Extraordinary from the beginning, an escape to Iceland ought to be on anybody’s bucket list. Dramatic landscapes, thundering waterfalls and dazzling natural phenomena characterise this captivating country. At Secret Escapes, we’ve made it easier to chase some magical sights with incredible discounts and carefully chosen deals - and it doesn’t stop there.

From Iceland to Norway, Sweden to Denmark, there’s plenty to draw you to the Arctic Circle. Perhaps a cruise along the Baltic sea for a city-hop captures your imagination, or a husky ride through snow-dusted forests in Lapland? We’ve paired these with once-in-a-lifetime experiences as well as sleek and stylish hotel stays, perfect for exploring the colourful, cosmopolitan Scandinavian cities in the Northern Hemisphere.

One of the biggest draws to this wintry wonderland is, of course, the ethereal Northern Lights. The chance to witness hues of jade and emerald dance across a midnight sky attracts thousands a year to the North - but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What about the powerful erupting geysers in the Golden Circle, the black sands of the South Coast, or a snowmobile ride across epic glaciers? You’ll feel a world away surrounded by all the natural beauty of the north, so browse below now and save by booking early with us for an action-packed short getaway.

Still need convincing? Here are our favourite things to do in Iceland:

- Touring the Golden Circle: prepare to be wowed by Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal springs. Read our secret guide to the Golden Circle over at The Escapist now. 
​- Unearthing Iceland’s capital: with buckets of old-world charm and hints of contemporary technicolour, Reykjavik is a hidden gem surrounded by mountains and the sea. See the world’s northernmost capital for yourself, before trying to glimpse the Northern Lights.
- Wellness at the Blue Lagoon: this geothermal spa is said to have healing properties, thanks to its mineral-rich waters. Visit if you can and give yourself a natural mud mask - one of the most popular experiences in Iceland.
- Witnessing the Northern Lights: one for anybody’s bucket list, try to catch the Aurora Borealis shimmering either on-land or at sea. We can’t guarantee they’ll oblige, but hedge your bets and book a trip between September and April. Find out more about the Northern Lights over on The Escapist here.  

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