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Iceland Holidays

Travel Department offer a selection of 3 and 4 night holidays to Iceland. Discover the natural wonders of the 'Land of Fire and Ice,' where you will be amazed by the dramatic landscapes, numerous natural wonders and stunning scenery. 

Our Iceland and the Northern Lights holiday is available for 3 nights or 4 nights and both holidays include guided tours and transfers of the island's top sights, return flights and 3 or 4 star accommodation, accompanied by a knowledgable local guide. 

You can also experience Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland on our unforgettable 3 night city break. Reykjavik, although small, has a vibrant cultural and arts scene and you will be kept busy exploring its interesting selection of museums and galleries.

See our availible Holidays to Iceland and plan your trip to the 'Land of Fire and Ice' and the Northern Lights. 

What to Expect from a Holiday to Iceland

The main draw of our Iceland holidays is undoubtedly the opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. Iceland has become synonymous with the wondrous natural spectacle that is the Northern Lights - a truly unique experience for all visitors. 

Iceland also offers incredible natural landscapes and really demonstrates how inspiring our Earth can be. Your trip to Iceland will include the Golden Circle - which encompasses the famed geysers, waterfalls & rift valleys of Iceland - as well as the Blue Lagoon natural geothermic spa.

You will stay in Reykjavik during your holiday to Iceland, Europe's northern-most capital, which offers some unique and pleasing architecture in a compact space. Find out more about Iceland's stunning natural sights here.

General Information about Iceland

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Iceland.

Food & Drink

During trips to Iceland, visitors are always keen to try the unique and varied cusine that includes Hangikjöt (smoked lamb), fish dishes and ein með öllu-the iconic Icelandic lamb hot dogs which are topped with several delicious sauces. Many of the dishes in Iceland have developed from the Viking age and commonly include fish, meat and potatoes. If you're feeling really adventurous the local delicacy Svið involves a partial sheep's head cured in lactic acid.

Climate

The climate of Iceland is known for being quite chilly. The coldest month of the year is January with temperatures rarely getting above freezing. Rain and stormy weather are common in the winter months. Be sure to always bring a jacket and umbrella as the weather can change on a whim. 

Holiday Highlights

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, a man-made geothermal spa, is located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. It is then harnessed via drilling holes at a nearby geothermal power plant, to create electricity and hot water. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals, before emerging at a soothing 38°C, perfect for a relaxing and re-energising bathe.

Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland’s most important historical site, where the Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament in AD 930. The spectacularly beautiful National Park, in a vast rift valley with waterfalls, rivers and lakes, is situated at the point where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet.

Reykjavík 

The world’s northernmost capital, with a population of 120,000, is home to sites such as The Pearl visitor centre with its Saga Museum, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík Harbour, Reykjavík 101 Centre and Solfar Viking Ship Sculpture.  Known as the ‘Little city with the big heart’, Reykjavík can be easily explored in foot. There’s a lively café-culture and thriving art and music scenes, while in the various city museums, Iceland’s culture and history is preserved and displayed. 

The Northern Lights

The main event on a trip to Iceland is undoubetedly the once-in-a-lifetime chance of seeing the Northern Lights. After exploring the city, there is an evening excursion to hunt for the incredible Aurora Borealis, a stunning colourful natural display that lights up the night sky. This elusive and unpredictable occurrence is never guaranteed but our experienced guides are the best in the business when it comes to analysing the weather patterns and atmospheric conditions to determine the best time and place to see the lights. 

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

Fully protected

  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad.
  • We are a privately owned company and have been in business for over 20 years.
  • Travel Department holidays are fully licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority and are ATOL Protected.

Our Customers are fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority 
Air Travel Organiser’s Licence No. ATOL 9373