Iceland Air’s latest free stopover policy is one of the most exciting developments in the flight options from North America to Europe over the past six months. Iceland Air’s new free stopover policy is very popular with travelers. Iceland is the natural route between North America to Europe and this offer allows you to spend some extra days in Iceland.
Even if Iceland Air is not your airline, you can still check your flight schedule and see if there are any extra days you could spend on this beautiful island.
Book a stopover with Iceland Air
Iceland Air is offering a promotion that allows travelers to stay up to seven nights in Iceland and then split the journey between North America and Europe (or vice versa), without additional fares.
You get two vacations for the price one
This is a great place to add to your travels because of the amazing variety of activities available in Iceland. You can choose to have your stopover on either the outbound or return flight.
How to spend 1-2 days in Iceland
Even a weekend can be a great way to experience the country if you have a limited travel time and are short on time. It’s possible to visit Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, and enjoy a wonderful cultural experience.
You should take the time to try some Reykjavik’s local food, such as a hotdog from Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, freshly caught fish at any restaurant, and fermented shark, which Andrew Zimmerman, Bizaar Food’s host couldn’t stomach.
The Blue Lagoon is located just a short distance from the airport. This large, naturally heated thermal pool is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions. I recommend that you use the Blue Lagoon’s bus service every hour to make a quick stopover. You can store and bring your luggage in the lockers.
You might consider adding an active tour to your trip like snorkeling at the Silfra fissure (the crack between the North American continental plates and the Eurasian continental plates), or even ice climbing or glacier hiking!
How to Spend 3-4 Days in Iceland
Renting a car in Iceland is a great option for those who have more time. Take the Golden Circle route to explore the country’s natural wonders.
You can drive the Golden Circle in one day. However, if you don’t have a car to rent, there are tours you can take.
The Golden Circle has stunning scenery, with many geysers, volcanoes, and waterfalls!
You will find many Icelandic horses as you travel around the country. They live on farms or in the wild. Although many of these majestic animals are wary of humans, you may be able to touch or hug some of them.
Aren’t horses enough reason to visit? It’s so cute!
You will be able to see more of Iceland if you spend more time there. Reykjavik’s nightlife is well-known. You can also climb Hallgrimskirkja for a spectacular view of the entire city.
If you have limited time, Arctic Adventures is a great option. I recommend Arctic Adventures. They offer a variety of tours from river rafting to whale watching, including Ice Climbing, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving in the Silfra Fissure.
How to spend a week in Iceland
You can do all these things and more with a week in Iceland. You can explore the island in a variety of ways, depending on the season and road conditions.
You can visit Iceland in the summer, or anytime the roads are safe, by taking the Ring Road road trip. This road tour explores the entire country’s exterior and offers a wide range of sights.
It takes approximately 7 days to appreciate the Ring Road, but it is possible to do it faster.
Tips for driving Iceland’s Ring Road
Iceland is known for its ability to spot the Northern Lights. It’s worth spending a few hours exploring the cities and towns at night to find this mysterious phenomenon.
The Ion Hotel offers a wonderful hotel experience for those who want to enjoy a luxury stay in a quiet area of the city with amazing views of the Northern Lights.