Iceland Luxury Yachting Guide

Iceland is a country steeped in natural wonders; from the raw landscapes carved by volcanic eruptions to the dramatic glaciers that ring the waterways, visitors to this captivating country are never short of spectacular scenery. Waterfalls and glaciers dominate the landscape, while fascinating fjords and quiet shores making for wonderful cruising grounds.

Even today, Iceland’s traditions and customs are deeply rooted in the Viking history that define it, creating an attractively offbeat atmosphere that fascinates and intrigues. Truly unique is the country’s natural phenomena, with the Northern Lights setting the winter skies ablaze with colour, and the Midnight Sun shining throughout the night in summer. Iceland is a true joy to explore, from the outdoor delights of hiking, river rafting and thermal swimming pools to the city streets filled with fantastic museums, galleries, designer stores and delightful cafés.

Offbeat Pursuits
Offbeat sporting attractions are somewhat of a specialty in Iceland. The amazingly warm open-air pools invite travellers to take a swim even during the coldest of snow days, and there is nothing quite like playing a round of midnight golf surrounded by lava fields, sprawling mountains and endless ocean views. For a genuinely unforgettable adventure, glacier exploration transports travellers to an entirely different world. Trekking over these amazing frozen wonders is safe under guided tours and can be explored by snowmobile, specialised jeeps or simply on foot.

Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the spectacular capital of Iceland, an emerging hotspot with a vibrant nightlife and fine dining scene to rival any of the southerly European capitals. An exceptional mix of the traditional and modernism, Reykjavik boasts a rugged and remote beauty alongside indulgent levels of opulence. Famous for the unique geothermal springs that heat the open-air pools that characterise its landscape, Reykjavik is an integral docking point on Iceland’s southwest coast.

Akureyri
In the north lies the city of Akureyri, a highly mountainous region where breathtaking scenery is the main attraction. Home to a tiny town compact enough to be wandered on foot, this region is best explored onboard with a day trip ashore. The Westmann Islands is a staggering collection of 15 islands and 30 reefs off the southern coast, where you can visit the lovely port of Heimaey and sail around the volcanic island of Surtsey.

Westfjords
Sailing the north west brings forth the wonderful Westfjords region, the gateway to a number of adventurous excursions into Iceland's dramatic heart and the perfect place to spot dense seabird colonies, puffins, seals and Arctic foxes. To the east is the quaint town of Seydisfjordur, home to an exquisite natural harbour, sublime galciers, lakes and the nearby 'reindeer territory'.

Iceland Area Information

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