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ICELAND TOURS IN APRIL

Experience the quieter side of Iceland by visiting in April. You’ll benefit from lighter traffic on the Ring Road, fewer visitors at major attractions, and the chance to go northern lights hunting. Enjoy a winter getaway in Iceland with a tour designed by the local experts at Nordic Visitor.

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VISITING ICELAND IN APRIL

Considering a tour of Iceland in April? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Travelling to Iceland in April lets you experience the quieter side of the country. As it’s the end of winter and night skies are still dark, you could see the aurora borealis on a northern lights tour.

Our Reykjavík-based Iceland experts will customise your itinerary to suit you. You could explore Iceland on a small group tour or drive around the Ring Road on a self-drive adventure. You might want to enjoy a privately guided trip or choose a multi-day tour.

Plus, when you book a trip to Iceland with Nordic Visitor, you get hand-picked accommodation, transportation reservations, daily breakfast and access to our 24/7 helpline. 

Get in touch with us and we'll happily plan your perfect Iceland adventure. You can reach us via our toll-free numbers, contact form or LiveChat.

 

— 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

Drive the Ring Road with peace of mind. We recommend these Iceland self-drive tours, designed specially for winter.

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Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
5.0
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

128388ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

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Iceland
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Sep

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

228908ISK

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Sep

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

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

South & West Iceland at Leisure

171468ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland at Leisure

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

218928ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

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Join a guided small group

See northern lights and more in Iceland with new friends and a local guide on one of these small group tours.

Iceland
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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

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

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

566172ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

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Enjoy a city break with day tours

Spend your nights in Reykjavik and your days visiting major attractions. Check out these multi-day tours.

Iceland
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Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

159565ISK

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

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Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Sep

Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

113214ISK

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Sep

Golden Circle Classic

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Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

144905ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

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Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South & North Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Mývatn

234586ISK

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Apr - Sep

Best of South & North Iceland

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Travel with your own local guide

Experience Iceland’s winter beauty and unique culture on your terms with one of these privately guided tours.

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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

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5 days / 4 nights
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Winter Highlights - Private

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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

851841ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

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Iceland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Oct - Apr

Golden Circle & South Coast - Winter - Private

293408ISK

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4 days / 3 nights
Oct - Apr

Golden Circle & South Coast - Winter - Private

293408ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter - Private

1086664ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter - Private

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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.

Jennifer, United States

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private, July 2021

10 out of 10 trip

Our family came with no expectations. We left with smiles and excitement. Everyone agreed the trip was 10/10.

Michael, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2021

We had a great time

We had a great time. Good mixture of relaxation time, adventure, enjoying meeting new people and seeing new sites.

Lynn, United States

Scenic South Iceland, July 2021

Impressed by and thankful for quality service

My travel consultant, Thor, answered all my questions in a timely way and in as much detail as I needed. When he was on vacation, someone else checked his email and answered another question. Your travel material answered questions I didn't know to ask! Our guide, Snorri, was an Icelander and very knowledgeable about Iceland's history and culture. He was both personable and organized. I am more impressed, pleased, and thankful for the quality of service we received than I can adequately express. Perhaps most impressive was that Nordic Visitor arranged PCR tests for people on our tour who were unaware that this was needed to return home. Someone from the lab came to our hotel on the last day to test all those who needed it. That is true service.

Janis, United States

South & West Iceland Classic, July 2021

I will treasure the itinerary booklet provided

I felt we were able to see all the best of Iceland with the South and West Iceland Classic. It was wonderful having everything arranged for us and the itinerary book was so full of information that I will treasure it as I do my photos. Anita was wonderful to work with. She always answered all my questions promptly and relieved any anxiety I was feeling. I only wish I had gotten to meet her. But, due to covid, the office was not accessible.

Estelle, United States

Highlights of the Ring Road, July 2021

Our guide was the best

Our guide, Havar, was the best I've ever had. He was exceptional! It was hard for some of the passengers to reach you with some issues but he used his contacts and there was no problem.

Leslie, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2021

Appreciated the detailed itinerary

We had a wonderful time and very much appreciated the detail itinerary provided. It provided helpful information for each day. The additional tours were also great additions. Our tour advisor was very responsive and helpful. We'd book through this company again.

Donald, United States

Natural Wonders of Iceland, July 2021

Wonderful tour

Wonderful tour. Our guide, Snorri, was superb. He was able to convey his intimate knowledge and enthusiasm for his country in an outstanding manner.

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!

Getting to Iceland

All of Nordic Visitor’s tours of Iceland begin in Reykjavík, the capital. Keflavik International Airport is the gateway for international air travel in Iceland and is served by dozens of airlines. Furthermore, the airport serves as a hub for Icelandair’s transatlantic flights.

The following airlines fly to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) year-round: Icelandair, SAS, KLM, Norwegian, British Airways, EasyJet, Wizz Air and Finnair. Other airlines offer seasonal flights to KEF, including Delta, United Airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa.

We recommend checking airline websites directly for flight availability and timetables. You can also use an airfare search engine, such as Skyscanner, Dohop or Kayak, for example.

Flights are not included in Nordic Visitor packages. However, all of our itineraries can be customised with extra nights in Reykjavík if you’d like to rest up after your flight.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Icelandic adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ICELAND IN APRIL

Depending on what you want to see and where you want to go, April might be the perfect month for your holiday to Iceland. Read on to find out more with these answers to commonly asked questions about visiting Iceland in April.

How is Iceland in April?

As it is still winter in April, there's lighter traffic for driving, fewer visitors at the famous sites, and more availability of accommodation around the country. The high season (summer months) hasn’t started so there are fewer cars on the road, yet many top sites stay open.

There’s another benefit to visiting Iceland in April. Thanks to the balanced daylight and darkness hours, you’ll be able to combine sightseeing in the daytime with hunting for the northern lights at night. This means you can really maximise each day of your trip and do as much as possible.

What are the best things to do in Iceland in April?

Take your pick from a variety of fun things to do in Iceland in April. Since there are fewer travellers to Iceland at this time, you’ll find that certain tours have better availability, giving you greater flexibility with your itinerary.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Iceland in April:

  • Drive along the Ring Road
  • Discover the famous Golden Circle
  • Marvel at waterfalls
  • Hunt for the northern lights
  • Dip in hot springs and poolss
  • Venture along the Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • See geothermal wonders and volcanoes
  • Go horse riding or on a whale watching tour
  • Walk along unusual beaches
  • Admire glacier lagoons

Cultural events in April
Iceland offers a range of cultural experiences in April.

Travelling as a family? Then don’t miss the Children’s Culture Festival in Reykjavík. Go along to workshops, exhibitions and activities that allow you to learn new skills together.

If you love music then you might want to consider heading to the Westfjords in April. I Never Went South is a music festival that’s held on the Easter weekend in the town of Ísafjörður, where Icelandic musicians perform for free.

Another notable event in April in Iceland is the First Day of Summer. This national holiday dates back to the Viking era, taking place on the first Thursday after April 18th. You may see locals out in parades, waving the Icelandic flag and playing music.

And, although it’s not a cultural event but a sportive one, the AK Extreme snowboarding festival is held every April in Akureyri. You can watch the experts carve down the slopes and catch some live music too.

Good to know: If you’re unsure about what you want to do in Iceland, don’t worry. Our Iceland experts are based in Reykjavík and know the country inside out. They’ll help you see Iceland your way, tailoring your itinerary by adding all the best excursions and experiences to suit you.



What are the best places to visit in Iceland in April?

The best places to visit in Iceland in April include waterfalls, hot springs, geothermal sites, glaciers and more. If you’re coming to chase the northern lights, head to remote locations where there is less light pollution. There are evening tours that can take you there from the capital, Reykjavík.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Iceland in April:


To keep occupied whilst in the capital, you may want to explore some of these fun indoor attractions too:

  • Learn about volcanoes at the Lava Centre
  • Try a flight simulation experience with FlyOver Iceland
  • Experience earthquakes and visit the planetarium at Perlan

Where you go in Iceland depends on how much time you have to spend. If you are only staying for a few days, your best bet is to explore Reykjavík and the surroundings.

Want to spend a week or longer in Iceland in April? Then you’ll have time to journey around the country in a full circle to reach its many beautiful corners. As well as the southern and western regions, you can explore the east and north of Iceland too.



What is the weather like in Iceland in April?

April is the beginning of spring in Iceland. On average there are highs of 7°C (45°F) and lows of 3°C (37°F). There may be rainy days during your Iceland holiday in April, with an average of 20mm of rainfall.

The weather in Iceland is unpredictable, so prepare for sun, wind and rain if you’re planning a trip for April!

What is the temperature in April in Iceland?

In Reykjavík and Akureyri, the average temperature in April is 5°C (41°F). Generally Iceland experiences highs of 7°C (45°F) and lows of 3°C (37°F) in April.

Does it snow in Iceland in April?

It does snow in Iceland in April, predominantly in the countryside. Rarely does it settle at lower altitudes in April, but nothing is out of the question when it comes to weather in Iceland!



What are the driving conditions in Iceland in April?

A road trip in Iceland in April has its advantages. As it’s not yet summer, there's lighter traffic for driving around the Ring Road. This is one of the great things about exploring Iceland in the shoulder season – fewer visitors!

Since the weather is changeable in Iceland, it is important to come prepared for winter driving. Make yourself aware of road safety precautions before you travel. For example you must drive slowly in cold weather to avoid unseen ice, and turn your headlights on, day and night.

During your trip check weather and road conditions regularly. For your peace of mind, our team is on hand 24/7 should you need to get in touch at any point.

When you book a self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor, your car rental comes with collision damage waiver, unlimited in-car Wi-Fi, and a hand-marked map of your route. You also get two named drivers on the insurance policy so you can share the driving with a travel companion.



What to pack for a trip to Iceland in April?

Iceland is famous for its ever-changing weather, so we advise that you be as prepared as possible. Since April falls at the end of winter, we recommend bringing warm layers to be ready for the cooler temperatures. That way you can enjoy the natural beauty of the country regardless of the weather.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Iceland trip in April:

  • An insulated and waterproof jacket
  • Fleece jumpers
  • Lightweight wool underlayers
  • Waterproof or winter trousers
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Warm hat
  • Thermal underwear and socks

As well as these essentials, be sure to bring good sturdy walking or hiking boots depending on what activities you may want to enjoy. Also, if you’re keen to experience the famous Blue Lagoon, remember to pack your swimwear and sandals.

What to wear in Iceland in April?

Icelanders have a saying: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.”

In April you can expect cold weather. For that reason, you should dress with warm layers to be ready for anything. That way you can enjoy the beautiful sights without worrying about the temperatures and conditions.

Make sure to be dressed with an insulated winter jacket and warm under layers, as well as good sturdy boots.

What are the daylight hours in Iceland in April?

The hours of daylight in Iceland vary significantly from the beginning to the end of April. You can expect between 13 and 14 hours of daylight in the first few days in April, and 17 hours at the end of the month.

On 1 April in Reykjavík, the sun rises at approximately 6:44 AM and sets at around 8:20 PM. In Akureyri the sun rises at 6:25 AM, and sets at 8:08 PM.

By the end of April, there are more daylight hours in Iceland. In Reykjavík the sunrise takes place at about 4:58 AM and sunset at 9:53 PM. In Akureyri the sunrise occurs at around 4:30 AM and sunset at 9:50 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Iceland in April?

Yes, it is possible to see the northern lights in April. In order to spot the colours of the aurora borealis, you need a clear dark sky. In winter the nights are longer and darker than in summer. That’s why the best time to visit Iceland for northern lights tours is between October and April.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the northern lights, we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them on our tours. But the aurora is a natural marvel that continues to inspire awe and delight, and is definitely worth putting on your Iceland travel wish list.



How to tour Iceland in April?

There are various ways to travel on your Iceland tour in April. Depending on your personal tastes and requirements, you could either go for a guided or self-guided vacation.

Road trips in April
For a self-guided journey through Iceland, you could opt for a road trip adventure. There are many self-drive tour routes to choose from in April. For shorter stays we recommend driving the Golden Circle in South Iceland or exploring the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West.

If you have a week or more to spend in Iceland, drive around the Ring Road for a full loop of the country. This way you can visit virtually all the stunning corners of Iceland in one trip!



Multi-day tours in April
Another way to see Iceland on an independent tour is to base yourself in one or two locations, such as Reykjavík and Akureyri. You can then explore Iceland’s highlights on day trips.

A multi-day tour of Iceland is a great way to combine solo travel with guided excursions. You can fill your itinerary with as many tour-led activities as you wish!



Privately guided tours in April
On the other hand, you might prefer to be accompanied by a local expert throughout your Iceland experience. If so we recommend opting for a privately guided tour to have your own personal guide show you the best attractions. This is one of the most exclusive ways to see Iceland.



Small group tours in April
Or you could discover Iceland with like-minded visitors as part of a small group tour. You’ll get to meet people from around the world and learn from the expertise of a local guide, who will show you the most beautiful and fascinating parts of Iceland.

Our small group tours of Iceland in April take you to various locations in the country. You could visit the popular south coast or travel around the Ring Road for an in-depth tour.



Good to know: Whichever of these travel styles you choose, you’ll get all the signature Nordic Visitor benefits. These include access to our 24/7 helpline, a detailed personal itinerary, helpful travel guide and daily breakfast.

Nordic Visitor will book all your accommodation, and you can add extra nights and activities to your itinerary too.



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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.

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  • 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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