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.

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Best Places to Visit

Tick off the most popular spots in Iceland with our pick of must-see destinations

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Best Time to Visit

Plan your trip to Iceland with our guide to the weather plus events on this year


Top Travel Tips

Start preparing with our round up of tips on the currency, food, shopping and more

Solheimajokull Glacier Walk

Iceland Packing List

Everything you need to remember to take with you when visiting Iceland in winter

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Blue Lagoon Vs Sky Lagoon

Compare Iceland's classic hot spring with the new kid on the block!

Iceland Ice Cave & Glacier Hike

Iceland Short Tours

The best Iceland weekend breaks and short tours ideas


The Northern Lights

Our complete guide on Iceland's greatest natural spectacle, the Aurora Borealis

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Iceland Day Tours

One day excursions in Iceland to enhance your visit to the Land of Fire and Ice


Tourist Visas

Know before you go with information on what visas you'll need to enter Iceland

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Iceland Video Lounge

Still need a reason to visit? Check out our favourite videos on Iceland

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Tour Bolt-ons

Experience more of Iceland with our range of tour bolt-ons that include puffin viewing

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Traveller Reviews

See why our customers love our tours to Iceland and why they come recommended

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The Golden Circle

Plan your visit to Iceland's most popular touring route with details on the top sights

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Whale Watching

The best places to go whale watching and what you might see from minke to blue

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Comfort Upgrade

Find out more about the accommodation upgrade we offer on some of our tours

Plan your trip to similar destinations!

Get to know Iceland

Recommended Reading

  • Devil's Island
    by Einar Karason
  • Independent People
    by Halldor Kiljan Laxness
  • Letters from Iceland
    by WH Auden and Louis MacNeice
Did you know...?

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 New Zealand 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 Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.

Flying to Iceland from New Zealand:

Iceland is roughly a 30 hour flight from New Zealand with two stops made en route. Reykjavik is the main hub for international transportation to Iceland and where our tours start and end. From Auckland, Air New Zealand via the States and London is one of the most convenient routes. 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.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Iceland Tourist Organisation site and the latest Iceland Weather Updates from the BBC.