Iceland Wildlife Holidays
Combine the experience of Iceland’s most beautiful and pristine landscapes with sightings of its secretive and unusual wildlife. Organised by outstanding specialists with extensive local knowledge and experience to help you encounter Arctic fox, terns, guillemots, puffins, razorbills, seals and whales.
Travel by foot, kayak or jeep and stay for a day, or longer or join an expedition with camping or farmhouse stays. Perfect for photographers or those seeking a holiday that puts nature at the heart of the plan. Summer or winter, a holiday like this is an utterly unforgettable experience to savour for ever.
IN THE NATURE
Welcome to our small group special interest holidays and expeditions that have been carefully and sustainably created to connect you with the very best of Iceland’s magical nature and wildlife. Immerse yourself in the vast and dramatic beauty of Iceland’s West Fjords area and settle into a holiday that is as rugged and adventurous as you’d like it to be. Iceland is a country of options and that’s where we come in, to make the experience and the journey just as perfect as it can be. Contact us now to find out more.
You may simply want to enjoy a superb ‘back to nature’ wildlife family holiday that takes you right away from every-day life. Your interests may lie in following specific bird migrations or to record the behaviour of Iceland’s secretive Arctic fox, to extend your knowledge and skills of open water kayaking or to hike and camp in a truly remote region often cut off except by water or air.
Located so far north, one of the most appealing aspects of this area is the enormous day length and to be able to enjoy the romance and beauty of the midnight sun. Equally, if your most heartfelt wish is to spot and observe the Arctic fox in its beautiful white coat, then there are few better spots to be combining a winter wildlife tour with Northern Lights photography too.
FLORA AND FAUNA
The species and highlights that visit this area can include puffins, eider duck, humpback whales, kittiwake, fulmars, razorbills, black guillemots, Arctic terns, Arctic fox and white-tailed eagle. The flora and geology of the area is also very beautiful and completes the whole experience. Please contact us for more details of the programmes that will be of most interest to you.
” Bill and I want to express our sincere thanks to you for excellently planning our two trips to Iceland. Your knowledge of the country and its environs , your consideration of our interests (and non-interests) and your selection of hotels and timely booking of our overnight stays and tours are non pareil!”
- Single days, multi-days or expeditions
- Camping, glamping or farmhouse
- Sustainable holiday ethos
- Outdoor experience in remote locations
- Make this part of a self-drive or fly and drive
- Exciting journey opportunities to this destination, just ask!
- Superb guiding by experienced local Icelanders
- Highest safety standards
- Small group and private tours
- Winter for Northern Lights and Arctic fox
- Main season May to September
- Our complete advice and planning service
- Our 100% financial guarantee
- We are members of the Travel Trust Association
- Our package holidays are ATOL protected
- Early bookings really are worthwhile for lower costs and more choice
“The six of us were welcomed by our guide at the airport. We were impressed with the itinerary, both the fantastic craft activities and the quantity of things we did, we did not waste a moment. We had a great guide, she is experienced and listened to what we wanted to do, she was also great company.”
"Very powerful to be up on the glacier!"
“We had a fantastic time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours you kindly organised for us. What an amazing place, the transfer driver was right – we have caught the Iceland virus and will definitely go back at some point!!” We loved it, a weekend was just too short.”
“Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”
“We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for organising it so well. We loved Iceland and the people. We were warned about a virus that made you addicted to the place and we are!”
“As Iceland novices we relied on Julia to put together a four-day package and itinerary for February based on our vaguely expressed preferences. She didn't disappoint. There was just the correct mix of travel, sightseeing, fabulous accommodation and great dining. Couldn't ask for more. The trip went like clockwork, from being greeted at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon, to the hire car delivered to our hotel in Reykjavik, to the restaurant bookings, to the glacier walk ...... etc. We had a wonderful time and can heartily recommend Iceland and Iceland Traveller. We will definitely be back for more."
“A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
“Christmas this year was spent in Iceland as a family having a trip of a lifetime – amazing. Our private guide made it so special – she made us feel safe (no mean feat on the icy roads that would be closed in the UK and in an isolated, magical cave in the darkness), comfortable and really special – she did everything to give us the most amazing time, nothing was too much for her and she made it all great fun. We did/saw/experienced everything we expected and more. It was all even better than we could ever have imagined.”
“Brilliant adventure and highly recommended. Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
"We were all happy - from 75 to 18 years old - which is rare! Everything had been organised so efficiently that our trip was easy and meant we could enjoy every minute."
“It was extremely good value for money and one of the most enjoyable holidays I have had. Thank you.”
"It was an incredible holiday. I really feel like if I never get the chance to go to Iceland again I have actually "seen" a part of Iceland."
"Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
“Iceland Traveller organised our trip from start to finish and it was truly remarkable. Everything was thought of! We had the most amazing five days in Iceland and I would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to travel there.”
"Our favourite day was the guided day - getting off the beaten track and doing something not everyone has done - lying in our own private hot spring."