ICELAND HOLIDAYS

WHALE WATCHING, BIRD WATCHING, NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER ACTIVITIES

Explore Iceland's nature and wild places with us on summer tours and winter adventures.

Excellent itinerary. Lovely holiday with helpful suggestions and useful documentation. Hotel Glymur - amazing setting, lovely unusual room, fabulous hot tubs, friendly and helpful, lovely atmosphere … Winter in Iceland.Mrs. G. - Hampshire

Suggested Itineraries

SUMMERWINTER

SUMMER

Iceland Complete - Classic Circle Escorted Tour

9 Days

Professional and knowledgeable guide - Vibrant Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Magnificent waterfalls - Blue Lagoon

Icelandic Family Summer Adventure

5 Days

Centrally located Reykjavik accommodation - Golden Circle - Adventure activities for all the family

Southern Highlights - Self-Drive

7 Days

Snaefellsnes peninsula - Lake Kleifarvatn & Krisuvik geothermal area - Geysir - Gullfoss, Seljandsfoss, Skogafoss waterfalls - Icecaps of the south

Iceland Grand Circle - Self-Drive

15 Days

Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Lake Myvatn wildlife & volcanic activity - Husavik whale watching - Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon

The Wild North West - Self-Drive

7 Days

Arnastapi sea cliffs - Breidafjordur Bay - Sea birds of Latrabjarg cliffs - Seals and birds of the Westfjords

Whale Watching Iceland

5 Days

Whale watching from Reykjavik & north of Iceland - Possibilities of Humpback, Minke, Pilot, Orca, Northern Bottlenose & White-beaked Dolphins

Cruise Iceland

10 Days

Comfortable cabins - Remote Westfjords - Whale watching - Vatnajökull Glacier Lagoon - Volcanic Westman Islands

Mountains & Fjords - Escorted Tour

8 Days

Discover the Westfjords - Spectacular wildlife - Magnificent waterfalls - Thermal hot springs - Arctic Fox Centre - Professional guiding

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Naturescape Walkabout

10 Days

Reykjanes Peninsula - Thermal spas - Volcanic South Shore - Spectacular waterfalls - Capital of the North - Inspiring hikes

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Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Highlights

5 Days

Akureyri, The Capital of the North - Breathtaking landscapes of Lake Myvatn - Cascading Godafoss - Optional whale watching

WINTER

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Icelandic Weekend Adventure

4 Days

Stay in vibrant Reykjavik - Lava caving - Snorkel in a fissure - Glacier hike - Northern lights by Super Jeep

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

7 Days or to your requirements

Boutique countryside accommodation - Iconic Golden Circle - Spectacular waterfalls - Journey inside a glacier - Whale watching

Iceland Winter Escape

4 Days

Vibrant Reykjavik - Search for the Northern Lights - Frozen winter landscapes - Super jeep tour - Snowmobiling on Langjökull - Blue Lagoon

Iceland Winter in Style

8 Days

Boutique country hotels - Northern lights - Geothermal activity at Geysir - Gullfoss & the waterfalls of the South Coast

South Iceland Explorer by Super Jeep

5 Days

The secrets of the South - Traverse dramatic landscapes by Super Jeep - Lava caving - Glacial hike - Northern lights - Iceland's Golden Circle

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Into The Glacier

5 days

Explore Iceland's vibrant capital - Venture inside Langjokull glacier - Free time to explore the West - Relax in geothermal baths under the northern lights or midnight sun

Orcas & Auroras - Self-Drive

4 Days

Freedom to explore the spectacular winter landscapes - Winter whale watching - Chance to see the northern lights - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Selected Accommodation

Some of our favourite country hotels throughout Iceland …


I wanted to spend my birthday in a place that would reflect the longing and adventurous spirit that I have carried with me all my life and the thought of spending time in a place as wild as Iceland and walk the lava fields of Budir, surpassed all my hopes and dreams for my birthday wish. Wildlife & Wilderness the company, helped to provide memories of mist and snow and glaciers, together with sitting in a hot tub under a multitudinous starry night and wake up on my birthday, to sit in a hot tub and watch the sun rise. They organised and provided a perfect short holiday for my husband and myself as smooth as the glacier we walked on. Thank you.Mrs. J. - London

Iceland

Iceland feels like another world with its terrific living geology and geography that creates vast lava fields descending from snow-capped peaks. There are mudpools, geysers, thermal springs and waterfalls in wonderful landscapes and any Iceland tour is likely to explore much of this.

The easiest way of getting around on summer holidays in Iceland is to self-drive anything from a small car to being more adventurous with a 4x4. Between June and September it is easy to cover Reykjavik, the south coast and possibly the Snaefellsnes peninsula in a week. A longer self-drive holiday could see you touring around the ring road that circles Iceland. Today this road and many others are in good condition allowing for easier travel and longer spent exploring sites of interest. However, many tours in Iceland spend too long travelling and we like to design itineraries that get you to the really interesting places and give you time to linger.

With enough time we would always recommend discovering the beauty of the West Fjords and Snaefellsnes peninsula, enjoying the ferry Baldur travelling through the islands to connect the two regions.

For the more adventurous hikes, horse riding and rafting trips can be included in tailor made holiday itineraries. Iceland is also great place for photography holidays, particularly for the landscapes and we can help you with finding some good locations.

This fascinating land holds a wealth of wildlife, particularly birds that seek refuge here from Atlantic and Arctic waters. Of course, Iceland is ringed by a terrific coastline and the seas here are rich feeding grounds that attract at least 6 species of whales including blue and humpback whales and whale watching in Iceland is certainly some of the best in the world. Whale watching excursions run daily from Husavik in the north and Reykjavik as well as from a number of smaller settlements. During the summer months nature is at it's most active and on the most north-westerly peninsula of Hornstrandir you can study Arctic foxes with an expert and revel in the birdlife that nests on these remote cliffs whilst enjoy wilderness walks.

Winter is the time for short breaks, usually in search of the northern lights and then its best to be away from the bright lights of the capital and there are a number of good country hotels that remain open during the winter. During the day you can still visit the famous sights of Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall or enjoy adventures hiking on glaciers, snowmobiling or even diving in the Silfra rift. We can also arrange multi-day journeys by super jeep to explore remote areas. In the natural world this is also the time when orcas come into the fjords chasing herring and there is the wonderful opportunities to go whale watching during the day and observing the aurora borealis at night.

Seasons

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Iceland Travel Information

CAPITAL Reykjavik

TIME ZONE GMT - no daylight saving time

FLIGHTS

To: Keflavik
Airlines: Icelandair, British Airways
Flight time: approx. 3 hours
Good network of domestic flights from Reykjavik and flights onwards to Greenland

HEALTH

Tetanus is recommended. You should consult your G.P. for up to date and precise details before travelling.

WEATHER

Land of ice and fire. Being an isolated island in the North Atlantic means that Iceland receives a good proportion of bad weather and rains. However fine days are often experienced particularly in early summer and early autumn. Winters can be cold with snowfall making travel by 4x4 vehicle necessary.

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