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Holidays in Iceland

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Iceland Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Iceland hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Iceland trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Iceland

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
4 out of 5
Smidjustigur 4, Reykjavik
4.7/5Exceptional! (730 reviews)

"Central location Breakfast buffet had a great choice"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
4 out of 5
Sigtun 38, Reykjavik
The price is AU$169 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

"I can not speak highly enough of this hotel, first off it was nice to escape Covid UK for a slightly more normal Reykjavík, hotel had plenty gel and free gloves available in reception to use, breakfast you had to wear gloves after putting gel on your hands, other than that it was an excellent buffet ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2020

Grand Hotel Reykjavik
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
5 out of 5
Norðurljósavegur 9, Grindavik, Southern Peninsula
The price is AU$1,831 per night from 4 Nov. to 5 Nov.
4.8/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"Is the best hotel I’ve been! Spectacular, good food, and the blue lagoon that makes it great!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Iceland Holiday

Find one of Europe’s largest glaciers, its most powerful waterfall, most extensive national park and oldest parliament in this island nation on the verge of the Arctic. See some of Europe’s greatest natural wonders in Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice.” Despite an inhospitable environment formed by volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland has been settled since the ninth century. Walk on glaciers, relax in hot springs and learn about Iceland’s rugged history.

Glaciers cover 11 percent of Iceland’s area, so any itinerary should include these vast ice masses and the terrain they have shaped. Trek into Vatnajökull National Park, the site of Iceland’s largest glacier. Join a tour to step out onto the glacier, which is punctuated by volcanoes. Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, is located here. Head into the park’s northern reaches to find one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls, Dettifoss.

After your icy trip, get warm in one of Iceland’s hundreds of natural and manmade hot springs. The most popular is the Blue Lagoon southwest of Reykjavik, which steams among craggy volcanic rocks. Go farther west along the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is rife with lava fields. After exploring this area, travel to the peninsula north of Reykjavik to see Snaefellsjökull, perhaps the world’s most famous volcano due to its role in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

While Iceland’s terrain is still being formed, its human history is some of the oldest in the Western world. Visit Þingvellir National Park, where one of Europe’s oldest parliaments was formed in A.D. 930. Head into the northwestern Dalir region, where Leif Erikson, the first European to arrive in America, was born. A statue of Erikson stands in front of the Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik.

Iceland is sparsely populated, with half of its inhabitants in Reykjavik. Nonetheless, its road network is extensive. For the most comprehensive view of the country, follow the Ring Road. This loosely parallels the nation’s perimeter, passing through Reykjavik and skirting most of the country’s main attractions. To reach Iceland, fly into Reykjavik’s international airport or take a ferry to Seyðisfjörður from mainland Europe.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Iceland?
A: Take your holiday to another level with the help of a rental car. Whether you’re discovering the sights and sounds of Reykjavik or journeying out into the wider Capital Region area, having your own set of wheels gives you the freedom to do your holiday your way. Browse our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Iceland and you’ll be hitting the road in no time.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Iceland?
A: Iceland has many airports of varying sizes. International flights mostly arrive into:
  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.): 1,694 international flights per month.
  • Reykjavik (RKV-Reykjavik Domestic): 29 international flights per month.
  • Akureyri (AEY): 9 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Iceland?
A: Some of the most in-demand places to stay in Iceland include apartments, hotels and cottages. You might also like to book a room at one of the guest houses. You’ll find all of these property types on Expedia.
Q: What does an Iceland holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can begin by securing your hotel, car and flight. Lock in as much or as little as you like. Next comes the more exciting stuff — booking awesome activities and memorable experiences. With lots of options to choose from, organising your upcoming holiday in Iceland will be super easy.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Iceland?
A: Here at Expedia, we work hard to help you find the best deals. So, when you combine your Hotel and Flight, you can be sure you’re going to save a pretty penny. Organise your escape with us today and hit the ground in Iceland with some extra spending money.
Q: What are the best things to do in Iceland?
A: If you’re hunting for attractions to explore in Reykjavik, make a beeline for Hallgrimskirkja, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik City Hall.