Iceland

Overview

If ever there was nation shaped by the forces of nature, it’s Iceland. Since the dawn of time, the elements – wind, fire and water – have buffeted, sculptured and pummeled this little black rock, leaving Arctic glaciers, smoking geysers, volcanoes and fjords in their trail.

With landscapes straight out of mythical Viking saga, it comes as no surprise that Iceland is a filming location for Game of Thrones. Yet there’s another side to Iceland; cool Reykjavik is one of our favourite small cities in Europe. Hip boutique hotels, an electric bar and club scene and leading art galleries – as well as super-friendly locals – contribute to a captivating capital city. We recommend Reykjavik as an essential stop before heading out to the wild surrounding lands.

If you’re the adventurous type of traveller, after Reykjavik we’ll whisk you away to the Reykjanes Peninsula. This is Iceland’s most jaw-dropping outdoor playground, home to the Blue Lagoon, some of the finest hiking in the world and much more beside.

Ancient volcanic eruptions have scarred the landscapes here. Steam rises from scattered geothermal pools to mix with Arctic winds; the aurora borealis lights up sky and stark tundra beneath. Experiences here can range from glacier caving and walking to whale watching and fjord boat tours to just relaxing in a natural hot pool.

Lightfoot Travel’s highly-experienced team design luxury tailor-made tours of Iceland using our own travels in the country, while offering impartial advice on where to stay.

Iceland Regions

South Iceland

Frequently cited as one of the happiest countries in the world - and the undeniable capital of Scandinavian style - Iceland is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe right now…

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Reykjanes Peninsula

From the air, approaching Keflavik International Airport, Reykjavic appears nothing more than a desolate black rock. But seeing it with your own eyes from ground level, it transforms into a …

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Reykjavik

In theory – for a capital with a population of just 200,000 – it’s all too easy to dismiss Reykjavik as a bit provincial. In reality, it’s nothing of the sort of course.

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Iceland Itineraries

Iceland Properties

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101 Hotel

Iceland, Reykjavik

This award-winning, luxury boutique hotel is situated close to the sea in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The international airport is 40 minutes away by car. 101 Hotel’…

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Alda Hotel

Iceland, Reykjavik

Alda Hotel is a chic hotel with a contemporary Nordic design. This luxury boutique hotel is located on the bustling Laugavegur, Reykjavik’s main shopping street. It will appeal to those se…

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Black Pearl Apartment Hotel

Iceland, Reykjavik

Since opening in 2013, Black Pearl has become one of the most sought-after apartment hotel accommodations in Reykjavik. The boutique lodging is praised by business and leisure guests alike f…

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Hotel Borg

Iceland, Reykjavik

With a commanding position on the central Austurvöllur Square, alongside the cathedral and parliament building in the heart of Reykjavik, Hotel Borg, offers an understated and elegant home …

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Hotel Budir

Iceland, Reykjavik

Hotel Budir is a historic, country hotel that sits on a lava field on the westernmost tip of Snaefellsnes peninsula in western Iceland, a two-hour drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. T…

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Hotel Ranga

Iceland, Reykjavik

This luxury country lodge is located near Hella in a remote part of southern Iceland overlooking Hekla volcano. Hotel Ranga is an hour from Reykjavik. Offering unrivalled service, warm ho…

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