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ICELAND TOURS IN SEPTEMBER

Enjoy the calm of travelling after the peak summer season in Iceland, with lighter traffic on the scenic Ring Road and fewer crowds at famous natural attractions. With a road trip or guided tour planned by the local experts at Nordic Visitor, a vacation in Iceland in September is an experience of a lifetime.

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TRAVEL TO ICELAND IN SEPTEMBER

Thinking of tours in Iceland in September? Look no further!

Visiting in September is a great time of the year. The summer season is winding down meaning you’ll experience a slightly quieter side of the island, with fewer crowds at popular sites. You can also enjoy the mild weather, fall colours, and ample hours of daylight for sightseeing.

You could explore Iceland with a private guide, on a small group tour, taking on a road trip or choose a city break with day tours to top sights. Whichever way you prefer, you’ll be surprised by the diversity of natural wonders you can see on a holiday to Iceland in September.

Plus, when you book a trip to Iceland with Nordic Visitor, you get tried-and-tested accommodation, transportation reservations, daily breakfast, and many other benefits as part of your package.

Keep browsing below to explore ideas for tours to Iceland in September.

 

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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

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
15% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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15% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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Iceland
15% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

136600ISK

Eur

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15% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

136600ISK

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Iceland
20% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

165710ISK

132568ISK

Eur

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20% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

165710ISK

132568ISK

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Iceland
20% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

186560ISK

149248ISK

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20% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

186560ISK

149248ISK

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

Active Iceland

Snowmobiling, Ice Tunnel & Golden Circle

190569ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Active Iceland

190569ISK

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

Best of South & North Iceland - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Lake Mývatn

246125ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South & North Iceland - Winter

246125ISK

ISK

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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

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South & North Iceland

234586ISK

ISK

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

Active Iceland - Winter

Snowmobiling, Ice Tunnel & Golden Circle

203250ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Active Iceland - Winter

203250ISK

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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
10% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

168342ISK

151508ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland Winter

168342ISK

151508ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

123127ISK

110814ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2020
Best seller
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

123127ISK

110814ISK

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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

155661ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South Iceland

155661ISK

ISK

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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

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

154042ISK

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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

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

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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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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.

Ann Bragg

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2019

The trip was excellent!

Overall the trip was excellent! I am glad to have come across Nordic Visitor online. Aside from the time savings, we had a much better travel experience than we would have if we'd tried to plan everything for ourselves.

Geoffrey Rosevear

South & West Iceland at Leisure, May 2019

Extremely happy

We were extremely happy with Nordic Visitor with our pretour communication with Perla and the information we received on arrival. All drivers were very good with airport pickup and hotel transfers to the rental car agency.

Cait Foss

South Iceland Classic, June 2019

Nordic Visitor made it so easy!

Going to visit a different country that you have never been to can be overwhelming. Nordic Visitor made it so easy for my husband and I to travel to Iceland and have a wonderful time! Everything was mapped out for us and we could do what we wanted, but with guidance, so we were not scrambling around with no direction. What a beautiful place! You guys made our anniversary so special!!!! Thank you so very much!

Gerlinde Pelinka

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2019

As always, it was fantastic!

This is my third tour with Nordic Visitor. As always, it was fantastic. Many thanks, I will be back for sure!

Danielle Walker

South Iceland Classic, May 2019

This was the easiest trip I have ever gone on!

I absolutely loved the travel documents. It made the trip so easy and smooth. The packet was so informative and I loved the map to be able to see what was along our route so we could plan our stops along the route before hand. This was the easiest trip I have ever gone on. I've booked many trips through different travel agencies and none have ever gone this smooth. I wish you were everywhere so I'd never have to use another agency. (More of Europe, Africa, Australia South America, ect).

Henry Rosas

South & West Iceland Classic, May 2019

We love the service!

Please keep the high standard. We love the service, the details for our Anniversary, the recommendations, the quick replies. You are one of the best tour operators in Europe. Thanks!

Francis Hughes

South & West Iceland Classic, July 2019

Unforgettable family holiday

Iceland is an extraordinary country & one we are so pleased we have visited. Nordic Visitor were invaluable in taking all the hassle out of the selecting an itinerary and ensuring we got the most out of the trip. We had a fantastic and unforgettable family holiday - Thank You Nordic Visitor

Jack Ziesing

South & West Iceland Classic, June 2019

Amazing time on our Nordic Visitor tour!

We had such an amazing time on our Nordic Visitor tour. Hilmar was extremely helpful and accomodating. We loved our tour package and all its suggestions on activities and cuisine. The in car wifi was essential to the tour and we were glad to have it. We can't recommend Nordic Visitor enough to our friends and family! We loved the experience and would absolutely book through Nordic Visitor again in the future!

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 SEPTEMBER

Whatever you’re wondering about visiting Iceland in September, we’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions. Is September 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 September?

September is a quieter month that falls after the popular Iceland summertime. Known as the shoulder season, it’s the ideal time of year for those who want to still enjoy decent weather but avoid larger crowds.

The temperatures are generally mild – although the weather can be a bit more unpredictable than in summer – and there are still ample daylight hours for sightseeing.

There is also a slight possibility of seeing early northern lights in September as night-time darkness returns.

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

There are plenty of things you can do and visit during your trip to Iceland. September is one of the best times to visit the Land of Fire and Ice, as there is a wide variety of experiences to enjoy. 

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

  • Marvel at waterfalls
  • Hike in national parks
  • Dip in hot springs and pools
  • Look for whales and puffins
  • See geothermal wonders and volcanoes
  • Go horse riding
  • Walk along unusual beaches
  • Taste Icelandic cuisine
  • Venture off the beaten track
  • Admire glacier lagoons

There is a slight possibility you may even be able to spot the northern lights.



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

September is a great month to travel to Iceland and see its top natural attractions. More so, you’ll enjoy long daylight hours and fair weather, ideal conditions for exploring.

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


For rainy days, 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
  • Venture “into the glacier” at Langjökull


What is the weather like in Iceland in September?

As September is a transitional month, you can expect some autumn-like weather in Iceland at this time, with mild temperatures and some wind. On average, there are highs of 10°C (50°F) and lows of 6°C (43°F).

You can expect more rain than in the summer, however October is the wettest month of the year. In September, you can enjoy the remnants of nice summer weather and long daylight hours.

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

What is the temperature in September?

In the capital, the average temperature is 8°C (46°F) in September. In Akureyri, in the north, it is 7°C (45°F).

What to pack for Iceland in September?

Iceland is famous for its ever-changing weather, so we advise that you be as prepared as possible. As September follows the Icelandic summer, we recommend bringing warmer layers to be ready for the cooler 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 September:

  • 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. Also, if you’re keen to experience the famous Blue Lagoon, remember to pack your swimwear and sandals.



What to wear in Iceland in September?

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

As the weather is expected to be mild but unpredictable in September, 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 September?

While daylight hours are starting to reduce in September, you can still enjoy plenty of daytime brightness to explore Iceland at your heart’s content. You can expect daylight hours between 6 AM and 8:30 PM on average.

Earlier in the summer, Iceland experiences around 18-20 hours of daylight thanks to the midnight sun. By October the days are much shorter, with the sun rising around 7:30 AM and setting around 7 PM.

Can I see the northern lights in Iceland in September?

In September, it is possible, but rare.

From October to March, you could book one of the many dedicated northern lights tours available in Iceland. These allow you to go to quieter and more remote areas to (hopefully) enjoy the spectacle. Or, you can always add a guided northern lights tour to the first night of another winter package.



Do you need a 4x4 in Iceland in September?

The short answer is no. The road conditions in Iceland are generally good at this time of year and during the summer. So, it is not necessary for you to book such a vehicle.

Of course, you may want to head off the beaten path. If you would like to explore the highlands, the F-roads absolutely require a 4x4 drive.



How to tour Iceland in September?

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

Visit the capital with a city break
If you’re looking for a fun but short getaway, come explore Reykjavík. There is much to discover within the capital and nearby.

Here are some of the best things to do in September in Iceland’s capital:

  • Go to the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Take a dip at a local swimming pool
  • See Grótta Lighthouse
  • Walk along the coast
  • Visit the Einar Jónsson Art Museum
  • Attend the Reykjavík International Film Festival

You could also join day tours to discover beyond Reykjavík, including the Reykjanes Peninsula and the famous Golden Circle.

Take the wheel for an epic road trip
September is an excellent month for those who want to tour Iceland at their own pace. Pick up your rental car and journey around the island along the Ring Road (Route 1).

At this time of year, the road conditions are still good for touring, and you can enjoy long daylight hours to drive and explore.

Driving in Iceland is an adventure that you won’t regret! Especially if you book with Nordic Visitor, as we offer collision damage waiver, a GPS, unlimited in-car Wi-Fi, and a 24/7 helpline for emergencies.



Join a small guided group tour
At the tail end of the high tourist season, in September you can decide to join a group tour of the natural wonders of Iceland, or a specific northern lights safari.

A small group tour offers an enriching experience, allowing you to get the most out of your trip thanks to the expertise of a local guide. What’s more, you’ll be travelling alongside 16 people at most, so the trip is still personal for you.

Book a private tour
With these packages, you’ll enjoy the undivided attention of your own expert guide who will also act as your personal driver. Sit back, relax and take in the view as your local guide gives you a deeper insight into the Icelandic history and beauty.

As well as a personal itinerary, your private guide will be able to tailor the tour even more to your preferences. You get to stop where you want to see what interests you specifically. Ask all the questions you want, get unique insight and relax in the comfortable vehicle.

Good to know: Our Iceland itineraries aren’t set in stone. Our Reykjavík-based Iceland experts know the country inside out. They’ll help you see Iceland your way, tailoring your itinerary and adding all the best excursions to suit you.



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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.

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  • As a local agency, we work closely with trusted suppliers.
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  • 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.

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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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