Iceland Travel Guide
If you're planning a visit to the land formed by ice and fire, there's a few things you'll want to know before you go and we're here to help with our handy travel guide resources. Here you'll find information on when to go, what to see, insider tips on seeking out the Northern Lights plus details on the currency, costs, voltage, food and more. There's also a guide on the popular Golden Circle, details on accommodation upgrades available, reviews from our travellers and a collection of videos to get that wanderlust going.
Tick off the most popular spots in Iceland with our pick of must-see destinations
Plan your visit to Iceland's most popular touring route with details on the top sights
Experience more of Iceland with our range of tour bolt-ons that include puffin viewing
- Devil's Island
by Einar Karason
- Independent People
by Halldor Kiljan Laxness
- Letters from Iceland
by WH Auden and Louis MacNeice
Facts about Iceland
- Roughly 85 percent of Iceland's energy is from renewable resources, and well over half of that is geothermal alone.
- According to recent polls, the majority of Icelanders believe in elves with magical powers.
- On the day of summer solstice in Iceland the sun sets at midnight and rises again at 3am!
Iceland Travel Advice for Australian Travellers
The safety of our travellers is of utmost importance and we keep informed of the latest travel updates on Iceland. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from Smart Traveller when planning your trip.
Flying to Iceland from Australia:
Iceland is around a 26 hour flight from Australia and most airlines will have two transit stops en route. Reykjavik is the main hub for international transportation to Iceland and where our tours start and end. From Sydney one of the most convenient routes is with Emirates via Dubai and London, with Iceland Air operating the London to Reykjavik leg of the journey. As connection times can vary widely you may wish to consider stopping over in London for a few nights and picking up a cheap flight to Reykjavik with WOW Air or easyJet. These budget airlines offer great airfares when booked in advance and are best booked directly via their websites. For international flights from Australia to Iceland check out Skyscanner.