Experience Iceland


Lonely Planet’s Experience Iceland is your guide to unforgettable experiences and local surprises. Hike across glaciers in Vatnajokull National Park, gaze at the Northern Lights, learn the ancient sagas of West Iceland - all guided by local experts with fresh perspectives.

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Stare at dancing lights in the night sky. Climb glaciers and visit volcanoes old and new. Circumnavigate the island by car or bike. Keep that secret spot to yourself. meet saga heroes and trace Viking voyages.

Uncover Iceland’s best experiences and get away from the everyday!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Experience Iceland:

Unique experiences to string together an unforgettable trip

Inspiring full-colour travel photography and maps throughout

Highlights and trip builders to help tailor a trip to your personal needs and interests

Fresh perspectives to surprise you with things you hadn’t thought of, as well as fresh takes on the well-known sights

Insider tips help you discover hidden gems and get around like a local

Expert insights take you to the heart of the place - New Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic music, sagas and folklore, swimming the Blue Lagoon, hiking Vatnajokull National Park, seeing the Northern Lights

Practical info and tips on money, getting around, unique and local ways to stay, and responsible travel

Covers Reykjavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, East & Southeast Iceland, Akureyri, North Iceland, the Westfjords, West Iceland

Writers: Zoe Robert, Egill Bjarnason, Jeannie Riley, Eyglo Svala Arnarsdottir, Porgnyr Thoroddsen.