical gardens, art museum and the old town are particular highlights or if you want to do something a little different you could head to Glerárgil for the canyon and trails or Hrísey; a small island full of culture and hikes.

Southern Iceland

The South coast of Iceland is one of the highlights of a visit to this beautiful country with all of it’s natural wonders such as the black sand beaches and ice caves. It is here you will find the ‘Golden Circle’ which reaches from Selvogur to Hella, along the coastline and into the highlands. The area is diverse and is home to popular attraction sites such as Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Langjökull glacier and Geysir. The area is rich in culture and history and offers a wide variety of activities such as horse riding, jeep safaris, sailing, glacier tours and much more. There is also a wide range of accommodation and restaurants here; many of them local; and some offer the experience of having food straight from farm to table. The geothermal activity in this part of the island is also a source of inspiration when it comes to food and some of the restaurants use the hot springs to cook delicious meals! Whatever the season, the southern coast is a must for travellers to Iceland.

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