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Iceland

Travelling to Iceland? Get travel advice and inspiration from Wanderlust. Want to know what to see or do? How to avoid the crowds? We have the tips for you

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Faroe Islands

Halfway between Iceland and Norway, to the north of UK, the Faroe Islands are a jigsaw puzzle of 18 volcanic islands, lying far off the tourist radar.

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Horseriding in Iceland

The world's purest horses roam the wild landscapes of Iceland's interior - and travellers can herd them in the country's annual round-up

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Iceland's secret hike, The Laugavegur

This four-day trek takes in the best of Iceland and finishes in green woodland at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland's now-famous volcano

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Is Iceland the perfect family destination?

With its wild landscapes and adventurous activities, Iceland offers something for everyone. Will Gray asks: is it the ideal family destination?

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Time to go KúKú in Iceland?

Since the financial crisis everyone in Iceland has taken a step back to enjoy life more. Steinar Lár from KúKú Campers tells us how you can too

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Short break: Reykjavík, Iceland

It’s only two hours away, but it feels like another planet. Iceland expert and guide Cathy Harlow introduces Europe’s coolest capital and its spectacular surrounds

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8 of East Iceland's best bits

Puffin watching, arty villages, vast glaciers and volcanic plains: Venture east to discover Iceland at its most magical

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Two incredible weeks in Iceland and Canada

Travelling from the UK? Combine alien Iceland and serene Canada with an extended mid-Atlantic stopover in Reykjavik en route to Alberta

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Where to hike in magical East Iceland

Follow in the footsteps of elves to explore the close-knit communities and astonishing landscapes of offbeat East Iceland

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5 unique ways to be inspired by Iceland

Iceland enthralls all who visit it - but how to escape the crowds? 100,000 people offered up their top secret tips - trust us, you won't want to miss these experiences...

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Top 5 things to do in Iceland with kids

From sucking on ancient icebergs to dressing up as a Viking, Peter Moore reveals the things that kids and adults alike will enjoy most in Iceland

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Adventures in East Iceland – is this the new Golden Circle?

Accessing Iceland’s wild Eastern Fjords has always required a long drive, internal flight or long sea voyage. But this wild realm will soon be within easy reach...

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7 incredible places you should visit in Iceland, as chosen by Ásgeir

Icelandic singer Ásgeir Trausti picks some of his favourite spots in Iceland, from Reykjavík’s hottest music venues to the wildest waterfalls and volcanoes across the country’s brooding landscapes

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Top 10 Iceland experiences

Iceland is a whirlwind of exploding geysers, bubbling hot springs and endless mountainous landscapes. Here are 10 experiences that take you to the heart of this remarkable country.

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11 of the best Iceland day trips from Reykjavik

We reveal the best day trips you can take from Iceland's capital, either on your own or with a guide - including hot springs, geothermal baths, world-famous waterfalls, ice caves and wildlife wonders...

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Visiting Iceland on a budget: 6 cheap trip ideas

Don’t let Iceland’s pricy reputation put you off. Here’s how to camp and road trip your way around the the country’s mountains, fjords and volcanoes, saving money along the way

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Iceland

Everything you need to know about the world's coolest destination

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Iceland's hidden secrets

Steinarr Lar from Kuku Campers risks the wrath of his fellow Icelanders to reveal the secret places you must visit

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Inside Iceland's Langjökull glacier

Langjökull glacier has always been out of bounds – but now a new tour takes you deep inside Europe's second-largest ice mass, on a tour of the icy underworld

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Wildlife watching in winter Iceland

Icelandic winters might be chilly but they’re far from lifeless – indeed, it’s the best season to spot feeding orcas and, with luck, the northern lights says William Gray

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Sailing the West Fjords, Iceland

While visitors throng to Reykjavik, free-spirited Icelanders head north for their own adventures

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Iceland's best tours: Ice caves, hot springs and epic adventures

With its grand landscapes and untouched nature, Iceland is a perfect adventure. Trek across volcanoes, dive between the continents and ride sturdy ponies with these top tours...

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Iceland’s 5 quirkiest attractions and the story behind them

Iceland is a strange, ethereal place where the locals believe in 'little people'. From a Museum of Nonsense to a school for elves, you won't find these quirky attractions anywhere else on earth

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10 trips guaranteed to take you off the beaten track in Iceland

With its otherworldly landscapes, elemental forces and abundant wildlife, Iceland is an extraordinary destination. These trips will ensure you get away from the well-beaten path and to the country's heart

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Iceland: back to the land of fire and ice

For those who haven't been, visiting this European island more than 50 times may seen masochistic – but then it's unlike anywhere else on earth

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Photo gallery: 11 otherwordly landscapes of Iceland that will make you want to book a trip now

From majestic waterfalls to illuminating northern lights, Iceland beholds some of the world's most breathtaking scenery and natural wonders. Take a glimpse through the lens of Martin Schulz...

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24 hours in Reykjavik, an alternative take on Iceland's capital

Already visited Gullfoss Falls, the hilltop church and Blue Lagoon? Phoebe Smith befriends a local to find an alternative way to enjoy a short stopover in the capital…

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Horse latitudes

As winter sets in on Iceland, Jasper Winn hopped on a horse and rode to the mountains

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9 of the best things to do in Iceland

Explore the inside of volcanoes, clamber over glaciers, or simply soak in a thermal pool. These are the activities that will take you to the heart of this most unique of destinations

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Reykjavik’s top 7 highlights

TV presenter and DJ Alex Zane shares his top tips for exploring Iceland's capital city and surrounding areas

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Waiting for walruses

Bowhead whales in Canada, commercial whaling in Iceland and great white sharks off Mexico get Mark Carwardine all animated

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From the Editor: The best from myWanderlust this week

I just spent a week in Iceland with Horatio Caine. What have you been up to?

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20 Icelandic adventures

Iceland is one of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet – but what to do while you're there? And where to start? Experience geysers, lagoons, whales and volcanoes. Lots of volcanoes...

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12 of the best things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

More than a base camp for day trips to glaciers, hot springs and mountain hikes, the small-yet-distinctive city of Reykjavik is perfectly-placed for a cool city break…

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Gallery: 10 phenomenal eye-in-the-sky photos of the planet taken with drones

Drones have opened up a whole new world of stunning landscape photography. Check out these unique shots of South Africa, China, Iceland and more, captured by international drone photographers

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Inside an Icelandic volcano

Jules Verne fiction becomes reality as Iceland’s newest attraction allows a lucky few to plunge into Thrihnukagigur volcano... Clare Wilson reports from the earth's interior

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WIN! An epic voyage for 2 to Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard, worth £10,000

All you need to do is answer one simple question to be in with a chance of winning this trip of a lifetime. Enter now...

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Before and after: Turning Iceland and Jordan into Mars for BBC's new series The Planets

Using VFX effects, the makers of Professor Brian Cox's space series transformed the world's rockiest landscapes and deserts into otherworldly planets. Here's an exclusive look at how they did it...

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14 alternative northern lights trips, from husky sledding in Norway to photographing Iceland

Explore wintry landscapes by day and spy cosmic wonders by night. Take your pick from our list of ultimate northern lights escapes...

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2019's best trips to explore new frontiers

This year, be among the first to experience these freshly opened countries, trails and itineraries, from Iceland and Svalbard to lesser-visited Laos…

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Strike a pose! 10 extreme Icelandic selfies

With their backs turned to Iceland's mesmerising landscapes, some people will go to extreme lengths to snap a selfie – as photographer Theo Bosboom witnessed...

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Winter thrills: 7 unique adventures in Europe's snowy wonderlands

From snowshoeing in the Alps to exploring Iceland by Superjeep, these winter adventures are guaranteed to warm your soul and create magical memories

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The best tours for Game Of Thrones fans: From King's Landing to beyond The Wall

Travel to the destinations where Game Of Thrones was filmed with these top tours. See Dorne in Seville, embrace wildling territory in Iceland, or cross to Yunkai in Morocco...

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Photo gallery: 12 epic landscapes of Europe's wild outdoors

From awe-inspiring Swiss mountains to roaring waterfalls in Iceland, take a visual tour of the peaks and valley lowlands of Europe's wild and wonderful landscapes...

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Lava lover: 9 epic adventures in the shadow of active volcanoes

Add a little spark to your next big adventure with these tours to the world's geological hotspots - from the tropics of Hawaii to the remote corners of Iceland and Kamchatka

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Don't miss the Northern Lights this winter with Icelandair

This winter the Northern Lights are set to be one of the best shows on Earth – don't miss out! Travel to Iceland with Icelandair to get a breathtaking front row seat

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Photo Gallery: 16 striking portraits of women from Mihaela Noroc’s travels around the world

Beauty is everywhere, regardless of money, age, race or social status, says photographer Mihaela Noroc, with her incredible portraits of women from Iceland, North Korea, Ethiopia and beyond…

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5 countries every Game Of Thrones fan needs to visit

The eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones returns in June 2019. We take a look at some of its most stunning filming locations, including Spain, Croatia and Iceland...

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