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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, as part of a small group tour, on a self-drive adventure or a multi-day tour. 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 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

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
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

228805ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

228805ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.8
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

186795ISK

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

186795ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

170515ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road Express

170515ISK

ISK

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

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

312825ISK

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Sep

Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

312825ISK

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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
8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

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

412846ISK

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Sep - Mar

Northern Lights Circle Tour

412846ISK

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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 2 (Moderate)

254981ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Oct

Scenic South & Northern Lights

254981ISK

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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)

239108ISK

Eur

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Best seller
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Scenic South Iceland

239108ISK

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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)

385764ISK

Eur

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road

385764ISK

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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

202159ISK

Eur

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Best seller
6 days / 5 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South Iceland - Winter

202159ISK

ISK

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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

144068ISK

Eur

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Best seller
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

144068ISK

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

Classic South Coast - Winter

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

181939ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Sep - Mar

Classic South Coast - Winter

181939ISK

ISK

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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

300570ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Sep - Mar

Best of South & North Iceland - Winter

300570ISK

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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

518953ISK

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

518953ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1314914ISK

Eur

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

1314914ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

859448ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

859448ISK

ISK

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Iceland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure - Private

837337ISK

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure - Private

837337ISK

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Local travel agency

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

Jennifer, United States

Highlights of the Ring Road - Private, July 2021

10 out of 10 trip

Our family came with no expectations. We left with smiles and excitement. Everyone agreed the trip was 10/10.

Michael, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2021

We had a great time

We had a great time. Good mixture of relaxation time, adventure, enjoying meeting new people and seeing new sites.

Lynn, United States

Scenic South Iceland, July 2021

Impressed by and thankful for quality service

My travel consultant, Thor, answered all my questions in a timely way and in as much detail as I needed. When he was on vacation, someone else checked his email and answered another question. Your travel material answered questions I didn't know to ask! Our guide, Snorri, was an Icelander and very knowledgeable about Iceland's history and culture. He was both personable and organized. I am more impressed, pleased, and thankful for the quality of service we received than I can adequately express. Perhaps most impressive was that Nordic Visitor arranged PCR tests for people on our tour who were unaware that this was needed to return home. Someone from the lab came to our hotel on the last day to test all those who needed it. That is true service.

Janis, United States

South & West Iceland Classic, July 2021

I will treasure the itinerary booklet provided

I felt we were able to see all the best of Iceland with the South and West Iceland Classic. It was wonderful having everything arranged for us and the itinerary book was so full of information that I will treasure it as I do my photos. Anita was wonderful to work with. She always answered all my questions promptly and relieved any anxiety I was feeling. I only wish I had gotten to meet her. But, due to covid, the office was not accessible.

Estelle, United States

Highlights of the Ring Road, July 2021

Our guide was the best

Our guide, Havar, was the best I've ever had. He was exceptional! It was hard for some of the passengers to reach you with some issues but he used his contacts and there was no problem.

Leslie, United States

Iceland Full Circle Classic, June 2021

Appreciated the detailed itinerary

We had a wonderful time and very much appreciated the detail itinerary provided. It provided helpful information for each day. The additional tours were also great additions. Our tour advisor was very responsive and helpful. We'd book through this company again.

Donald, United States

Natural Wonders of Iceland, July 2021

Wonderful tour

Wonderful tour. Our guide, Snorri, was superb. He was able to convey his intimate knowledge and enthusiasm for his country in an outstanding manner.

Janet, United States

Iceland Grand Tour, July 2021

We loved every minute of our trip

Nordic Visitor were a pleasure to work with! You were so responsive, listened to our requests, planned everything perfectly and ensured that we had a fantastic vacation. We loved every minute of our 17 day Grand Tour of Iceland - you did all of the work for us so all we had to do was enjoy it. Our tour gave us enough time to explore so many areas of your beautiful country. We want to return someday - and when we do, we will be calling Nordic Visitor again!

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, 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 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.
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  • We’re a fully licensed and insured company in Iceland.

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