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Iceland Travel Update

Get travel updates for Iceland and find out how you can visit the Land of Fire and Ice. Our local travel experts will be delighted to plan your trip using their insider knowledge, so you can explore Iceland with confidence.

You can visit Iceland now

Since 2021, several volcanic events have taken place on the Reykjanes peninsula. You might be wondering whether it’s safe to visit Iceland in situations like this.

Fortunately, these eruptions are not dangerous, provided you stay away from the affected area and follow all safety advice. These volcanic events are localised fissure eruptions, so the lava flow is contained in a small area.

The Icelandic authorities always prioritise the wellbeing of locals and visitors. That's why those living in the nearby town of Grindavík were safely evacuated before nearby eruptions began.

There hasn't been any disruption to flights or airport transfers. And the main road around Iceland – the Ring Road – has remained open as usual. All tours have gone ahead as planned.

If you have any questions about the eruptions, visit our Iceland volcano update page. Here you’ll find information about what’s happening on the Reykjanes peninsula.

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Your own local consultant to plan your trip & answer your questions
  • Cancellation Protection available for your peace of mind
  • 24/7 helpline during your tour
  • Safety-vetted and quality-checked local services
  • Professional service from local experts
  • Flexible & customisable tour options

Our certifications and commitments

We want you to have the utmost confidence in booking your trip with Nordic Visitor. You can depend on us to deliver high standards of quality and trust, as these core values are the cornerstones of who we are.

Here are some of our accreditations and professional memberships that reflect our commitment to creating unrivalled travel experiences for you.

Certified Travel Service Vakinn - Quality System
Member of The Icelandic Travel Industry Association
Official agent Norway Hurtigruten cruises
Member of The Scottish Tourism Alliance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about safety when visiting Iceland. Our local travel experts – who are based in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík – share their advice on exploring Iceland now.

If you’d like more information on our flexible booking policy, check our Book With Confidence terms.

According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world and has been since 2008. Not only is there an excellent modern healthcare system in place, but the locals are known for their friendliness and liberal attitudes.

All of this makes Iceland a welcoming place for everyone, but especially for solo, female and LGBTQ+ travellers.

Find out more in these blog articles:

Iceland sits on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. This means the country is home to fascinating geological sites, including volcanoes and hot springs.

Most of these active volcanoes aren’t considered a threat by the local authorities. What’s more, scientists are constantly monitoring seismic and volcanic activity for any signs of an eruption.

If you’re exploring one of Iceland’s volcanic sites, make sure to keep to marked trails and check if the area is safe before setting out.

For up-to-date information about any ongoing volcanic activity, you can check out these resources:

Good to know: At Nordic Visitor, we stay informed about volcanic activity in Iceland so you can relax and enjoy your trip. If something does happen while you’re visiting Iceland, your dedicated travel consultant will keep you informed. Plus, you can call our 24/7 helpline if you need assistance.

Iceland’s healthcare system is highly rated by international standards and includes free in-patient hospitalisation for insured travellers. So we strongly suggest that you have comprehensive travel insurance for this reason.

For detailed information on Iceland's healthcare and local safety advice, read this health and safety page.

On a trip to Iceland, you could discover the raw nature that the Land of Fire and Ice is so famous for. Imagine seeing volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls. Breathe in the fresh, clean air as you roam the wild landscapes.

Embark on thrilling activities in Iceland like snowmobiling over a glacier, or snorkelling between two tectonic plates. You could even ride in a helicopter over recently formed lava fields.

Or simply unwind in natural hot springs for a totally relaxing experience. Stroll along black sand beaches and admire the majesty of Iceland’s soul-stirring scenery.

Whatever your perfect trip to Iceland looks like, you can rely on our local travel experts to plan it for you. Take a look at our Special Offers for Iceland to enjoy excellent discounts on selected tour packages.

What our customers say

 

Discover what our amazing clients thought about their experience with Nordic Visitor.

What a fantastic trip, to such a unique and beautiful island! […] All the arrangements worked perfectly, and the detailed and personalised itinerary prepared by Nordic Visitor was much appreciated. We also loved all the hotels and guesthouses that we stayed in, and the food was uniformly great. Everywhere felt very Covid safe and conscious, and the arrival and departure formalities were fine. Fantastic trip!

- Ian, visited Iceland 
This was one of our best trips ever and the amount of research and detail they provided us in hard copies was worth every penny. We knew this trip was going to be full of once in a lifetime experiences and it simply was easier to have them plan it without worrying about the day to day schedule. […] they were available 24/7 which gave me great comfort in knowing I could reach them anytime throughout our trip. Do not hesitate in using Nordic Visitor!

- Melanie, visited Iceland
Nordic Visitor had the whole package figured out and it worked like clockwork […] when we needed to change the pickup details of our last day (twice), they were very quick and responsive to help us. […] I would use this company again in a heartbeat.

- Eric, visited Iceland

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Take the wheel and embark on a self-guided journey in Iceland. These self-drive tours include your rental car and insurance, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 support.

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TRAVEL WITH YOUR OWN LOCAL GUIDE

Discover Iceland’s stunning sights with your own private guide, who knows the country inside out. Your accommodation, private driver-guide, daily breakfast and 24/7 support are included.

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Why choose Nordic Visitor

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Book With Confidence

Secure your trip your way with Nordic Visitor. Book a tour with as little as 10% deposit. With a 20% deposit or more, you will receive our Cancellation Protection free of charge. You can also pay the full price right away to guarantee today’s exchange rate. Terms & conditions apply.

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Trusted local travel experts

Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency headquartered in Iceland. Your trip will be planned by one of our Reykjavík-based travel experts, who live and breathe Iceland and provide excellent one-to-one service. You can trust in them to arrange a seamless tour of Iceland for you.

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You are in good hands

We are used to dealing with unforeseen and sometimes disruptive situations, such as volcano eruptions. So should anything unexpected arise during your tour, don’t worry. We will take care of reworking your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed. Our 24/7 helpline means we’re only a call away.

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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

Relax and let a local expert handle all the details of planning your trip. We take care of organising everything for you, from route planning to making bookings, so you save time and effort. You can look forward to your tour knowing that the experts have everything in hand.

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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.

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Handpicked hotels

Stay at high-quality accommodation on your tour of Iceland. We handpick every hotel and guesthouse included in your itinerary, ensuring that each one meets our high standards and adheres to our health policies. You’ll only stay in accommodation that has been highly rated by our customers.

Travel & Booking Advice

Here you can find everything you need to know about planning and enjoying travel during these times.

Contact us

If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our Iceland travel experts are here for you, to answer your queries and plan an unforgettable trip.

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