Today it is a very modern society with a high standard of living and education. The Icelanders have preserved much of their Norse and Celtic heritage and most of them speak English. They are very friendly and helpful to visitors.
The very name "Iceland" evokes an image of vast ice and snow fields but in fact it has a remarkably moderate climate with fjords, glaciers, active volcanoes, black lava fields, red sulphur, hot blue geysers, white rivers, waterfalls and deep green valleys, all with a backdrop of mountains, ice-capped ranges and towering cliffs. The inland features areas of volcanic formations, geysers, hot springs and lakes while the coastline is richly indented with bays.
On this unique tour we explore the wild beauty of the island. Our sightseeing will include a boat cruise on Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, the spectacular Eastern Fjords, the charming “capital of the north” - Akureyri, Lake Myvatn National Park - surrounded by lava fields and renowned for its bird life, and the world famous Blue Lagoon where you will have an opportunity to soak in the thermal waters.
There are few countries in the world that can compare to Iceland’s dramatic landscapes, flora and fauna. This photographer and naturalist paradise must be experienced first hand.
This tour is recommended only for the fit and active traveller.
Please note that porterage is not available at some of the hotels on this tour.