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TOURS IN NORTH ICELAND

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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TRAVEL TO NORTHERN ICELAND

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. This includes the whale watching capital of Iceland, 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 or book a private guide and driver. 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, so 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.

Whatever tour you choose, you'll take advantage of all our signature benefits. This includes a hand-marked map with your route, accommodation and highlights, our Nordic Visitor Iceland Travel Guide, a 24/7 helpline during your tour and much more.

When you're ready to start planning your tour to North Iceland, get in touch via our toll-free numbers or live chat. We'll help you make the most of your time here!

 

— 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 NORTH ICELAND WITH THESE POPULAR TOURS

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

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The Nordic Countries Complete

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Highlights of North & West Iceland

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Highlights of North & West Iceland

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Highlights of Westfjords, North & West 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.

Iceland, Norway, 2 more ...
Independent Tours
21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

4534EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 3 more ...
Independent Tours
28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

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5931EUR

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28 days / 27 nights
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The Nordic Countries Complete

5931EUR

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Iceland
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

268014ISK

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Romance Around Iceland

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Iceland Ring Road Express

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Local travel agency

As a travel agency with offices in Reykjavík, Edinburgh and Stockholm, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Northern 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 bespoke 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.

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,

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,

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.

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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