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Travel to Iceland

Marvel at a Land of Glaciers and Geysers

When Celtic Monks arrived in Iceland, long before the first settler built his cabin in 871 in what is now Náttfaravík, they no doubt looked at the rugged mountains and swirling seas and couldn't imagine anything different.

In a sense, they were right. Iceland remains one of the most visually stunning countries in the world. The north, one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights, is rife with lava fields and smooth hills carved out by rivers and old whaling villages like Husavik. Southern Iceland shows the country's diversity, with hot springs, superb waterfalls and black sand beaches. Eastern Iceland is home to wild reindeer. In the west you find a vast area of fjords, glaciers and volcanoes with the highest waterfall in Iceland (and the home of medieval writer Snorri Sturluson).

The capital city of Reykjavik, so small and walkable it is considered a town by most standards, is filled with sparkling nightlife, cafes with fresh-roasted coffee and restaurants featuring traditional fish and lamb dishes. Dairy fare is also popular; try skyr, a yogurt-like dish that's been served in Iceland for more than a thousand years. An always-fascinating activity is a literary walking tour; Reykjavik has been named a UNESCO City of Literature.

Whether you come for the scenery, the culture or both, A&K's expert guides take you there in luxury and style with our world-renowned, incomparable service. Join one of our small group journeys or create your own tailor made journey of a lifetime.


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Christmas Line Airport (CXI), Egilsstadir Airport (EGS), Reykjavik - Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Reykjavik - Metropolitan Area Airport (REK)
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