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North Iceland is a totally different experience from the rest of the country — in fact, some parts look like another planet. From the moonlike volcanic terrain of the Lake Mývatn area to the charming city of Akureyri, an adventure in North Iceland awaits with a tour tailor-made by the local experts at Nordic Visitor.

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Imagine snow-capped mountains, volcanic craters, strange lava formations, roaring waterfalls, rolling pastures full of grazing horses, idyllic seaside villages, whale-inhabited coastlines and steaming geothermal fields that look like the surface of Mars. That, in a nutshell, is what you can experience on a holiday in North Iceland.

North Iceland is home to many unusual attractions, many of which are rooted in Norse mythology. Here can visit Goðafoss (“Waterfall of the Gods”), Tröllaskagi (“The Peninsula of the Trolls”) and the Dimmuborgir (“Dark Castles”) lava formations, which according to folklore is the connection to the underworld. Of course, the biggest attractions here are the volcanic sites in the Lake Mývatn area, including the Hverir (Námafjall) geothermal area, the Krafla caldera and the Hverfell crater.

From the region’s largest city, Akureyri, it’s easy to visit all the jewels of North Iceland, including the whale watching village of Húsavík, the Mývatn Nature Baths and Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

To explore North Iceland at your own pace, a self-drive itinerary is highly recommended. Don’t want to drive? Join a guided small group tour! You can also fly to Akureyri in under 45 minutes from the Reykjavik domestic airport. Although summer is the most popular travel season, you can visit at any time of year — a winter vacation in North Iceland allows you to experience the region’s top attractions in addition to the possibility of seeing the northern lights.

Each region of Iceland is unique — why not see them all? To drive around the entire Ring Road at a relaxed pace, we recommend a tour of 10 days or more.



Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts



For an incredible travel experience in North Iceland, we recommend these customisable tours below.


9 days / 8 nights

Jun - Aug

Highlights of North & West Iceland



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12 days / 11 nights

May - Aug

Highlights of Westfjords, North & West Iceland



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Privately Guided

7 days / 6 nights

Apr - Oct

Highlights of Iceland in Luxury



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Multi-Day Tours

6 days / 5 nights


Christmas with the Locals in North Iceland



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Travel around all of Iceland

Discover what makes each region of Iceland unique with a journey around the entire Ring Road. We recommend these tours.

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10 days / 9 nights

May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic



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14 days / 13 nights

May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic



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7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express



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Guided Groups

10 days / 9 nights

Apr - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland



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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.

Malcolm & Valerie, United Kingdom

Iceland Road Trip, June 2017

What a fantastic holiday

We loved Iceland, the people and we have a myriad of experiences to reflect back on. What a fantastic holiday. It worked smoothly from beginning to end. Thank you Nordic Visitor and in particular Dagny.

Jack, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2017

Been to 30 countries & rate this at the top

I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to many friends who are interested. Thank you for the chance to visit your country. I have now been to thirty countries and rate this experience at the top. What impressed me also were the number of young people, drivers, waiters, hotel staff, who were so excited to meet and show their country. The most impressive part of this trip was Iceland and her greatest aspect, her people. I look forward to returning.

Amy Woods, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2017

Can't wait to come back!

I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again! 

Dorian, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2017

One of the most enjoyable holidays we have ever had

The service provided by Nordic Visitor was excellent and we had one of the best and most enjoyable holidays we have ever had. It was a pity that the offices have moved out of the centre of Reykjavik as we would have liked to have visited to thank Klara in person.

Abbey Stalder, United States

Iceland Ring Road Express, June 2017

Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!

Kristin was amazing from the very start. without her help, I do not think this vacation would have been half as wonderful as it was. would recommend this company in a heartbeat!   

Marjorie, Australia

Iceland Complete Classic, May 2017

Excellent planning

Very quick to answer all of my questions with friendly informative replies Choices of varied accommodation was wonderful - loved the guesthouses. Daily driving time was perfect between destinations- not too long or too short. Excellent planning - well done.

Aaron & Morgan, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, May 2017

We hope to travel with you again

Thank you for a wonderful vacation, going through Nordic Visitor made our trip easy to plan and go smoothly. Thank you Ævar and Nordic Visitor! Every question we had you answered. We hope to travel with you again :)

Louis, United States

Iceland Complete Classic, July 2017

Excellent company to work with

Excellent company to work with. The materials provided to us were well chosen and very helpful. We asked for additional copies of the road map and bound guide and these were waiting for us on our return to Reykjavik.  A pleasure doing business with Nordic Visitor.

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