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 UK Travellers
We keep an eye on the latest travel guidance on Iceland and follow the advice set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the FCO when planning your trip.
Flying to Iceland from the UK:
A direct flight from London to Iceland takes little over 3 hours. Reykjavik is the main hub for international transportation to Iceland and where our tours start and end. Iceland Air fly direct from London to Reyjkavik whilst budget airlines easyJet and WOW Air also serve this route. You can also fly direct from Manchester with easyJet. If you don't mind a short transit, a number of international carriers fly the route including Norwegian and SAS though if you book well enough in advance, prices are only marginally cheaper than direct flights. We have a full ATOL licence (ATOL 6109) so please let us know if you would like us to book your flights alongside your tour.