Iceland is fire and ice, a landscape of volcanoes and glaciers and utterly unique contrasts. With a tiny population mostly gathered in the cool capital of Reykjavik, seeing its black sand beaches, frozen waterfalls, and orca-patrolled fjords is often an exclusive experience.
Soak in geothermal pools while snowflakes drift through the steam and swim between tectonic plates in glacier meltwater. Heli-ski the untouched powder of the western fjords, and off-road through national parks in ATVs before descending into the crater of a dormant volcano.
Explore the sculptural beauty of ice tunnels, learning about its scientific side with a scientist guide, before ice climbing the face of a permanent glacier. With such a scenic coast and rich oceans, summer is a superb time to charter a yacht for an Icelandic odyssey.