The magnificent landscape of Iceland is humbling. Expanses of black rock are interrupted by thermal springs and dramatic glaciers. And is this trembling scenery safe? Oh, no. 19 miles from Reykjavik, the Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted for 6 months in 2021, attracting tourists by the busload. Iceland is a premier destination for Northern Lights spotters and our luxury hotels in Nesjavellir and Hella are peaceful places to wait for the call. Travel between September and March to get the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. As always, our intrepid team will be reviewing boutique hotels in Iceland to find our next award-winners.