Iceland. Ah yes; the land of ice and fire. Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and despite its chilly name, Iceland is HOT when it comes to a great choice of holiday destination. As a hot spot for volcanic activity, Iceland presents an adventure with a difference. Home to some of Europe's biggest glaciers, active volcanoes, geothermal hot springs, cave explorations, and skiing, a trip to Iceland is not one you will ever forget!
Getting to Iceland
Iceland is continuously increasing in popularity as a tourism destination. In 2013 alone, tourism figures were estimated to be up 20% on 2012 figures.
Unfortunately, Iceland isn’t as straightforward to get to as other European destinations. However, here at Abbey Travel, we offer six chartered direct flights during the year. These flights operate in April, October and November. You can see full details of the flights on our Iceland information page -> Visit Iceland
All our trips offer return direct flights to Keflavik Airport, 3 or 4 nights B&B accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels, as well as return airport transfers.
The only way to really experience and make the most of Iceland is by excursion. There are tonnes of excursions to choose from. Here are three of our favourites…
City Tour of Reykjavik
Did you know that Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital city? A truly fascinating city, Reykjavik is rich in landmarks, places of historical significance, magnificent landscapes, and natural wonders…not to mention a colourful culture which is peppered with surprising diversity. With restaurants, museums, galleries, and theatres aplenty, this three-hour city tour does not disappoint. It is the best way to see the entire town, including the old town, the parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the National Museum, The Pearl and Hofdi House.
Super Jeep Safari
If a city tour doesn’t sound exciting enough for you, how about a four-hour Super Jeep Safari? On board a 4x4 Super Truck, the safari brings you through an enchanting volcanic wonderland on the outskirts of Reykjavik. You will be greeted by lava fields (which abound in strange colours and rock formations), hot springs, steep cliffs, as well as the tip of Reykjavik’s Peninsula, where you will see where the Mid Atlantic Ridge rises from the ocean to become part of the land – one of the true wonders of the world.
Evening Northern Lights and the Blue Lagoon Tour
In a previous blog post
, we have spoken of our love of the Northern Lights. If you decide to take one of our chartered flights to Iceland in April, you will be in with a good chance of seeing the unforgettable Northern Lights. Without a doubt, the swirl and dance of the stars is one of the most wonderful natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness. This trip is followed by a trip to the Blue Lagoon – a man-made oasis in the lava. You will have the opportunity to take a dip in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich (and supposedly, healing) waters.
Other excursions include Golden Circle Tour, The Friendly Icelandic Horse Riding Tour and the South Coast Tour…which our team can tell you all about! They are also GREAT!
Want to Visit Iceland?
We don’t blame you. As a destination, it offers something unique and amazing.