Disabled Holidays and Wheelchair Accessible Holidays in Iceland

Please note that Access Travel no longer provides holidays to Iceland. The examples below have been provided by Iceland Unlimited and you should contact them directly for more details regarding activities and accommodation.

We are happy to arrange your fliights to Iceland if you would like someone to do that for you. This would include arranging for wheelchair assistance on to and off the planes, assistance at the airport and prebooking  baggage, seats etc. for you.

Below are examples of  disabled access self-drive and escorted holidays in Iceland.

Iceland has more options and resources for travellers who have a mobility impairment than ever before. Hotels are wheelchair friendly with spacious, wheelchair accessible rooms and bathrooms with roll in the shower.

Iceland Unlimited can arrange for a variety of wheelchair accessible tours  such as a tour of the famous sights of the capital, Reykavik,  a visit to the well known Þingvellir National Park as well as the Geyser “Strokkur” and the waterfall Gullfoss. Or you can enjoy a relaxing time at the Blue Lagoon. You can even go on a whale watching cruise to spot minke or humpback whales or watch playful dolphins surfing the boat's bow wave.

Iceland Unlimited can hire wheelchairs, scooters, walking aids and pressure mattresses in Iceland and there are minivans for hire with wheelchair placements and lifts or ramps for ease of access.

Icelandair fly regularly from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow using a fleet of Boeing 757 with spacious seating arrangements (32" legroom in Economy), in flight entertainment, complimentary soft and hot drinks and a warm meal. Alternatively, you can fly with Easyjet, the popular no-frills airline from Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton or Manchester.

If you are interested in spending a few days in Iceland at a leisurely pace, this is the perfect holiday package for you.

Sample Self Drive Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, pick up in Keflavik airport and transfer to a hotel in Reykjavík. Free day in Reykjavík.
Day 2: Golden Circle, overnight at a hotel in the area of Vík.
Day 3: Drive up to the Glacier Lagoon for a boat tour. Overnight in the area of Skaftafell.
Day 4: Sightseeing around the south coast overnight at hotel en route
Day 5:  Explore Reykjanes and the Blue Lagoon
Day 6:. Drive back to Reykjavík (the airport is 45 mins away)
Day 7: Departure.

 

 

Sample Escorted Tour

Day 1: Arrival


Harpa Concert Hall

Welcome to Iceland! Once you arrive in Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed by our private chauffeur who will transfer you to your accommodation in the centre of Reykjavik. We suggest that you use your free afternoon to explore the city or visit one of the museums of Reykjavik. After you get a first impression of the capital, you will spend the night in your accommodation for the next days, a wheelchair friendly hotel with spacious, accessible rooms and bathroom with roll in the shower.

Sites recommended in Reykjavik:
- Hallgímskirkja church
- National Museum
- Laugavegur shopping street
- Harpa concert and conference centre
- Old harbour of Reykjavík
- And more