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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

306832ISK

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

306832ISK

ISK

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

South & West Iceland Classic

247292ISK

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

247292ISK

ISK

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

Iceland Complete Classic

475411ISK

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

475411ISK

ISK

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

South Iceland at Leisure

217522ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

217522ISK

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

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

729563ISK

656607ISK

Eur

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

729563ISK

656607ISK

ISK

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

Highlights of the Ring Road

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

456980ISK

Eur

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

456980ISK

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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)

284656ISK

Eur

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

284656ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2024
Guided Groups
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
Jun - Aug

Complete Iceland

Iceland Full Circle & The Westfjords

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

1166521ISK

1049869ISK

Eur

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

1166521ISK

1049869ISK

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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
4.7
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

246747ISK

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

246747ISK

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

Best of South & North Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Mývatn

358988ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

358988ISK

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
5.0
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

220137ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

220137ISK

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

Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

166259ISK

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Sep

166259ISK

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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

1599766ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

1599766ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

1043480ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

1043480ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
May - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic - Private

1208962ISK

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
May - Sep

1208962ISK

ISK

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

Scenic South Iceland - Private

622756ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

622756ISK

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
4.9
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

2777EUR

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

2777EUR

EUR

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

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

5236EUR

4712EUR

Eur

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

5236EUR

4712EUR

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

Capitals of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

Train & Cruise

4250EUR

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

4250EUR

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

4173EUR

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

4173EUR

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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.

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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