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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 tailor an itinerary depending on your interests. Visit this page to get started on planning your once-in-a-lifetime 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
  • 24/7 emergency helpline during tour

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
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

323164ISK

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

323164ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

260442ISK

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

260442ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

500662ISK

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

500662ISK

ISK

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

South Iceland at Leisure

229080ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

229080ISK

ISK

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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
10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

The Ring Road & Snæfellsnes

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

658499ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

658499ISK

ISK

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Iceland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road

Iceland's Wonders in a Week

Pace Level Level 3 (Express)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

507932ISK

431742ISK

Eur

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10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

507932ISK

431742ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

Geysers, Volcanoes & Glacier Lagoon

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

331892ISK

298703ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

331892ISK

298703ISK

ISK

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Guided Groups
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
Jun - Aug

Complete Iceland

The Ring Road & the Westfjords

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

1166521ISK

991543ISK

Eur

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10-15% OFF in 2024
14 days / 13 nights
Jun - Aug

1166521ISK

991543ISK

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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
6 days / 5 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

239345ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

239345ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South & North Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Mývatn

352793ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

352793ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

212717ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

212717ISK

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Sep

Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

170185ISK

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Sep

170185ISK

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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
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1664856ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

1664856ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

1087394ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

1087394ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
May - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic - Private

1258149ISK

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
May - Sep

1258149ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
5.0
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

646914ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

646914ISK

ISK

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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 & Denmark
Best seller
Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

2778EUR

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

2778EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

5625EUR

4781EUR

Eur

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10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

5625EUR

4781EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Best seller
Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

4553EUR

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

4553EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

4186EUR

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

4186EUR

EUR

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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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