Iceland Golden Circle and the South

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Here is where real wilderness can be seen as you travel along the south shore of Iceland with its many waterfalls, (one of which you can walk behind), black sandy beaches, awe-inspiring mountain ranges and strange lava formations. A sight to behold is the Solheimajokull glacier tongue extending down from its mother glacier, Myrdalsjokull, Iceland's fourth largest. The Myrdalsjokull (1480m) has an area of about 590 km² and rests on a volcanically active massif mountain, which last erupted very powerfully in 1918.

Quite a few glacier snouts flow down onto the lower lying areas and discharge a great volume of water. Just west of this glacier is another much smaller volcano but now due to its last eruption in 2010, the very famous Eyjafjallajokull.


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Best time to be there

June to September is a great time to enjoy a mild ocean climate thanks to the Gulf Stream. It is relatively mild in winter and cool in summer but this is when you can enjoy almost 24 hours of daylight. The weather can change several times during the day. In midwinter, whilst there is little daylight, it is one of the best times to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Fly to

Keflavik, approximately 30 minutes from Reykjavik

flying time

3 hours non-stop

time difference

GMT

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

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Regions in Iceland

Regions in Iceland


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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet

Nights: 24 | from £105,000pp

Join an exotic, around-the-world expedition personally designed and accompanied by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent. Snorkel the coral reefs of French Polynesia,... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland

Nights: 14 | from £10,970pp

Join A&K's seasoned expedition team for an enriching experience like no other to the islands of the High Arctic Svalbard archipelago in Norway, less than... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Family Iceland

Nights: 7 | from £5,700pp

Just a short flight from the UK, this Icelandic itinerary offers families a fun-filled week of the great geothermal outdoors, loads of adventure, and... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Iceland – Self Drive

Nights: 5 | from £2,365pp

If you're independent travellers who like to explore a country under your own steam, this epic self-drive tour of Iceland could be just the ticket, giving... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Iceland's Northern Lights Wonderland

Nights: 3 | from £3,550pp

For a short winter break there is nothing more invigorating than a visit to Iceland when the air is crisp and the night sky is black, for the best chance... Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

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Hotel Glymur

Perched on a hillside overlooking the stunning Hvalfjördur - southern Iceland's longest fjord - is the Hotel Glymur. Located within an hour's drive of... Find out more

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Hotel Grimsborgir

Located in the small town of Grímsnes sits the Hotel Grimsborgir; it is surrounded by open countryside with beautiful views of the River Sog and snow-capped... Find out more

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Hotel ION

This newcomer to Iceland' luxury hotel scene is less than an hour from the city of Reykjavik in a secluded position at the foot of Mount Hengill. The... Find out more

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Ranga Lodge

Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only four star hotel in South Iceland. Offering all the facilities and services of a modern resort,... Find out more

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

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