Here ice and lava live side by side in an exhilarating union that has seen a luxury vacation to Iceland repeatedly top Europe’s holiday list. Choosing what time of year to visit Iceland on your luxury holiday will depend on what you would like to see and do. As an all-year-round destination; winter offers the best chance to see the ethereal wonder of the northern lights and explore the frozen Crystal Caves. On the other hand, a luxury trip to Iceland in summer reveals the verdant Jurassic-esque Highlands and is the best time for whale watching and to experience the magical midnight sun.
Sitting across a rift of tectonic plates and with thirty active volcanoes, Iceland’s unique location holds enormous geothermal power that formed its famous mineral-rich hot springs. Ingrained in the fabric of Icelandic culture and found throughout the country, experiencing the radiant healing powers of the warm milky pools in an otherworldly surrounding of volcanic scenery is the ultimate natural spa experience, especially on a romantic Iceland honeymoon.
Road trips in Iceland are also an amazing way to explore this small and magical country as well as reach remote gems like, the breathtaking basalt columns of Stuðlagil Canyon and the mighty moss-covered Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. The creative capital, Reykjavík, is the start of all our itineraries and home to a vibrant art scene and exciting nightlife of outstanding restaurants and bars.
Luxury travel to Iceland boasts endless opportunities for fun and adventure; from tracing its Viking history to exploring a treasure trove of natural wonders and spectacular scuba diving. Get in touch with our Travel Designers who can help plan an extraordinary tailor-made holiday in Iceland.
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Peel back Iceland’s volcanic skin and uncover an enchanting land where ice and fire meet on this family winter adventure. During your six days in Iceland, you’ll wander the world’s most northerly capital city, see nature’s greatest light show, walk on a glacier and spy Icelandic wilderness in its raw glory.VIEW EXPERIENCE
On a horseback adventure, trot through the barren landscape to Eyjafjallajökull, the infamous volcano whose ash spread across the skies of Europe after its eruption in 2010.
Etched into an ancient lava field, The Retreat Hotel & Spa seamlessly blends otherworldly Icelandic landscape with sleek Scandi design. With slate greys and moss greens, the hotel’s colour palette heartily borrows from its encompassing wild surrounds. As its name implies, everything is geared towards relaxation, whether it’s bathing in the milky blue waters of its mineral-rich lagoon, morning yoga classes or indulging in a treatment at its subterranean spa.
Situated slap-bang in between Skaftafell Nature Reserve and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is ideally placed to make the most of southern Iceland’s natural wonders. The hotel itself is pleasantly Scandi in its cutting-edge design, the charcoal-black wood-panelled exterior reflecting Iceland’s volcanic nature. Inside, the elegant minimalism proves less is more and the numerous windows ensure the wild outdoors is always in your eyeline.
Elevating the level of luxury in the capital, the Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel has taken over a former upmarket 20th-century department store owned by pioneering entrepreneur Consul Thomsen. Many original features have survived, including vibrant mid-1900s furnishings and airy rooms filled with monochrome photographs from Thomsen’s era. You’re also close to sights like the Harpa Concert Hall, Icelandic Parliament and Hallgrímskirkja, all of which are within walking distance.
Owned by the same family across seven generations, Skálakot Manor Hotel is working farm turned luxury boutique. The interiors are 1920s art deco, with the olive green and slate-grey colour palette references to the wild outdoors. Cosiness, comfort and a real family-home feel are ever-present in the form of crackling fireplaces, deluxe furnishings and warm smiles. Icelandic horses are still bred on site and horseback tours offer unique ways to see the surrounding landscape.
So close to the Geysir springs that steam might waft in through your window, the phenomenon its named after is right on the doorstep of Hótel Geysir. With its entirely wooden façade, Hótel Geysir’s cool minimalism and floor-to-ceiling windows ensure the focus is entirely kept on its geothermal neighbour. The hotel’s curious history as a former training facility for the ancient Scandinavian martial art of glíma is fondly remembered in stylish black and white images of athletes dotted throughout.
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