AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators

Iceland by Explore

Seljalandsfoss waterfall near the Thorsmork valley

The local word for cloud is ský, rotten shark meat is considered a delicacy and Ketill, meaning ‘kettle’, is a popular boys’ name. It’s life through the looking glass – welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Iceland. Here mossy lava plains meet bare orange mountains, geysers and the largest desert in Europe, all surrounded by the cold expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, which stretches on towards Greenland.

The country’s location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge has generated an otherworldly landscape where nature is forever active with volcanoes, earthquakes and hot springs. The capital is earth-shaking in its own way, with a young, vibrant population that creatively reimagines the country’s past

The local word for cloud is ský, rotten shark meat is considered a delicacy and Ketill, meaning ‘kettle’, is a popular boys’ name. It’s life through the looking glass – welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Iceland. Here mossy lava plains meet bare orange mountains, geysers and the largest desert in Europe, all surrounded by the cold expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, which stretches on towards Greenland.

The country’s location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge has generated an otherworldly landscape where nature is forever active with volcanoes, earthquakes and hot springs. The capital is earth-shaking in its own way, with a young, vibrant population that creatively reimagines the country’s past through art, fashion and music. Beyond Reykjavík is a whole new world of lava fields, fjords and glaciers.