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Glacier Lodge, West Iceland

Exclusive to Discover the World, this modern, three-bedroom cottage is located between the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull volcano and the exhilarating coastline of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Simply walk from your door to explore a network of walking trails, or set out on a whale watching boat trip from nearby villages. Far from artificial light pollution, this is also a prime spot for northern lights watching, while the almost endless days of summer allow ample time for relaxing after work – whether that’s wandering down to the local beach café, hiking the coast path or driving to a spectacular viewpoint.

Property features

  • Open-plan and south-facing, natural light floods into this contemporary property.
  • Work with a view of one of Iceland’s most iconic volcanoes.
  • Glacier Lodge is just two hours’ drive from Reykjavik’s shops and restaurants.
  • The property has WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, plus comfortable lounge and dining area.
  • One of a small group of similar cottages, you can park your rental car right outside.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £828 per person (saving £210)
28 nights £2,761 per person (saving £942)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off around Snaefellsnes

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Hike coastal trails with views of the sea stacks, arches and bird cliffs of Arnarstapi and Hellnar.

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Spot orca, sperm whales, pilot whales, puffins and gannets on boat trips from Olafsvik.

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Join a guided snowmobiling adventure on the Snaefellsjokull icecap.

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Explore volcanic craters, lava fields and black-sand beaches in Snaefellsjokull National Park.

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Visit iconic Kirkjufell mountain near Grundarfjordur and Stykkisholmur with its seafood restaurants and golf course.

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Drive inland to discover waterfalls, ice tunnels, lava caves and geothermal pools near Husafell as well as the Golden Circle.

Grund Cabin, South West

This is a wonderful bolthole for a Work Away break. The location is incredible: drive 15 minutes in either direction and you will find the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss; the breathtaking South Coast is also close-by, and there are mountain views from your living room window. Inside the cabin it’s cosy, with chunky wooden furniture, leather sofa and wood-panelled walls adorned with local art. The kitchen area has a table where you can set up your laptop. When it’s time for a break, simply step outside for a rejuvenating soak in the hot tub or head out for a walk in the unspoilt Icelandic wilderness.

Property features

  • Located near the small town of Hvolsvollur, Grund Cabin sleeps up to six.
  • The single-storey cabin has a well-equipped kitchen with oven, fridge and dishwasher.
  • As well as good Wi-Fi, the cabin has a large flat-screen television.
  • Outside on the terrace, the hot tub is ideal for enjoying long summer evenings or soaking up views of the northern lights.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £894 per person (saving £354)
28 nights £3,326 per person (saving £1,519)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off in South Iceland

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Visit the nearby waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

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Explore the black-sand beaches, seabird cliffs, arches and sea stacks at Vik and Dyrholaey.

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Spend a day touring the Golden Circle, visiting Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park and Geysir.

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Join a 4WD superjeep tour to witness the wild splendour of Iceland’s interior at Thorsmork.

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Far from artificial light pollution, you'll be in prime locations for northern lights spotting.

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Try activities ranging from glacier hiking and snowmobiling to horse riding.

Hildibrand Apartment Hotel, East Fjords

You can enjoy the best of both worlds at Hildibrand: modern-apartment living in a small coastal town, plus the breathtaking scenery of Iceland’s East Fjords to explore. One of the country’s least-visited regions, this really is a ‘Work Away-from-it-all’. Spend your free time touring the stunning road that hugs the coastline, visiting fishing villages, hiking into hidden valleys, horse riding, fishing and puffin watching. Back at your apartment, look forward to coffee breaks on the private balcony overlooking the fjord at Neskaupstadur. And when you need to focus on work, the light and spacious living area is ideal for setting up your laptop.

Property features

  • This modern, stylish hotel has 15 large apartments with one to three bedrooms.
  • Each apartment has a private balcony with stunning fjord and mountain views.
  • They are equipped with a large lounge/dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Wi-Fi, 42” LED televisions, contemporary furnishings and hotel conferencing facilities make remote working ideal.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £911 per person (saving £548)
28 nights £2,845 per person (saving £2,846)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off in East Iceland

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The hotel has an excellent seafood bistro, and in summer it opens the Bait Shack café on the waterfront.

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Visit Egilsstadir, the capital of the East and hike to the 128m-tall Hengifoss, Iceland’s third highest waterfall.

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Explore Neskaupstadur with its maritime museum, art gallery and relax in the town’s outdoor swimming pool with its hot tubs and sauna.

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Take a boat trip to spot whales and witness the rosy glow of Raudubjorg (the Red Cliffs)

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Hike local paths with views of the town and fjord or explore the spectacular network of trails in the East Fjords.

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Drive the coastal road, visiting fishing villages like Seydisfjordur and Djupivogur with their rich craft culture.

Saeluhus, North Iceland

Located on the outskirts of Iceland’s second city, Akureyri, these 40 studio apartments and houses offer a great balance between work and play. Each property is well-equipped for home workers and you’re just a short walk from Akureyri’s wide range of amenities. When it comes to time off, North Iceland’s natural wonders are right on your doorstep. The summer whale-feeding grounds of Eyjafjordur are easily accessed on boat trips from Akureyri, while Lake Myvatn’s extraordinary volcanic scenery is just an hour’s drive away. Add wildlife-rich Skjalfandi Bay and waterfalls like Dettifoss and Godafoss and you’ll have no trouble filling your spare time.

Work Away

  • Sleeping up to four, each spacious, stylish apartment has free WiFi and a flat-screen TV.
  • As well as underfloor heating and private balconies, some properties have hot tubs.
  • Apartments have kitchenettes and there are laundry facilities on-site.
  • Akureyri is served by regular flights from Reykjavik City Airport.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £1,039 per person (saving £383)
28 nights £3,463 per person (saving £2,080)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off near Akureyri

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Experience the midnight sun during summer and tour the Arctic Coast Way self-drive route.

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Make the most of the long days of summer to go whale watching, hiking, horse riding or relax in an outdoor geothermal pool.

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Discover North Iceland’s remarkable summer wildlife, from whales and porpoises to puffins and wildfowl.

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Make use of the golf equipment storage at Saeluhus, or keep your ski gear here during winter.

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Take a mini-break to Siglufjordur or the explore the shores of Lake Myvatn.

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Explore further afield using Iceland’s Ring Road to visit the spectacular West Fjords and Snaefellsnes Peninsula or East Fjords and South Coast.

Go Slow and Savour in Iceland

4-week Self Drive

We know Iceland intimately – as the world’s leading specialist, we’ve been arranging holidays there for nearly 40 years. It’s a remarkably diverse place, with everchanging scenery. This fully-flexible holiday takes you north, east, south and west, spending a week (or however long you want) in each region so you can savour its unique landscapes and enjoy a range of activities.

Whether you’re looking for a month-long Work Away break, combining business and pleasure, or a Go Slow and Savour holiday, really getting to know Iceland, this holiday can be tailor-made to suit your exact requirements.

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