ICELAND ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS
Family Holiday Overview
Iceland is one of the most unique and exciting places on the planet. A land of fire & ice, elves, trolls and vikings - a living fairy-tale to inspire young imaginations.
The post-apocalyptic looking landscape is breath-taking, a perfect backdrop for planet Earth’s most active geological features. Iceland is a living, breathing geography lesson - a dramatic landscape of volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields, geothermal geysers, mud pools and majestic wildlife.
Take a glacier hike and crunch in your crampons, spot orcas and whales off the North coast, go snowmobiling on top of ice caps, ride Icelandic horses through wild terrain, raft down mighty rivers, head underground to see crystal ice caves and go husky sledging through the snow. Afterwards, soak your weary limbs in natural hot springs surrounded by mountains creating the ultimate vibe of serenity.
Iceland really does have it all for an unforgettable family adventure.
- Almost every town in Iceland has a thermally heated swimming pool. It’s where locals go to chat and one of the best places for the Northern Lights.
- Surveys show that 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. Even today, roads have been rerouted and building plans abandoned to avoid disturbing rocks where elves are said to live.
- Roughly 85 per cent of Iceland’s energy is from renewable resources.
- Icelanders’ surnames are derived from their father's first name. The telephone book lists everyone by their first name to avoid confusion.
- There are more than 125 volcanic mountains in the country. Iceland experiences a volcanic eruption roughly once every four years.
- There are no McDonald’s restaurants in Iceland and food such as dried fish, whale, puffin, and sheep’s head can often be found on menus.
- Icelanders eat skyr for breakfast, as a snack, in drink form, as a dipping sauce and with desserts. They’ve also been known to throw it as the houses of parliament during protests (is there anything that skyr can’t do?).