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Enjoy milder weather and more daylight hours on an Iceland summer vacation. Now that the country is open to fully vaccinated travellers, make the most of longer days to discover as much of Iceland as possible on a tour arranged by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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South Iceland at Leisure

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South Iceland at Leisure

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7 days / 6 nights
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Iceland Ring Road Express

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Iceland Ring Road Express

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8 days / 7 nights
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South & West Iceland Classic

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South & West Iceland Classic

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10 days / 9 nights
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Iceland Full Circle Classic

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10 days / 9 nights
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Iceland Full Circle Classic

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14 days / 13 nights
4.6
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Iceland Complete Classic

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14 days / 13 nights
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Iceland Complete Classic

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Romance Around Iceland

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Romance Around Iceland

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14 days / 13 nights
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Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

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Iceland Full Circle at Leisure

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12 days / 11 nights
Apr - Oct

Iceland Road Trip

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Iceland Road Trip

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17 days / 16 nights
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Iceland Grand Tour

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Iceland Grand Tour

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Aug

Iceland Complete Express

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Iceland Complete Express

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7 days / 6 nights
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4x4 Highland Adventure in the South

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4x4 Highland Adventure in the South

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Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

Best of South & North Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Mývatn

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Best of South & North Iceland

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Multi-Day Tours
6 days / 5 nights
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Best of South Iceland

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

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6 days / 5 nights
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Best of South Iceland

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Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
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Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

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Golden Circle Classic

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Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Classic South Coast

Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

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Classic South Coast

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5 days / 4 nights
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Active Iceland

Snowmobiling, Ice Tunnel & Golden Circle

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Active Iceland

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3 days / 2 nights
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Golden Circle Express

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

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Golden Circle Express

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14 days / 13 nights
Jun - Aug

Complete Iceland

Iceland Full Circle & The Westfjords

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

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14 days / 13 nights
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Complete Iceland

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5 days / 4 nights
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Scenic South Iceland

Geysers, Volcanoes & Glacier Lagoon

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

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Scenic South Iceland

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Golden Circle & South Coast

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Golden Circle & South Coast

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9 days / 8 nights
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Highland Explorer - Private 4x4 Tour

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Highland Explorer - Private 4x4 Tour

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Highlights of Iceland in Luxury

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Highlights of Iceland in Luxury

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Highlights of North & West Iceland

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Highlights of North & West Iceland

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Highlights of Westfjords & West Iceland

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Highlights of Westfjords & West Iceland

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Highlights of Westfjords, North & West Iceland

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Highlights of Westfjords, North & West Iceland

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ultimate Adventure

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Iceland Ultimate Adventure

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Iceland & Greenland
Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Aug

Island Hopping - Iceland & Greenland

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Island Hopping - Iceland & Greenland

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4 days / 3 nights
May - Sep

Land of the Midnight Sun - Private 4x4 Tour

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May - Sep

Land of the Midnight Sun - Private 4x4 Tour

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10 days / 9 nights
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South & West Iceland at Leisure

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South & West Iceland at Leisure

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland & Into the Glacier

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South Iceland & Into the Glacier

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South Iceland Classic

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South Iceland Classic

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South Iceland Express

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South Iceland Express

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10 days / 9 nights
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Natural Wonders of Iceland

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

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10 days / 9 nights
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Natural Wonders of Iceland

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Multi-Day Tours
5 days / 4 nights
Apr - Sep

Exclusive South Iceland

Blue Lagoon Retreat, Glaciers & 4x4 Adventure

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Exclusive South Iceland

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of the Ring Road

Pace Level Level 3 (Express)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

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Highlights of the Ring Road

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Scenic South Iceland - Private

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Scenic South Iceland - Private

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10 days / 9 nights
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The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

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The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

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Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

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Highlights of the Ring Road - Private

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South Iceland at Leisure - Private

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South Iceland at Leisure - Private

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8 days / 7 nights
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South & West Iceland Classic - Private

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South & West Iceland Classic - Private

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4 days / 3 nights
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Golden Circle & South Coast - Summer - Private

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Golden Circle & South Coast - Summer - Private

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Independent Tours
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

4372EUR

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Best of Scandinavia - Norway Cruise & Iceland

4372EUR

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21 days / 20 nights
May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Classic

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

4443EUR

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The Nordic Countries Classic

4443EUR

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28 days / 27 nights
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The Nordic Countries Complete

Train, Cruise & Self-Drive

5759EUR

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May - Sep

The Nordic Countries Complete

5759EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
Jun - Aug

The Islands of Fire & Ice - Iceland & Greenland

693197ISK

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13 days / 12 nights
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The Islands of Fire & Ice - Iceland & Greenland

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

Train, Cruise & Minibus

3906EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Aug

Best of Scandinavia & Iceland

3906EUR

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Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Luxury Adventure - Summer

Glaciers, Geysir & Blue Lagoon Retreat

793960ISK

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Iceland Luxury Adventure - Summer

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Luxury Escape - Summer

Best of South Iceland & Blue Lagoon Retreat

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Iceland Luxury Escape - Summer

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Ring Road in Luxury - Summer

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Iceland Ring Road in Luxury - Summer

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Privately Guided
10 days / 9 nights
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Iceland Luxury Escape at Leisure - Summer

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Iceland Luxury Escape at Leisure - Summer

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Iceland Luxury Adventure at Leisure - Summer

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Iceland Luxury Adventure at Leisure - Summer

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ABOUT YOUR ICELAND SUMMER VACATION

Discover Iceland in the summer months and you can take advantage of longer days to visit more of the country’s top attractions. Choose from self-drive or guided tours, and experience Iceland in a way that suits you. When you book Iceland summer holiday packages with Nordic Visitor, you get:

• An authentic travel experience organised by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your tour
All relevant bookings for your chosen package
• A detailed online personal itinerary and travel guide
Quality accommodation for a relaxing stay
24/7 emergency phone support for peace of mind

Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your summer tour. Simply follow these 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 Us

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Plan your trip risk-free with Nordic Visitor's cancellation insurance. Add it to your booking to enjoy flexible terms and peace of mind. Purchase it with your package or secure it free of charge by booking a tour with 20% deposit or more. Terms & conditions apply.

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Travel With Confidence

Your safety, wellbeing and enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we’ve committed to the Icelandic Tourist Board’s “Clean & Safe” pledge, which reflects the health measures we are implementing to ensure you Travel With Confidence.

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You are in good hands

During your trip you have access to our 24/7 helpline should anything unexpected arise. Unforeseen weather or event? No problem. Your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will handle it, reworking your itinerary as necessary while keeping you safe and informed.

Trusted local travel experts

Established in Reykjavík in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency with a true passion for Iceland. Our local travel consultants all have in-depth knowledge of the locations and activities you'll want on your itinerary. They will use their expertise to create a tour that’s perfect for you.

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Great reviews

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.

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Stress-free experience

Nordic Visitor will arrange everything on your behalf so you can relax and get excited about your trip to Iceland. You’ll have a dedicated travel expert who will provide you with a comprehensive itinerary. We’ll also be on hand throughout your trip should you need us at any point.

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Customisable tour options

Everyone’s travel wish list is different, so we are happy to tailor your tour. These summer packages already include recommended tours and routes for your time in Iceland, but we can always customise your itinerary according to your preferences. Just ask us to add extra nights, activities or destinations.

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Full financial protection

With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded with an insurance protection that guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

ICELAND SUMMER TOUR REVIEWS

Discover what our fantastic clients liked about their summer tour of Iceland.

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Amy WoodsUnited States

I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and... read more

I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again! 

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Barry and CarolynUnited States

This was our first trip with Nordic Visitor and we expect that it won't be our last! The accommodations were... read more

This was our first trip with Nordic Visitor and we expect that it won't be our last! The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The food was delicious at each of the guest houses. And most importantly the people of Iceland were kind and hospitable. We felt very welcome and safe. 

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YOUR ICELAND SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

Summer in Iceland has so many delights in store for you. Picture yourself on an Iceland summer vacation, the long daylight hours stretching ahead of you. Soon, you could:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ICELAND SUMMER TOURS

If you’ve got questions about what it’s like to visit Iceland in summer, we’ve got the answers. Read on for expert advice regarding Iceland summer holiday packages, encompassing practical advice and insider tips.

Alternatively, learn about our booking terms, have a look at our general FAQs, or find out about our flexible Book With Confidence travel plan.

Iceland has been one of the best success stories in terms of handling the Covid-19 outbreak. The government has implemented a rigorous policy of tracing, testing and isolating. Because of this, Iceland has had one of the lowest number of coronavirus cases in Europe.

You can keep on top of our travel updates for Iceland and our other Northern European destinations to find out if you are eligible to visit. Additionally, discover what to expect on your trip with our travel safety advice and plan your trip with confidence thanks to our flexible booking terms

Iceland's summer season covers the months of April, MayJune, JulyAugust and September. 'First day of summer' is an official public holiday in Iceland, held on the first Thursday after 18 April.

The spell from June to August is the most popular time to visit Iceland, with mildest temperatures and longer daylight hours. It can still get chilly in Iceland at this time of year though, so be prepared for all weather!

Top tip: if you can get the vacation time, we recommend visiting Iceland in the 'shoulder season' around April and September. You will still enjoy more daylight hours during your stay, but you also benefit from better rates for accommodation. What's more, with fewer visitors during these months, you can enjoy attractions and activities with fewer crowds.

Iceland’s summer and winter seasons both have their own special appeal. You can decide which season to visit by thinking about the sort of activities you want to do and where you’d like to go.

If having more daylight hours and milder temperatures is important to you, we highly recommend coming to Iceland in summer. You’d also be able to explore the highlands and other destinations that are inaccessible in winter due to road closures.

If you want to chase the northern lights and see Iceland’s landscapes sprinkled with snow, then we suggest you visit Iceland in winter. You could also enjoy wintry activities like ice caving and soaking up the festive atmosphere at Christmas and New Year.

Alternatively, you could travel to Iceland in the shoulder season: April to May and September. These quieter periods still offer you long daylight hours and reasonably mild weather.

Iceland is the sort of place travellers love to return to. So after your first trip, you could always come back to experience the Land of Fire and Ice at a different time of year!

Explore these classic Iceland trips for top recommended itineraries, or get more advice on the best time to visit Iceland on our experts’ blog.

In summer in Iceland, the average temperature is 11°C (52°F). However, on really warm days the temperature can reach 20°C (68°F). The highest recorded temperature in August in Iceland was 28°C (82°F), in 2017.

Find out more about the climate and weather in Iceland on our travel guide.

Summer is when Iceland really comes to life, as colourful wildflowers brighten up the countryside and daylight lingers long into the night. You can go along to vibrant music festivals, experience cultural events, and celebrate the summer solstice.

When you explore Iceland in summer, you are more likely to enjoy the best weather of the year. The average temperature is 11°C (52°F) and, although it’s unlikely to ever get hot in Iceland, it can climb up to 20°C (68°F). Of course, Iceland’s climate is changeable so you should prepare for all weather.

As it’s unlikely to be icy in the summer, you can generally expect good driving conditions at this time of year. Plus, Iceland’s F-roads tend to be open in the summer months. That means you can visit those harder-to-reach destinations like the highlands, which is a haven for hiking in the great outdoors.

Another great thing about Iceland in summer is that there are more activities to choose from and you have plenty of daylight hours to enjoy them.

You can pack in a lot of driving and stop at many different attractions on the same day. That’s because the sun rises early and sets late, so you have lots of time to explore.

The days are long in Iceland in summer, ranging between 15 and 21 hours. Visit in mid-June, when the summer solstice takes place, and you’ll experience the longest days of the year with 21 daylight hours. This phenomenon is called the “midnight sun” as it doesn’t really get dark during this period.

In July the daylight hours gradually go down as the month progresses, from over 20 hours to 18 hours. If you’re in Iceland in August, daylight decreases from 18 hours, at the start of the month, to just under 15 hours, at the end of August.

These long daylight hours are good news for you as a visitor because it means you can see more of Iceland in one day. You can find precise sunrise and sunset times on our guide to time and daylight in Iceland.

Summer is a great time to visit Iceland because it gives you so many activity options. Here are the best things to do in Iceland in summer:

  • Hike in national parks and over glaciers
  • Marvel at waterfalls up close
  • Join wildlife safaris to see puffins and whales
  • Ride an Icelandic horse
  • Take a 4x4 ride into the highlands
  • Drive around the Golden Circle
  • Discover glacier lagoons by boat
  • Relax in hot springs and pools
  • Walk on lava fields and black sand beaches
  • Go along to music festivals and cultural events

It is very unlikely you’ll see the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, in summer because the night skies are too light to distinguish them. If watching the northern lights in Iceland is on your wish list, you should plan a winter trip.

To view the northern lights, you ideally need a clear dark sky over a location away from light pollution. Visit between October and April, when the nights are darker and longer compared to the summer months.

Discover the best times and places to see the aurora borealis in Iceland on our blog.

Yes, you can tailor your Nordic Visitor package according to your needs and preferences. Our self-drive, private and multi-day tours of Iceland are the most flexible.

If you’d like to spend more time in a particular place or want to add optional activities, you can request this when booking your tour online. Your personal travel consultant will get in touch to confirm the extras with you. When they do, feel free to ask them for any destination suggestions or adjustments to your package.

Please note that if you want to go on a guided small group tour, the duration and route will be fixed as you are travelling with other visitors. But your travel consultant can always tailor your itinerary by adding extra nights to the beginning or end of your trip.

We suggest that you check flights for dates and prices, but wait to purchase them until after your Nordic Visitor consultant has secured your tour bookings. This is no more than 2 working days after you receive your email confirmation of payment.

Once your travel consultant has confirmed your Iceland package, you will have all of the details you need to buy suitable flights. We can book your airport transfer in Iceland once you let us know the flight details.

Even in summer in Iceland, it’s important to be ready for any kind of weather as it can change quickly. We highly recommend bringing layers so that you can adapt to the wind, sun or rain.

In summer you’ll need to pack SPF lotion, sunglasses and a sun hat. You might also want to bring an eye mask as the nights can be quite bright, due to the midnight sun.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Iceland trip in summer:

  • Fleece jacket or lightweight wool sweater
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good grip
  • Backpack
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Warm hat
  • Cap
  • Thermal underwear and socks
  • Eye mask
  • Swimwear and sandals
  • SPF lotion
  • Sunglasses

Be sure to bring swimwear with you if you want to bathe in Iceland’s hot springs and geothermal pools. Icelanders love relaxing in hot springs and we highly recommend you join them – especially after a day of exploration and adventure!

For more in-depth tips on what to bring, check out our packing guide for Iceland.

Iceland’s summer brings some of the best weather of the year, with the possibility of sunny days – but it can still get cold, windy and rainy. For this reason, we recommend you bring clothing for all eventualities.

Dressing in layers is a great way to adjust to the changeable weather. Be sure to wear a waterproof jacket and trousers, comfortable walking shoes with a good grip, and a lightweight sweater if it’s cold. Bring a backpack when you’re day touring to ensure you always have warm clothing on you if you need it.

You can get more advice on what to wear in Iceland on our blog.

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