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Skogafoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland

Southwest and Golden Circle

Huge views, grumbling volcanoes and spouting geysers – witness some of Iceland’s most iconic natural wonders.

A joy for hikers and mountain bikers alike, this region, which includes the capital Reykjavik, is easily accessible for a short break.

Haukadalur Geothermal Area, Golden Circle, Iceland
Haukadalur Geothermal Area, Iceland

Beyond Reykjavik

Travel as far as you can, away from the easily reached sites just outside Reykjavik where a more undiscovered region awaits. Travel by 4×4 to reach the geysers and the sandy-coloured peaks at Landmannalaugar.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Puffin Watching

Sail to Vestmannaeyjar in search of puffins and visit the lava flow towns.


The Fimmvorouhals or Five Cairns Pass is one of the top twenty hiking trails in the world. Trek the 23km in spring or summer to view the blanket of wild Arctic flowers covering the valley.

Shop at Mosfellsbaer

Treat yourself to a traditional Icelandic woollen sweater at Mosfellsbaer.

The Blue Lagoon

Relax at the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa just outside Reykjavik.

Icelandic Geysirs

Hold your breath waiting for the sky reaching Geysir or the nearby more reliable Strokkur.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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