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 South African 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 the consular in South Africa before you travel.
Flying to Iceland from South Africa:
Iceland is roughly a 16-18 hour flight from South Africa depending on whether you depart from Cape Town or Johannesburg. Reykjavik is the main hub for international transportation to Iceland and where our tours start and end. If flying from Johannesburg a number of European carriers operate the route with a stop en route. We recommend Air France via Paris, British Airways via London and KLM via Amsterdam. For the majority of flights from South Africa, Iceland Air will operate the final leg of the journey from the transit point to Reykjavik. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Iceland.