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Iceland Full Circle & The Westfjords

(14 days / 13 nights)

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See the best of Iceland through the eyes of a local!

This 14-day guided small group tour lets you experience the best of Iceland, from the charming capital city, Reykjavík, to remote stretches of idyllic Icelandic nature. The route combines popular attractions along the famous Ring Road, like the Glacier Lagoon, Golden Circle and south coast, as well as the lesser-known gems of the Westfjords. This tour allows you to explore every corner of Iceland, with exciting activities including a boat tour to Vigur island, a visit to the Mývatn nature baths, boat tour among the icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon, and go to the best museums that our staff recommends.

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14 days / 13 nights

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Approx 985780 ISK

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— Why book this tour

  • More included options and no hidden fees
  • Free private transfer from airport on arrival
  • Handpicked hotels by local travel experts
  • Groups limited to 16 travellers
  • Experienced local guides
  • 100% guaranteed departures

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  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Sail among the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
  • Photograph the jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Roam the tranquil villages of the East Fjords
  • Discover the volcanic Lake Mývatn and its beautiful surroundings
  • Enjoy gems in the north including nearby Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi
  • Bathe in the healing water of the Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Walk the quaint streets of Akureyri, the unofficial capital of north Iceland
  • Visit wondrous waterfallsbird cliffs and wildlife in the Westfjords
  • Enjoy the striking nature of Snæfellsnes and its charming fishing villages

 

Travel style

Guided Small Groups i

Interest

Classic i

Pace level

Level 2 (Classic) i

Activity level

Level 1 (Easy) i

Season

Jun - Aug

Max group size

16

Driving distance

3264/2028 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Nordic adventure.

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  • Day 1: Arrival to Iceland and Reykjavik

    On arrival at Keflavik International Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at your own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk. In the evening, have dinner at one of Reykjavík‘s many gourmet restaurants (not included) and spend the evening at leisure.

    Spend the night at Centerhotel Laugavegur or similar.

    Included:
    • Private meet & greet airport transfer on arrival
    • Welcome drink and group information meeting with your guide

    Average Driving Distance: 49 km / 30 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 50 Minutes

    Attractions Accommodation details Optional Extras
  • Day 2: The Famous Golden Circle & Friðheimar Farm Visit

    This morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel and you will head to Þingvellir, a national park which has been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, you will visit the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and colourful hot springs. The tour will continue to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, where you can see white water thrash and tumble down two-tiers, falling metres below.

    After a scenic drive, the tour will make a special stop at Friðheimar farm, where we’ll get to taste geothermally-grown tomatoes from one of their greenhouses. We will also meet Icelandic horses, famous for their diversity of gaits, strength and good spirit. After a day filled with fun highlights, you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers with an amazing view over the Ölfusá river.

    Spend the night at Hótel Selfoss or similar.

    Included:
    • Visit to the Friðheimar Greenhouse including tasting the local production
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average Driving Distance: 195km / 121 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

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  • Day 3: Volcanic Wonders of the South Coast

    This morning, you and your fellow travellers will learn about Iceland‘s unique geology. You will visit the Lava Centre, an interactive exhibition about Iceland’s volcanic activity, its frequent earthquakes and how Iceland evolved over millions of years.

    The next leg of the tour takes place along the south coast, with a stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can experience walking behind the misty cascade, and the gorgeous 60-metre high Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road. We will make a stop for a tour of Skógar Folk Museum, which boasts an array of interesting artefacts including an original turf farm. Further ahead at Vík, you will get to visit the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar.

    After exploring the beautiful black beaches we continue our journey to our charming accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur where you will enjoy dinner with the group.

    Spend the night at Magma Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • Entrance to the Lava Center
    • Entrance and Guided Tour at Skógar Museum
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 225 km / 140 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

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  • Day 4: Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

    Today’s drive takes us to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, including a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. Here you‘ll have some time to explore the area before heading on to the Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon, and onwards to its more famous neighbour, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided amphibian boat tour.

    After our glacier experience, get ready for some home-made ice cream, called glacier ice cream or Jökulís, at one of the local farms in the area. End the evening with a group dinner with your fellow travellers.

    Spend the night at Fosshótel Vatnajökull or similar.

    Included:
    • Local Ice Cream Stop
    • Guided boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 190 km / 120 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

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  • Day 5: Rugged East Fjords

    Today’s drive through east Iceland allows you to experience tranquil fishing villages, as well as vistas of spectacular fjords and sweeping landscapes. On the way we will make a stop that might delight those who enjoy offbeat attractions – particularly geology buffs or garden enthusiasts - a visit to Petra’s Mineral Collection in Stöðvarfjörður. Then we will continue making our way through the rugged East Fjords, towards Egilsstaðir, making a short visit to Seyðisfjörður. Afterwards, you will return to Egilsstaðir, where you will have the evening at your leisure. Please note that dinner is not included on this day. There are several restaurants to choose from in town, as well as the choice to dine at the hotel.

    Spend the night in Hótel Hallormsstaður or similar

    Included:
    • Entrance to Petra’s stone collection
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel

    Average driving distance: 318 km / 198 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

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  • Day 6: Lake Mývatn & Dettifoss Waterfall

    Today we head north with a stop at the roaring waterfall Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Next, we will head to the volcanic landscape of Lake Mývatn where we will visit sights such as Dimmuborgir, which is a magnificent lava landscape with extraordinary formations, columns, caves, and arches. Námaskarð is another sight you will visit. This geothermal area located by the pass over Mount Námafjall is also called Námafjall, Hverir or Hverarönd, interchangeably. The area draws many visitors to its Martian-like terrain; the mountainside is stained neon green, orange and stark white thanks to the various gases escaping from subterranean vents. You will end the day with dinner at Icelandair Hotel Mývatn.

    Spend the night Hótel Laxá or similar.

    Included:
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 330 km / 205 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

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  • Day 7: Ásbyrgi, Hljóðaklettar & Mývatn Nature Baths

    If you like whales, Húsavík is the place to be. We will drive to this small fishing village and visit a fascinating whale museum before driving to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Here we will visit the Ásbyrgi canyon, which according to legend was formed by a footprint from the Norse god Odin's eight-legged horse.

    Later in the afternoon we will take a dip in the soothing geothermal milky-blue waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths. In the evening, you will enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.

    Spend another night in Hótel Laxá or similar.

    Included:
    • Entrance to Húsavík Whale Museum
    • Entrance to the Mývatn Nature Baths
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 250 km / 155 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 8: Capital of North Iceland - Akureyri

    Leaving the Mývatn area today, our first highlight of the journey is the mighty Goðafoss, “The Waterfall of the Gods”. We will then make our way to the charming town of Akureyri, where we will take a stroll through the town centre that is always full of life during the summer months.

    After an early lunch, you will have some free time to explore on your own , before we head towards our next stop, Tröllaskagi (“The Peninsula of the Trolls”). Here you can enjoy fantastic scenery of beautiful mountains, cliffs and fjords before continuing through Siglufjörður, which was once the centre of Iceland’s herring fleet. We will make a stop at the Herring Era Museum, and taste some local delicacies, before heading for the next accommodation, where you will enjoy dinner with the group.

    Spend the night at Hofsstaðir Country Hotel or similar.

    Included:
    • The Herring Era Museum including a local treat
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 380 km / 236 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 9: Journey to the West Fjords

    Today, you will drive onwards to the tranquil, remote Westfjords of Iceland before reaching the small village of Hólmavik. The village’s oldest house has been rebuilt and now houses a restaurant where you can see old photos of the village. End the day with a visit to the Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum, which will give you an unforgettable introduction to the mystical world of supernatural Iceland. You will have the remainder of the day to relax and enjoy, in the area of Drangsnes, a scenic village that is lovely to roam.

    Spend the night at Malarhorn or similar.

    Included:
    • The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 360 km / 224 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 6-7 Hours

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  • Day 10: Vast Fjords and Adorable Wildlife

    Today’s journey is characterised by dramatic fjords and towering mountains. Along the way we will stop at the rustic old farmstead of Litlibær, which now serves as an open-air museum, before heading to Ísafjörður, the unofficial capital of the Westfjords, and the biggest settlement in the region. There you will find some of the most historic houses in Iceland, dating back to the mid-18th century.

    After arriving in Ísafjörður, you will take a boat tour to Vigur island, home to thousands of birds such as eider ducks, arctic terns, and puffins. In Vigur you will be served refreshments by the farmer’s family.

    Enjoy your evening at leisure in Ísafjörður with dinner on your own in town.

    Spend the night at Hótel Ísafjörður or similar.

    Included:
    • Litlibær open-air museum
    • Guided boat tour to Vigur Island
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel

    Average driving distance: 240 km / 149 mi. 
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

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  • Day 11: The Dramatic Dynjandi Waterfall

    In the morning, we will head to Suðureyri where you will enjoy a walking tour and get a good taste of the local cuisine and meet the locals. This unique opportunity offers you a chance to see how Icelanders thrive at the edge of the arctic. You will get to taste fresh fish caught from the pristine waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

    Next, we head to the southern part of the Westfjords, starting with a visit to Dýrafjörður, where you will find the trail of the Viking Saga hero Gisli Súrsson. Continuing to Hrafnseyri, you can visit a museum dedicated to another Icelandic hero, Jón Sigurðsson, who was influential in Iceland’s battle for independence. Next, we will make a stop at the impressive veiled Dynjandi waterfall before we head to our accommodation in Patreksfjörður. In the evening, arrange for dinner on your own, and spend the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Fosshótel Westfjords or similar.

    Included:
    • Guided Food Trail in Suðureyri
    • Entrance to Hrafnseyri Museum
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel

    Average driving distance: 230 km / 143 mi. 
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 7-8 Hours

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Accommodation details
  • Day 12: Látrabjarg Cliffs & Breiðafjörður Bay

    We kick off the day with an early visit to the spectacular 444 metre-high cliff of Látrabjarg, situated at the westernmost point of Europe. Here, you can get a good look at some of Iceland’s many species of nesting seabirds, such as puffins and razorbills. Next we take the Baldur ferry across Breiðafjörður Bay to the village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, passing the island of Flatey along the way.

    Next the tour will visit Kirkjufell, a 463m high mountain on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula. The mountain is popular with photographers in Iceland thanks to its unusual shape. Next, you will continue along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula towards your accommodation. Enjoy dinner at your accommodation. In the evening we recommend a walk down to the coastline to enjoy the view.

    Spend the night at Fosshótel Hellnar or similar.

    Included:
    • Baldur Ferry
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Dinner at your accommodation

    Average driving distance: 260 km / 162 mi. 
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 Hours

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  • Day 13: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    We will start the day by visiting the highlights of Snæfellsjökull National Park and the southern part of the peninsula. We will start at Djúpalónssandur, where you can try your strength by lifting the giant boulders found on the beach. Next, we will visit Arnarstapi, where you will find some unique rock formations, before heading to Búðir where you will find the iconic black church, Búðakirkja. Upon your return to Reykjavik, you will have free time to explore the city.

    Spend the night at Centerhotel Laugavegur or similar.

    Included:
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel

    Average driving distance: 188 km / 117 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 6-7 Hours

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  • Day 14: Departure Day

    When it’s time to depart, you will transfer from the hotel to Keflavik International Airport by bus about three hours before your flight. If your departure is in the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the Blue Lagoon* geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing to the airport.

    Included:
    • Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
    • Shuttle Transfer to Keflavík International Airport on Departure

    Average Driving Distance: 49 km / 30 mi.
    Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 50 Minutes

    Attractions Optional Extras

Map

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

Essential information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking this small guided group 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 guided group tour, a local guide will lead you and fellow travellers on an adventure in Iceland. You’ll follow a set itinerary, going on walks, excursions and dining together as a group.

Your guide will act as a driver and you’ll benefit from their in-depth knowledge of Iceland along the way. We carefully select local guides with years of experience that come highly recommended. They’ll share with you their love of their country, stories and historical knowledge as well as recommendations.

Our guides always have a trick up their sleeves to surprise you and make your experience in Iceland extra special.

You’ll travel by minibus, which is equipped with Wi-Fi. The groups are capped at 16 people so you can enjoy a more personal experience. 

The driver-guide will also be there for you if you need anything during the tour. Plus, you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline during your trip should you need to contact us. 

All your services will be pre-booked by your personal travel consultant at Nordic Visitor. This includes your airport transfers, accommodation in Iceland, minibus and activities, as specified in the itinerary.

Due to the nature of this tour and activities included, it’s not recommended for families with young children. That said, it is suitable for well-travelled, active children of 12 years or older. If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

To make sure you and your fellow travellers have a comfortable journey, we need to limit the size and amount of luggage in the bus. 

Each guest can bring one suitcase or large bag that can be stored in the back of the minibus and one smaller item (e.g., a backpack or daypack) to keep inside the van for daily essentials like camera, wallet, medications and so forth. Unfortunately carry-on suitcases (cabin bags) are too large to store in the van’s overhead racks. 

If you have any questions about luggage your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.

On your guided group tour, you’ll stay in accommodation that’s been hand-picked by our local Iceland travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience. 

You can view the detailed list of hotels for this trip under the accommodation tab.

During the booking steps, you can choose a single or double room. Please note that in Iceland room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America. 

For example, a double bed often consists of 2 single beds pushed together. Twin rooms are 2 separate single beds. Triple rooms are not available for this tour. If your group contains 3 or more people, please contact us for booking assistance.

This itinerary includes a few walks in nature. This means you must be prepared and able to walk between 3–5 kilometres (1.8–3 miles) daily. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the minibus and at each hotel.

You’ll board an amphibian boat tour and sail between the massive icebergs bobbing on the picturesque Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The excursion takes roughly 40 minutes and includes an English-speaking guide. They will tell you about the geology of the region and share interesting facts about the lagoon. 

Everyone on board will receive a life vest which they must wear during the cruise.

Please note that the glacier lagoon boat tour is not available in April. Instead, the group will enjoy a free lunch together in the area.

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, you can ask your guide or call our office. And if anything unexpected happens outside working hours, you can reach us on our 24/7 helpline. 

The Reykjavík-based travel expert on call will handle any unforeseen situations for you, such as unusual weather or events.

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.

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.

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.

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
  • 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!
     

As you won’t be able to access your suitcase while sitting on the bus, we recommend packing a backpack for your daily essentials. For more information, check out this Iceland packing list.

There are limited laundry facilities along the Ring Road and in Iceland’s countryside. Some hotels do offer dry cleaning for an additional cost. 

If you would prefer not to use this service, we recommend bringing or buying a small pack of detergent. This way you can hand wash your items in your hotel bathroom.

With Nordic Visitor, breakfast is always included at your accommodations in Iceland. You’ll also have some dinners included throughout the guided portion of this tour, as stated in your itinerary. 

These will either be a set dinner menu or a buffet with a variety of fresh, local ingredients. You’ll be able to choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options by notifying your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions.

Please note that drinks are not included with your dinners.

As for the other meals, your guide will stop along the way for you to pick up snacks, drinks and lunch.

The amount of spending money you’ll 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.

As you’ll be travelling as part of a guided group tour, your itinerary for this portion of your trip is set. But you can still customise other parts of your package.

For instance, you could add extra nights in Reykjavík before or after the guided portion of your trip. This will give you more time to explore the Icelandic capital city at your own pace. You can add these additional days while booking your package online. 

You might also like to add optional excursions and day trips to your itinerary. On each tour page, you’ll see recommended optional activities such as whale watching, spas and food tours. 

Please get in touch with us if you have something specific in mind or have any questions about customising your guided group tour.

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

Nordic Visitor offers 10–20% deposits to reserve your tour. 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 in advance. 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.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Stress-free travel

One of our best lifetime trips. We felt that we were well looked after from the moment we landed in KEF to the departure day. Stress free travel with a knowledgeable guide.

Organisation was excellent

The accommodations were all very clean and the beds in all of them were very comfortable. Hotel staff were always helpful. The range of accommodation from former boarding schools to new hotels was interesting in itself and the variety added to the tour. The meals provided were excellent and high quality. There was also a delicious variety of food.  Our guide was possibly the best guide I have ever had on a guided tour. He shared with us his enormous knowledge of Iceland and made every effort to provide us with an understanding of the geology, history and social development of Iceland. He had a great sense of humour and was kind and caring to everyone.

I felt that the organisation by Nordic Visitor was excellent both before and during the tour. There was always someone on the telephone to answer queries before I arrived in Iceland. There was a small change to our itinerary and great efforts were made to compensate for that with an extra evening meal and additional visit to a small farm as well as a trip on a trawler in the Western Fjords. These were much appreciated. My friend Lesley Hallett and I visited the Nordic Visitor Office in Reykjavik after our tour and were delighted to meet some of the staff. We recorded a short video of some of our immediate reactions to the tour.

A trip we will remember

A trip we will remember for long long time.

High standard

All the accommodation was of a high standard,the day tours were brilliant and very well guided and the food was of a high standard. I cannot stress how much my wife and i were impressed with our guide, he was extremely knowledgeable about Iceland and nothing was too much trouble, I must say that after travelling the world Iceland is one of the best places we have ever visited and we will return one day.

Detailed personal itinerary

Iceland is not only a wonderful country to tour with friendly people but the services and detailed personal itinerary provided by Nordic Visitor, made our visit one of those lifelong memorable occasions.

Outstanding tour guide

Our tour guide, was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable and interesting, very personable and went out of his way to meet people's interests! He was a great ambassador for Iceland and Icelanders :) He seemed to know every nook and byway of the country, and knew someone in every one.

Accommodation

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Center Hotels Laugavegur is a modern hotel located in the heart of 101 Reykjavík, on the city´s main shopping street. Each guestroom features minimalist Scandinavian design wi...

Hotel Selfoss is a quality four star hotel overlooking the Ölfus River, offering tranquility with a modern touch. With 99 well-appointed rooms and suites with satellite TV and interne...

Magma Hotel is a small, intimate hotel with spacious and comfortable rooms, excellent amenities and a modern Nordic design aesthetic. The property has views of lava fields, a black sand ri...

This hotel is located in the south-east of Iceland. Although it is not a luxury hotel, it is the best accommodation of the region and you’ll be greeted by magnificent views over the...

Hótel Hallormsstaður is a complex located just south of Egilsstaðir in East Iceland. It is nestled between the Hallormsstaður forest and Lagarfljót lake. This h...

Hótel Laxá is a modern and elegant hotel located just south of the famous Lake Mývatn. At Hótel Laxá you can expect a comfortable stay within modern d&ea...

Hótel Laxá is a modern and elegant hotel located just south of the famous Lake Mývatn. At Hótel Laxá you can expect a comfortable stay within modern d&ea...

Hofsstaðir offers versatile comfort and relaxation as well as excellent panorama view of Skagafjörður. Here you can benefit from the peaceful countryside with all principal se...

Malarhorn is the sole guesthouse in the tiny village of Drangsnes. Rooms are comfortable and guests have access to patios that look out into the ocean to Grimsey island.

Hótel Ísafjörður is centrally located and close to main town attractions. The rooms are decorated in standard Scandinavian simplicity and some rooms have a view of t...

Fosshotel Westfjords is a three-star hotel located in the small fishing village of Patreksfjörður, close to attractions including the Látrabjarg nesting cliff, the Dynjandi...

This charming countryside hotel is situated close to Kirkjufell mountain and right beneath Snæfellsjökull glacier, a national park made famous in the novel Journey to the Centre...

Center Hotels Laugavegur is a modern hotel located in the heart of 101 Reykjavík, on the city´s main shopping street. Each guestroom features minimalist Scandinavian design wi...

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