Iceland

What you need to know before you go

    Iceland attracts many with its iridescent northern lights and a dramatic landscape of geysers, volcanoes, and mountains. The Nordic island’s main destination is Reykjavik, where you get to explore world-class museums, galleries and exhibitions, all showcasing Iceland’s cultural heritage. 

    Fans of the outdoors can enjoy an adventure-filled vacation of exploring ice caves and waterfalls along Iceland’s ring road, which is over 1,000 km in length. If you’re prefer soaking in Iceland’s geothermal pools, the iconic Blue Lagoon is situated in the suburban town of Grindavik.

    Top destinations in Iceland

    Where will you go next?
    • Reykjavik

      Pulsing with energy, Reykjavik hosts over 40 festivals a year in celebration of its Viking culture and heritage. Music plays a huge part in this and there are events almost every month showcasing the best of folk, blues, jazz, and modern acts from Iceland and further afield. The city is famed for its high-octane nightlife, facilitated by round-the-clock daylight in summertime and the funky bars that line the lively Laugavegur. To recharge your batteries, pay a visit to the spectacular Hallgrímskirkja cathedral, whose striking tower is said to be designed to reflect the lava flows so characteristic of Iceland’s landscape.

      Read it

    Start planning your trip

    Also popular in Europe

    Keep exploring