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Explore the land of ice and fire to appreciate the power of nature. Encounter the magnificent geysers, sublime glaciers, bubbling geothermal pools and vast volcanic mountains which inspire Iceland’s vibrant arts and cultural sector.

Discover. Experience. Expand your mind.

  • 103,592

    Land Area (km²)

  • 11,922

    Glaciers (km²)

  • 11,000

    Lava fields (km²)

  • 1,907

    Forests (km²)

Scientific Tourism in Iceland

A WONDER SEEKERS trip will enthuse and inspire you to learn about the real Iceland: its spectacular landscapes, thrilling contrasts and proud Viking heritage. 

Our immersive travel adventures will take you beyond the superficial for a unique, immersive experience. From the active – and erupting - volcanic systems to the enormous Vatnajökull glacier, stunning arctic wildlife and outdoor art installations, Iceland offers incredible opportunities to expand your mind. This is a land of experimentation with exhilarating prospects for discovery and learning. 

WONDER SEEKERS experiences are founded on the principles of sustainable travel and eco-tourism. We encourage all visitors to Iceland to take the Icelandic Pledge, a unique 'oath' for tourists, agreeing to respect Iceland's nature and to travel responsibly during their visit. All tourists are urged to take the Kranavatn Challenge, and Visit Iceland has a tool to calculate and offset the carbon footprint of your trip. 

The marine life of North Iceland

Many villages of the North are dedicated to exploring marine life. Húsavik is the whale watching capital of Iceland and hosts the impressive Húsavik Whale Museum. The village Hvammstangi is home to the Seal Centre while the nearby Lake Mývatn and its surrounding wetlands provide the habitat for a huge variety of waterbirds.

The wilderness of Westfjords

Nature prevails in the wilderness of the Westfjords. The nature reserves of Hornstrandir and Látrabjarg are ideal for exploring the sub-arctic flora and spotting puffins, guillemots, razorbills and arctic foxes. The area has a collection of geothermal hot pools and the mighty Dynjandi cascading waterfall - with an accumulated height of 100m - is a must-see.

The forests and fjords of East Iceland

East Iceland, with its forests, fjords, canyons and mountains is a hub for activity; skiing, hiking, horse riding and exploring the many picturesque fishing villages. In the summer months, the area transforms into a vibrant festival hub attracting artists and young people.

The natural wonders of West Iceland

With its fjords, valleys, craters, glaciers and volcanoes, West Iceland can give you a taste of nearly everything Iceland has to offer. History is everywhere, including the Reykholt home of medieval writer Snorri Sturluson and the man-made geothermal bath. Close to the capital, West Iceland’s popular destinations are relatively close to each other, making it an easy place to explore at leisure.

The geological contrasts of the South and the Golden Circle

South Iceland brings together hot springs, spas and the geothermal baths of Secret Lagoon and Laugarvatn Fontana. The famous Golden Circle of Þingvellir National Park, the great Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall draws the crowds, as do the basalt column cliffs and black sand of Reynisfjara. But venture a little further and there are volcanoes, hidden valleys, and opportunities to spot puffins and other seabirds.

The glacial landscape of the South East

Dominated by the enormous Vatnajökull ice cap, the south east offers majestic glaciers, breath-taking glacier lagoons, magical ice caves and canyons carved out by glacial floods. Magnificent peaks and valleys have been sculpted into fantastic shapes by the might of nature and the black volcanic sand forms mystical dunes. The area is well suited to glacier hiking, ice-cave visits, boat tours on glacier lakes and bird watching.

South East Iceland is almost entirely part of The Vatnajökull national park which aims to share knowledge about the nature, nature protection, history and cultural heritage of the sites and, as such, has a natural synergy with the aims of WONDER SEEKERS.

The beauty of Reykjavik

The capital city of Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland. With its bustling café culture, vibrant museums and architecture and geothermal pools, countless day trips are available to experience the surrounding mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs.

The geothermal power of Reykjanes

The Reykjanes peninsular is home to the famous Blue Lagoon. A geothermal pool set in a lava field, the lagoon gets its colour from the silica in the water. Much of the area has been designated as a UNESCO Geopark. Visit to experience craters, caves, lava pools and the magnificent Bridge Between Continents, a symbolic footbridge spanning a tension crack between North American and Eurasian plates.

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