Holidays in Iceland show visitors a beautiful country, full of colour and sights. It is known as 'the land of ice and fire'. There is so much to see in Iceland as it is like no other country. Iceland's volcanoes are a top selling point to many tourists. Iceland is highly volcanically active and there is a real sense of being in another world when you visit the country. Reykjavik is full of activity, surrounded my mountains and set in a pollution-free environment. The icebergs and mountains set the scene for a beautiful holiday and there are plenty of areas for you to relax and take in the scenery. There are a good choice of hotels in Iceland, ranging from budget to deluxe so that everyone is catered for. Hotels are graded on a 1 to 5-star basis and all offer cleanliness and comfort.
Iceland is brilliant for sightseeing, however there other activities that you can try as well. The Blue Lagoon is a brilliant place for you to visit as you can have a long soak in the waters that are proven to have health benefits. Whale watching is also popular, especially with the variety of different species that you have the opportunity of seeing. Iceland's hiking is something that everyone should try with breathtaking sights round every corner. Skidoo riding on a glacier is a lot of fun and is definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The Northern Lights are visible from September to March and everyone should make the effort to see them. The colourful lights make the sky shine and give you an experience like no other place on earth.
Icelandic food has many European influences, however the favourite is still seafood. Fresh fish can be caught all year round so many restaurants take advantage of this. Lamb is another favourite in Iceland, as well as a lot of vegetables, however if this is not to your taste then you will find more cuisines to cater to your tastes. There are plenty of bars, cafés and nightclubs available in Iceland, most of which are located in Reykjavik. Many places are open through the night and from June to August the nightlife intensifies thanks to 24 hours of sunlight a day. Shopping mainly consists of warm clothing and blankets to keep you warm during the low temperatures.
Icelandic summers are mild, with the warmest months being July and August, and temperatures reaching around 14°C. May to September will give you the best weather and warmer temperatures, making them better for people who want to escape the bitter cold. December and January are the coldest months, with temperatures reaching as low as -4°C. Most rain falls in October, when temperatures are only around 6-7°C.