Travelling in Iceland


Explore every corner on holiday in Iceland

Settled on the fringes of the Arctic Circle, on top of one of the most active volcanic spots in the world, Iceland is one of nature’s gems. A land awash with mysterious lava fields, enchanting geysers, fizzing hot springs and breathtaking glaciers, it is not short of sights to see and places to explore. Thankfully, Iceland’s small size makes it the ideal destination for those who want to see it all, and we have it covered when it comes to exploring this one of a kind country.

Hit the Road

One of the most flexible ways to see Iceland’s sights is by car. Whether you opt for car rental or to bring your own vehicle on the ferry, it gives you the chance to see some unusual sights that you
won’t find on the traditional tourist trail. There are certain rules you should be aware of when driving, however. Firstly, it is highly recommended to have a car with four-wheel drive. Although there are roads that you can happily drive on in the summer, if you want to travel off the beaten track, you will find rough roads that are difficult to handle in a regular car. Be careful to stop only in designated spots. Not all
verges are sturdy, and you do risk causing substantial damage to the landscape if you go off-road.

Book your rental car in Iceland

Catch the Bus

There are four bus companies in Iceland that offer long distance travel, and they take passengers to some of the country’s most loved sights, such as the West Fjords and many of the Ringroad towns. Between October and June, the buses offer a reduced service, so it is worth doing your research before travelling in the winter.

Holiday Packages on Two Wheels

If you’re feeling adventurous and up for a challenge, Iceland’s rugged terrain is the perfect setting for some cycling. Reykjavik and Akureyri are both home to a few bike shops, but be sure to
carry some spare parts with you if you’re cycling somewhere off the beaten track. Make sure you have a sturdy mountain bike to deal with the country’s jagged landscape. There are plenty of local agents that
will help you hire the right one, or you can, of course, bring your own. Be warned that Iceland’s landscape is fiercely protected, so off terrain cycling is prohibited.

Come fly with me

One of the easiest ways of travelling across Iceland is to fly. Air travel is often more affordable than bus travel, and it is, of course, much quicker. Flexible fares are available with some of the local airlines, giving you the chance to explore many of the country’s destinations without feeling bound to a strict schedule.

Tours of Iceland

Whether you book them with holiday packages or independently, Iceland tours are often the best way to ensure you see the greatest sights. The widest array of tours are offered in summer, from June to September, and they range from whale watching and historical trails to volcano hikes and hot spring spa days. Book in advance to avoid any disappointment. Whether you want to hop from room to room across hotels in Iceland, or you’re happy to find your home in a hotel in Reykjavik and see the sights nearby, travelling in Iceland has never been easier.