Guided Small Group Tours in Iceland
Iceland has now lifted travel restrictions! Discover the Land of Fire and Ice with an expert guide on one of these small group tours. Iceland's natural wonders are waiting for you on a trip where every detail is taken care of, and your accommodation, attraction entrances and some meals are included.
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About Your Small Group Tour
Join one of these guided small group tours and you’ll experience the otherworldly beauty of Iceland on an expert-curated itinerary. With knowledgeable local guides leading the way, you can sit back, relax and enjoy exploring Iceland with like-minded adventurers.
When you book a guided small group tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A Reykjavík-based travel consultant who will arrange your tour
• An expert local guide to escort you and offer unique insights
• Thorough hygiene and safety standards at all times
• A maximum of 16 people in a spacious, Wi-Fi connected minibus
• Handpicked accommodation for a comfortable stay
• Daily breakfast as well as some lunches or dinners provided
• 24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it as easy as possible to plan your escorted tour. Start your journey by following these simple steps
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why choose Nordic Visitor
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Iceland made the news for its successful, scientific approach to managing the Covid-19 outbreak. Expect no less on our small group tours. Your guide is specially trained in safety procedures, and your bus and accommodation will have all major touch-points sanitised regularly, and cleaned daily.
Trusted local travel experts
Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading Icelandic travel agency. Our local experts are based in Reykjavík, and have in-depth knowledge of the locations and activities on your itinerary. This means your dedicated travel consultant will be able to arrange the perfect tour for you.
Small groups guaranteed
You can choose from a range of guided tours with guaranteed departures and a maximum of 16 people. These small group sizes ensure that you’ll have a more personal experience on your trip. And, there will be plenty of time to learn from your expert guide without feeling hurried on towards the next destination.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
You are in good hands
You can relax knowing that there’s a travel expert on call 24/7 to handle any unforeseen situations during your trip. Whether it’s an unexpected event or weather issue, we will get in touch and rework your itinerary. We will move your accommodation and re-book activities, while keeping you safe and informed.
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.
You can rest easy knowing that you’ll sleep well in an accommodation that we have tested out and visited recently. Each of your hotels has been especially selected for its comfort, cleanliness and friendly atmosphere. If you’d like to treat yourself with a room upgrade, your travel expert will advise you.
Reviews for Iceland Guided Tours
Read what our valued customers have said about our Iceland small group guided tours.
Nordic Visitor is the best organised travel company I have ever travelled with. The service and customer relations... read more
Nordic Visitor is the best organised travel company I have ever travelled with. The service and customer relations were beyond reproach. Even the emergency telephone number worked well when through no fault of yours my Antigen test result got mislaid and I had to phone the night before departure, but the problem was rectified by Daniel within ten minutes. The tour itself was amazing, the scenery of glaciers, icebergs, geysers, black and orange smoking deserts/mountains and the history were beyond expectation. We will certainly come again and will without question us Nordic Visitor again. Many thanks for an experience of a lifetime.
Our driver/guide, Oli, was so knowledgable! I wanted to visit Iceland to see the evidence of the natural evolution of... read more
Our driver/guide, Oli, was so knowledgable! I wanted to visit Iceland to see the evidence of the natural evolution of the earth, to experience a variety of environments, and I wasn't disappointed. Oli explained so much of what we were seeing, and along with learning about the history and culture of Iceland, the trip was complete.
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Your Iceland Small Group Tour Highlights
Get ready for an authentic travel experience that you’ll treasure forever. On your tour of Iceland, get comfortable on the minibus and soon you could…
- Enjoy the cultural and foodie highlights of Reykjavík, Iceland’s trendy capital city
- Explore the Golden Circle’s top attractions: Gulfoss waterfall, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park
- Sail between dazzling icebergs on a boat tour of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
- Luxuriate in the soothing geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon or Mývatn Nature Baths
- Head to the Westfjords to see puffins at Látrabjarg and check out Ísafjörður’s eclectic art scene
- Learn about Iceland’s active volcanoes and stroll along the black sand beach at Reynisfjara
- Go on a thrilling glacier hike in Skaftafell, one of Iceland’s breathtaking national parks
- Marvel at the beauty of Iceland’s iconic waterfalls, including Dynjandi, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
- Take an optional whale-watching boat tour from the charming village of Húsavík in North Iceland
Advice for Iceland Group Tours
Prepare for your Icelandic adventure by reading these handy travel guides.
Frequently Asked Questions About
Iceland Guided Tour Packages
You may have a few questions before you book your guided tour, so we’ve collected the most commonly asked ones for your convenience. If you’d like more in-depth information, check out this helpful Iceland Travel Guide.
It’s also good to know that when you choose Nordic Visitor, you can Book With Confidence, safe in the knowledge that your payments are protected. To find out about our booking process, payments and more, please read our FAQs and booking terms.
A small group tour is where a guide leads you and a few fellow travellers on an adventure together. Your expert local guide will share their in-depth knowledge of the area with you while taking you to all the best spots.
As well as being able to learn from top guides, we believe that by capping group numbers you’ll have a more personal experience. This is why our small group tours have a maximum of 16 people. Plus, exploring in a minibus means you will be able to visit places that large groups and coaches can’t get to.
Iceland is among the safest countries in the world. It has a first-rate health system that is consistently rated higher than larger countries such as Australia, the USA, and the UK. You can read tips and advice about health and safety in Iceland here before you travel.
As well as being a generally safe country, the Icelandic government has had success in minimising the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak. This was thanks to its testing strategy and vaccine roll-out.
At Nordic Visitor we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our guests on our guided small group tours. You can expect rigorous hygiene standards throughout your trip:
- • Tours include thorough safety and emergency response procedures, in line with guidelines from the Icelandic Directorate of Health
- • Your guide will be well informed about safety measures and will support you throughout your tour
- • Your tour bus will have hand sanitiser readily available
- • Your bus and its major touch-points will be sanitised regularly and cleaned at the end of each day
• Key touch-points at your accommodation will be sanitised regularly, including switches, handles, and surfaces, along with all utilities
A local tour guide is a fantastic addition to your Iceland adventure. They’ll not only share their favourite parts of Iceland with you, but you’ll also learn what makes Iceland so special from someone who calls it home.
Not only will your Nordic Visitor tour guide meet the industry standards, but they are also eager to share their passion for Iceland with you.
We welcome a wide range of customers who can choose from tours with a variety of excursions, tour themes and activity levels. This means you’ll find that our guests often vary in age.
While there’s no upper age limit on our trips, please get in touch if you’d like to know more about a tour’s activity levels and accessibility.
Children over the age of 12 can join our guided small group tours. If you are travelling to Iceland with kids, we also recommend looking into our child-friendly self-drive tours as these offer more flexibility for families.
Each of our tours is labelled with an activity level from 1 to 4, so you can easily see how active you can expect to be on that trip. Most small group tours are designed to let you travel and explore at a leisurely pace.
Generally, we recommend being comfortable covering short distances on uneven ground, climbing steps and carrying your own luggage. Some tours include outings like an easy-going walk to a waterfall or a guided glacier hike. You’ll find any excursions like this listed in each trip’s activity level description.
If you’re not sure whether a trip is right for you, please get in touch with us for more information before booking.
Breakfast is available each morning, so you can begin each day with plenty of energy. And, when you’re staying outside Reykjavík, some of your dinners are also included, depending on the tour. You can see exactly what meals are part of your tour package in the “what’s included” tab.
While Iceland is known for local delicacies like kæstur hákarl (fermented shark) and liquorice, it’s also a country of coffee lovers and ice cream enthusiasts. You can also expect a number of top gourmet restaurants, serving fresh, local cuisine, including seafood and lamb.
If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when you book so that we can make arrangements before you arrive.
The hotels and guesthouses that you’ll be staying in have been handpicked for their comfort, cleanliness and friendly atmosphere. Each has been visited by our travel experts, so when you check-in you can relax after a day of exploring.
Both double and twin rooms are normally available at our accommodation options. Please choose your preferred room type when you book so your travel consultant can make sure that everything is perfect for your trip.
If you’re booking onto a small group trip as a solo traveller, rest assured you will have your own private room. While not all tour providers would give you a room of your own in this case, at Nordic Visitor your comfort and privacy is our priority.
It’s also worth noting that our hotels and guesthouses do not offer triple rooms.
You can bring one suitcase or large bag per person for your overnight items. We also recommend bringing a daypack for daily essentials, like a camera, extra clothing and wallets.
Your luggage will travel with you on the minibus. We ask that you please take your bag to your new room on arrival and then back on to the minibus for the next day’s journey.
Figuring out what to bring with you, especially during different seasons, can be a challenge. Happily, you can refer to our handy Iceland packing guide for tips and advice on what you’ll need for your trip.
Each of our buses has been chosen so that you can relax and travel between stops in comfort. You’ll find that none of our tour buses are over 3 years old. And, while our vehicles seat 19 people, we allow up to 16 guests onboard to ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone.
The standing height and seating room for most of our tour buses is just above 6’4” (193 cm). Happily, this means that even most of our taller guests can travel with ease. There will also be plenty of comfort breaks along the way where you can stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
Providing a gratuity is entirely up to you. In Iceland tipping is not generally expected. Of course, if you’d like to show your gratitude with a tip, we’re sure your guide will appreciate it.
The answer to this really depends on how you’d like to see Iceland. If you’re looking for the ultimate hassle-free travel experience, then we recommend a guided small group tour of Iceland.
Joining a guided trip means that you can sit back as your local guide drives you around, shows you the sights and takes you to the best attractions. As you’ll be in expert hands, you can simply concentrate on taking photos, making memories and learning about the areas you visit.
We only work with reliable local partners and promise that your tour group will always be small. This way you receive the best and most personal service when you choose one of our group tours in Iceland.
As well as getting to know your fellow like-minded travellers, small group trips in Iceland give you free time to head out and explore in the evening. On some tours it’s also possible to add optional excursions to your vacation package.
All of this makes a small group tour ideal if you want to completely unwind while your guide takes the lead. Guided trips are also perfect if you’re travelling to Iceland solo or if you don’t feel comfortable driving abroad.
On the other hand, if you prefer to travel independently then we recommend one of our self-drive tours in Iceland.
On a road trip, you’ll still benefit from our insider knowledge of Iceland. We’ll make all of the arrangements for your tour before you travel, including your rental car, accommodation and any optional excursions.
If you like the sound of going at your own pace, but would prefer not to drive, then you should check out these privately guided tours of Iceland.
Read this guide to Iceland travel to learn more. Or perhaps you know you’d like to go on a guided small group trip, but aren’t sure of the destination yet. Why not check out these small group tours of Europe for more inspiration?
It’s possible to add excursions at a later date, if they’re at either side of your group tour itinerary.
Each of our packages comes with recommended optional activities for you to choose from. For example, you could go on a whale-watching tour from Reykjavík or treat yourself to a visit to the Blue Lagoon.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you’d like to add an optional excursion to your tour so that we can secure it for your trip.
If there’s an activity you’d like to do that isn’t listed as an extra on your tour, please get in touch with us.
Of course, your trip can easily be extended by a day or more at either end of the guided tour. Adding extra nights in Reykjavík is a popular choice as it will allow you more time to explore the city and its surroundings independently.
You can choose to add extra nights to your package when booking online. If you decide you’d like additional nights at a later date, please contact your travel consultant as soon as possible.
Yes, you can choose the arrival date that’s best for you from the calendar listed online for each of our Iceland escorted tours. Packages operate with a maximum of 16 guests. You can find out how many spaces are left on each departure by looking at a tour’s start dates online.
If you have particular dates in mind, make sure to book sooner rather than later in case that departure fills up.
Summer small group tours have start dates from April to September. Please note that itineraries which venture to remote regions, including the Westfjords, have a shorter season.
On the other hand, opt for a magical winter trip to Iceland and choose from departures between September to March. At this time of year, you can chase the northern lights on the south coast or tour Iceland’s Ring Road when it’s quieter.
We advise that you check available flights for times and prices, but book your package first to secure it. Once your tour is confirmed by email, you can go ahead and purchase your flights.
If you have missed out on flights, please get in touch with us and we'll do our best to accommodate a change of dates.
Iceland is known for its changeable weather, so it’s best to be prepared for all conditions.
Whether you’re travelling in summer or winter, we recommend packing warm layers and waterproofs. That way, come rain or shine, you’ll be comfortable when you’re out and about soaking up Iceland’s natural beauty.
Your guided small group tour will take you to various iconic attractions where you can get out of the minibus to explore. At some of these locations, a short walk may be the best way to make the most of your visit. So, as well as weatherproof layers, be sure to bring sturdy walking boots or shoes.
If you’re visiting during winter, on a northern lights tour, you’ll need to wrap up warm as temperatures can drop below freezing. Whereas in the summer, milder weather means that you should bring sunscreen and some lighter layers.
If you’d like to visit any hot springs or geothermal pools, like the renowned Blue Lagoon, remember to bring swimwear and sandals.
Here is an all-season packing list for your guided tour of Iceland:
- Walking boots or shoes with good grip
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Insulated jacket
- Woollen or fleece jumpers
- Thermal base layers
- Warm hat, scarf and gloves
- Warm hiking socks
Quick-drying travel towel
You can also check out this blog on what to pack for your trip to Iceland for further tips and advice.
Do you need to know more about our small group guided tours of Iceland? Get in touch with us and a Reykjavík-based travel expert will be delighted to help you plan your perfect trip to Iceland.
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