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ICELAND TOURS IN MAY

Get ahead of the peak travel season by visiting Iceland in May, at the very start of summer. Longer daylight for maximum sightseeing, gorgeous late-night sunsets, abundant outdoor activities, mild weather and lighter Ring Road traffic are just a few of the highlights of a trip to Iceland in May.

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TRAVEL TO ICELAND IN MAY

May is the start of the summer travel season in Iceland. Yet unlike the peak tourism period of June to August, visiting Iceland in May means lighter traffic for driving, fewer crowds at popular sites and better availability of accommodations. And with mild temperatures, May is a great month for road trips, hiking and a wide variety of guided day tours.

As the sun sets later and later each night until the 'midnight sun' phenomenon peaks at the summer solstice, a trip to Iceland in May promises plenty of daylight for navigating and sightseeing. You’ll be surprised by how many attractions you can experience in a day, with natural attractions such as waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, volcanic sites, geothermal baths and more. Though many of these unique highlights are accessible with short 3- to 5-day tours in Reykjavik, May is a fabulous time to explore the whole island with a self-drive tour of 7-10 days or more around the Ring Road.

Want to see the northern lights? Dark nights are required for viewing this natural phenomenon, so a winter tour between October and April is best for a chance of sightings.

 

— 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

 

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

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

186728ISK

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Apr

Iceland Full Circle Classic - Winter

186728ISK

Eur

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

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

125818ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Apr

South Iceland at Leisure - Winter

125818ISK

Eur

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

Iceland Full Circle Classic

205934ISK

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

205934ISK

Eur

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

Iceland Complete Classic

292686ISK

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

292686ISK

Eur

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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.

10-15%
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)

299549ISK

Eur

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10-15%
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

299549ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Guided Groups
5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Oct

Scenic South & Northern Lights

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

194694ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Oct

Scenic South & Northern Lights

194694ISK

Eur

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10-15%
Iceland
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)

178899ISK

Eur

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10-15%
Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Winter Highlights & Northern Lights

178899ISK

Eur

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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)

446506ISK

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Sep

Natural Wonders of Iceland

446506ISK

Eur

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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
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

164319ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland Winter

164319ISK

Eur

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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

119843ISK

Eur

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Best seller
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

119843ISK

Eur

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

Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

151638ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

151638ISK

Eur

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

Classic South Coast - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

150389ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

150389ISK

Eur

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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
Best seller
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

427490ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

427490ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Best seller
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

405642ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Apr

Winter Highlights - Private

405642ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1047209ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1047209ISK

Eur

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Iceland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

783685ISK

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Oct - Apr

Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

783685ISK

Eur

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Explore neighbouring Scotland

Charming accommodations, a weaker Pound and gorgeous Highland scenery make road trips in this Nordic neighbour a great value.

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

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

Eur

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

Eur

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15%
Scotland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

2805GBP

Eur

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15%
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

2805GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr – Oct

Outlander Experience

2702GBP

Eur

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Local travel agency

As a local travel agency, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Iceland. We offer a variety of tours—both independent and guided—that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Icelandic travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you—accommodations, activities, rental car (for self-drive tours) and other services.
 
Oh, and all of our itineraries can be customised! So if you decide you want to spend more than the number of days specified in the packages or add some activities, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Iceland

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Iceland below.

Our services

Whether you choose a guided tour or a self-drive vacation, all customers receive personalized service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

Book with confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • As a local agency, we work closely with trusted suppliers.
  • We’re a fully licensed and insured company in Iceland.
  • Enjoy personal service from Iceland-based travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Iceland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

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

Malcolm & Valerie, United Kingdom

Iceland Road Trip, June 2017

What a fantastic holiday

We loved Iceland, the people and we have a myriad of experiences to reflect back on. What a fantastic holiday. It worked smoothly from beginning to end. Thank you Nordic Visitor and in particular Dagny.

Jack, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2017

Been to 30 countries & rate this at the top

I have already recommended Nordic Visitor to many friends who are interested. Thank you for the chance to visit your country. I have now been to thirty countries and rate this experience at the top. What impressed me also were the number of young people, drivers, waiters, hotel staff, who were so excited to meet and show their country. The most impressive part of this trip was Iceland and her greatest aspect, her people. I look forward to returning.

Amy Woods, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, July 2017

Can't wait to come back!

I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again! 

Dorian, United Kingdom

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2017

One of the most enjoyable holidays we have ever had

The service provided by Nordic Visitor was excellent and we had one of the best and most enjoyable holidays we have ever had. It was a pity that the offices have moved out of the centre of Reykjavik as we would have liked to have visited to thank Klara in person.

Abbey Stalder, United States

Iceland Ring Road Express, June 2017

Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!

Kristin was amazing from the very start. without her help, I do not think this vacation would have been half as wonderful as it was. would recommend this company in a heartbeat!   

Marjorie, Australia

Iceland Complete Classic, May 2017

Excellent planning

Very quick to answer all of my questions with friendly informative replies Choices of varied accommodation was wonderful - loved the guesthouses. Daily driving time was perfect between destinations- not too long or too short. Excellent planning - well done.

Aaron & Morgan, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, May 2017

We hope to travel with you again

Thank you for a wonderful vacation, going through Nordic Visitor made our trip easy to plan and go smoothly. Thank you Ævar and Nordic Visitor! Every question we had you answered. We hope to travel with you again :)

Louis, United States

Iceland Complete Classic, July 2017

Excellent company to work with

Excellent company to work with. The materials provided to us were well chosen and very helpful. We asked for additional copies of the road map and bound guide and these were waiting for us on our return to Reykjavik.  A pleasure doing business with Nordic Visitor.

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