Key time to cruise: April to September
What we enjoyed: The friendly people and the islands beautiful, captivating but varied landscape.

Iceland is a stunning place with active volcanoes, lush green valleys, glacier cut fjords and roaring rivers. 

Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Despite the name, “ice” only covers about 10% of the land, but still represents the largest glaciers left in Europe. There is a variety of activities and places to visit in Iceland, a few of the highlights have been listed below.

 The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Recognised as one of the wonders of the world the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa. The waters are warm and rich with minerals such as silica and sulfur. It is said that by bathing in the Lagoon your skin will be soft as a baby’s bottom.

The water is a milky white but looks blue due to the silica which reflects the sunlight. The water temperature is generally between 37-40°c. Whilst at the Blue Lagoon you are invited to enjoy extra facilities such as the spa treatments, sauna and steam room.


The Golden Circle
Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland.

Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland.

The Golden circle takes in three popular destinations, which include Þingvellier, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Þingvellier is a popular national park where tectonic activity can be seen. It is clear to see the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates in the cracks and faults that traverse through the region.

The Geysir is a hot spring that has so much power it makes the earth tremble. There is very little restriction around the Geysir, which provides an up and close experience.

The Gullfoss is a beautiful double waterfall on the white River.

Vatnajökull National Park
Crystal Ice Cave, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland.

Crystal Ice Cave, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland.

Vatnajökull National Park encompasses the Vatnajökull glacier, the Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur national parks. The landscape is diverse where the battle between ice and fire rages, and the combined forces of the rivers, glacial ice, volcanic and geothermal activity are present.

It is the largest national park in Europe and home to Iceland’s highest mountain (Hvannadalshnúkur), largest glacier (Vatnajökull), and Europe’s most powerful waterfall (Dettifoss).

Contact us today to find out more about Iceland.