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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
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts
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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
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10 days / 9 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

The Ring Road & Snæfellsnes

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

658499ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Iceland
10-15% OFF IN 2024
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Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road

Iceland's Wonders in a Week

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

507932ISK

431742ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Iceland
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Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

Geysers, Volcanoes & Glacier Lagoon

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

331892ISK

298703ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

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14 days / 13 nights
4.8
Jun - Aug

Complete Iceland

The Ring Road & the Westfjords

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

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14 days / 13 nights
Jun - Aug

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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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10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

260442ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

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14 days / 13 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

500662ISK

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

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7 days / 6 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

229080ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

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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
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Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

239345ISK

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

Best of South & North Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Mývatn

352793ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

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Iceland
Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

212717ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

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

Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

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4 days / 3 nights
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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.

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

1087394ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
May - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic - Private

1258149ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
May - Sep

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Iceland
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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
5.0
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

646914ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

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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
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

500662ISK

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

500662ISK

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Iceland
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Iceland Grand Tour

600545ISK

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

448609ISK

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Sep

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21 days / 20 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Ultimate Adventure

733750ISK

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

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Local travel agency

As a travel agency with offices in Reykjavík, Edinburgh, Stockholm and Lucerne, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in 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 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.

David, United States
Iceland Full Circle Classic, September 2023

Thank you for the memories!

From the time we booked with Zachary until the day we left everything was great! He kept us informed until we left for the trip. When we arrived all the materials were waiting for us along with the ride from the airport. All the maps and information were excellent! He even marked some special things to see and do. That was our first time using Nordic Visitor and they did an amazing job with everything. You helped make this trip so memorable! We will definitely tell everyone to use Nordic Visitor for all their trips. Thank you for the memories!

Patricia, United States
Scenic South Iceland, August 2023

5-star experience

Not only did we absolutely love every stop on the Scenic South Iceland tour, but prior to the tour we stayed for 4 days in Reykjavík. I appreciated Nordic Visitor's recommendations for things to do and places to eat there and felt highly supported by Marko, our travel consultant, in every regard to booking our flight and own hotel, day trips I was interested in, and taking public transport around. A definite 5-star experience!

Michael, United States
Natural Wonders of Iceland, September 2023

A trip of a lifetime

We booked the Natural Wonders of Iceland tour and had a trip of a lifetime. From start to finish everything was seamless. Our travel consultant was always quick in responding to inquiries, even on our last day when we needed to change our airport transfer. Our guide Havar really did elevate our tour to the next level. I don't think we could have asked for a better guide to show us Iceland.  His pride in his country was evident and his communication skills were excellent. 

Joan, United States
Iceland Ring Road in Luxury - Summer, August 2023

Highly recommend Nordic Visitor

The planned trip, accommodation and guide were just perfect! Iceland is a beautiful country, with a working geyser, many gorgeous waterfalls, whales, puffins and just breathtaking scenery. Nordic Visitor's itinerary gave us a wonderful taste of the country and their choice of guide could not have been better! We would highly recommend Nordic Visitor for anyone planning to visit Iceland.

Joanne, United Kingdom
Best of South Iceland, September 2023

Fantastic from start to finish

We did a 5-day tour which included the south coast tour, the Golden Circle tour, northern lights tour, Flyover experience, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavík city walk. This was a trip I have wanted to do for a while and it didn't disappoint. Nordic Visitor gave me advice on the best month to visit and they were spot on. The weather was good, we were lucky enough to see the northern lights and the tours were not too busy. The tour guides were excellent, full of information and they all seem to love their jobs. This trip was fantastic from start to finish. Thank you Nordic Visitor.

Richard, United States
4x4 Highland Adventure in the South, July 2023

Great experience for our teens

We really enjoyed getting off the main road and away from the crowd. Our teenagers got a really great first international trip experience.

Shelly, United States
South & West Iceland Classic - Private, August 2023

Truly a trip of a lifetime

Visiting Iceland was on our bucket list and Nordic Visitor made it one of our top trips we have ever been on. We loved having a guide to answer questions and give us information of places that we were visiting. Our tour guide, Sigi, took us to places that were more out of the way and we would not have been able to experience them if we just would have used a tour book. It was so relaxing to be dropped off at sights and then picked up. This was truly a trip of a lifetime thanks to the planning, accommodation and tour guide. Would recommend to everyone!

Vidyashankar, United States
Highlights of the Ring Road - Private, July 2023

We had a blast

Seamless service. The agent we had was very prompt and thorough. Very meticulous in planning the private guided tour for 12 people. Everything was perfect. We had a blast.

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, 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, 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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  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.
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