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The Best Hikes in East Iceland 2020

From mountain trails to chiseled shorelines and sparkling waterfalls, East Iceland is climbing the hallowed ranks of Europe’s best hiking spots...
  • Adventure

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Alex Minnis

Where to See the Northern Lights: Spring Equinox

The northern lights may be synonymous with the darkest winter months, but the upcoming spring equinox in March is actually one of the best times of year to see nature’s light show. Find out why – and where to experience your own equinox aurora.
  • Northern Lights

Saturday, 14th March 2020

Alex Minnis

Pick of the Pillows: The best unique hotels in the world to visit

Here are five of our favourite hotels from around the world that are bound to make any trip extra special.
  • Inspire Me
  • Where to Stay

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Doug Kington

The Best Hotels To Stay In Scandinavia

Here are five of our favourite hotels in the Nordics that offer more than just a place to lay your head.   
  • Destination Insiders
  • Where to Stay

Thursday, 13th February 2020

Emma Mitra

Best Wildlife Holidays in Iceland – Photo Gallery

We asked award-winning travel writer and advocate for responsible tourism Will Gray for his recommendations of the best wildlife encounters around the world.
  • Wildlife

Monday, 27th January 2020

Emma Mitra

Beyond Trapped: Our Favourite Filming Locations in Iceland

With news that Pierce Brosnan has joined Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams upcoming film about the beloved Eurovision song contest, Iceland's picture-perfect backdrops will once again have a starring role in the Netflix feature. For your own cinematic experience, we've rounded up the movies that were shot in the most awe-inspiring locations in Iceland.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Becky Masih

The Top Things To Do In East Iceland

From spectacular hikes and coastal drives to waterfalls, volcanoes and wildlife, East Iceland is becoming a magnet to travellers in search of a quieter, less visited side of the country. We recommend eight of the best things to do in this beautiful and diverse region, easily accessible from the town of Egilsstadir.
  • Destination Insiders

Friday, 29th March 2019

Eric Shadbolt

20 Years Of Partnership With Hotel Ranga

We've been working closely with Hotel Ranga for over 20 years. Located in Iceland's spectacular countryside, it features in some of our most popular itineraries from summer self drives to our flagship northern lights small group tour.
  • Inspire Me
  • Where to Stay

Friday, 15th March 2019

Becky Masih

The Top 10 Must See Waterfalls In Iceland

We've put together the ultimate list of the top 10 waterfalls in Iceland. Boasting over 30,000 cascades find out which ones you can not miss out on!
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 8th March 2019

Will Gray

Why Our Staff Love Iceland

Over 40 years ago, our managing director, Clive Stacey, himself began a love affair with Iceland. Many are captivated by Iceland's magnetic charm, but we think our team love Iceland the most, we ask our team to share their infatuation.
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 14th February 2019

Becky Masih

Meet Gummi, Absolute Iceland Tour

Pioneer of highland driving in Iceland, Gumundur 'Gummi' Gunnarsson, tells us a little more about why 4WD are one of the best ways to explore the country's beautiful landscapes.
  • Adventure

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

Destination Specialist

5 Reasons to Spend New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

It’s the time of year that Icelanders look forward to - fireworks, parties and tradition. Spend New Year's Eve in Iceland's Reykjavik.
  • Discover our World
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Becky Masih