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If ever there was nation shaped by the forces of nature, it’s Iceland. The elements of wind, fire and water have buffeted, sculptured, and pummelled this island, leaving Arctic glaciers, smoking geysers, volcanoes, and fjords in their trail. And yet, it is more than rugged natural wonders that lure guests to Iceland. Lightfoot Travel can tailor-make a luxury holiday to Iceland for you using knowledge gleaned from our own travels.
With landscapes straight out of mythical Viking sagas, 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 nightlife scene, leading art galleries, super-friendly locals and a unique Nordic way of life contribute to this captivating capital city. We recommend Reykjavik as an essential stop before heading out to the wild surrounding lands.
If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll love the Reykjanes Peninsula. This UNESCO Global Geopark is Iceland’s most jaw-dropping outdoor playground and home to the geothermal spa Blue Lagoon. The stark contrast between the neon blue water and the dark volcanic rocks here is an awe-inspiring, as is the steam that rises like a smoke machine.
You’ll also find some of the finest hiking in the world and a fascinating geological history.
Ancient volcanic eruptions have scarred the landscapes, scattered geothermal pools mix with Arctic winds, and the aurora borealis lights up sky and stark tundra beneath. Experiences in Iceland can range from glacier caving and walking to whale watching, from fjord boat tours to just relaxing in a natural hot spring 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. Enquire now!Read more...