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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
10% OFF IN 2020
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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10% OFF IN 2020
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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2020
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Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

136600ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

136600ISK

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Iceland
15% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

136600ISK

Eur

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15% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

136600ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2020
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020
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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

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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 2020
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Guided Groups
8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

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

321479ISK

289331ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020
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8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

321479ISK

289331ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2020
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Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

Ice Cave & Glacier Lagoon

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

206633ISK

185970ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020
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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

206633ISK

185970ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

Geysers, Volcanoes & Glacier Lagoon

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

204234ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

204234ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

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

462928ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

462928ISK

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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
10% OFF IN 2020/2021
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Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

168342ISK

151508ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020/2021
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6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland Winter

168342ISK

151508ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2020/2021
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Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

123127ISK

110814ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020/2021
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4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

123127ISK

110814ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

155661ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

155661ISK

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

154042ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

154042ISK

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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
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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

425870ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

425870ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

411770ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

411770ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Luxury Adventure – Winter

Northern Lights, Winter Wonders & Blue Lagoon Retreat

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Iceland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Luxury Adventure – Summer

Glaciers, Geysir & Blue Lagoon Retreat

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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 …
10% OFF IN 2021
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3931EUR

3538EUR

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10% OFF IN 2021
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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

3931EUR

3538EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 2 more …
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Independent Tours
14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3750EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

3750EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
10% OFF IN 2021
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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

1975EUR

1778EUR

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

1975EUR

1778EUR

EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
Best seller
Independent Tours
12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Train & Cruise

2287EUR

Eur

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

2287EUR

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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.

Ann Bragg

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2019

The trip was excellent!

Overall the trip was excellent! I am glad to have come across Nordic Visitor online. Aside from the time savings, we had a much better travel experience than we would have if we'd tried to plan everything for ourselves.

Geoffrey Rosevear

South & West Iceland at Leisure, May 2019

Extremely happy

We were extremely happy with Nordic Visitor with our pretour communication with Perla and the information we received on arrival. All drivers were very good with airport pickup and hotel transfers to the rental car agency.

Cait Foss

South Iceland Classic, June 2019

Nordic Visitor made it so easy!

Going to visit a different country that you have never been to can be overwhelming. Nordic Visitor made it so easy for my husband and I to travel to Iceland and have a wonderful time! Everything was mapped out for us and we could do what we wanted, but with guidance, so we were not scrambling around with no direction. What a beautiful place! You guys made our anniversary so special!!!! Thank you so very much!

Gerlinde Pelinka

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2019

As always, it was fantastic!

This is my third tour with Nordic Visitor. As always, it was fantastic. Many thanks, I will be back for sure!

Danielle Walker

South Iceland Classic, May 2019

This was the easiest trip I have ever gone on!

I absolutely loved the travel documents. It made the trip so easy and smooth. The packet was so informative and I loved the map to be able to see what was along our route so we could plan our stops along the route before hand. This was the easiest trip I have ever gone on. I've booked many trips through different travel agencies and none have ever gone this smooth. I wish you were everywhere so I'd never have to use another agency. (More of Europe, Africa, Australia South America, ect).

Henry Rosas

South & West Iceland Classic, May 2019

We love the service!

Please keep the high standard. We love the service, the details for our Anniversary, the recommendations, the quick replies. You are one of the best tour operators in Europe. Thanks!

Francis Hughes

South & West Iceland Classic, July 2019

Unforgettable family holiday

Iceland is an extraordinary country & one we are so pleased we have visited. Nordic Visitor were invaluable in taking all the hassle out of the selecting an itinerary and ensuring we got the most out of the trip. We had a fantastic and unforgettable family holiday - Thank You Nordic Visitor

Jack Ziesing

South & West Iceland Classic, June 2019

Amazing time on our Nordic Visitor tour!

We had such an amazing time on our Nordic Visitor tour. Hilmar was extremely helpful and accomodating. We loved our tour package and all its suggestions on activities and cuisine. The in car wifi was essential to the tour and we were glad to have it. We can't recommend Nordic Visitor enough to our friends and family! We loved the experience and would absolutely book through Nordic Visitor again in the future!

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 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

  • Your money & plans are safe 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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Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80

 

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