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We are proud of our service quality and great reviews
Small groups guaranteed
Less is more when it comes to escorted tours
Flexible tour options
Our packages are customizable to your needs
We plan and book your entire trip before you arrive
Quick, secure payment and financial safety as standard
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About Your Small Group Tour
Explore the otherworldly beauty of Iceland on one of our expertly created small group guided tours where you’ll travel alongside like-minded adventurers. You’ll travel with our expert guide meaning you can sit back and relax knowing you’re in good hands. When you book a guided tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your tour
• An expert local guide to escort you and offer unique insights
• A maximum of 16 people in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus
• Handpicked accommodation for comfortable and peaceful stay
• 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
Trusted local travel experts
Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor now welcomes more self-drive tour-goers to Iceland than any other national travel agency. Our local experts live and breathe Iceland, and have in-depth knowledge of the locations and activities on your itinerary.
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.
Small groups guaranteed
Our guided tours have guaranteed departures and a 16 people maximum. This means guests have a more personal experience and are able to interact and learn from the expert guide without feeling hurried to the next destination.
Flexible tour options
Everyone’s travel wish list is different, so we are happy to add days and activities at either side of your guided tour to extend your stay, meaning you’ll see even more of Iceland.
We take care of all the details and practicalities for you. You will receive a comprehensive itinerary with any additional extras you’ve requested, plus tried and tested accommodations of both comfort and quality. Airport transfers and comfortable new buses with Wi-Fi are included, too.
Established and award-winning, Nordic Visitor has a tried and trusted online payment system for ease of use. All you need is a 30% deposit, then you can rest assured your preferred dates are secured.
Our Escorted Tour Reviews
Find out what our customers have to say about our guided small group tours.
After this wonderful experience, I plan on returning to Iceland soon. I will also definitely keep Nordic Visitor in... read more
After this wonderful experience, I plan on returning to Iceland soon. I will also definitely keep Nordic Visitor in mind for future travels. I loved all the accommodations and meals and sights!
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Guided Group Tour Highlights
A guided tour with Nordic Visitor is an experience of a lifetime and the sights and memories will be ones you’ll always remember. All you need to do is get comfy on the bus and you could…
- Walk the glistening Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered “gems” of ice
- Taste Icelandic cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and try some traditional surprises in Reykjavík
- Visit the wondrous bird cliffs and wildlife in the Westfjords
- See the natural beauty of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, with its lava fields, Gullfoss waterfall and much more
- Sail through the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and see gigantic floating icebergs
- Experience an optional whale watching tour from the charming fishing village of Húsavík
- Enjoy the majestic waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
- Photograph the jagged columns and sweeping black sands of Reynisfjara beach
- Dip into the soothing, milky blue geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths
Advice for escorted tours
Explore our travel guides and prepare to make some amazing memories.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Guided Group Tours
You may have a few questions and queries before you book your guided tour, so we’ve collected the most commonly asked ones for your convenience. If you want more in-depth information, then please read our Iceland Travel Guide or see our FAQs for information on the booking process, payments and more.
You can extend your trip by a day or more at either end of the journey, and our guests often do so to have more time to enjoy Iceland. If you’ve not added extra days when booking but want to, contact your travel consultant as soon as possible to rectify this.
It is possible to add excursions and activities at a later date, providing it is at either side of your journey. Each of our packages comes with recommended extras so we’d suggest choosing from these. Otherwise get in touch with us should you want a specific activity that is not noted. For any extras, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can ensure it is secured for your vacation.
We advise that you check over flights for times and prices, then book your package to secure it. Once your tour is confirmed by email, purchase your flights. If you have missed out on flights, please get in touch with us to change the dates of your tour.
We choose and test our hotel rooms for optimum comfort so you’re able to come back from a day of exploring and relax. Typically the hotels and guesthouses we choose are also flexible and can offer twin rooms as well. Just let your travel consultant know your preference and they’ll be sure to organise what you need. As for triple rooms, the hotels we choose do not offer these for comfort reasons.
Travellers can bring one medium piece of luggage per person. Luggage will be stored on the bus with guests, who are responsible for taking it to their rooms and then back on to the bus for the next day’s travel.
We’d advise bringing a small rucksack or backpack for essentials like cameras, extra clothes and wallets. Figuring out what to bring, especially during different seasons, can be a challenge. Luckily you can refer to our handy packing guide or ask your travel consultant.
On all of our small group tours, breakfast is included so each day you’re starting your adventure with plenty of energy. As well as this, when travelling outside of Reykjavík the majority of dinners are included, depending on the tour.
You’ll be delighted to find that Iceland has a wealth of food and drink to enjoy during your tour. Expect the freshest ingredients, such as locally caught fish, traditionally farmed lamb and vegetables, and specialities like kæstur hákarl (fermented shark). If you have special dietary needs, please contact us so that we can offer you alternative options.
Each of our tours have an activity level label and recommendation so that you’re able to travel and explore at a leisurely pace and not feel hurried. However, we appreciate that there are some activities that you’ll find easier depending on your mobility. We’d recommend contacting us for more information on the tour you have in mind.
We offer tours for a wide range of customers, travel activities and activity levels so our guests often vary in age. We don’t have an age limit but do recommend getting in touch if you want to know more about the activity levels and accessibility.
Each of our buses are specially chosen so that our customers are comfortable and can relax. We don’t offer tours on buses over three years old and although our vehicles seat 19 people comfortably, we allow a maximum of 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), meaning that even our taller guests won’t have to crouch to enter or squeeze to sit. There are also lots of stops along the way for comfort breaks where you can stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
A small group tour is where you join a group of fellow travellers with a guide and go on an adventure together. We believe that small group tours are more enjoyable than large tours or coach tours, as they are more personal and can go to the areas of Iceland that coaches cannot. As well as this, your guide will be a local with in-depth knowledge of the area and where the best spots are.
We’d advise that when you’re looking to join a group tour, research the areas you’d like to see, flight times and the amount of time you want to spend travelling. Following this, choose from our selection of tours and book. Once confirmed all you need to do is purchase your flights and start thinking about all the wonderful places you’ll visit on your journey.
Travelling with a tour group is immensely rewarding. On a group tour you can meet like-minded travellers and it means there’s always company, which is popular for our many of our solo guests. However, if you prefer to either travel solo or wish to travel with only your friends and family, why not consider our self-drive tours or private tours.
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 lives and breathes the country.
We specially select our tour guides and make sure that they’re not only the most knowledgeable but also that they meet Nordic Visitor standards. This means they’re guaranteed to be local experts who can share their passion for Iceland with you and help you make lasting memories of your journey.
Whether you want a guided tour in Iceland depends on the type of holiday that you want. With a guided small group tour comes the ease of having a guide drive you so that you can relax and interact with them when you’re at the various attractions. This means you’ll be in expert hands and that you’ll be able to concentrate on taking photos, making memories and learning about the areas you visit.
Guided tours also give you more free time to do things like optional excursions or going solo for an evening. However, if you prefer the flexibility and independence of driving, then we’d suggest you take a look at our fantastic self-drive tours.
Providing a gratuity is entirely up to you. In Iceland tipping is not generally expected, and our tour guides are also paid a service charge as standard. Of course, should you want to show your gratitude with a tip, we’re sure your guide will appreciate it.
Do you need to know more about our guided small group tours? Perhaps you would like to add an extra day to the end of your trip. We’re here to help, so please contact us.
Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
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