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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.

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3750EUR

3375EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

3750EUR

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

Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4230EUR

3807EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

4230EUR

3807EUR

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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3580EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

3580EUR

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

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

4204EUR

3784EUR

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21 days / 20 nights
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The Nordic Countries Classic

4204EUR

3784EUR

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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 …
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Independent Tours
21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

4204EUR

3784EUR

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

4204EUR

3784EUR

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Independent Tours
28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

5432EUR

4889EUR

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28 days / 27 nights
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The Nordic Countries Complete

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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

283037ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

283037ISK

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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
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Iceland Full Circle Classic

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Local travel agency

As a local travel agency, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Iceland. We offer a variety of tours—both independent and guided—that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Icelandic travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you—accommodations, activities, rental car (for self-drive tours) and other services.
 
Oh, and all of our itineraries can be customised! So if you decide you want to spend more than the number of days specified in the packages or add some activities, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

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.

Mike, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic, August 2020

A fantastic experience

We loved our trip to Iceland and found it a beautiful and dramatic landscape full of unique places to visit. Nordic Visitor provided us with all the information we needed on our tour, and suggested highlights particularly suited to what we wanted to see and do. Overall it was a fantastic experience which has left us keen to revisit Iceland again one day. 

Suzanne, United States

South & West Iceland Classic - Winter, January 2020

Loved everything about Nordic Visitor!

Everything was top notch! The tours were great and I loved that they were never overbooked, or crowded. Only one comment....we LOVED hotel Magma! Loved everything about Nordic Visitor! Everything was done perfectly. Never once was there an error with any of the reservations! Check-ins were seamless - never once was there a question or fumbling for papers. Each destination was ready for us and exactly what we requested! 

William, Germany

Iceland Ultimate Adventure, August 2020

Excellent service!

Due to the SARS-CoVid-19 conditions, the trip was more than expected. Unfortunately for Iceland itself, not many tourist were there to help with the economy. The service and communications with Silja and the others of Nordic Visitor was excellent and could tell they were trying their best to keep us informed of the consistently changing conditions due to SArS-CoVid-19. It was a shame that we did not have time at the end of the trip to stop by the office again and discuss the trip.

Karen, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter, March 2020

Fantastic from start to finish

Would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone wishing to visit Iceland. The itinerary, and information provided before the start of our tour was excellent and took care of all our concerns. Despite travelling in some of the worst weather conditions Iceland could throw at us we were only a phone call away from Nordic Visitor and the in car WiFi was a real bonus. All our concerns-snowed in, in the south, at Saeluhus I Landbroti with breakfast 4 km away and again snowbound at Gauksmýri in the north and unable to travel on- were dealt with rapidly and became part of the adventure rather than a worry.  Thank you Nordic Visitor for a memorable visit to your stunning country. Thank you for keeping us updated with the Coronavirus news and how it may have impacted on our travels. A big thank you to all the accommodation owners who went out of their way to make sure we were kept as safe as possible given the exceptional circumstances.  

Jane, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic, August 2020

Very well planned trip!

We would definitely recommend Nordic visitor. It was very well planned and easy for us to simply enjoy ourselves and take in what Iceland has to offer! Thanks for organising our trip! During Covid times it was touch and go about whether we could actually go, but we did get there and it was amazing! 

Michelea, United States

Northern Lights Adventure in the Westfjords, February 2020

Flawless experience

Nordic Visitor made our entire experience flawless. From the planning and booking to the holiday itself. I cannot speak highly enough of our experience

Brenda, South Africa

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, January 2020

Wonderful experience!

It's intimidating visiting a foreign country where you don't speak the language. Our fears were put to rest the moment we started our tour, the whole experience was just wonderful. Everything was wonderful, our tour was carefully planned and made the maximum use of our time.

Cindy, Switzerland

Iceland Ultimate Adventure, July 2020

Everything went super good!

Nordic Visitor is a great company and I definitely recommend booking with them. You may pay a bit more than if you would plan your trip yourself, but in my case, booking last minute and having no time to do my researches, I was really happy with this solution. Iceland is a very big country and you need to have some information before you get there. Nordic Visitor gave me all the important information and everything went super good! 

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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