If you enjoy independent travel, a fly-drive holiday gives you the opportunity to discover Iceland’s natural beauty at your own pace. Take the famous Route 1 which circles the country, skirting mountains, volcanoes and waterfalls, or drive through the central highlands, passing glaciers to reach the fishing villages and lakes of the north.
During the winter, driving conditions deteriorate and Iceland’s central and northern roads are not accessible. The Gulf Stream keeps Norway’s western coast mild through the winter so fly-drives exploring the stunning Lofoten and Vesteralen archipelagos are available year-round. Speak to our Iceland & the Arctic Explorers about routes through Finland’s wild taiga forests for the chance to spot rare black bears, or fly-drives that explore the volcanic landscapes of four of the Azores islands.