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Iceland Tours in February

With snowy landscapes and a chance to see the northern lights, a trip to Iceland in February is a real winter adventure. Experience Iceland’s top attractions and hidden gems with a guided tour, road trip or Reykjavík city break designed by the local experts at Nordic Visitor.

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TRAVEL TO ICELAND IN FEBRUARY

For gorgeous winter scenery, visit Iceland in February.

This is a good time to come to Iceland if you want to experience the quieter side of the country. As it’s the middle of winter and night skies are dark, you could see the aurora borealis on a northern lights tour.

Our Iceland experts will design your itinerary to suit your tastes. 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.

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

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

213520ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

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

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

126685ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

126685ISK

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

South & West Iceland at Leisure - Winter

169576ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

South & West Iceland at Leisure - Winter

169576ISK

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Iceland
Self-drive
6 days / 5 nights
Oct - Apr

South Iceland & Into the Glacier - Winter

142252ISK

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6 days / 5 nights
Oct - Apr

South Iceland & Into the Glacier - Winter

142252ISK

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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
Best seller
Guided Groups
8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

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

321479ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

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Iceland
10-15% OFF IN 2021
Best seller
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

Ice Cave & Glacier Lagoon

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

206633ISK

175638ISK

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10-15% OFF IN 2021
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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

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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
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

168342ISK

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6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland - Winter

168342ISK

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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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4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

123127ISK

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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

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

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

Best of South & North Iceland - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Lake Mývatn

246125ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South & North Iceland - Winter

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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.

Iceland
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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

411770ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

411770ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

795954ISK

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

795954ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Oct - Apr

Golden Circle & South Coast - Winter - Private

272837ISK

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Oct - Apr

Golden Circle & South Coast - Winter - Private

272837ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter - Private

1013347ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter - Private

1013347ISK

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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.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Brenda, South Africa

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, January 2020

Wonderful experience!

It's intimidating visiting a foreign country where you don't speak the language. Our fears were put to rest the moment we started our tour, the whole experience was just wonderful. Everything was wonderful, our tour was carefully planned and made the maximum use of our time.

Mark, United States

Active Iceland - Winter, February 2020

Pleasurabale experience

Overall very happy with the tour. Very easy process and very easy to work with Alex and the rest of the tour guides. Overall experience was very pleasurable.

Suzanne, United States

South & West Iceland Classic - Winter, January 2020

Loved everything about Nordic Visitor!

Everything was top notch! The tours were great and I loved that they were never overbooked, or crowded. Only one comment....we LOVED hotel Magma! Loved everything about Nordic Visitor! Everything was done perfectly. Never once was there an error with any of the reservations! Check-ins were seamless - never once was there a question or fumbling for papers. Each destination was ready for us and exactly what we requested! 

Raewyn, New Zealand

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter, March 2020

Great experience! Brilliant travel plans!

We could not have been happier with this experience. The information and travel plans were brilliant. We had a great time and felt so welcome in your country. We would love to come back in the summer and see it in that season. It was a real pleasure travelling around in the thick of the whiteness across the country. The safe travel.is site was invaluable for travel conditions.

Karen, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter, March 2020

Fantastic from start to finish

Would highly recommend Nordic Visitor to anyone wishing to visit Iceland. The itinerary, and information provided before the start of our tour was excellent and took care of all our concerns. Despite travelling in some of the worst weather conditions Iceland could throw at us we were only a phone call away from Nordic Visitor and the in car WiFi was a real bonus. All our concerns-snowed in, in the south, at Saeluhus I Landbroti with breakfast 4 km away and again snowbound at Gauksmýri in the north and unable to travel on- were dealt with rapidly and became part of the adventure rather than a worry.  Thank you Nordic Visitor for a memorable visit to your stunning country. Thank you for keeping us updated with the Coronavirus news and how it may have impacted on our travels. A big thank you to all the accommodation owners who went out of their way to make sure we were kept as safe as possible given the exceptional circumstances.  

Keith, Iceland

South Iceland at Leisure, October 2019

ALL guides were absolutely excellent, humorous and informative

Attention by Hanna was excellent. We enjoyed all the accommodation , restaurants and general sites to visit. The Geysir visit was surprisingly the least spectacular and a bit over-hyped. The Lava Tunnel was excellent and an unexpected wonder. In general ALL guides were absolutely excellent, humorous and informative; notably those for the Glacier Lake, Lava Tunnel, ATV bikes, Helicopter,

 

Michelea, United States

Northern Lights Adventure in the Westfjords, February 2020

Flawless experience

Nordic Visitor made our entire experience flawless. From the planning and booking to the holiday itself. I cannot speak highly enough of our experience

Jamie, United States

A New Year's to Remember, December 2017

It was a stress - free vacation for us!

Silja was quick with her email replies and was very professional during the whole process. She was also very helpful. Nordic Visitor made things easy and transition very smoothly. It was stress - free vacation for us!

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 VISITING ICELAND IN FEBRUARY

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

How is Iceland in February?

February is a relatively quiet month to visit Iceland as it falls after the festive season. It is an ideal time if you want to experience the Icelandic winter, take part in snow-based activities like snowmobiling, or even hunt for the northern lights.

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

Despite falling during the off-peak season, there are so many exciting things to do in Iceland in February. 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.

What’s more, even with short daylight hours and winter weather conditions in February, you can still visit many of Iceland’s top natural attractions. Some of the unmissable highlights are waterfalls draped in ice, glaciers, hot springs and geothermal sites.

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

  • Snowmobile over glaciers
  • Discover the famous Golden Circle
  • Marvel at frozen waterfalls
  • Hunt for the northern lights
  • Dip in hot springs and poolss
  • Go on ice cave tours
  • See geothermal wonders and volcanoes
  • Enjoy Icelandic horse riding or join a whale watching tour
  • Walk along unusual black sand beaches
  • Admire glacier lagoons

Cultural events in February
Iceland in February is culturally vibrant, with fun events taking place around the country.

Time your visit to coincide with the Winter Lights Festival at the start of the month and you’ll see Reykjavík adorned in light installations. There’s a host of events during this celebration of winter. You’ll also be able to access swimming pools and museums for free on Pool Night and Museum Night.

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 February?

February is a good month to travel to Iceland to see its magnificent wintry landscapes. At this time of year, the days are shorter due to low daylight hours, but it’ll make your adventures even more worth it.

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


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 February? 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 February?

It’s deep winter in Iceland in February. On average there are highs of 4°C (39°F) and lows of -1°C (30°F). There may be rainy days during your Iceland holiday in February, with an average of 40mm of rainfall. It can also get quite windy.

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

What is the temperature in February in Iceland?

In Reykjavík the average temperature in February is 1°C (34°F). In Akureyri, in the north, it is -2°C (28°F). Generally Iceland experiences highs of 4°C (39°F) and lows of -1°C (30°F).

Does it snow in Iceland in February?

In February, because of the colder temperatures, it is likely to snow. However, outside of the higher altitudes or parts of North Iceland, snowfall rarely stays on the ground longer than a few days. Depending on the weather, you may instead expect some rain at this time of year.



How are the driving conditions in Iceland in February?

Driving in Iceland is likely to be different than what you’re used to back home, especially in winter. Even if you’ve experienced snowy, icy conditions before, it’s best to be ready when taking on an Icelandic February road trip.

Winter storms can bring high winds, poor visibility and slippery surfaces. Driving over mountain passes can also require extra caution at this time of year. For road trips in February, we would strongly suggest renting a 4-wheel drive as these vehicles handle the wintry conditions better.

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. And if there is an unexpected event or severe weather, we’ll get in touch and modify your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed.

When you book a self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor, your car rental comes with collision damage waiver, a GPS, 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 February?

Wondering what to take to Iceland in February? As it’s the middle of winter, you’ll need to dress warmly. We recommend bringing layers and an insulated jacket to protect you from the cold. When packing for Iceland in February, remember that the weather can change quickly.

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

  • Insulated jacket
  • Wool jumper
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Sturdy, waterproof shoes with a good grip
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Warm hat
  • Thermal underwear and socks

We also recommend packing a swimsuit, quick-dry towel and flip-flops if you’re planning on visiting some of Iceland’s geothermal pools, such as the Blue Lagoon. As well as these essentials, be sure to bring good sturdy walking or hiking boots depending on what activities you may want to enjoy.

What to wear in Iceland in February?

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

In February you can expect colder weather, northerly winds and even snow. 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.

Clothes to wear in Iceland in February include an insulated winter jacket and warm under layers, as well as good sturdy boots.

It’s good to know that some outdoor excursions will provide the necessary winter clothing, such as warm overalls. But if you’d like to go snowmobiling, hiking or ice caving, make sure you’ve brought the clothing essentials with you, such as snow boots.

What are the daylight hours in Iceland in February?

The hours of daylight in Iceland vary from the beginning to the end of February. You can expect around 7 hours of daylight in the first few days in February, and 10 hours at the end of the month.

On 1 February in Reykjavík, the sun rises at approximately 10:10 AM and sets at around 5:15 PM. In Akureyri the sun rises at 10:10 AM, and sets at 4:45 PM.

By the end of February, there are more daylight hours in Iceland. In Reykjavík the sunrise takes place at about 8:30 AM and sunset at 6:45 PM. In Akureyri the sunrise occurs at around 8:20 AM and sunset at 6:30 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Iceland in February?

Yes, it is possible to see the northern lights in Iceland in February. In order to spot the colours of the aurora borealis, you need the right solar activity, a clear, dark sky with few or no clouds, and low light pollution.

In winter the nights are longer and darker than in summer. That’s why the best times of the year to visit Iceland for northern lights tours are between October and April.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the northern lights, we cannot promise you will see them during your stay. But the aurora borealis are a natural marvel that continues to inspire awe and delight, and is definitely worth putting on your travel bucket list.



How to tour Iceland in February?

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

The positive side of travelling during the low season is that there’ll be smaller crowds at famous attractions. This will offer you a more personal experience and maybe even better photo opportunities!

Road trips in February
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 February. 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 February
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 with expert guides.

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 February
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 February
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.

On a small group tour of Iceland in February, 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 Iceland 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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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.

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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.

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
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