Private Guided Tours of Iceland
Explore Iceland your way with a private tour. Your own guide will drive you to each place on your personal itinerary, providing authentic expert insights that help you experience the culture and beauty of Iceland.
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Make the most of your visit with our tailored package
We plan and book your entire trip before you arrive
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About Your Private Tour
Enjoy the undivided attention of your own tour guide and gain deeper insights into the historical and natural significance of each attraction you visit. Sit back and take in all that awe-inspiring Icelandic scenery, thanks to your guide’s expert navigation and driving skills. Relax as you travel in a comfortable, spacious vehicle with a licensed professional who we have personally selected based on our own high standards of service.
When you book a privately 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
• A hand-noted map and personalised itinerary
• An expert local guide to escort you and offer unique insights
• A comfortable journey on your chosen SUV or minibus
• Handpicked accommodation for a 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 book a private tour. Start your journey by following these simple steps:
1. Pick a tour or ask a consultant for help
2. Confirm (or customise) 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 is a leading travel agency based in Iceland. Trust your journey will be the best quality and value, as our travel experts have in-depth knowledge of the must-see attractions in Iceland and provide excellent one-to-one service. We work closely with licensed guides and quality-checked hotels to deliver a stellar experience.
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.
We’ll make your travel wish list a reality. We create travel packages using our passion and experience and work closely with our chosen, licensed guides to provide you with the best possible private tour of Iceland. As well as this our packages are flexible, giving you the freedom to enhance your experience with add-ons and customisations.
We arrange your vacation before you arrive, including a comprehensive itinerary, transportation and a dedicated private guide. You save on time and effort while we organise all the practicalities, such as attraction and hotel bookings. All you need to do is tell us what you dream of doing.
You are in good hands
Relax, we're here to help. You can reach one of our local consultants on our 24/7 helpline. Should any unforeseen weather issues or events arise, we will rearrange your itinerary and bookings, and work with your guide to make sure you still have the trip of a lifetime.
Established and award-winning tour operator Nordic Visitor has a tried and trusted online payment system for ease of use. All you need is a 20% deposit, then you can rest assured your preferred dates are secured. If you choose to pay upfront in full, you are covered by our cancellation insurance.
Our Private Tour Reviews
Here’s what some of our lovely past customers have to say about our privately guided tours of Iceland.
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Everything was perfect. Our tour guide, Gunnar, was awesome. He anticipated all our needs and had a wonderful sense... read more
Everything was perfect. Our tour guide, Gunnar, was awesome. He anticipated all our needs and had a wonderful sense of humor. The information and stories he provided all the way were amazing and most of the time hilarious. Will definitely book other trips through Nordic Visitor again.
Everything was perfect. We had no problems. We would definitely recommend them to any one going and... read more
Everything was perfect. We had no problems. We would definitely recommend them to any one going and wouldn't use another company ourselves to book a vacation with.
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Your Private Tour Highlights
Start dreaming. Your driver guide is at the wheel, taking you to the next jaw-dropping sight. You gaze out the window at landscapes like you’ve never seen before. Pretty soon you could…
- Sail alongside the massive floating icebergs at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
- Feel the thundering power and misty “break” of Gullfoss waterfall
- Photograph the famous basalt formations and inky black sands of Reynisfjara beach on the south coast
- Experience the nature of Iceland‘s beautiful national parks – Vatnajökull and Þingvellir
- Enjoy the charming streets of the lively capital city of Reykjavík
- Marvel at the explosive eruptions at the geothermal Geysir
- Explore the magical ice caves of the Vatnajökull
- Discover the volcanic Lake Mývatn and its stunning surroundings
- Pamper yourself in the famous Blue Lagoon and its milky mineral-rich waters
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Privately Guided Tours
You may have a few questions and queries before you book your private guided tour, so we’ve collected and answered the most commonly asked ones so you don’t have to. If you want more in-depth information, then please read our Iceland Travel Guide or see our FAQs page for information on the booking process, payments and more.
Choose a private tour and your travel consultant will craft a personalised itinerary to meet your group’s travel needs. After arrival, you will travel with one of our hand-picked and licensed tour guides. They will drive you around Iceland and escort you to the attractions and hotels on your route.
While travelling your guide will share their insider knowledge, and their passion for Iceland, making your journey even more interesting and enjoyable.
If your party is interested in meeting other like-minded travellers, our small group tours are an excellent alternative. You travel with no more than 16 people on these packages, so you still enjoy good one-to-one time with your tour guide.
We advise that you check flights for times and prices, then book your package on our website to secure it. Once your tour is confirmed by email, purchase your flights. If you have missed out on specific flight dates, please get in touch with us to change the dates of your tour as soon as possible.
You will meet your guide on the second day of your trip, once you’re rested and refreshed after travelling. When you first arrive in Iceland, your private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel in comfort and style. You then have a full day in Reykjavik to relax and enjoy the city at the start of your adventure.
Iceland is a safe and peaceful country with one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and visitors often remark how comfortable they feel. Also, local Icelandic people are used to travellers and tend to be helpful, so don’t be afraid to ask for advice or directions!
It's true that Iceland has active volcanoes, but eruptions occur once every four years on average. The island also sees minor seismic activity, but noticeable earthquakes are rare and the Icelandic Met Office keeps a good eye on such issues. Your private tour guide will be a local, so rest assured they will stay on top of these matters, as well as changing weather reports, to keep your party safe.
Iceland is stunning all year round, so the best time to visit really depends on the attractions you want to see and the season that suits you. If you’re travelling to Iceland to hunt the northern lights, then we’d recommend you visit between October and March, as there’s higher visibility during these months.
Please note that aurora season coincides with wintry conditions, so be ready for snow fall and brisk temperatures. If you’re keen on a trip with a milder climate, then visit in the summer. The days are longer, with midnight sun for a few weeks. And attractions such as Thingvellir National Park are lush and green, and you can see more of the highlands of Iceland.
For a detailed look at your options, read our blog article on when you should visit.
The best time to see the northern lights is during the winter season between October and March. The reason for this is that during the winter months, the nights are dark enough to see them shine and flicker. For the best chance of viewing the lights, stay out past 8pm and visit secluded areas away from the light pollution of the towns and cities, as darker conditions increase your chances of a sighting.
You can enjoy a quick introduction to Iceland in as few as four or five days, but for a more immersive experience, we recommend you spend a week or more here. There’s so much to see – from the natural wonders of the Golden Circle to the Blue Lagoon in the Reykjanes Peninsula – that you won’t want to miss out on the many attractions and experiences.
The pace you travel also matters, as you do not want feel rushed during your visit. That's why our packages have been crafted and tested by our local travel specialists to ensure a fulfilling visit every time. Look at the different options to see what suits you best – we can always customise a tour if you contact our consultants.
A local tour guide adds a new dimension to your Iceland vacation. They will help you see Iceland from a local perspective and share their favourite places to go and things to do. Your guide will also make your trip unforgettable by imparting their knowledge of Iceland and its stories. You’ll learn all there is to know about the many attractions you’ll see.
At Nordic Visitor we pride ourselves on our high service standards and carefully choose our guides. When you travel with us, you will have the trip of a lifetime and see hidden gems that only a guide who lives and breathes Iceland would be able to share.
Tipping is generally not expected in Iceland, so providing a gratuity is entirely up to you. If you feel the need to recognise excellent service, your private tour guide will surely appreciate it.
Get in touch with us to arrange your private tour. We’re happy to personalise your trip with extra activities and more.
Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
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