A land of legendary sagas and otherworldly landscapes, Iceland sits at Europe's maritime edge, beckoning to be explored. Iceland is one of Europe's most mysterious countries. Occupied by Vikings in the Dark Ages, it sits on the continent's Atlantic frontier. A land of towering volcanoes, glittering glaciers and dreamlike landscapes, every season brings something wonderful to Europe's second largest island. Outdoors enthusiasts will particularly enjoy coming to Iceland and staying in Iceland holiday rentals.
Hiking is an especially popular activity for both residents and vsitors. Just over half of the country's terrain stands at altitudes over 1300 feet, meaning that there are plenty of challenging routes to take walkers through the landscape of flowing lava, glaciers, sand and cystal clear lakes. Riding an Icelandic pony through this landscape is a real thrill, while moutain bikers can find plenty of terrain to test their nerve. This superb outdoor environment also offers the visitor some great golf courses, and there are around 50 top class places to play golf whilst staying in Iceland cottage rentals. River rafting and kayaking are also popular for those visitors who crave water sports.
Iceland Holiday Homes will turn your Iceland holidays into a Winter fairytale
Some other winter wonderland locations you may enjoy:
Visit the Swedish capital and rent Stockholm Accommodation for the cultural and historical city break of a lifetime
Choose Rogoland Holiday Cottages and follow hiking and trekking trails that meander through snow-dusted fields, rugged cliffs and quaint seashores
Visit Bernese Highlands Chalets for a place of outstanding natural beauty, capped with snow during the winter months
Give your kids an extra special treat this winter holiday season with a festive trip to visit Santa Claus, with Lapland Holiday Cottages
Iceland Holiday Lettings - a land of towering volcanoes, glittering glaciers and dreamlike landscapes
Winter is no obstacle to making the most of the outdoors and enjoying everything the stunning landscape has to offer during your holiday Iceland Skiing of all varieties is a popular pastime, while visitors can also tour glaciers, travelling up by jeep and then exploring on snowmobiles. Due to its isolated location, there is plenty of wildlife to enjoy. No holiday to Iceland would be complete without sezing the chance to do some whale watching, with several species existing in abundant numbers just off the coast. Thousands of sea birds congregate in huge numbers in various locations, while Lake Myvatn, in the north of Iceland, has more breeding ducks than any other body of water in Europe. With an impressive range of art galleries and other cultural sites for a population of just 300,000 people, and regular rock and jazz festivals held every year, holidays to Iceland also suit those of a non-sporting disposition. Iceland really is one of Europe's most distinctive and welcoming places.