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Hallgrímskirkja church in winter, Reykjavik, Iceland

ATTRACTIONS IN REYKJAVIK

You‘ll be surprised by all you can experience on a short break in Reykjavik, Iceland's small but vibrant capital. Whether you have only a day to visit the city landmarks, or more time to enjoy day tours to famous attractions nearby, an adventure awaits you with a holiday designed by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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VISIT REYKJAVIK’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

It's one of the smallest capitals in the world, but Reykjavík offers an impressive array of attractions and activities to suit all interests. A stroll along downtown Reykjavík's main shopping street, Laugavegur, reveals a wide selection of cosy coffee houses, quirky shops, lively bars and restaurants with all varieties of international cuisine.

It's no wonder that Reykjavík is the starting point for most Nordic Visitor adventures in Iceland. 

No matter the time of year, there's something for everyone in Reykjavík. Embark on a whale-watching tour or wintertime northern lights cruise from the Old Harbour. Take a walk by the shoreline and stop to admire the Harpa concert hall and Sun Voyager statue.

Get a bird's eye view of Reykjavík from Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral's bell tower. Follow a guided walking tour through the city's oldest streets. Relax at a geothermal swimming pool. Learn about Iceland's art scene or early Norse settlers at one of its many museums. It's all within walking distance in Reykjavík's compact city centre. 

Many of Iceland's most famous sights, like the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle, are just a short drive or day tour from Reykjavík. With only a few days to spend in the city, it's possible to visit the nearby rural attractions of West and South Iceland. This includes waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, mossy lava fields, volcanic craters and more.

A wide variety of guided excursions to the countryside are available year-round. Don't hesitate to visit during Christmas holidays and for New Year's Eve. The celebrations and activities are still aplenty at this time of year.  

Why not stay a bit longer and see the whole country? We recommend at least 7 days, preferably 10 days or more, to travel around the Ring Road. 

 

— 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

Enjoy a city break with day tours

Stay in Reykjavik and see the countryside on planned excursions. Here are some of our favourite tours.

Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4961EUR

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

4961EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
Independent Tours
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3236EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

3236EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4592EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

4592EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
Independent Tours
21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

6534EUR

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

6534EUR

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Discover more of Iceland

Want to see the more remote areas of Iceland? If you have 10 or more days to travel, here are our top tour picks.

Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
Independent Tours
21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

6534EUR

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

6534EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 4 more ...
Independent Tours
28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

8283EUR

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28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

8283EUR

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Iceland
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

434167ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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

Iceland Full Circle Classic

323164ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Local travel agency

As a travel agency with offices in Reykjavík, Edinburgh, Stockholm and Lucerne, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in 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 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.

Scott, United Kingdom
Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter, November 2023

We had an amazing time

We cannot recommend our tour enough. We had an amazing time and have already told friends and family about it. Iceland is an amazing place and I am sure we will be back and will use Nordic Visitor again!

James, United States
Iceland Full Circle Classic, September 2023

Experience of a lifetime

I primarily wanted to use Nordic Visitor as a resource for creating our 14-day trip itinerary, to help weed through what seemed to be an endless array of choices, and to help us to get the very most out of our time in Iceland. Yes, we could have pieced it together ourselves but I needed an advocate in Iceland, an advisor, and maybe a resource for us if issues were to arise. That piece of mind was important to my wife and me and I'm glad we chose them to frame our trip. It made it much easier to piece in the parts that were important to us to see and experience. That allowed us to just enjoy the trip and not get bogged down in the details of planning each and every moment.

There are so many things I could say about our experience, an experience of a lifetime and after posting snippets of our trip on social media I have found that several friends of mine want to know how we planned this trip. I told them the same thing I am saying here, save a little money if you want and plan it yourself or trust a reliable source like Nordic Visitor and let them give you the trip framework and essential advice. I would do it the same way if I were doing it over.

Christopher, Australia
Winter Highlights - Private, November 2023

Warm and engaging guide

Great tour. The sights are of course amazing and the tour made the most of our time, weather and our interests/priorities. Driver and guide David managed all of these very well. He was also very knowledgeable and personally warm and engaging. Could not have asked for more.

Jerine, Canada
Natural Wonders of Iceland, August 2023

Perfect for solo traveller

A beautiful itinerary, exceptional guide and perfect weather made this a trip I will never forget. Nordic Visitor made the process easy, and Iceland opened her arms. My 10-day small group tour was perfect for a solo traveller who wanted to see it all. 

Kimberly, Canada
Iceland Road Trip, October 2023

Trip of a lifetime

Overall this was an amazing experience! A trip of a lifetime that I could never have planned myself. Any questions I had during planning were answered faster than expected and I felt safe and well looked after during the trip. Trip was smooth and hassle free.

Patricia, United States
Scenic South Iceland, August 2023

5-star experience

Not only did we absolutely love every stop on the Scenic South Iceland tour, but prior to the tour we stayed for 4 days in Reykjavík. I appreciated Nordic Visitor's recommendations for things to do and places to eat there and felt highly supported by Marko, our travel consultant, in every regard to booking our flight and own hotel, day trips I was interested in, and taking public transport around. A definite 5-star experience!

David, Australia
Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter, October 2023

Many thanks to Nordic Visitor

Absolutely amazing. No issues whatsoever. We saw it all from North to South and much of in between. From reindeer to whales and more beautiful waterfalls and volcanic bits than you could hope to see in a week. Every hour the scenery seemed to change dramatically. Just a great experience. Many thanks to Nordic Visitor.

Robert, United States
Romance Around Iceland, July 2023

Best vacation we have had

Everyone at Nordic Visitor were very responsive to all questions we had during our 30-year anniversary trip to Iceland. We had airline travel issues and the representative adjusted our itinerary so we were able to see the whole island. The accommodation were beautiful and everyone was so friendly. This was the best vacation we have had, we left Iceland relaxed!

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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