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ICELAND TOURS IN JULY

With mild summer weather and the midnight sun, July is a popular time to visit Iceland. Whether you want to take a city break, travel around the scenic Ring Road on your own or join a guided tour, Nordic Visitor will make your trip to Iceland in July a one-of-a-kind experience.

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VISITING ICELAND IN JULY

Want ideas for Iceland tours in July? We’ve got you covered.

At the peak of summer in terms of nice weather, daylight hours and available activities, July is a good time to visit Iceland. With long days, you’ll have plenty of time to see the waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, volcanic sites, geothermal baths and more.

In July, visit Iceland by taking a road trip, joining a small group tour, touring with a private guide, or opting for a multi-day tour to top sights. Take your pick to discover the natural wonders of Iceland in summer.

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

 

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
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  • 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 in Iceland you might like.

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

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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

Iceland Ring Road Express

136600ISK

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

136600ISK

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

South Iceland at Leisure

136600ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

136600ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

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Join a guided small group

Explore 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)

204234ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

204234ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road

Pace Level Level 3 (Express)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

290433ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road

290433ISK

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

Natural Wonders of Iceland

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

462928ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

462928ISK

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Iceland
Guided Groups
14 days / 13 nights
Jun - Aug

Complete Iceland

Iceland Full Circle & The Westfjords

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

759001ISK

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Jun - Aug

Complete Iceland

759001ISK

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Enjoy a city break with day tours

Stay in Reykjavik and see the countryside on planned excursions. Here are some of our favourite multi-day tours.

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

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

155661ISK

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

155661ISK

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

Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

110446ISK

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Sep

Golden Circle Classic

110446ISK

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

Classic South Coast

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

141361ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

141361ISK

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

Best of South & North Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Mývatn

234586ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South & North Iceland

234586ISK

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Travel with your own local guide

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

Iceland
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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

425870ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

425870ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1044765ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1044765ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

691929ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

691929ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure - Private

666336ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure - Private

666336ISK

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Stay longer and discover more

See more of the Icelandic countryside! If you have 14 days or more to spend in Iceland, here are our top picks.

Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Grand Tour

310288ISK

Eur

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Grand Tour

310288ISK

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

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

223200ISK

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Sep

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

223200ISK

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Iceland
Self-drive
21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ultimate Adventure

413700ISK

Eur

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ultimate Adventure

413700ISK

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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.

William, Germany

Iceland Ultimate Adventure, August 2020

Excellent service!

Due to the SARS-CoVid-19 conditions, the trip was more than expected. Unfortunately for Iceland itself, not many tourist were there to help with the economy. The service and communications with Silja and the others of Nordic Visitor was excellent and could tell they were trying their best to keep us informed of the consistently changing conditions due to SArS-CoVid-19. It was a shame that we did not have time at the end of the trip to stop by the office again and discuss the trip.

Ruth, United States

Northern Lights Circle Tour, October 2019

A very well organised trip

The trip was very well organised, accommodations were good and we loved Boga! The natural beauty of your country. Amazing!

Jane, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic, August 2020

Very well planned trip!

We would definitely recommend Nordic visitor. It was very well planned and easy for us to simply enjoy ourselves and take in what Iceland has to offer! Thanks for organising our trip! During Covid times it was touch and go about whether we could actually go, but we did get there and it was amazing! 

Marilyn, United Kingdom

Highlights of Scotland, August 2019

Great experience

I just loved the scenery and history of Scotland but Rob made the tour. Also it was lovely being in such a small group and travelling in a smaller vehicle with very friendly people. Staying in the beautiful historic places, especially the last hotel were also very special.

Cindy, Switzerland

Iceland Ultimate Adventure, July 2020

Everything went super good!

Nordic Visitor is a great company and I definitely recommend booking with them. You may pay a bit more than if you would plan your trip yourself, but in my case, booking last minute and having no time to do my researches, I was really happy with this solution. Iceland is a very big country and you need to have some information before you get there. Nordic Visitor gave me all the important information and everything went super good! 

Kay, United States

Highlights of Norway, August 2019

Superb tour experience!

Excellent accommodations, food outstanding, perfect weather! The tour was superb. I have been praising Nordic Visitor to friends since returning... with a special shoutout for Eirik, our guide. He made the trip an A+++ experience!

Judy, United States

Northern Lights Circle Tour, October 2019

We truly enjoyed each stop

This trip was very well organized, as far as time traveling each day, stops along the way, time to truly enjoy each stop, I never felt rushed. We got to see the Northern Lights! I felt like I took an Earth Science course during this week. I was truly amazed at the geology of Iceland- I have not stopped talking about the glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields, tectonic plates, natural hot springs, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic horses, geothermal energy to anyone who asks me how my trip was.

Lissa and Fred, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, September 2019

Wonderful vacations

Hotel Magma was definitely our favorite - it was beautiful and we both loved it. And overall, this was one of our favorite vacations. We had a wonderful time, and it is a beautiful country. You made the vacation very easy for us and we were extremely happy.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Icelandic adventure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ICELAND IN JULY

Whatever you’re wondering about visiting Iceland in July, we’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Is July a good time to visit Iceland? Definitely! What can you visit during this time of year? Read below to find out all the details from our local travel experts.

How is Iceland in July?

With long days and many cultural events taking place, July is a popular month to visit Iceland. The weather is mild, driving conditions are good, and you have more daylight hours at this time of year to enjoy outdoor activities. There are also some fantastic festivals you can attend.

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

There are so many exciting things to do in Iceland in July. As it’s summer and the weather is usually good, you can choose from many outdoor excursions.

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

  • Drive the Ring Road around the island
  • Marvel at waterfalls
  • Hike in national parks
  • Dip in hot springs and pools
  • Go whale and puffin watching
  • See geothermal wonders and volcanoes
  • Roam the countryside on an Icelandic horse
  • Walk along black sand beaches
  • Venture off the beaten track
  • Admire glacier lagoons

Cultural events in July
July is when the cultural calendar in Iceland starts to grow, peaking in August.

Horse lovers will enjoy the national Icelandic horse competition Landsmót Hestamanna. You’ll also find a variety of music festivals and concerts, including the exclusive Bræðslan and heavy metal Eistnaflug. Both music festivals are held in East Iceland.

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 July?

The best places to visit in Iceland in July include waterfalls, hot springs, geothermal sites, glaciers and more. Because the weather tends to be good at this time of year, you’ll find that you can go virtually anywhere in the country – especially on a 4x4 tour.

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


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 July? 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.

You could also visit Greenland as part of your July tour with these Iceland and Greenland combination packages.



What is the weather like in Iceland in July?

As July is one of Iceland’s summer months, you might experience the best weather of the year. On average there are highs of 15°C (59°F) and lows of 9°C (48°F). There may be rainy days or very warm weather.

Iceland’s climate is unpredictable, so prepare for sun, wind and rain if you’re planning a trip for July!

What is the temperature in July?

In Reykjavík the average temperature in July is 13°C (55°F). In Akureyri it is 11°C (52°F). Generally Iceland experiences highs of 15°C (59°F) and lows of 9°C (48°F) in July.

You may be lucky and visit during a heatwave. For the Icelandic summer that usually means temperatures rise into the low 20s (68°F).

Does it snow in Iceland in July?

It is unlikely to snow in Iceland in July.



What are the driving conditions in Iceland in July?

A road trip in Iceland in July has its advantages. The roads are in good condition and there are plenty of daylight hours to explore. This means you could have long drive days to get from one destination to the next, or to make more stops along the way.

Since the weather is changeable in Iceland, it is important to come prepared. Make yourself aware of road safety precautions before you travel.

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, car rentals come 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 July?

Iceland is famous for its ever-changing weather, so we advise that you be as prepared as possible. Even though July is a summer month, at all times of year, we recommend bringing warm and cooler layers to be ready for the different temperatures.

That way, come rain or shine, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the country.

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

  • Short-sleeved shirts and lightweight layers
  • Fleece and lightweight wool jumpers
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket or shell layers
  • Waterproof 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. And, if you’re keen to experience the famous Blue Lagoon, remember to pack your swimwear.

What to wear in Iceland in July?

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

As the weather is expected to be mild in July, we recommend layers. That way you can remove or add clothes depending on the day’s weather.

Make sure to bring some warm under layers as well as water and windproof outer layers. If you plan on visiting beaches, going for coastal walks and exploring national parks, you should wear some good hiking shoes or boots.

What are the daylight hours in Iceland in July?

Iceland enjoys long daylight hours in July, thanks to the midnight sun. In late June, as Iceland experiences the summer solstice, the sun barely sets at all. This means you can expect around 18-20 hours of daylight at this time of year.

At the beginning of July, the sun rises at approximately 3 AM and sets at around 11:55 PM in Reykjavík. In Akureyri the sun rises even earlier, at 2 AM, and doesn’t set until well past midnight.

By the end of July, daylight hours in Iceland are a little bit shorter. In Reykjavík the sunrise takes place at about 4:30 AM and sunset at 10:30 PM. In Akureyri the sunrise occurs at around 4 AM and sunset at 8:30 PM.

Can I see northern nights in Iceland in July?

In July, it is unlikely you’ll see the northern lights. This is because during the summer months there are few hours of proper darkness.

Visit between October and March to go on one of the northern lights tours available in Iceland. These allow you to go to quieter and more remote areas to (hopefully) enjoy the spectacle.



How to tour Iceland in July?

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

Road trip
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 July. For shorter stays we recommend driving along the South Coast 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!

That’s just the start though. You could go off the beaten path in the Westfjords or discover the remote highlands in a 4x4.

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.



Multi-day tours
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
On the other hand, you might prefer to be accompanied by a local expert throughout your Iceland experience.

A privately guided tour is one of the most exclusive ways to see Iceland. You’ll have your own personal guide to show you the best locations and sites. July is a great month for a private tour as you can visit remote places like the highlands.



Small group tours
Or you could discover Iceland with like-minded visitors as part of a small guided 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 July range from 5 to 14 days in duration, taking you to various locations in the country. You could visit the popular South Coast or travel around the Iceland 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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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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