Shaped by towering volcanoes, immense glaciers and tectonic plates that slowly pull the rugged landscape apart, Iceland holidays are an opportunity to see Mother Nature at her most incredible. Teetering on the edge of the Arctic, only a three-hour flight from the UK, this staggeringly beautiful country is home to a variety of landscapes like no other – among them some of the world’s greatest natural wonders. And the best thing about Iceland? No matter which season you visit in, there's always a huge array of adventures to be had and amazing natural environments to explore.
With an Iceland winter holiday you'll find thundering waterfalls frozen still, endless snow drifts awaiting snowmobile journeys across and the northern lights dancing across the night sky, with an aurora season that can last from September until April. Our South Iceland Winter Break is perfect for first-time visitors keen to see the aurora borealis and the natural environment coated in snow. Alternatively, Iceland summer holidays allow visitors to dive into the crystal-clear glacier waters between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, embark on whale-watching journeys to spy feeding humpback whales, stroll across otherworldly black sand beaches and take a soak in the steaming, natural waters of a geothermal lagoon.
Reykjavik, the compact and charming capital, offers visitors a friendly welcome and a world-class culinary scene, and its array of varied accommodation and proximity to the iconic sites of the Golden Circle – Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park – makes it the perfect place for a city break, or the beginning of an independent fly-drive holiday exploring the dramatic coast. Just a short flight from the UK, Iceland is also the perfect destination for a short break or weekend getaway, no matter the season.