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.
Iceland Vacation Packages
Icelandair Hotel Klaustur offers comfortable modern accommodations in beautiful Southeast Iceland. Designated an Official European Beauty spot and situated between two of Icelands most famous glaciers guests can enjoy expansive views - outdoor activities and easy access... More
On the banks of the mighty Olfus river, this stylish, modern hotel contrasts vividly with the natural beauty of the landscape of South Iceland around it. The hotel's impressive, bright, lofty foyer introduces a modern but distinctly Icelandic style that continues... 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
The TOP CityLine Hotel Centrum Reykjavik is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of Reykjavik. Historical buildings have been rebuilt and reorganized to this excellent first class hotel. There will be total of 89 rooms with all modern comforts and facilities. Fine buffet... 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
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
Offering an enviable central spot on Laugavegur Reykjaviks main shopping street, this striking property presents the ideal backdrop for your trip whether its for business or leisure. The rooms are designed in warm tones and the windows now have extra sound insulation... More
This is the best hotel in Akureyri. A 4 storey typically Icelandic white building. Although not particularly pretty, this building fits in well enough with the local architecture and is functional rather than stunning to look at. Located in the centre of Akureyri. More
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
The hotel is a Design/Boutique hotel with a strong focus on quality modern design, inspired by Icelandic nature, to give you modern conveniences in comfortable surroundings. Stylish bars, cafs, restaurants, museums and shops are at your fingertips when staying at... More
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.
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.