Iceland’s quiet western region is like a land before time, with its ancient lava formations and remnants from early Norse settlers. From the folklore-laden Snæfellsjökull glacier to the Saga sites around the Borgarfjörður valley, an adventure in West Iceland awaits with a tour tailor-made by the local experts at Nordic Visitor.

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West Iceland is home to many picture-perfect landscapes, the most popular of which can be found on the mountainous Snæfellsnes peninsula. Here you can visit the ice-capped Snæfellsjökull stratovolcano — believed by some to be supernatural — as well as the secluded Dritvík cove, the dramatic Arnarstapi cliffs, the photogenic Kirkjufell mountain and charming fishing villages like Stykkishólmur.

Around the Borgarfjörður valley in western Iceland you can experience other unique attractions such as the Hrausfossar waterfall, the Deildartunguhver hot springs and the popular “Into the Glacier” tour at Langjökull glacier. As for Nordic history buffs, the Icelandic Settlement Centre at Borgarnes, the medieval research centre at Reykholt and Eiríksstaður — á replica Viking farmstead — are also worth checking out.

To explore Iceland’s west coast at your own pace, a road trip is recommended. In fact, a side trip around the Snæfellsnes peninsula is a great addition to a Ring Road itinerary. Don’t want to drive? Join a guided small group tour or visit the region’s top sights on a day tour from Reykjavik. Though summer is the most popular time to visit the area, West Iceland is also a wonderful place to stay in winter (October – March) for possible nighttime sightings of the northern lights.

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



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 West Iceland, we recommend these customisable tours below.

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8 days / 7 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

South & West Iceland Classic



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6 days / 5 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

South Iceland & Into the Glacier



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8 days / 7 nights

1 Oct - 30 Apr

South and West In Detail - Winter



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Privately Guided

5 days / 4 nights

1 Apr - 30 Sep

The South Coast & Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Private Tour



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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

1 May - 30 Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic



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14 days / 13 nights

1 May - 15 Sep

Iceland Complete Classic



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7 days / 6 nights

1 May - 30 Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express



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Guided Groups

9 days / 8 nights

14 Apr - 22 Sep

The 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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