Boating holidays in Iceland. Explore the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Stokkseyri, Dalvik, Husavik, and the Reykjavik area - by sailboat!
How about a slightly more unconventional holiday this year? Iceland is a strikingly beautiful country with a plethora of unique sailing spots. The land of glaciers, fjords, lagoons, and active volcanoes, also has a rich, ancient culture - including a history of Viking legend to learn of.
French novelist Jules Verne, once described Iceland as "the entrance to the centre of the Earth" - and with so many unique experiences to be hand on and around Iceland it is understandable why. In the summer witness the iconic midnight sun - and in winter one of the worlds most spectacular light shows, the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
Best time to travel: Sailing trips around Iceland can be had throughout the year within different regions of the country - however, the Northern Lights can be seen from September through to March.
Costs: Week-long sailing adventures in Iceland start from €1,000 per person.
Top 3 reasons to go:
- 109 remote fjords, and a host of islands to be explored
- Experience the magic of the Northern Lights first-hand
- Have unique wildlife sight-seeing opportunities - such as: seals, whale, and dolphin!
Sailing in Iceland:
Sailing around the Reykjavik area can be one of the best for whale and puffin watching, sea angling, various kayaking tours, and to see the Northern Lights.
In South Iceland a host of glaciers, lagoons and islands - including the famous Jökulsárlón glacial lake and the Westman Islands.
And, in North Iceland the Eyjafjordur fjord, one of the largest in Iceland - here you can reach the famous Arctic Circle crossing.