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Highlights of Iceland in Luxury

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Experience the luxury of Iceland

Enjoy one of our more exclusive ways to spend 7 days in Iceland. This deluxe getaway is perfect if you want to experience the absolute best of Icelandic nature and culture, with the convenience and knowledge of a private guide. Delight in private excursions to the classic Golden Circle, scenic South Coast, and majestic Glacier Lagoon and have some adventure by snowmobiling on a glacier and touring the rugged landscape by super jeep, before relaxing at the luxurious Blue Lagoon Retreat, with exclusive amenities. The best of Iceland awaits!

Are you travelling in a group of 10 – 17 people? We can arrange this tour with transportation in a roomy mini-coach. Send us a request for details.

7 days / 6 nights

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Approx 999403 ISK

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Local travel experts in Iceland & trusted private guides
  • Customisable & personal tour options

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  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Feel the power of the thundering waterfall Gullfoss
  • Marvel at eruptions at the Geysir geothermal region
  • Tour the south coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
  • Discover Vatnajökull National Park and its beautiful surroundings
  • Visit the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice
  • Enjoy the luxury of the Blue Lagoon Retreat
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Active i, City Break i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Relaxation and Spa i

Season

Apr - Oct

Departure

Daily

Interest

Active i, City Break i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Relaxation and Spa i

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Iceland & Private Gourmet Food Walk

    At Keflavík International Airport you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel in Reykjavík. After settling in, you will enjoy a private city and gourmet food walk around Reykjavík. Your guide will take you to sample a delightful mix of food and drink in numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants, while answering all your questions and tailoring the tour to your liking. Expect a wonderful introduction to the food and culture of Iceland, while enjoying exclusive extras reserved for luxury clients.  

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Included Activity: 4 Hour Private Reykjavik Gourmet Walk including food, beer & wine tasting.

    Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 2: Private Golden Circle & Glacier Experience

    For the next three days you will be travelling with your private guide to some of the best highlights of Iceland! We will be starting with the Golden Circle, a popular route that contains some of the country’s most famous attractions. The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland’s first parliament and a place where you can walk in a rift valley between continents. Next is the Haukadalur geothermal area, home of Geysir —the original geyser—and the more active Strokkur, which spouts every few minutes. Next up is the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, where you can watch water thunder and tumble down the two tiers of the cascade.

    Next, you will shift gears for a little adventure and head up on the vast Langjökull glacier. Once you’re on the glacier, you will join a 1-hour snowmobile tour (non-private) where you will drive your own snowmobile before heading on to your accommodation for the night.

    Spend the night in the Golden Circle area

    Included Activity: 1-hr Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier (1 person per snowmobile)

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  • Day 3: South Coast, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches

    This morning, get back on the road with your guide and take the scenic journey to two beautiful waterfalls along the south coast, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Seljalandsfoss is situated along the Seljalandsá river where the waterway plummets 40 metres over a cliff face. Seljalandsfoss is unique among waterfalls, as the shape of the cliff over which it falls allows visitors to walk behind the chute via a footpath at the base of the falls. Meanwhile, Skógafoss is a magnificent 60-metre high waterfall and one of Iceland‘s most photogenic landmarks; since the waterfall produces a lot of mist, rainbows are a common sight on sunny days.

    Before arriving at the village of Vík, you will visit the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the unique rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar.

    Spend the night in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

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  • Day 4: The Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

    Today your guide will be driving to the glacier lagoon, located in the far southeast corner of Iceland. It´s a long drive but definitely worth the journey! We highly recommend adding a boat tour to the day if you are visiting in season (May – September). This is one of Iceland’s best known and most photographed locations. Afterwards you will stop by the so-called diamond beach, where you will see chunks of ice glistening on the black sands. Travel back along Vatnajökull National Park towards Vík where you will spend the night.

    Spend the night in Vík area.

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  • Day 5: The Majestic Glaciers & Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

    We will travel along the south coast returning to Reykjavik today. We will, however, make a detour to explore the mighty glaciers on the way back. Your guide will take you to visit Gígjökull, view the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and go to a spectacular hidden canyon that is rich with unique flora, green moss and a beautiful waterfall.

    Next, get ready for some serious jeep action, including splashing through glacial rivers, so fasten your seatbelt, keep your windows closed and experience the fun! You will return to Reykjavik and spend the evening at leisure.

    Spend the next two nights in Reykjavik.

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  • Day 6: Indulgence at the Luxurious Blue Lagoon Retreat

    After the last few days of adventure on the road, it’s time to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings in the lava fields surrounding the Reykjanes peninsula. Enjoy a day filled with luxury where you will have four hours at the Retreat spa and the Blue Lagoon. At the Retreat Spa you will be able to visit both the exclusive retreat lagoon, the world renowned Blue Lagoon, private changing rooms*, and Blue Lagoon skin care amenities. Private transfer to the Blue Lagoon and back are included.

    Included Activity: A Private Room at the Blue Lagoon Retreat (Room for 1-2 persons)* including private transfers.

    *Please contact your travel consultant if each person needs a private changing room at the Retreat as the prices are based on 1-2 persons sharing the room. If 2 people are booking this tour, you will receive 1 private room to share.

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  • Day 7: Departure from Iceland

    After this action-packed tour in Iceland, enjoy a comfortable, private transfer back to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back home.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Essential information

Everything you need to know about this tour before you book

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking this luxury tour in Iceland. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions here so you know what to expect. You’ll also find more practical advice and attraction recommendations in our online Iceland Travel Guide.

On a private tour with Nordic Visitor, you'll enjoy a tried-and-tested itinerary while enjoying the service of a private, local driver-guide. Let us know what your interests are and we’ll do our best to match you with a guide who will add to your experience.

You'll usually begin the day with your guide at around 9:00 AM. But if you prefer you can also choose to set out later. Depending on the day’s itinerary, you can expect between 8–9 hours with your guide. Take advantage of their insider knowledge while relaxing and enjoying the ride.

If there are specific things you'd like to see and do, let your guide know and they'll do their best to adjust the day's itinerary. The time spent at each spot will also be based on your interests. That said, the guide will follow the original itinerary.

Upon your arrival, you’ll receive personalised information, including an itinerary, map, and our very own Iceland Travel Guide. Plus, you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline during your trip should you need to contact us.

Yes, when you book your Iceland tour with Nordic Visitor, you always get airport transfers to and from Keflavík Airport included. This will be a private, shared or bus transfer, depending on your itinerary. Please check the details of your tour to confirm.

If you add extra nights to your stay before or after the scheduled trip, we’ll rearrange your transfers to fit your new itinerary.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your travel consultant if you have any specific requests about optional activities or services.

When you arrive, you will be picked up at Keflavík International Airport for a private VIP transfer. A driver will greet you at the airport, holding a sign with your name. You will then be transported directly to your hotel.

You will also enjoy a VIP airport transfer upon departure. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Keflavík Airport in time for your flight home.

Although luggage handling is not included (and is rarely an option in Iceland) your driver will assist you if possible. Please note that your driver will not be the private guide you will travel with on this tour. 

This itinerary is based on staying in specific luxury accommodation in Iceland. Please check the ‘accommodation tab’ for more details.

It's also good to know that if these hotels are not available for your dates, we'll let you know about other options. We will always aim to book a similar standard of hotel for you. 

If you have a specific accommodation in mind, or you'd like to upgrade your stay, your travel consultant will happily look into what’s available.

This package includes a stay in a junior suite at the Retreat Hotel. 

The Retreat is the luxurious side of the Blue Lagoon with access to the spa, daily yoga sessions and concierge service. Here you’ll receive extras like Blue Lagoon skincare products and 24-hour room service. 

You'll also have entry to the Retreat Spa, the exclusive Retreat Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon. It's worth remembering that access is limited to the regular opening hours of these facilities.

At the Retreat Spa, you can enjoy the Ritual, a luxury spa experience. It is based on the healing powers of the Blue Lagoon’s 3 natural wonders: silica, algae, and minerals. 

Begin your stay, by checking in from 3 PM. Check-out is at 11 AM, but you can contact your travel consultant in advance to ask for a later check-out time.

If there are children travelling with you, they must be at least 12 years old to visit the spa areas of the Retreat Lagoon. It’s also mandatory for children aged 12 to 18 to be accompanied by an adult.

Children must be at least 2 years old to visit the Blue Lagoon. And it’s mandatory for children aged 2 to 8 to wear inflatable armbands while in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. 

Please note that only 2 children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian.

A snowmobiling tour allows you to get up close to the actual snow and ice in Iceland. 

You’ll start by meeting your tour guide for a safety briefing. They will also provide you with the gear you need and teach you how to drive a snowmobile. After you’re outfitted and informed, it‘s time to take to the snow. 

Although you’ll be joining a small group for this tour, you’ll have 1 snowmobile per person for your booking.  This excursion lasts around 1 hour.

Yes, you can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. 

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

By booking with Nordic Visitor, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that there’s always someone there for you throughout your trip.

For support and advice during the day, your private guide will be there to advise you. But you can also call our office. And if anything unexpected happens outside working hours, you can reach us on our 24/7 helpline.

If you’re arriving from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, you won’t need a visa to visit Iceland. 

Visiting from another country? You can find the complete list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Iceland on the website of Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration. If you do require a visa, they maintain a list of local embassies that can assist you with the process. 

Your passport must also be valid for at least 3 months from your departure from Iceland. It’s good to check your passport expiry date early in case you need to renew it. 

Read more about visas, airports and airlines in the getting to Iceland section of our travel guide.

Travelling with your kids? No problem! You'll be able to enter your children's ages during the booking process. This lets us know whether to arrange either a baby cot or roll-away bed for your trip.

If you'd like us to arrange for a car seat to be provided for your trip, please let us know ahead of time. It's also possible to book this directly with the car rental agency. This will incur a small, extra cost.

Only you can pick the best time to visit Iceland for your trip. It’ll depend on how much time you have to explore, what you want to see in Iceland and any events you might like to attend.

In summer, June to August, you’ll have milder temperatures and longer daylight hours, compared to the winter. This is ideal for outdoor excursions and sightseeing. 

If you’d like to experience the top attractions with fewer visitors around then you could book your summer trip in May or September. These shoulder season months have more tour and attraction availability.

The winter months are also popular, but generally quieter, apart from the Christmas holiday season. This is the ideal time to try to spot the northern lights.

Find out what annual Icelandic events and festivals are on in our travel guide. Or read more about the best time to visit Iceland on our blog.

Because of its northerly location close to the Arctic Circle, Iceland enjoys long days throughout the summer. 

Around the summer solstice, from early June until mid-July, you’ll experience almost 24 hours of daylight. This phenomenon, known as the midnight sun, occurs within the Arctic Circle and is when the sun doesn’t fully set below the horizon. 

These long daylight hours give you plenty of time to drive around and explore. That said, you may want to pack a sleeping mask if you are a light sleeper or tend to wake up at dawn. 

Find out what the daylight hours will be during the month of your visit in this guide to time and daylight in Iceland.

Because of its northerly location close to the Arctic Circle, Iceland has limited daylight in winter. 

Around Christmastime, from early December until late January, you can expect an average of 4–5 hours of daylight. These extended hours of darkness give you a higher chance of seeing the northern lights.

Find out what the daylight hours will be during the month of your visit in this guide to time and daylight in Iceland.

Yes! Wintertime is the right season to visit Iceland if you want to see the northern lights (or aurora borealis). You can experience the northern lights between October and March, with peak visibility from December through February. 

To improve your chances of seeing them, we recommend booking a package with a stay in the countryside. On a private tour, you’ll enjoy an aurora hunting excursion with your guide, who will bring you to top locations to try to spot the northern lights. 

Please note that as the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Even if you go out on a specific northern lights excursion, you might not see them, depending on the conditions or cloud cover. 

Read our Iceland northern lights guide to learn more.

Summer in Iceland is mild and boasts the best weather and longest days of the year. You can expect temperatures of around 10–15°C (50–59°F), with potential lows of 5°C (41°F) and highs of 25°C (77°F). 

It’s good to know that weather conditions are changeable in Iceland, so you should come ready for sun, rain and wind. For more information on the local climate, read the page Iceland weather conditions

Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions. This means that your itinerary might need to be altered if these conditions are not favourable during your visit.

The winter climate in Iceland is generally mild compared to other Northern European countries. That said, the temperature can drop below freezing at times. And the Atlantic winds can make it feel colder than it is. 

You can expect average temperatures between 4°C (39°F) and -1°C (30°F). Throughout winter (October to April), the weather conditions are very changeable, so you could experience rain, snow, sun and cold winds. 

For more information on the local climate, read this guide to Iceland weather conditions

Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions. Your itinerary might need to be altered if these conditions are not favourable during your visit.

Even in summertime Iceland’s climate can feel cool. As you’ll probably spend a lot of time outdoors, you should be ready for a variety of weather conditions.

Here is a recommended summer packing list for your trip to Iceland:

  • Durable insulated jacket
  • Rain gear, including sturdy wind and waterproof layers, like a jacket and trousers
  • Robust walking shoes with a good grip
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece or woollen jumper
  • A few pairs of warm hiking socks
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • Swimwear for visiting geothermal pools or spas
  • Backpack for daily adventures
  • Electronic equipment such as smartphone, external powerpack, and travel adapters
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and eye mask for the summer sun
  • And don’t forget your camera!
     

For more information, check out this Iceland packing guide.

Iceland’s winters are chilly although not as cold as you may expect. As you’ll probably spend a lot of time outdoors, we recommend bringing plenty of layers to stay warm and dry.

Here is a recommended winter packing list for your trip to Iceland:

  • Durable insulated jacket, which should be waterproof
  • Robust walking boots with a good grip
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece or woollen jumper
  • A few pairs of warm hiking socks
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • Swimwear for visiting geothermal pools or spas
  • Backpack for daily adventures
  • Electronic equipment such as smartphone, external powerpack, and travel adapters
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen for exploring in the snow or glacier excursions
  • And don’t forget your camera!
     

For more information, check out this Iceland packing list.

Breakfast at your Iceland accommodations is always included when you travel with Nordic Visitor.  For the rest of your meals, the amount of spending money you need will depend on the standard of restaurants you decide to go to. 

That said, we recommend budgeting between 2,000–3,000 ISK for lunch per person, each day. Dinners at casual restaurants might cost between 3,000–6,000 ISK. Meanwhile, at upscale restaurants, you can expect to pay 7,000 ISK or more. This does not include the cost of alcoholic beverages.

It’s best to book as soon as you can to secure your preferred travel dates. Once you have picked your tour, check the availability calendar to see which months are open for booking. Then, select the date you want and complete your booking. 

Nordic Visitor offers 10–20% deposits so you can reserve your trip as early as it’s convenient for you. The remaining balance is due 30 days before you travel. 

Many tours are also open for the following year if you like to plan well ahead. And if you have any questions or need advice, you can always contact us

After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip. 

At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.

You can get in touch with our Iceland travel experts ahead of your trip if you have any questions. The live chat option is useful for getting a quick reply as someone answers live every day during office opening hours.

Once you’ve booked, we’ll provide you with a travel guide packed full of local tips and top attractions for your visit. You can also check out our online Iceland Travel Guide where we’ve compiled useful information about topics, including:

After you have booked your tour, it will only take a few days to confirm its availability. But it may take a few weeks to create your itinerary and book everything. Once your trip details are finalised, we’ll email you copies of your travel documents.

When you arrive in Iceland, you’ll receive a welcome bag with hard copies of your itinerary, attraction and tour vouchers, the Nordic Visitor Iceland Travel Guide and more.

So when do you check in? And what can you expect upon landing in Keflavík?

After picking up your luggage, you will be greeted by a driver holding a sign with your name in the arrivals hall. The driver will hand over your welcome package with hard copies of your travel documents. You’ll then be driven to your hotel in Reykjavík.

Check-in times vary between hotels and guesthouses, but it normally starts between 2 PM and 4 PM. 

You are welcome to request an early check-in for an additional fee. Although this isn’t always available, you’ll be able to store your luggage at the hotel so you can start exploring before check-in. Please contact your travel consultant well in advance of your arrival if you’d like an early check-in.

When you depart may depend on the time of your return flight. Check out early if you’re heading to the airport for a morning flight. On the other hand, if you’re flying home later in the day, you might like to enjoy a leisurely day or visit one more attraction.

You will need to check out from your room, but will be able to store your luggage at the hotel reception. Simply return later to collect your bags before catching your transfer to the airport.

All bookings are billed in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. 

Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central Bank of Iceland. This means conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

Accommodation

Relax in top-quality hotels and guesthouses that are highly rated by visitors and handpicked by local travel experts.

Look forward to peaceful stays on your private tour. Each hotel or guesthouse featured on your bespoke itinerary will be conveniently located and have high service standards. Rest assured that you’ll stay in the best possible properties, which have all received excellent reviews from previous customers.

Superior

Standard rooms in four-star hotels in combination with Deluxe or Superior rooms in premium three-star hotels.

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Luxury

Deluxe rooms in combination with Junior Suites at the very best hotels in Iceland.

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