Luxury Travel In Iceland
Iceland is the land of the midnight sun, volcanoes, glaciers, the northern lights, and a booming luxury holiday scene. Distinguished by its fire and its ice, Iceland is surprisingly less icy and more cosmopolitan than some may think, especially in Reykjavik, the country’s bustling capital.
While you may feel like you’re on the edge of the earth, MC Luxury Travel Group will make sure that you’re always having unique experiences, with the best local guides on the island. Iceland is the perfect place for the adventure of a lifetime, and MCLTG will make sure that your vacation is luxurious and special.
Let’s Plan a Luxury Iceland Vacation Together
Our Iceland luxury tours experts are ready to help you create your dream holiday alongside the Arctic Circle. Whether you remain in Reykjavik and stay in high-end hotel chains and experience the island’s fine dining, or head out into the abundant nature and traditional villages, you’re sure to enjoy yourself. MCLTG will provide for all of your desires with our three tiers of service, offering Gold, Platinum and Titanium levels of luxury.
Whatever the details of your dream luxury Icelandic vacation, MCLTG will make them a reality. You can stay for as long, or little as your schedule allows you, and with groups of any size or composition. Simply dream big and fill out the contact form on this website, and an Iceland travel expert will be in touch to make your dream luxury holiday a reality.
Luxury Icelandic holidays tailor-made
Discover the land of fire and ice with MC Luxury Travel Group. This small island nation packs a big punch when it comes to things to see and do. Its unique geographic perspective has fostered an abundant culture among the people who are close descendants from Vikings. Not only that, there is an abundance of natural beauty, from puffins, the hot springs, whales and the Northern Lights.
Luxury Icelandic Tours with MCLTG are created to suit your needs and can consist of whichever experiences you desire. There is no shortage of things to see and do across the country, and our travel experts will make sure that your tour perfectly suits you and your traveling style.
While in Iceland you will have many luxury accommodation options, from the world’s best hotel chains in the city to rural boutique retreats, and opulent spas serviced by the island’s geothermal energy.
MCLTG will also be your guide to the best cuisine in Iceland, taking advantage of the unique location and produce available. From fine dining to experimental cuisine and world-class farm-to-plate culinary experiences, consider your appetite satiated.
Where to stay with us
From five star resorts to boutique hotels and high-end farm stays, Iceland has many luxury accommodation options. No matter what the needs are for your high-end holiday, MCLTG will make sure that your sleeping arrangements go above your expectations.
Where to Go
Apart from a handful of cities that are actually more like big towns, Iceland’s appeal comes from the multitude of wild spaces, National parks, rural outposts and impressive natural phenomena that cover the island. Given the size of the nation, any luxury trip to Iceland can take it all in.
This is the city that doesn’t sleep, at least in the summertime when the sun shines 24 hours a day. This lively city is a great place to mix with the locals in one of the city’s many thermal pools, and taste the country’s finest food and drink.
Seeing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
This is one of the main reasons many visitors are drawn to Iceland. Visible for more than eight months of the year, and from most of the country, we advise that you take a trip to the countryside to make the experience even more special.
This country is perfect for whale watching, with the gentle giants of the sea gracing Icelandic shores over the summer months.
Snæfellsjökull National Park
This is where waterfalls, glaciers and lava fields meet the sea, in one of Iceland’s most spectacular and accessible natural spaces.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a day trip destination from Reykjavik and a perfect place to unwind and take advantage of the water’s therapeutic properties.
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
This reserve and it’s dramatic seaside cliffs is a jaw-dropping location in the northwest of Iceland.
Iceland’s second city, this is the ultimate base for a range of natural experiences and adventures in the north of the country.
The Ring Road
As its name suggests, Iceland’s Ring Road circumnavigates the country and provides an opportunity for travelers to see the country’s most interesting features over the course of a minimum, week-long road trip.
Obviously, due to its latitude and location, Iceland is predominantly a cold, windy and cloudy country. That said, it’s not as cold (or icy) as Greenland, and if you go at the right time you will encounter weather to suit your needs.
Best time for sightseeing in Iceland
Summertime sees Iceland’s best weather, longest days, and thickest crowds. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall will see the snow melting, or not yet falling, with lower temperatures than summer, but thinner crowds.
Wintertime is great for adventures in the vast frozen landscapes, and very few tourists. However, note that things outside the capital might be shut down for the season.
Best time for the Northern Lights in Iceland
Cold, clear nights are best to see the aurora borealis, and so winter, with its almost perpetual darkness, is your best option. If a visit to Iceland in winter isn’t appealing, try late fall, when the days are quite short and temperatures aren’t yet too chilly.
Best time to whale watch in Iceland
The whales are most prevalent in Icelandic waters over the summer months, although it is possible to view orcas in the wintertime.
Before you Go
Visa and passport requirements
Iceland is a part of the Schengen Zone, giving travelers from a range of countries, including the USA, 90 days of visa-free travel out of every 180.
There are no specific health requirements or concerns in Iceland. A regular level of precaution is advised.
Iceland has an amazingly low crime rate, one of the world’s lowest. Crime is practically non-existent, even petty crime. Rural roads can be unpaved, and snow and ice may compound the difficult conditions. Precautions should be made when driving in non-ideal weather conditions.
If you’re hiking in Iceland ensure that you are well prepared for changes in the weather, and somebody knows your plans at all times. Any luxury tour with MCLTG includes comprehensive travel insurance in case anything should go wrong.
Customs and etiquette: Icelandic is the principal language, but English is widely spoken. Many people believe in the mythology of the island, and the huldufólk, or hidden people (similar to elves), and skepticism may be offensive.
Iceland is also one of the countries with an active whaling industry, and while you are welcome to object to it, be prepared for some of your Icelandic hosts to vigorously disagree with you.
Icelandic people may at first seem standoffish, but they are warm and open, and any coldness may just be a symptom of their until-relatively-recent isolation as a nation.
Also in Iceland, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering somebody’s home, so always offer to do so (the host may refuse the gesture if they’re accustomed to hosting foreigners).
Meals hours: meals in Iceland can run a little on the late side, with some places serving breakfast at around 10 am, and dinner from 8 pm or later.
Breakfasts are traditionally a simple affair featuring oatmeal and thick coffee (with a swig of cod-liver oil), but obviously there is a far more mixed offering in luxury hotels and boutique accommodation options.
Traditional meals consist of Icelandic produce, like lamb, fish, or dairy, which is surprisingly pure given the country’s isolation and lack of need for pesticides and so on.
The country is in the midst of a fine-dining revolution, replacing the mostly-hearty survival food of a decade ago. The culinarily brave might try sheep’s head, fermented shark, puffin, or even whale meat.