Iceland Trip Types and Experiences

We offer all types of holidays in Iceland, which can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time-frame and budget. Whether you prefer escorted small-group tours or free-roaming self-drives, winter breaks in search of the northern lights or summer hiking adventures.

Iceland Holidays

Imagine driving through a land where volcanoes loom above vast icecaps. Or hiking through moss-clad lava fields to a waterfall crashing over 100m-tall cliffs. Imagine a coastline where black-sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, or where colourful fishing villages lie scattered like confetti through majestic fjords. Iceland’s natural wonders and vibrant culture can be explored year round – from summer under the midnight sun to winter in the glow of the northern lights.

In the wake of Covid-19 this is not quite travel as normal with procedures governing all arrivals, but you do not need to quarantine and there are clear guidelines in place to ensure safe travel around the country. In light of the extraordinary circumstances we have been working closely with our key partners in Iceland and have used our 37 years of experience to create a collection of superb value itineraries, saving up to 30% and ranging from 3-14 nights that allow our clients to explore the ‘land of fire and ice’ safely and enjoyably.

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Suggested Itineraries for travel this Summer

Iceland Trip Types and Experiences

We offer all types of holidays in Iceland, which can be tailor-made to suit your interests, time-frame and budget. Whether you prefer escorted small-group tours or free-roaming self-drives, winter breaks in search of the northern lights or summer hiking adventures.

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While Iceland’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been widely praised, safety remains paramount. The self-drive itineraries we have created reflect that without compromising on the quality of experience. They also represent excellent value for money saving up to 30%. Visit some of the country’s most extraordinary sites – from Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon to the volcanic wonders around Lake Myvatn, the waterfalls of the south east to dramatic birds cliffs of the West Fjords – all with very few other visitors.

To further reassure our clients wishing to travel this summer, our industry-leading Flexibility Promise means you can book with complete confidence knowing that should you need to change your plans our expert team will help you to make the amendments where they are possible. You can even cancel right up to the last minute if you or a member of your travelling party develop Covid-19 symptoms prior to travel or if any of you are forced to self-isolate and therefore can no longer travel, Discover the World will refund all recoverable holiday costs.

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Where to go in Iceland

East Fjords

A mesmerising mix of mountains, fjords, waterfalls and wildlife, the East Fjords are scattered with idyllic fishing villages, while routes north and south connect you easily to Icelandic icons like the glacial lagoon and Myvatn's volcanic wonders.

The Highlands

A vast and fascinating area, isolated, raw and rugged - once visited, never forgotten. This is a region where visitors feel humbled by lofty scenery and Mother Nature's awesome talent. A 4WD, high clearance vehicle is an absolute must, unless taking a guided tour.

North Iceland

A region of diverse and incredible natural beauty, the north of Iceland boasts thundering waterfalls, dramatic canyons, scenic fjords, rivers, lakes and striking volcanic features complemented by interesting towns and villages and plenty of opportunities to explore.

Reykjavik

As the world's most northerly capital and one of the most compact – Reykjavik, the 'Bay of Smoke' – never fails to surprise, at any time of year. Blending Nordic heritage with modern, and distinctly unique style, this vibrant city can be reached in less than 3 hours from many UK airports.

Snaefellsnes and the West

Snaefellsnes and West Iceland is the region beloved of artists, musicians, writers and anyone seeking Viking history and inspiration from nature at its most magical.

South East Iceland

Also known as the ‘beautiful south’ – this region is dominated by the vast Vatnajokull icecap and many a glacier spilling out over the land.

South West Iceland

Most first-timers to Iceland choose to explore this region partly because it is where the international airport at Keflavik is located, and partly because there is so much stunning scenery to explore, including the sights on the famed Golden Circle route.

West Fjords

This is the oldest and wildest region – remote and stunningly beautiful with countless fjords, precipitous mountains, amazing coastal roads and hidden gems.

Planning a trip to Iceland

Our full collection of holidays to Iceland offers a superb range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, covering the length and breadth of the country. Travel during the summer months and the midnight sun gives rise to long days ripe for adventure. On a self-drive holiday choose winding coastal routes, easy-going circuits linking popular highlights or spectacular 4WD routes in the interior. Join a small-group escorted tour with an exceptional guide or stride out on a walking holiday through breathtaking scenery.

Visit in the winter months and there’s the electrifying prospect of the northern lights as well as the opportunity to hike through a glacier, go snowmobiling or take an adrenaline-filled superjeep ride off the beaten track. A winter self-drive is surprisingly accessible and of course, it’s less busy than summer, so you might well find a natural wonder all to yourself. Meanwhile, our small-group escorted tours take you in search of everything from orcas to ice caves.

The Iceland holiday packages on our website are just a starting point. Our Travel Specialists can tailor-make your trip to Iceland to suit your individual requirements. Get in touch with our team for a chat on 01737 214 250 or fill in our enquiry form.