Southern Africa Explorer

An excellent, value for money trip. My sister was especially impressed, having little previous experience of camping. The office did an excellent job dealing with our booking.

L, Walbran | Melbourne, VIC
 

Iceland

Iceland

Take an adventure holiday in ICELAND with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Iceland, Europe’s second largest island after Great Britain, is located in the North Atlantic ocean in an active volcanic area. The island owes its existence to numerous volcanoes which merged through their eruptions, and even today new islands are formed through further eruptions. Less than one-fifth of Iceland is covered in vegetation, and the majority is barren mountains, lava beds, glaciers and ice fields. The lava beds we visit are the largest in the world, whilst the ice cap Vatnajökull is the largest in Europe. The country relies on hot springs for heating and waterfalls for hydroelectric power. The fishing industry provides the major export for the country.

The population is a mixture of Scandinavian and Celtic and the principal language spoken is Icelandic, a language that has changed very little since Norwegian Vikings settled in the country in 874. More than half the Iceland population of 270,000 live in Reykjavik, the capital, and adjoining towns.

Some unique characteristics of Iceland include the fact that Icelanders don’t generally have a family name – they use patronymics rather than surnames ie. The christian name is followed by the fathers name and their relationship – ie John son of James. The country has no trains, no army and the police do not carry guns.


Featured Adventures

Jewels of the Arctic

Voyage from Spitsbergen and cruise the magnificent east coast of Greenland
14 days |

Northeast Greenland on Ortelius

A journey of discovery encompassing north west Spitsbergen and the stunning eastern coastline of Greenland
13 days |

Scoresby Sund Basecamp Adventure

Explore the inner realms of the magnificent Scoresby Sund
8 days |

Iceland Winter Adventure

A journey to discover the magic of Iceland in winter, by jeep and snowshoe
 
5 days |
Moderate | Day Walking

Walking in Iceland

Explore on foot Iceland's impressive lava fields, glaciers and volcanoes
 
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Day Walking

YOMADS Iceland Laugavegur Trek

Complete Iceland's most famous trek, explore Skaftafell National Park and party in Reykjavik with Yomads - unique travel experiences for the 20s and 30s
 
11 days |
Moderate | Trekking
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The Weather in Iceland

From June until September the climate in Iceland is fairly mild. Temperatures generally range from 8-14 degrees Celcius in July and August and slightly cooler (6-11) in September. Precipitation occurs throughout the year – around 50-70mm in August and September, and frosts are more common in September than June to August.

You will need wet weather gear, warm clothing for nights (including gloves and warm hat), good trekking boots and a warm sleeping bag. A full clothing list is provided in our pre-departure kit, available on booking.

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