A country of extreme contrasts, there are numerous and wide-spread Iceland tours to suit every traveller. Known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland has some of the largest glaciers in the world, and some of the most active volcanoes in the world.
There is a great diversity of landscapes, from moss covered lava fields, barren highlands, to soaring fjords.
Iceland is typically divided into different geographical regions. Each region differs slightly in respect of culture and landscape, but all are uniquely Icelandic.
From wonderful waterfalls, to great glaciers, the south has it all. On the Golden Circle, you’ll see the breathtaking waterfall Gullfoss and the Geysir hot spring area, where the geysir Strokkur erupts every few minutes. Further east along the shore, you will find Skógafoss Waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajökull Glacier, and several other natural wonders.
The north is a land of contrasts. Long valleys and peninsulas are interspersed with mountains, lava fields and smooth hills. The north coast is at times lush with vegetation, and other times barren. The midnight sun is awe-inspiring.
The Westfjords are a wilderness and ideal for spotting birds and Arctic Fox. West Iceland is one of Iceland’s most geologically diverse regions, with slumbering volcanos, majestic waterfalls and a variety of flora and fauna.
The east coast is home to the country’s largest forest, lush farmlands and a range of small fjords and islands. A variety of fishing villages, and small seaside communities border the coast.
Don’t forget the capital city, Reykjavík. With a population of 120,000, it is not a bustling metropolis but you will find a steady beat keeping the city full of energy and events.
The Reykjanes peninsula is a geothermal wonder, where lighthouses outnumber villages. The Keflavík International Airport is found here, along with the spectacular Blue Lagoon.
The highlands are surrounded by obsidian and colorful rhyolite mountains and provide stunning hiking routes. Bathe in natural hot rivers in the geothermal area of Landmannalaugar and trek through a hidden valley surrounded by mountains, glaciers and rivers.
Here are a few tours to consider:
7 days Best of Iceland tour, from $2799 CAD ($2081 US)
8 days Trekking in Iceland, from $3099 CAD ($2304 US)
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