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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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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4083EUR

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

4083EUR

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Independent Tours
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4464EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

4464EUR

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

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3833EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Oct - Apr

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland - Winter

3833EUR

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

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

4534EUR

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

4534EUR

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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

4534EUR

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

4534EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 3 more ...
Independent Tours
28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

5931EUR

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28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

5931EUR

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

Romance Around Iceland

268014ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

268014ISK

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

Iceland Full Circle Classic

171468ISK

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

171468ISK

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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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