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Volcanoes, geysers, lava fields and hot pools

This extraordinary land of fire and ice is renowned for some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Discover the Northern Lights, explore the Golden Circle and experience the Blue Lagoon. Snow-capped mountains, active volcanoes, pristine lakes and river valleys all combine to make Iceland a truly breathtaking destination.

When we think of Iceland our minds don't automatically turn to wildlife and yet there is an surprising array of birds, marine species and mammals who call it home or swing by during their annual migration.

Ask our expert travel consultants for their best recommendations on Iceland so you can make the most of your visit to this fascinating destination.

Things you should know about Iceland

To see Atlantic puffins the best time to visit is during the spring or summer when 60% of their global population nest there - that's about 8-10 million puffins a year!  The Arctic Fox is the only native mammal and interestingly it changes the colour of its fur from white in the winter to brown in the summer.

The main city of Reykjavik runs on geothermal power.

These days geothermally-heated greenhouses make vegetables more accessible, allowing modern chefs to become more imaginative, infusing new ingredients into ancient Icelandic recipes.

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

Allow time in your itinerary to explore Iceland's Golden Circle, a 300km route of the three most popular natural attractions: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall.
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Iceland's isolation means that typical food revolves around fish, lamb and Icelandic skye (a type of yoghurt). It's simple but tasty fare.
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Getting around Iceland by rental car or camper offers excellent flexibility. The road network generally has low traffic. Around Reykjdvik it's easy to get around by car, foot and tour bus. Although the bus tours can be a little more expensive it saves having to navigate unfamiliar roads which are sometimes icy.
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