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TOURS IN SOUTH ICELAND

South Iceland is where the country’s “fire and ice” nickname comes to life. Glacier-topped volcanoes, floating icebergs, black sand beaches, mossy lava fields, hot springs and waterfalls can all be experienced in this dazzling region. Visit Iceland’s south coast on a tour tailor-made by the local experts at Nordic Visitor.

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TRAVEL TO ICELAND’S SOUTH COAST

The South Coast is Iceland’s most visited region, and you'll soon see why. This is where you’ll find Iceland’s most popular natural attractions, many of which are just a few hours’ drive from the capital city, Reykjavik.

South Iceland is home to the famous Golden Circle route, containing Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs area and the Gullfoss waterfall. It’s also the part of the country that gives rise to Iceland’s “fire and ice” nickname, with Europe’s largest glaciers in close proximity to active volcanoes such as Eyjafjallajökull.

Other must-see highlights along the Ring Road in this region include the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the spectacular Reynisfjara black sand beach and the breathtaking Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls.

While you can visit many of these sites on day tours during a Reykjavik stopover, a self-drive tour of the south coast gives you more flexibility to explore each attraction at your pace.

Even better, you can travel to South Iceland at any time of year. In summer you'll have long daylights hours to take advantage of and in winter there will be smaller crowds at popular attractions and you'll have a chance of seeing the northern lights. 

What's more, whatever tour you pick, you'll get our signature benefits. This includes a hand-marked map with your route, accommodation and highlights, our Nordic Visitor Iceland Travel Guide, access to the 24/7 helpline and much more.

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. To make your Nordic tour even more memorable, you could also visit neighbouring Greenland. We can combine both countries in one tour, with flights between Iceland and Greenland included.

When you're ready to start planning your tour of South Iceland, get in touch via our toll-free numbres or live chat. We'll be happy to 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 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 that include South Iceland.

Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
5.0
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

128388ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

128388ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

142748ISK

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

142748ISK

ISK

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

South & West Iceland at Leisure

171468ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland at Leisure

171468ISK

ISK

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

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

129898ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

129898ISK

ISK

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Join a guided small group

Explore South Iceland with like-minded travellers and an experienced local guide with one of these small group tours.

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)

208841ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

208841ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

Ice Cave & Glacier Lagoon

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

235058ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

235058ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Oct

Scenic South & Northern Lights

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

228106ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Oct

Scenic South & Northern Lights

228106ISK

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Enjoy a city break with day tours

Stay in Reykjavik and visit Iceland’s South Coast on planned excursions. Check out these multi-day tours

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

Best of South Iceland - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

168342ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland - Winter

168342ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

123127ISK

Eur

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Best seller
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

123127ISK

ISK

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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

159565ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

159565ISK

ISK

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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 South Iceland’s famous sights and hidden gems on your terms with one of these privately guided tours.

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

Scenic South Iceland - Private

447302ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

447302ISK

ISK

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

Winter Highlights - Private

442690ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

442690ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1096727ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1096727ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

851841ISK

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

851841ISK

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Stay longer and discover more

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

4534EUR

Eur

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

4534EUR

EUR

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

The Nordic Countries Complete

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

5931EUR

Eur

View map
28 days / 27 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

5931EUR

EUR

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

Romance Around Iceland

268014ISK

Eur

View map
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

268014ISK

ISK

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

Iceland Ring Road Express

128388ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

128388ISK

ISK

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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.

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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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