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BEST WAYS TO SEE ICELAND

No matter the time of year, there are many ways to experience Iceland's incredible attractions. From short breaks in Reykjavik with guided day tours, to longer journeys around Iceland's scenic Ring Road, an adventure awaits you with a custom tour designed by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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WAYS TO TRAVEL IN ICELAND

There's no singular "best way" to visit this amazing country. Depending on the season and how many days you can stay, there are many options for seeing Iceland's top attractions.

5 days or less
You can visit some of Iceland's most famous sights, including the Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle route, with as little as 3 days in Reykjavik. Guided excursions from the capital city are available year-round, even at Christmastime. Within Reykjavik itself there are numerous attractions, including thermal pools, whale watching cruises, northern lights tours in wintertime, museums, art galleries and more.

5 – 7 days
With up to a week in Iceland, you can branch out from Reykjavik and explore more of West or South Iceland on a short road trip, an activity-packed Reykjavik city break or a guided small group tour. This allows more time to engage in outdoor activities and take in sights such as waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, geothermal pools and more.

7 days or more in Iceland
With a minimum of one week, you can take a journey around the Ring Road (Route 1) and experience each region's dramatically shifting landscapes, from mossy lava fields and rocky sea cliffs to volcanic black sand beaches and moonlike geothermal areas. However, to experience this scenery at a relaxed pace, as well as discover some hidden gems along the way, we recommend a self-drive tour or guided small group tour of at least 10 days or more. With 14 days or more in the summertime, you can even experience the remote, beautiful West Fjords region.

When to visit
Most of Iceland's popular attractions are accessible year- round. If you want long daylight hours for driving and sightseeing—and the mildest weather, then May to September is a good time to visit. For a chance to see the northern lights, plan your visit between October and mid-April when the nights are dark. 

Need some help finding your perfect trip to Iceland? The local travel experts at Nordic Visitor can suggest a tour package or even custom-build an itinerary from scratch. Visit this page to get started on planning your one-of-a-kind travel experience in Iceland.

 

— 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

 

Explore at your own pace with a car 

Enjoy the freedom of a road trip, but with a helping hand. Here are some self-drive tours in Iceland you might like.

Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive

10 days / 9 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

190506ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive

14 days / 13 nights

1 May - 15 Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

270506ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive

7 days / 6 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

139658ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive

8 days / 7 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

159650ISK

Eur

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Join a guided small group

Explore Iceland with like-minded travellers and an experienced local guide with one of these small group tours.

Iceland
Guided Groups

5 days / 4 nights

Sep - Oct

The Scenic South & Northern Lights

184034ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups

9 days / 8 nights

14 Apr - 22 Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland

448724ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Guided Groups

8 days / 7 nights

Oct - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

330665ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Guided Groups

6 days / 5 nights

May - Sep

Geysers, Volcanoes & Icebergs

291879ISK

Eur

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Enjoy a city break with day tours

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

Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours

5 days / 4 nights

New Year

A New Year's to Remember

Super Jeeps, Blue Lagoon & NYE Party

271733ISK

Eur

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Multi-Day Tours

6 days / 5 nights

Christmas

Christmas & Northern Lights

Best of South Iceland

191165ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours

3 days / 2 nights

16 Sep - 31 Mar

Golden Circle Express - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

86806ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours

4 days / 3 nights

16 Sep - 31 Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

117550ISK

Eur

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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

1 Apr - 30 Sep

The South Coast & Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour

507842ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided

4 days / 3 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Land of the Midnight Sun - Private 4x4 Tour

407674ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided

7 days / 6 nights

15 Apr - 30 Sep

Ring Road Express - Private Tour

611337ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Privately Guided

5 days / 4 nights

1 Oct – 31 Mar

The South Coast & West Iceland - Winter Private Tour

457052ISK

Eur

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EXPAND YOUR NORDIC 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
Self-drive

16 days / 15 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Highlights of Scandinavia by car

2473EUR

Eur

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Best seller
Cruise & Train

9 days / 8 nights

All Year

The Golden Triangle of Scandinavia

1589EUR

Eur

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Iceland, Norway, 3 more …
Best seller
Cruise & Train

14 days / 13 nights

All Year

The Nordic Countries in a Nutshell

3259EUR

Eur

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
Best seller
Guided Groups

10 days / 9 nights

Jun - Aug

Scandinavian Highlights

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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.

Our services

Whether you choose a guided tour or a self-drive vacation, all customers receive personalized 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

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • As a local agency, we work closely with trusted suppliers.
  • We’re a fully licensed and insured company in Iceland.
  • Enjoy personal service from Iceland-based travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Iceland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

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

James, United Kingdom

A Christmas to Remember, December 2018

We would love to visit again in the summer in future!

Klara was excellent. Iceland was great and we would love to visit again in the summer in future!

Christine, United States

South Iceland Classic, January 2018

You all make it so easy

Of all the trips we have taken we loved working with Nordic visitor the most. You all make it so easy to plan a personal trip and fit a package to our needs. The whole process from pre booking to the final trip was wonderful. Anita went above and beyond hand marking the map with fun spots for us to stop along the way...we loved the great recommendations she made for dinners, hot springs etc, that was an unexpected bonus.  I would 100% recommend booking through Nordic visitor to friends and we will book again in the future for another adventure.  

Caroline, United Kingdom

South Iceland Classic, July 2018

Had a great time

Great communication and all very easy and relaxing. Had a great time. Thank you.

Morgan, United States

New Year's in Iceland, December 2017

Everyone was so helpful

Great team of agents! Everyone was so helpful with the booking process and any issues we encountered during our trip. 

Helen, Australia

South Iceland Classic, June 2018

Impressed

We were very impressed with Nordic Visitor. Communication before the visit was very good and the experience went entirely as planned. The itinerary was great and we saw a lot of the south coast in a small amount of time. We would love to come back and see more of Iceland one day.

Laurence, United States

Northern Lights Adventure in the Highlands, December 2017

Amazing and magical trip!!

Activities Very well coordinated- Schedule well balanced that let us time on our own to visit the city and to have tours - We have taken advantage of every minute of our trip to Iceland and have created a lot of great memories. Amazing and magical trip!! Thanks to you - Thanks a lot!!!

Sara, Canada

South Iceland Classic, May 2018

Could not be happier

I could not be happier with this company and would highly recommend it. When we first starting seeking help from local travel agencies in Canada, we were not getting anywhere and no one seemed to want to put in the time to help us plan. Upon finding Nordic Visitor, we were immediately put in touch with Helga, who made the process easy and fun, answering questions within 24 hours and offering great suggestions throughout our planning. When arriving in Iceland everything went very smoothly. 

Sarah, New Zealand

Northern Lights Adventure in the Highlands, December 2017

It was excellent

Accommodation surpassed my expectation! It was excellent

Travel Guide

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