Luxury holidays in Iceland

There's no shortage of dramatic scenery in this island nation, where, if you're lucky, you may be treated to a dazzling night under the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Visitors can also soak in a geothermal lagoon, hike up a volcano under the midnight sun, or catch a concert in buzzy capital Reykjavík. In warmer months, make a loop of the island to visit majestic waterfalls, rugged fjords, glittering ice fields and bubbling hot springs; along the way you'll also see fishing villages, diminutive hamlets and signs of huldufólk (hidden people).

Destinations in Iceland

  • Reykjavik is the gateway to the Golden Circle, a postcard-worthy 140-mile driving route circling some of Iceland’s most scenic spots.
  • Once a sleepy fishing village, Grindavik shot to prominence with the creation of the Blue Lagoon, a bright-blue geothermal pool surrounded by an 800-year-old lava field.
  • Located on the edge of the Arctic Circle and surrounded by a volcanic landscape, Reykjavík has developed its own fascinating and wonderfully idiosyncratic sense of style.
  • Northern Iceland’s Troll Peninsula (Tröllaskagi) lies between the fjords of Skagafjörður and Eyjafjorður; its dramatic landscape is sprinkled liberally with mossy meadows, remote farmhouses and natural hot springs.
  • A splay of spindly fingers tendril out from Iceland’s north west coast – an awe-inspiring corpus of craggy cliffs, vast valleys, heart-stopping waterfalls and raw, rugged beauty: this is the magical Westfjords region.

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