Iceland has the power to challenge and transform. Hikes past steaming fissures and lava fields. Crashing waterfalls. Soaks in milky geothermal springs. Whale-spotting with your family off the coast of Húsavík. Maybe a taste of hákarl (fermented shark)? New places. New adventures. Let Iceland's vast horizons broaden your own.
1-2 Board a scenic charter flight to Akureyri | Iceland's origins of "fire and ice" are evident in its deep fjords and volcanic peaks | Journey past rolling green meadows beneath an impressive mountain backdrop along Iceland's longest fjord | Hike Hrisey Island, a bird-watcher's paradise complete with 360-degree views
3-4 Feeling peckish? Try fermented shark, a national dish | On foot, explore the Tröllaskagi or "Troll Peninsula," a remarkable area of mountains, lakes and glaciers | The nutrient-rich waters near Húsavík are an ideal habitat for whales—with luck, we’ll spot a cetacean or two on our whale-watching excursion | Soak up the serenity of our hotel’s peaceful lakeside location.
5-6 Admire incredible views and crater-like depressions formed by ancient lava flows | Hike from the fascinating Grjótagjá Lava Cave | Walk through lava fields to see Hverfjall Volcano's caldera | Kids are off to ride Icelandic pony-like horses.