Why should you travel to Iceland with us?

Everybody’s Iceland travel photos look the same. Except for the ones our clients take.

That’s because our trips to Iceland are made entirely bespoke and never alight on the exact same itinerary twice. We can do this because we’ve spent years – since the early days of 2005 – getting to know and befriending the locals. From Einar, your guide across mighty Langjökull glacier and the tunnels beneath it, to Rós, who’ll lead you into the maw of dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano. These people – friends of Black Tomato – offer the best possible vantage to immerse yourself in this magnetic, eye-opening country.

Key facts

  • 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 October

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of vacation you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Iceland: A Luxury Weekend Chasing the Northern Lights

Natural phenomena. They'll bring us running in all directions and to all corners of the world. Though, from solar eclipses to wildlife migrations, there's one that continues to mystify us all those years since we first s...

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Iceland: Snorkel and Dive Between Tectonic Plates

If contemplating a luxury holiday to Iceland conjures up sentiments of ‘cool and mysterious’ in your mind, you’re right - but perhaps not in the way you might think. While the capital, Reykjavík, is the ideal spot...

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Reykjavik: A Luxury Helicopter Tour through Iceland

Home to some of the most incredible scenery and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, it’s no wonder that Iceland has a huge variety of exhilarating experiences to get the heart of even the most fearless explorer pum...

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Diamond Circle: Get off the Beaten Track in Northern Iceland

Iceland; the country on everyone's lips. But after you've climbed inside Þríhnúkagigur, snorkelled the Silfra Fissure and traversed the Golden Circle - what comes next? To answer that question, we're looking north to ...

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Game of Thrones: Ireland and Iceland

Ever since it burst onto our television screens back in 2011, Game of Thrones has had a fearsome reputation for some of the best filming locations – and not just on the small screen. The show has been just about everyw...

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Game of Thrones: Croatia and Iceland

You've crammed the first five seasons into one viewing marathon, sneered at King Joffrey, and cowered behind the sofa when the white walkers appeared. Now travel to the Game of Thrones set destinations that have captivat...

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South Iceland, Golden Circle & Reykjavik: From Land to Sea

We'll lift the curtain on one of the most dramatic countries on earth For those who have days and weeks rather than months and years to see this mesmerising country, we've pulled together a few of the very best experien...

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Reykjavik & South Iceland: A Luxurious Family Adventure in Iceland

Creating the perfect family holiday to suit everyone's needs can be tricky at times, which why we're here to help make it the perfect experience for all your clan. Our travel experts with kids in tow have tried and teste...

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Reykjavik: An Icelandic Long Weekend

Whether it's beneath the blaze of the Midnight Sun or the flicker of the Aurora. Reykjavik makes for the perfect city break all year round. Striking the perfect balance between urban chic and rural escapade, it's as much...

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The Ultimate Summer Holiday in Iceland

Ethereal. Hypnotic. Otherworldly. When it comes to Iceland, there is no shortage of words to convey the sheer might of its landscapes. This is a place where your eyes will widen and your jaw will drop with every glacier,...

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Thríhnúkagigur & Eyjafjallajokull: A Volcano Adventure in Iceland

For a slice of a geography lesson with your next luxury travel experience, we have just devised our latest tectonic adventure with the aim of teaching you all about the natural beauty of Iceland. Follow us and lift the l...

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What to see & do in Iceland

If you can’t see it here we’ll still plan it for you.

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 geyser...

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 vacation to Iceland.

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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...

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.

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GET BACK TO NATURE

Book a luxury summer vacation to take advantage of long, sunny days and seize the opportunity to see the island’s wild...

Book a luxury summer vacation 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.

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EXPERIENCE A WINTER WONDERLAND

Seeking somewhere for that perfect year-end retreat? Private tours of Iceland give you the chance to enjoy snow-capped s...

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.

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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 yourse...

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 vacation, all without another person in sight, you’ll get to know Iceland unlike anyone else.

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ROMANCE AMONG THE STONES

Where adventure leads, romance isn’t necessarily unable to follow. Part of the allure of a luxury honeymoon in Iceland...

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.

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Reykjavik capital, Iceland

Reykjavík

The laidback vibe of a charming fishing town blends effortlessly with contemporary edge in the capital city they call th...

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.

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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 Mýv...

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.

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SANDHOTEL, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Sandhotel, Reykjavik

Housed in a beautifully restored historic building, Sandhotel is a blissful boutique retreat that’s central to all the...

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.

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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 p...

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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 ...

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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“A place that can go from blizzard to sunshine before you’ve had time to wrap your scarf, Iceland’s refreshing unpredictability makes you feel alive.”

Alys Colayera, Iceland Travel Expert

Top Locations in Iceland

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Iceland, we’d go for these.
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.

Hverir near Krafla, Diamond Circle

The Diamond Circle

An expedition into Iceland’s unknown north.

Even more otherworldly than its southern neighbor, 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.

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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