Europe’s most sparsely populated country is an awe-inspiring destination for adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. The land of fire and ice is calling.

Why travel to Iceland

Plan your luxury holidays in Iceland to explore geysers, volcanoes, geothermal lagoons, spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking scenery. We design unforgettable experiences, such as securing private access to a stunning ice cave, where you will feast on delicious food prepared by your own chef and sip Brennivin, Iceland’s signature spirit, from ice glasses.

Do you have a particular passion you’d like to explore? Simply speak to our Iceland specialists who can suggest the best places to visit in Iceland whether you’re planning a show-stopping luxury honeymoon or family holiday in Iceland.

For winter adventures, such as glacier walking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and witnessing the magical Northern Lights, we recommend travelling between November and March. Between June and August is the best time for exploring Reykjavík, hiking, horse riding or visiting volcanoes, geothermal pools and lava tunnels.


Icelandic Króna




GMT +00:00


Service included


July - August


Thank you - Takk
You're welcome - þú ert velkominn/Gerðu svo vel
Please - Vinsamlegast/Takk
Excuse me - Fyrirgefðu
Hello - Halló/Góðan daginn
Goodbye - Bless
What is your name? - Hvað heitir þú?
How are you? - vernig hefur þú það?


2°C on average


13°C on average


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.


Our Destination Expert’s top tip

It’s not all about the Northern Lights, with whales, puffins, volcanos, fjords and some of the best spa’s in the world.

Caroline Maber

Specialises in

Polar regions, Central + South America and The Caribbean
Local lowdown

If you travel around the Golden Circle, you will eventually visit Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. Its impressive landscape is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site. And it’s not because the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet here, but because of its outstanding historical significance. Þingvellir is where Icelandic chieftains met in the year 930 CE to create the first parliament, the Alþingi (or ‘Althing’ to English-speakers).

Cultural insight

A popular dish of Iceland is hangikjöt (smoked mutton), the traditional meal on Christmas Day. The name and curing method originate in Iceland’s Viking age settlement era when meat was preserved by hanging it in a smokehouse. Hangikjöt, which means “hung meat” in Icelandic, is savory smoked lamb.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Iceland

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Iceland hotels.

Torfhus, Selfoss

Torfhús Retreat is a blend of authentic Icelandic style and relaxed eco-luxury. Inspired by the architecture of the Viking farm at nearby Stöng, its traditional Torfhús residences are crafted from local stone, reclaimed wood and turf, and feature a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, private basalt stone hot pool and veranda.

Surrounded by natural beauty and iconic sights, wilderness adventures and action packed activities are all within easy reach, while back at the retreat, enjoy hyper-local cuisine made from the freshest of Icelandic ingredients mostly sourced from within a 10 mile radius.


The Reykjavik Edition, Reykjavik

The Reykjavik EDITION brings the first 5-star modern luxury experience to one of the world’s most sustainable capitals.

Located in the historical, scenic heart of downtown Reykjavik, the hotel is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the wonders of the region, with the renowned Blue Lagoon within driving distance and the Northern Lights visible in the city during the winter solstice.The hotel boasts a variety of distinctive food, beverage and entertainment outlets including alfresco dining to enjoy the panoramic views of the waterfront and the city.


Deplar Farm, Troll Peninsula

It doesn’t get more off-the-grid than the Fljót Valley on the mountainous Troll Peninsula. This remote and extraordinary setting is home to Deplar Farm, a place that embodies an adventurous spirit fueled by a deep connection to its environment.

Thirteen turf house suites join an extra special spa that comprises a geothermal-heated indoor/outdoor pool, Isopod flotation tanks and an outdoor Viking sauna. Off property, adventures abound, from skiing to sea kayaking and viewing the Aurora Borealis.


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What our clients say

It was absolutely everything that we could have asked for in terms of experiences, culture, guides and insight. The only real question is ... what next?

What our clients say

It was all fabulous! Thank you for organising and reassuring us. The houses were all great and all the people charming.

What our clients say

I am able to tell you that without exception, all the people I talked to wished they had had a trip as organised as mine was.

Chat to an expert to start planning your trip

Get in touch and one of our luxury travel experts will answer any questions you may have and help create your dream tailor-made holiday.

Serena Winn-Darley
Caroline Maber
Karen Chapman

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