We are thrilled that one of our favorite destinations, Iceland, is now open for all international travel!
- Exploring the Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon – featured in numerous movies – in a zodiac.
- Walking through and behind the Seljalandfoss waterfall.
- Snowmobiling on a glacier.
- Dropping 700 feet inside a dormant volcano (and coming out again…).
- Hiking, hiking and more hiking– in landscapes that are varying degrees of spectacular.
- Whale watching, puffin viewing and exploring quaint seaside towns along your route.
- Playing golf at midnight surrounded by lava fields.
- Biking, horseback riding, caving, rafting, snorkeling and scuba adventures – this is a great adventure destination although you’ll most likely spend a lot of time soaking in natural hot pools which are found all over the island.
- Iceland is also a great winter destination with mild temperatures and memorable Northern Lights viewing!
What to Expect on a Trip to Iceland
Iceland is easily done as a self-drive. A mix of pre-planned activities and spontaneous stops along the way work perfectly in the seemingly endless opportunities for hiking and walking. (Driver-guides are also an option.) Accommodation can be in intimate luxury lodges, remote ranches or luxury glamping. As the country is isolated, with a very small local population, and only one mid-sized city to speak of, it is also a perfect destination in the current Coronavirus period.
Visiting Iceland with Kids
For kids, Iceland is a paradise. If your kids like scrambling up mountains, or climbing around craters, or just exploring nature, Iceland is incredible. It is a place where you can literally pull off the road virtually anywhere, and find some adventure. You’ll most likely find some amazing sight, and have it all to yourself. Even the most visited sites – Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle – do not feel especially crowded. However, a word of warning : if your children enjoy walking around large cities, with huge markets, museums, colorful local populations, as in South -East Asia or Central or South America, Iceland is not for them. They may become bored, very quickly. But if you and they have a sense of adventure, and are excited by what nature will throw at you around the next bend in the road, this is a fabulous destination. Just dress warm.