Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

 

Often referred to as the “land of fire and ice”. Iceland is young and still in the midst of its very creation, the ongoing result of our earths most fundamental and powerful processes.  To visit Iceland is to touch the primordial landscape with all of its diverse and raw beauty.  Where else in the world can you dive between two continents, plunging into the icy waters of the mid-Atlantic rift, descend into the darkness of an extinct volcano or trek across glaciers!  Iceland’s landscape is a textured mosaic of colours from soft moss greens, glacial blues, fiery rhyolite reds and yellows to shiny obsidian black.

 

But wait there’s more! The summer months in Iceland offer a wildlife bonanza of birdlife and whale watching.  Allow plenty of time to enjoy the funky capital of Reykjavik, with its vibrant bar and restaurant scene, museums, shopping and geothermal bathes.  Iceland has a long history, with its roots firming based in Viking heritage, remember this is the country that claims the world’s oldest parliament and continuously functioning democracy. The soft lingering twilight of the winter months draw those in search of the aurora borealis, the northern lights, but remember to pack your thermals!

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Iceland trips we love

Exodus 15 day Grand Tour of Iceland

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