Your Visit to Iceland
Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland is famous for its cold weather and active volcanoes. This small Nordic country is much more than its unique landscape though, which you are sure to find out when you visit this frozen island.
Whether you are more interested in exploring its rough terrain or its nightlife, this country of contrasts will keep your days filled with plenty of places to explore and things to do. Descend into the volcanic chamber of Thrihnukagigur or visit the Húsavík Whale Museum before heading out on a whale-watching expedition. Your adventure begins with booking your travel on Orbitz.com.
Best time to take a vacation to Iceland
July and August are the best months to plan a trip to Iceland, when the land is least likely to be covered with frost. The average maximum temperature during these months is 57 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the average highs during the winter months barely rise above freezing. Most tourist attractions outside the capital city Reykjavik are closed from September through May, making tourism during those months much more difficult, and many tours do not begin operating until July due to snow cover on the ground. Reserve your travel accommodations in advance with Orbitz.com to take advantage of the small window of tourism in Iceland.
Insider tips for Iceland travel
Try the delicacies like Neapolitans and cumin bread at this little out-of-the-way bakery in Isafjordur.
Fresh, simply prepared fish and great atmosphere abound at this cozy restaurant with a friendly owner who enjoys talking with guests.
This cozy guesthouse in Grindavik lets you feel like you are at home with morning coffee, breakfast, and a living room for guests.
Great conversation, delicious breakfasts and warm hospitality await you at this guesthouse located in Hella.
The Elf Garden
Visit this small section of Hellisgerdi Park, where it is said elves and dwarves live among the beautiful lava rock formations.
Iceland Vacation Packages
Set at the foot of the infamous Eyjafjallajkull Glacier, Welcome Lambafell Hotel offers log cabin-style rooms, an outdoor hot tub and furnished terrace. Parking and public area Wi-Fi are free. Welcome Hotel Lambafell's rooms provide views of the Eyjafjallajkull and... More
Located in the heart of Reykjanes and just 10 minutes from Keflavik International Airport Icelandair Hotel in Keflavik is the perfect place to start or finish your journey in Iceland. The hotel is not only about convenience to the airport though as it is also a great base... More
Hotel Odinsve, a boutique hotel in downtown Reykjavik, offers quality four star accommodation in the residential area of 101 - the heart of Icelands capital. The hotel has a total of 43 rooms. The decor encapsulates a Nordic ambience whilst offering a relaxed, comfortable... More
Located in central Akureyri on the famous Ring Road - Icelandair hotel Akureyri is one of the countrys newest hotels and a great place to stay while exploring North Iceland. Considered the capital of the North - Akureyri features a number of attractions within walking... More
Icelandair Hotel Herad is on the fjord Lagarfljot in East Iceland in the centre of Egilsstadir and is a great place to stay to explore East Iceland. Enjoy thoughtful amenities comfortable rooms and attentive service while enjoying the quiet unspoiled nature and wildlife... More
Hotel Keflavik is in the heart of Keflavik town, where you always feel at home. It is only 5 minutes from Keflavik International Airport. The hotel provides transport to and from the airport. The town of Keflavik has excellent conference facilities and outstanding... More
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The hotel, right in the Reykjavik city center, boasts modern Scandinavian design, providing guests with a sophisticated and stylish environment. Excellent location, personal service and breathtaking view overlooking the Reykjavik bay and the mountain ridges beyond are... More
Hotel Nordurland is located in the centre of Akureyri town. Plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops are in the neighbourhood. The hotel has 41 rooms all equipped with private bathrooms, telephone, coffee and tea facilities, satellite TV and radio. More
Stylish accommodations in Reykjavik next to Laugavegur shopping streetCenterHotel Thingholt features boutique-style accommodations amidst bustling Reykjavik in Iceland. A former printing factory in 1943, the hotel was renovated to cater travellers exploring Iceland in a... More
Located in the heart of Akureyri, gateway to the rich natural splendor of northeast Iceland, Hotel Kea has been welcoming guests since 1944 with the same high standards of elegance, quality, service and comfort which would be expected of one of Iceland's well-established... More
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Whale Watching in Husavik
The premier spot for whale watching is Skjalfandi Bay, where you can spot minke whales, orcas, humpback whales and more during the summer.
The 36-hole golf course has around-the-clock daylight in the summer, letting you catch a quick game at midnight for a unique experience.
Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool
Swim in Iceland's largest geothermal pool complete with a huge curling water slide.
See Iceland's most famous waterfall which tumbles over 100 feet to the canyon below. Visit on a sunny day to see spectacular rainbows.
Vikin Maritime Museum
This museum is located in a former plant for freezing fish and details how Iceland's economy was transformed by the fishing industry.
Skaftafell National Park
Walking trails and tours take you through Europe's largest national park to view waterfalls, icecaps, and birch woods.
The Culture House is a museum for saga lovers that covers everything from Norse gods to more modern Nordic culture.
National Gallery of Iceland
Iceland's main art gallery houses works of art by famous 19th- and 20th-century artists from Iceland.
Geysir and Strokkur
Geysir started erupting in the 14th century and consistently erupts two or three times each day. Strokkur erupts 115 feet about every six minutes.
Húsavík Whale Museum
Learn everything there is to know about whales at this museum before setting out on your own to look for them.