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ICELAND HOLIDAY PACKAGES FROM THE UK

Get ready to explore a stunning wilderness of glaciers, geysers and volcanoes. Iceland is within easy reach of the UK by plane, so hop aboard and you’ll soon be making lifelong memories. Make your trip hassle-free by choosing one of these Iceland packages from the UK, organised by a Reykjavík-based travel expert.

Speak to a travel consultant in Reykjavík or Edinburgh – email, live chat, or phone us on 0800 066 4730.

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ICELAND HOLIDAYS FROM THE UK

Visit Iceland, and you will find that it’s a place of stark beauty and incredible natural wonders. Discover the national parks and vast landscapes dominated by towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, and sweeping black sand beaches for yourself.

Scroll down to find out about what you can see and do on these Iceland holiday packages from the UK.

When you book one of Nordic Visitor’s holidays to Iceland, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of your own Reykjavík-based travel expert. They will organise everything on your behalf, including handpicked accommodation and optional excursions, along with personal recommendations for your trip.

Get in touch with our travel experts in Reykjavík or Edinburgh. Email, live chat, or phone us on 0800 066 4730 and we'll gladly plan your trip to Iceland.

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • All bookings protected by our package travel insurance
  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Support from our 24/7 helpline when you are travelling
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Professional service from an Icelandic travel agency
  • Cancel or change your plans if you need to – we'll handle it for you

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JOIN A GROUP TOUR

Discover Iceland with like-minded travellers and an experienced local guide on a small group tour. Expect a maximum of 16 people per group, and top hygiene standards on your comfy minibus.

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Scenic South Iceland

Geysers, Volcanoes & Glacier Lagoon

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

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10 days / 9 nights
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Natural Wonders of Iceland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
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Natural Wonders of Iceland

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Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

Ice Cave & Glacier Lagoon

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

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Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

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Northern Lights Circle Tour

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

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Northern Lights Circle Tour

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SELF-DRIVE ROAD TRIPS

Explore Iceland’s natural wonders at your own pace. Tour packages include a rental car with insurance included, accommodation, hand-marked maps, and top recommendations from local experts.

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South Iceland at Leisure

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South Iceland at Leisure

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Iceland Ring Road Express

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South & West Iceland Classic

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Iceland Full Circle Classic

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POPULAR IN THE UK: SHORT BREAKS

Multi-day tours give you the best of both worlds. Enjoy experiencing Iceland independently, with the option of adding guided excursions or extra activities to your trip. They are also ideal if you want to combine adventures in the countryside with a stay in Reykjavík or Akureyri.

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Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

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4 days / 3 nights
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Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

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6 days / 5 nights
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Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

155661ISK

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Best of South Iceland - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

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Why choose Nordic Visitor

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Plan your trip risk-free with Nordic Visitor's cancellation insurance. Add it to your booking to enjoy flexible terms and peace of mind. Purchase it with your package or secure it free of charge by booking a tour with 20% deposit or more. Terms & conditions apply.

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Your safety, wellbeing and enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we’ve committed to the Icelandic Tourist Board’s “Clean & Safe” pledge, which reflects the health measures we are implementing to ensure you Travel With Confidence.

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Trusted local travel experts

Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency with travel consultants based in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavík. Our local experts live and breathe Iceland, and have in-depth knowledge of the locations and activities you'll want to include on your itinerary.

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Full financial protection

With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event that the company experiences insolvency.

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Great reviews

Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

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Hassle-free experience

We take care of the details for you so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Your dedicated travel consultant will book your hotels, along with transport included in your tour, and any optional excursions that you have chosen. You’ll also get a travel guide with recommended attractions.

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You are in good hands

One of our Reykjavík-based travel experts is on call 24/7 to handle any unforeseen situations during your trip. Unexpected event or weather issue? No problem. We will get in touch and rework your itinerary, rearranging your accommodation and re-booking activities, while keeping you safe and informed.

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Customisable tour options

When you choose a flexible Iceland tour with Nordic Visitor, it’s easy to adjust your itinerary online. Add extra nights and choose from a curated range of activities to add to your trip. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, speak to one of our local experts about creating a tailored tour.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HOLIDAYS TO ICELAND

The enchanting Land of Fire and Ice is easily accessible via direct routes from UK airports. Fly from the UK to Iceland and prepare to discover the country’s incredible natural wonders for yourself.

Read on for safety information, advice on how to get to Iceland from the UK, tips for what to do when you arrive, plus lots more. Before continuing, you can also check out our Book With Confidence policy.

CAN I TRAVEL TO ICELAND FROM THE UK?

Yes, Iceland is open to fully vaccinated visitors from the UK. Head to our Iceland Travel Update page to find out more.

Rest assured your wellbeing is our number one priority, so you can Travel With Confidence when you visit Iceland with Nordic Visitor. Now’s the time to start planning an unforgettable trip to the Land of Fire and Ice.

DO I NEED A VISA TO VISIT ICELAND FROM THE UK?

You don’t currently need a visa to visit Iceland from the UK if you have a British passport.*

If you’re unsure about your personal situation, we recommend checking the Government of Iceland London Embassy page. This is where you’ll find the most up-to-date information about whether or not you need a visa to visit Iceland as a tourist.

*Please note that this information is correct at the time of writing.



HOW FAR IS ICELAND FROM THE UK?

London is approximately 1,896 kilometres (1,178 miles) from the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavík. This means that your flight time will be around 3 hours from London.

You can also fly into Iceland’s main airport, Keflavik International Airport, from a few other cities in the UK. Read on to find out which other British airports you can fly to Iceland from, and what the journey times are from each.

HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT FROM THE UK TO ICELAND?

You can fly direct from the UK to Iceland in as little as 2 hours 20 minutes, depending on where you depart from.

Below you’ll find the approximate journey times between these UK airports and Keflavik International Airport:

  • Birmingham (BHX) - 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Bristol (BRS) - 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Glasgow (GLA) - 2 hours 20 minutes
  • London Gatwick (LGW) - 3 hours
  • London Heathrow (LHR) - 3 hours 15 minutes
  • London Luton (LTN) - 3 hours 10 minutes
  • London Stansted (STN) - 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Manchester (MAN) - 2 hours 45 minutes
     

Find out more about flights between the UK and Iceland.



DOES NORDIC VISITOR OFFER PACKAGE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes, if you book with Nordic Visitor, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your trip is 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with the European Union’s Package Travel regulations. This means that you will get a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN ICELAND?

Icelandic is the official language of Iceland. It derives from a North Germanic language, similar to Old Norse, that has changed little since Iceland’s Viking history.

Most Icelanders speak English fluently though, since it’s a mandatory subject in primary schools. So although you don't need to bring a phrasebook, you might like to learn some of these basic words and phrases before you go:

Já = Yes
Nei = No
Góðan daginn / Góðan dag = Good day
Gott kvöld = Good evening
Hæ / Halló = Hi / Hello
Bless = Goodbye
Takk = Thank you



WHAT IS THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT ICELAND?

Iceland has plenty to offer year round, so there isn’t one month in particular that stands out. The best time to visit Iceland really depends on where you’d like to go and what activities you plan on doing.

Throughout the year, changes to daylight hours mean that you can explore late into the evening under the midnight sun in summer. Meanwhile, winter’s long, dark nights are ideal for chasing the magical aurora borealis on a northern lights tour.

The country’s distinct seasonal changes give you the opportunity to discover Iceland in different ways, whether you visit in summer or winter.

If you head to Iceland during the summer months, you could:

  • Get up close to dazzling icebergs on a boat trip in the renowned Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
  • Take advantage of the calmer seas and go on a whale-watching cruise to try and spot these incredible creatures.
  • Visit remote regions of Iceland, like the highlands and Westfjords, while the weather is at its mildest.
  • Enjoy one of the many art or music festivals that happen throughout summer.
     

On the other hand, winter in Iceland brings a different set of experiences for you to enjoy, including:

  • Seeing the northern lights dance in colourful arcs above Iceland’s stunning scenery.
  • Soaking up the lively festive atmosphere in Reykjavík around Christmas and New Year.
  • Joining guided snowmobiling and ice caving excursions on Vatnajökull and Kötlujökull glaciers.
  • Horse riding through beautiful snow-dusted countryside on a charming, yet sturdy, Icelandic horse.
     

There are also plenty of top things to do in Iceland that can be enjoyed year round, like driving southern Iceland’s Golden Circle route.

While this is certainly a popular summer activity, it’s something that you might prefer to do in winter. With less visitors at this time of year, you’re more likely to have iconic places, like Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park, to yourself.

Another year-round activity that you’ll love is a visit to one of the many hot springs and geothermal pools in Iceland. Why not treat yourself to a trip to the most famous geothermal pool in the country? Picture yourself luxuriating in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon after a day of sight-seeing.

Check out these guides for more information about the weather, daylight hours and what to do in Iceland depending on the season:



WHAT IS THE BEST MONTH TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ICELAND?

There isn’t one particular month that comes out on top for northern lights sightings in Iceland. That said, the best time of year to chase the aurora is during the Icelandic winter, from October to March.

Timing your visit to when the skies are at their darkest, for longest, is key to increasing your chances of seeing the northern lights.

This is because the long winter nights give you more opportunities for sightings. Plus, the shimmering aurora stands out more against the dark skies of winter, compared to the light summer nights.

The best time of day to see the northern lights tends to be later in the evening. So it’s worth noting that if you choose a northern lights excursion it will start in the evening, rather than during the day.

Want to make sure that you don’t miss out on a spectacular display while you’re sleeping? No problem, you can take advantage of the aurora wake-up service offered by many hotels.

You could benefit from the knowledge of a local guide by adding a northern lights excursion to your trip to Iceland. Or, if seeing the aurora is your main reason for wanting to visit, then we recommend a northern lights holiday package in Iceland.*

To find out more, we recommend reading this helpful blog about the best times and places to see the northern lights in Iceland. You can also find additional tips and advice in this Iceland aurora borealis guide.

*Please note that northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so unfortunately sightings cannot be guaranteed on your trip.



WHAT DO I PACK FOR ICELAND?

Iceland is known for its changeable weather. In fact, the locals have a saying, “there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes”.

As such, warm layers and waterproofs are recommended, whether you are travelling in summer or winter. That way, come rain or shine, you can get out and about to enjoy Iceland’s natural beauty.

Don’t forget to bring swimwear and sandals too. If you’re planning to indulge in the local’s favourite pastime of bathing in hot springs and geothermal pools, then these will come in handy. While you can hire a towel at some bathing spots, it’s best to bring your own for visiting smaller or more remote ones.

Below you’ll find a basic all-season packing list for your trip to Iceland:

  • Walking boots or shoes with good grip
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Insulated jacket
  • Woollen or fleece jumpers
  • Thermal base layers
  • Warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • Warm hiking socks
  • Rucksack
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Quick-drying travel towel
     

For more seasonal information on what to bring, read this Iceland packing guide. You can also check out this blog on what to wear on your trip to Iceland for further tips and advice.

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Get the most out of your holiday

  • Relax knowing you can always reach us on our 24/7 helpline
  • Explore places handpicked for you by experts based in Reykjavík
  • Save time and effort with everything arranged for you
  • Have peace of mind with our cancellation insurance

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 opt for a guided tour or a self-drive holiday, 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 recognised 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.

What do our customers say?

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

James, Germany

Classic South Coast, August 2021

Amazing and seamless experience

This was an excellent trip and we highly recommend Nordic Visitor for booking. We didn't have to do anything, they had everything arranged and it was a seamless, amazing experience! Thank you so much!

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!

Lene, United Kingdom

Iceland Complete Classic, August 2021

Nordic Visitor made it easy

Iceland is a magical place which combines relentless epic grandeur alongside endless miniature wonders and Nordic Visitor really makes it easy for a first timer to discover it. The true stars of the show for us though were the genuine, friendly, super kind and quirky (the all-women punk poetry band 'Gertrude and the Flowers' was amazing!) Icelanders at every stop. Every single experience (bar one, the Arctic Fox Centre where the new owners really didn't seem to care about us or know anything about the centre) was absolutely wonderful, especially the Hestasport experience but also the Whale Watching and Vok Baths. Huge appreciation for the writing on the map (especially as some of the instructions, particularly on the North West fjords was a little hard to follow) and the many little touches and caring approach.

Desiree, United States

Iceland Ring Road Express, July 2021

Nice to have a local contact

We were very happy to have been referred to Nordic Visitor by a friend based on their good experience. It was nice to have a contact that was familiar with the local area providing input on our itineraries. It was great to have a contact when we were there also as a couple of items needed to be rescheduled due to the weather and also when we had questions we had a person to call. This made our experience very comfortable in another country.

Vincent, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2021

Tour was well done

The tour was really well done. I got a ton of information before the trip and even more upon landing so I really felt like I knew all of my options and what I could do on the trip. The accommodations were also quite nice.

David, United Kingdom

Highlights of Westfjords & West Iceland, July 2021

Everything ran smoothly

The trip to Iceland was a late substitute for a Norway trip cancelled due to COVID restrictions, so the timescale was tight but all was done well. Once we were on the way, everything ran smoothly and the accommodation was varied and interesting. The Western Fjords are a truly special experience even if you have been to Iceland before.

Amy, United States

South & West Iceland Classic, July 2021

A fantastic trip

This was the first time I used a company to plan a trip for me. It was so nice to know the legwork was done and I had people I could reach out to with questions. My sister and I had a fantastic trip.

Iosif, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2021

High-quality service

High quality service, a very good value for money, in my opinion.

Flights to Iceland

Iceland’s largest airport, Keflavik International Airport, is around a 45-minute drive from the capital city of Reykjavík. Happily, you can fly here from a number of UK gateways.

Airlines serving Keflavik International Airport (KEF)*:

British Airways: from London Heathrow (LHR) 
EasyJet: from Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN) and Manchester (MAN)
Icelandair: from Glasgow (GLA), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN)
Jet2: from Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), London Stansted (STN) and Manchester (MAN)
Play: from London Stansted (STN)
Wizz Air: from London Luton (LTN)

Below you’ll find the journey times between these UK airports and Keflavik International Airport:

Birmingham (BHX) - 2 hours 50 minutes
Bristol (BRS) - 3 hours 10 minutes
Edinburgh (EDI) - 2 hours 30 minutes
Glasgow (GLA) - 2 hours 20 minutes
London Gatwick (LGW) - 3 hours
London Heathrow (LHR) - 3 hours 15 minutes
London Luton (LTN) - 3 hours 10 minutes
London Stansted (STN) - 3 hours 10 minutes
Manchester (MAN) - 2 hours 45 minutes

We recommend checking directly with the airlines for flight availability and timetables. Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

See our Travel With Confidence page for more information about what we are doing to keep you safe on your trip.

*Details correct at time of publishing.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Icelandic adventure.

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