Shaped by volcanoes, glaciers and tectonic plates slowly being pulled apart, Iceland holidays are an opportunity to see Mother Nature at her most incredible. This is a landscape like no other.
In winter you’ll find thundering waterfalls snap frozen, endless snow drifts to be skidooed across and the northern lights dancing across the night sky. During summer slip between the sheets of the earth as you snorkel in the Silfa fissure, watch whales splash through the waves in the northern fjords, or drop into the Thrihnukagigur Volcano under the glow of the midnight sun. Not that holidays here have to be hard work. You can just as easily sip local schnapps while sat in the bubbling waters of a geothermal pool as the wind whips snow from the tips of volcanic craters around you.
Holidays in Iceland are as dramatic as they are different. Find your favourite below.
What Type Of Holiday Are You Looking For?
Regent Holidays & Iceland
Regent Holidays were one of the first tour operators to specialise in holidays to Iceland. When we launched our first tours there almost forty years ago Iceland was a very unusual holiday choice and those visiting needed a spirit of adventure. Over the years the country has developed into a major destination, but we have continued to innovate in finding new activities and undiscovered destinations to explore.
Our Iceland Specialists visit Iceland every year. We know the best hotels, have our own favourite places to eat, and will also offer advice on when and where you should go to see the famous Northern Lights.
When To Go And Where To Go In Iceland
If this is your first holiday in Iceland, come in winter. The sweeping snowscapes, set against the sparkling twilight is the iconic backdrop that has made Iceland famous. Whether you are snowmobiling across a glacier or taking in the snowfall from the cozy confines of Stofan café (our favourite pit stop in Reykavik for a slice of cake and coffee), the country looks its best when dressed in white. Of course the winter months are also the right time to search out the spectacular show that is the Northern Lights
Taking in the Golden Circle
on a day trip from Reykjavik is a popular way to see many of the country’s greatest hits on a short break. There are 20m high spouting geysers and bubbling pools of mud at Haukadalur, the thundering wall of noise at Gullfoss waterfall and a continental divide to step between at Thingvellir.
If you’re looking for lesser travelled Iceland, head north. This remote region has just a handful of small fishing villages and some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. On the Snaefellsnes Peninsula you’ll find sparkling fjords, sheer sea cliffs and lava flows all stunningly thrown together. The best way to see this region is with the locals. Stay with Sigrun and Viglundur on their farm
to try local produce, get an introduction to the rich folklore of Iceland and even take part in the annual horse round up.
Return visitor? Try an Iceland holiday in summer
. Not only will you dodge the crowds and see this spectacular landscape full of colour, but it’s the only time of year we can take you inside a volcano.
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