Explore Iceland’s most rugged and remote landscapes
Iceland’s northern and westerly regions offer a chance to get away from the tourist trails of this increasingly popular country. Glaciers, waterfalls, lava caves and volcanic craters are abundant, and these sublime sights will stun even the worldliest travellers. The geology and topography are unique – you could spend months touring here and still learn something new each day.
Myvatn’s otherworldly landscape is dominated by craters formed by the lava of ancient volcanoes. The area has since been used to train astronauts – its lunar landscape providing a close comparison with that of our own moon. There are also wetland areas nearby, with vast amounts of birdlife, particularly duck species. Further north, you can travel to Husavik to spot whales in what’s known as the whale-watching capital of the country, or you can head west for the iconic theatres and concert halls of Akureyri.