Reasons to visit Iceland
Iceland is the nature lover`s paradise with glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields, rivers and tumbling waterfalls.
Whatever you go in Iceland, picturesque nature sceneries will meet you. Iceland is the obvious choice for a self-drive holiday with many great stops. The most popular self-drive tour takes you through the Golden Circle. Some of the biggest nature wonders are gathered here including waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes.
In Iceland, you will also find a wide selection of excitements and activities to enjoy in harmony with the unique nature. Regarding the season, the beautiful nature invites to scenic walks, biking, swimming in hot pools, skiing, water rafting, fishing in the rivers, golfing or riding the small Icelandic horse, just to mention a few. Local tourist offices and operators are always stand by to help here so that you can live out your dreams here.
Iceland is well-known for its wonderful food, especially seafood of course. You will find a wide selection of good restaurants throughout the country, and Iceland got the first Michelin Star Restaurant in 2017, Dill Restaurant in Reykjavik.
Discover the real Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights
Tourists also come to Iceland in the darkest months to observe the uncanny light show of the Northern Lights which flashes, flickers and pulses across the winter sky like fireworks.
The Vikings believed it was the Valkyries riding across the sky. Today we know the lights are caused by streams of charged particles, which flare into space coming from the solar wind on the sun.
During the summer, it is also possible to explore the Midnight Sun. It is only above the Arctic Circle that the Midnight Sun occurs. Here the sun never dips below the horizon. In combination with a self-drive holiday or horse ride holiday, the long days with the Midnight Sun gets unforgettable.
Húsavik at the north coast is perhaps the best place in Europe to catch a glimpse of one of these majestic creatures. Participate and explore minke and humpback whales, orca, sperm whales and even blue whales. In Husavik you find several daily tours throughout summer.
Seasons & transport
Iceland has something to offer all year long. High season in Iceland is between May and September, but regarding the more developed flight connections, more and more tourist arrive here throughout the year.