Alys Colayera

Iceland Travel Expert

“For a place long admired for its intriguing landscape and distinct culture, Iceland is also home to heaps of innovative lodging. We love the diversity of Icelandic hotels, found anywhere from the countryside to the heart of Reykjavik, and what completes a visit better than staying in a hotel that backs up to a striking lagoon or towers over a bright cityscape?”

Alys Colayera

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Iceland Highlights

Hammered by oceans and still-active volcanoes, this land of plunging waterfalls, towering cliffs and black sand beaches is like nowhere else on earth. But our guides will take you beyond Iceland's film set aesthetics. Diving between tectonic plates; sleeping in glass-domed bubble camps beneath the Northern Lights; descending deep into dormant volcanoes; and exploring the eerily abandoned structures of the Westman Islands. Come summer - with its blanket of wildflowers - or the darkest depths of winter, we'll show you Iceland at its most welcoming and remarkable. That includes serving dinner in a volcano crater and hosting a surprise birthday BBQ on a field of ancient lava. It's a long story. .
Gulfoss Waterfall, Iceland

WELCOME TO MYTH COUNTRY

Iceland is a remarkable destination famed for one-of-a-kind landscapes of stunning natural beauty. From exploding geysers to thundering waterfalls and steaming hot pools, treat yourself to a private tour of an island that is as phenomenal as it is fiery. Enjoy all this and more – including the stunning beauty of the Northern Lights – with a luxury holiday to Iceland.

Diamond Circle

ICONIC SIGHTS IN ICELAND

If the majestic humpback whales found in southern Faxaflói, best spotted from a private boat, don’t put the pressures of home into perspective, then the force of nature that is Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall should do the trick. On average, an astonishing 109 cubic meters a second tumble the 30-plus meters to the river below. Walk through Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Parks ancient rocks where the world’s oldest surviving parliament was born or soak up the fascinating modern history (and beer) at Ölverk micro-brewery. Go off-piste via private helicopter and see this classic route from a more unfamiliar angle.

GET BACK TO NATURE

Book a luxury summer holiday to take advantage of long, sunny days and seize the opportunity to see the island’s wildlife in full force. There are fantastic spots for coastal horse-riding, seal-spotting and whale-watching. A summer trip means seeing Iceland at its greenest, but don’t worry about missing out on the snow. At Deplar Farm you can take to the mountains for a spot of heliskiing that will lead you from the summit all the way down to the sea.

EXPERIENCE A WINTER WONDERLAND

Seeking somewhere for that perfect year-end retreat? Private tours of Iceland give you the chance to enjoy snow-capped surprises at every turn. Hike over a glacier, explore ice caves, marvel at the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon or hop on a snowmobile to carve your own path through the unforgettable landscape. An elegant country lodge, Hotel Ranga lets you take to the sky with a private helicopter tour before experiencing the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own hot tub.

LUXURY AND LAGOONS

Iceland is not a destination to see from a tour bus or over the shoulders of the crowds; but one to truly immerse yourself in. Whether that be on the back of a snowmobile as you chase the Northern Lights or from a private boat on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, the best way to see Iceland is undoubtedly on a private luxury tour. Taking you into untapped corners of this rugged and wild country for an adventure-fuelled holiday, all without another person in sight, you’ll get to know Iceland unlike anyone else.

ROMANCE AMONG THE STONES

Where adventure leads, romance isn’t necessarily unable to follow. Part of the allure of a luxury honeymoon in Iceland lies in its sweeping landscapes, but the reality is those discoveries that can be made within them. Private candlelit dinners in glacial caves, helicopter tours to remote islands and an exclusive corner of the Blue Lagoon to dip into; a honeymoon in Iceland offers something truly unique. Dust it all off with luxury lodges and Iceland proves to be quite the romantic indeed.

Reykjavik capital, Iceland

Reykjavík

The laidback vibe of a charming fishing town blends effortlessly with contemporary edge in the capital city they call the Bay of Smoke. Small yet perfectly formed, Reykjavík can outshine cities three times its size when it comes to art, culture, and cutting-edge music. Should you tire of feasting on street food staples such as pylsur or viewing abstract sculptures from the likes of Sveinsson, we’ll arrange for the option of transport to the glorious mountains and rugged countryside just beyond the city limits. The wild is right on your doorstep here.

FOSSHOTEL MYVATN, ICELAND

Fosshotel Mývatn, Mývatn

Escape the tourist trail at Fosshotel Myvatn where calm and serenity come as standard. Situated on the edge of Lake Mývatn in the middle of a sparse plain with no surrounding amenities, this minimalist Nordic retreat will nourish your mind, body, and soul. Its bright, airy, open-plan layout allows for panoramic views of the volcanic terrain, while its calming suites allow you to lock the world away.

SANDHOTEL, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Sandhotel, Reykjavik

Housed in a beautifully restored historic building, Sandhotel is a blissful boutique retreat that’s central to all the city action. Inside each Art Deco-inspired room, you can curl up with a pastry from the in-house Sandholt Bakery – a local institution since 1920.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Grindavik

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Grindavik

Sitting pretty amongst the lava fields and hypnotic waters of one of Iceland’s most prolific landmarks, there’s no place better to experience the area’s natural beauty. Go all-out in the Lagoon Suite and you can unwind on the terrace with a drink and step down into your very own private piece of the water.

Luxury camping with Black Tomato

Blink luxury camping

Forget glamping. With Blink, we can whisk you away to an area of Þórsmörk (Thórsmörk) most never see and experience the romance of the mighty glaciers from your own made-to-order campsite. Blink can make the unimaginable happen and create unique one-off experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

Aurora viewing is an essential part of an Icelandic vacation. Best seen during the winter months, our expert guides know the very best spots to catch a glimpse of the kaleidoscopic Aurora Borealis. Live in the lap of luxury at the enchanting Hotel Ranga and you may even be lucky enough to spot the iconic lights on your doorstep.

Thingvellir National Park

Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park

Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park and the raw, uncut wilderness that surrounds it is unlike anywhere else on earth. Snorkel in waters so clear they could be bottled, descend into the chambers of dormant volcanoes, and marvel at the tectonic plates that were immortalized in bloody battle during Game of Thrones season four.

Iceland's black sand beaches

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

With its inky-black sand and mist-covered sea, the otherworldly Reynisfjara Beach could easily be lifted from the pages of a science fiction novel. Unravel its mysteries on a tour of the south coast that also includes Dyrhólaey rock and its local puffins and an action-packed hike across Sólheimajökull glacier where you’ll need to navigate crevasses and a vertical ice wall climb.

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Golden Circle, Iceland

The Golden Circle

Explore some of Iceland’s most dramatic scenery. Encompassing the south and southwest of Iceland, the Golden Circle contains some of the country’s most dramatic and iconic geography; from Þingvellir National Park and the Gullfoss waterfall to the geothermal geysers of Haukadalur and the enormous spread of Langjokull Glacier.

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Hverir near Krafla, Diamond Circle

The Diamond Circle

An expedition into Iceland’s unknown north. Even more otherworldly than its southern neighbour, the Diamond Circle - in the less-visited North of Iceland - contains such spectacles as Goðafoss (the waterfall of the gods), sprawling Myvatn Lake, and the echoing, black-red rocks of Hljóðaklettar.

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Westman Islands, Iceland

The Westman Islands

The last eruption on this moody archipelago happened in 1973. The remote, volcanic archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar contains an evocative museum documenting the eruption which destroyed much of the original settlement. Explore red mountains and watch for whales. Or tread the black beaches of Isole Vetsman before enjoying some of the country’s most innovative cuisine.

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Iceland Highlights

Hammered by oceans and still-active volcanoes, this land of plunging waterfalls, towering cliffs and black sand beaches is like nowhere else on earth. But our guides will take you beyond Iceland's film set aesthetics. Diving between tectonic plates; sleeping in glass-domed bubble camps beneath the Northern Lights; descending deep into dormant volcanoes; and exploring the eerily abandoned structures of the Westman Islands. Come summer - with its blanket of wildflowers - or the darkest depths of winter, we'll show you Iceland at its most welcoming and remarkable. That includes serving dinner in a volcano crater and hosting a surprise birthday BBQ on a field of ancient lava. It's a long story. .

WHERE TO STAY

A country with unrivaled natural beauty, Iceland is bursting with both traditional and contemporary five-star hotels. The vibrant city of Reykjavik showcases both sophisticated and eclectic hotels, while more rural and unique accommodations can be found closer to the country’s iconic hot springs, volcanoes, and glaciers.

THE CLASSIC

Sometimes a good night’s rest calls for a hotel with little distractions. Don’t get us wrong, we love the extra bells and whistles, but subtle opulence is a timeless quality to embrace. The Sandhotel has this notion perfected – immaculate attention to detail, an elegant interior, and a fresh ambiance. Not to mention its city-centre location, others really can’t compete.

THE COUNTRYSIDE

An intriguing landscape, abundance of outdoor activities, and handful of quaint and colourful towns make the Iceland countryside a place we have long admired – and we aren’t alone there. Regardless of how your days here are spent – may we suggest the Northern Lights? – it’s important you have a cosy place to retire to. A few hours south of Reykjavik sits the remote Hotel Ranga, the perfect place to fall of the map and savour the light show.

THE CURIOUS

For those who won’t settle for the obvious or the easiest, Iceland is the place. Full of various curiosities – the food, culture, language, and more – the hotels follow the same trend. For unique architecture, the Ion Hotel exhibits a playful design and resides in an ideal location for explorers. For a hotel unlike any other, recline in luxury at The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon, where the iconic sapphire waters twist and turn around the hotel property.

  • Capital Capital Reykjavik
  • Currency Currency Icelandic Krona
  • Language Language Icelandic
  • Population Population 328,000
  • Time difference Time difference GMT | ET+5
  • Best Time Best Time

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