Iceland is many things. But what it isn’t perhaps is your ordinary holiday destination in the style of Provence, Tuscany or Andalucia. In fact, when you get down to it, there aren’t many things about Iceland that are ordinary – whether it’s in the violence of the country’s spouting geysers and wild, volcanic landscapes or the more sedate charms of its hot springs and laidback, bohemian cities.
Where to go in Iceland, then? Well, despite looking like a tiny island in the middle of the North Atlantic, there’s actually any number of places to visit on a holiday in Iceland. The whole island is dotted with areas of extraordinary natural beauty like Landmannalaugar, Snaefellsjokull National Park and the mighty Vatnajokull National Park (Europe’s largest).
Over in the east, meanwhile, Seyoisfjorour is perhaps the most beautiful of all the fjords that line the coast, and home to one or two of the most dramatically appointed holiday homes and holiday cottages in Iceland (or anywhere else for that matter). But there’s a lot to be said for Iceland’s towns and cities, too: in the southwest, so popular is the capital with visitors on a weekend break that the supply of central Reykjavik apartments can hardly keep up.
3 storey villa with spacious rooms and garden. Brekkugata central location.
The lovely Hofdatun house has four bedrooms and sleeps up to nine persons