A trip to Iceland is a true adventure that unveils dramatic landscapes, a compelling history and an ancient Viking culture. Famous for its truly unforgettable "otherworldly" scenery and distinctive natural phenomena, in the same day you can relax outside in geothermally heated pools, drive a jeep across lava fields, witness glaciers and catch sight of steam clouds billowing from spurting geysers. What's more, it has a thriving arts and cultural scene, inspired by its unique landscape and its creative locals, as well as some of the freshest seafood you will ever eat. Travellers visiting Iceland usually land in the capital city of Reykjavik at Keflavik International Airport, the island's main international airport. The principal airlines that operate flights to Iceland are Icelandair, WOW air and airberlin.
Iceland's colourful capital, Reykjavik, is fully stocked with fascinating sights from soaring church spires and contemporary galleries to museums where you can trace the island's Viking and maritime past. Whether you are looking for history, culture, good food or high energy nightlife, Reykjavik has it in droves. On the north coast, surrounded by spectacular scenery and volcanic terrain, lies the country's second city, Akureyri, which despite its small size, has a surprising number of stylish cafes, restaurants and art galleries and is an ideal base for exploring Iceland's northern regions. At certain times of the year it is also possible to board whale-watching boats or go trekking on an Icelandic horse, while between April and September, clear skies can reveal the dazzling Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) display.