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ATTRACTIONS IN ICELAND

You‘ll be surprised by the diversity of attractions you can experience in Iceland, even in a short amount of time. Whether you're visiting Reykjavík on a wintertime stopover or driving around the scenic Ring Road in summer, an adventure awaits you with a tour designed by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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VISIT ICELAND'S MAIN ATTRACTIONS

No matter the time of year, there's something for everyone in Iceland. To experience the best of Iceland's tourist attractions, it's ideal to do a road trip or guided small group tour around the entire country. On a journey of 10 days or longer around the famous Ring Road (Route 1) you can experience dramatically shifting landscapes, from mossy lava fields and rocky sea cliffs to volcanic black sand beaches and moonlike geothermal areas.

Here are the types of attractions you can experience in each region of Iceland:

  • South Iceland is famous for its "fire and ice" attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, Vatnajökull glacier, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the gorgeous coastline near Vík and numerous waterfalls including Seljalandsfoss, Gullfoss and Skógafoss.
  • East Iceland is characterised by tranquil fjord scenery, herds of wild reindeer and colourful fishing villages, including the artsy town of Seyðisfjörður. 
  • North Iceland is best known for its charming town of Akureyri, the whale watching village of Húsavík and the volcanic craters and steaming hot springs near Lake Mývatn.
  • West Iceland is quiet and mountainous, with the focal point being the landscapes of Snæfellsjökull National Park on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. You'll soon find out why it is nicknamed Iceland in miniature.
  • The West Fjords is Iceland's most remote region, with small fishing villages, quirky museums, wonderful bird watching cliffs and narrow, fjord-hugging roads. 

To visit Iceland's main attractions at your own pace, as well as discover some hidden gems along the way, we recommend a self-drive tour. However, it's possible to experience many of Iceland's most famous sights, including the Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle route, during a short break in Reykjavík or on a guided tour.

Guided excursions from the capital city are available year-round, even at Christmastime. Within Reykjavík itself there are numerous things to see and do, including thermal pools, whale watching cruises, northern lights tours, interactive museums and more.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts
  • 24/7 emergency helpline during your tour

Explore at your own pace with a car

Take your time to visit the attractions on your must-see list. Here are some self-drive tours in Iceland you might like.

Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

171468ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

171468ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

128388ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

128388ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
5.0
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

128388ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

128388ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.6
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

279773ISK

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

279773ISK

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Join a guided small group

Visit Iceland’s top attractions with new friends and an experienced local guide with one of these small group tours.

Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
December

A New Year's to Remember

Northern Lights, Super Jeeps and NYE Party

342273ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
December

A New Year's to Remember

342273ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

128388ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

128388ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

171468ISK

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

171468ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.6
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

279773ISK

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

279773ISK

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Enjoy a city break with day tours

Stay in Reykjavik and visit famous attractions on planned excursions. Here are some of our favourite multi-day tours.

Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

168342ISK

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland - Winter

168342ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

123127ISK

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

123127ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

159565ISK

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

159565ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

154042ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

154042ISK

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Travel with your own local guide

Experience Iceland’s famous sights and hidden gems on your terms with one of these privately guided tours.

Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

447302ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

447302ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

442690ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

442690ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1096727ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1096727ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

851841ISK

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

851841ISK

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Expand your summer adventure

Why not visit more than one Nordic country in one trip? Check out these popular combination tours below.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more ...
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

4369EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

4369EUR

EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
Best seller
Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4083EUR

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

4083EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more ...
Best seller
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

2216EUR

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

2216EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more ...
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

3260EUR

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

3260EUR

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Local travel agency

As a travel agency with offices in Reykjavík, Edinburgh and Stockholm, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Northern Europe. Choose from a variety of carefully curated tours that include must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights.

You can also make customisations to your itinerary by adding extra nights, optional activities, or upgrades to your tour. Or ask your personal travel consultant for advice and they will tailor your itinerary. This way you get a bespoke travel experience that is perfectly suited to you. 

Your dedicated travel consultant will arrange all the local details for you. You get accommodation, activities, transport, and other services included in your package. If you need to rework your itinerary, we’ll handle it for you, so you can relax and look forward to your getaway.

Different ways you can experience Iceland

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Iceland below.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Jennifer, United States

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private, July 2021

10 out of 10 trip

Our family came with no expectations. We left with smiles and excitement. Everyone agreed the trip was 10/10.

Michael, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2021

We had a great time

We had a great time. Good mixture of relaxation time, adventure, enjoying meeting new people and seeing new sites.

Lynn, United States

Scenic South Iceland, July 2021

Impressed by and thankful for quality service

My travel consultant, Thor, answered all my questions in a timely way and in as much detail as I needed. When he was on vacation, someone else checked his email and answered another question. Your travel material answered questions I didn't know to ask! Our guide, Snorri, was an Icelander and very knowledgeable about Iceland's history and culture. He was both personable and organized. I am more impressed, pleased, and thankful for the quality of service we received than I can adequately express. Perhaps most impressive was that Nordic Visitor arranged PCR tests for people on our tour who were unaware that this was needed to return home. Someone from the lab came to our hotel on the last day to test all those who needed it. That is true service.

Janis, United States

South & West Iceland Classic, July 2021

I will treasure the itinerary booklet provided

I felt we were able to see all the best of Iceland with the South and West Iceland Classic. It was wonderful having everything arranged for us and the itinerary book was so full of information that I will treasure it as I do my photos. Anita was wonderful to work with. She always answered all my questions promptly and relieved any anxiety I was feeling. I only wish I had gotten to meet her. But, due to covid, the office was not accessible.

Estelle, United States

Highlights of the Ring Road, July 2021

Our guide was the best

Our guide, Havar, was the best I've ever had. He was exceptional! It was hard for some of the passengers to reach you with some issues but he used his contacts and there was no problem.

Leslie, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2021

Appreciated the detailed itinerary

We had a wonderful time and very much appreciated the detail itinerary provided. It provided helpful information for each day. The additional tours were also great additions. Our tour advisor was very responsive and helpful. We'd book through this company again.

Donald, United States

Natural Wonders of Iceland, July 2021

Wonderful tour

Wonderful tour. Our guide, Snorri, was superb. He was able to convey his intimate knowledge and enthusiasm for his country in an outstanding manner.

Janet, United States

Iceland Grand Tour, July 2021

We loved every minute of our trip

Nordic Visitor were a pleasure to work with! You were so responsive, listened to our requests, planned everything perfectly and ensured that we had a fantastic vacation. We loved every minute of our 17 day Grand Tour of Iceland - you did all of the work for us so all we had to do was enjoy it. Our tour gave us enough time to explore so many areas of your beautiful country. We want to return someday - and when we do, we will be calling Nordic Visitor again!

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Icelandic adventure.

Our services

Whether you choose a guided tour or a self-drive vacation, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

Book with confidence

  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • Enjoy personal service from Iceland-based travel experts.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • As a local agency, we work closely with trusted suppliers.
  • We’re a fully licensed and insured company in Iceland.

Contact us

Whether you have queries about our tours or want to add activities to existing bookings, we’re here to help. Get in touch with our friendly team for any of your travel questions.

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