Holidays to Iceland
Breath-taking scenery, abundant wildlife, hot springs and the famous Northern Lights make Iceland holidays popular amongst travellers looking to experience an entirely new kind of break. Most visitors start in the capital, Reykjavík, a small, friendly city with a number of historical landmarks and attractions, while the rest of the island offers dramatic landscapes to discover, and enough sporting and wildlife activities to ensure a truly unique holiday to Iceland for everyone. Check out easyJet holidays’ Reykjavik holidays for more ideas on where to stay in Iceland.
What to see on your Iceland holiday
For the adventure seeker, Iceland holidays offer the very best places to see and explore. Easily the most famous sight in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, a large spa about half an hour from Reykjavik, where you can bathe in mineral-rich 40C waters while looking over the hills and mountains of Iceland, or discover caves and waterfalls to hide away and relax in. Alternatively, visit the village of Skógar, home of the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall. True adventurers can then follow the path along the Skógar river to see several glaciers, and even the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Nature-lovers will find plenty to see and do, too. Iceland's prominent whale-watching excursions offer an awe-inspiring look into the arctic wildlife, whilst closer to shore, the birds and animals around the mountains are a delight to watch and observe. Horse riding is popular too, and what better way to experience the raw beauty of Iceland's dramatic landscape?
If you're more interested in the night sky, an Iceland holiday offers ideal stargazing possibilities. Visit in Summer to experience the Midnight Sun, the time of the year when the Sun remains in the sky all night long, or if you want to visit later, the Northern Lights are a beautiful sight between September and June. The winters are expected to be the brightest and most vibrant time to see the Northern Lights in many years, so make sure you don't miss them!
Nightlife and dining out in Iceland
There's no shortage of traditional seafood restaurants, either in Reykjavík or any of the surrounding fishing towns. You'll also find opportunities to try dishes that are difficult to find in other parts of the world, including several Arctic game birds, and even shark. Icelandic people will encourage you to try their national cuisine, so be adventurous! For those looking to make an evening of it, the city of Reykjavík, offers countless bars and nightclubs, the perfect place for all night entertainment with a fantastic nightlife and an eclectic music scene.
Finding a cheap holiday to Iceland is simple with easyJet holidays. To get the best deal, book your flights and hotels together, taking the hassle out of your trip, so you can relax and enjoy your Iceland break! Check out all the lates Iceland deals for more exciting offers.