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What are the most popular types of tours in Iceland?

The most popular types of tours in Iceland are the Golden Circle tours, the South Coast tours, and the various Northern lights tours available during winter. Other popular tours include Blue Lagoon tours and Ice cave tours.

What is the best tour for Iceland?

For the full Icelandic experience, the best tour is this Unforgettable 10-Day Complete Ring Road Self-Drive Tour of Iceland, which takes you around the country and to all the top attractions, such as the Godafoss waterfall, Mount Kirkjufell and many, many more.

If you're visiting in winter, you can't go wrong with this Amazing 3-Day Northern Lights Self-Drive Tour, which includes glacier hiking and exploring Iceland's South Coast while searching for the aurora borealis.

For the perfect day tour, this Golden Circle Tour with a visit to an Ice Cream Farm is a big highlight, as it takes you to three of Iceland's unique natural wonders in one day and ends with fresh ice cream!

Want to relax? Make a day of it with this Premium Blue Lagoon Tour with Return Transfer from Reykjavik and soak in the azure-colored geothermal waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Explore the dramatic side of Iceland's nature on this Incredible South Coast Day Tour, which takes you to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Skogafoss waterfall, and the infamous black sand beach of Reynisfjara.

For the best winter day tour in Iceland, this Unmissable Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajokull National Park takes you inside a glacier and into a naturally-formed blue ice cave which is only accessible during the winter.

What is the best day trip from Reykjavik?

Reykjavik is conveniently located near many natural wonders and attractions, making it a great base for day tours.

Among the best day trips from Reykjavik is this Immersive Golden Circle Small Group Minibus Tour which takes you to go see bursting hot springs and golden waterfalls.

Another great day tour is this Unforgettable Small Group Tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula, which takes you around the beautiful peninsula just north of Reykjavik, which includes glaciers, waterfalls, and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain.

If you want to explore the south, this Amazing 10-Hour South Coast Tour takes you to dramatic black sand beaches and breathtaking waterfalls before returning to Reykjavik.

What is the best tour company in Iceland?

There are many great tour companies in Iceland, big and small, that take visitors to popular attractions around the country.

Troll Expeditions is a tour company based in Reykjavik that focuses on small groups and adventurous activities and consistently has good reviews and happy travelers.

NiceTravel was founded in 2012 by three Icelandic families and provides many fun tours to be a part of and knowledgeable guides leading the way.

Reykjavik Excursions is the largest and most prominent travel company in Iceland, with various bus tours to well-known destinations, and they also operate the popular FlyBus airport shuttle.

What is the best tour package in Iceland?

There are many great tour packages to choose from, depending on the season and the duration of the trip.

This Amazing 5-Day Summer Vacation Package takes you to beautiful places such as Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the Snaefellsnes peninsula while making the most of the midnight sun.

If you're visiting during winter, you can't go wrong with this Scenic 5-Day Winter Vacation Package, which includes ice caving and a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

If time is not a concern, the absolute best tour package is this Epic 2-Week Self-Drive Tour of the Complete Ring Road & the Westfjords, which takes you around the country to all the major attractions, as well as adventuring to the remote and beautiful Westfjords of Iceland.

How do I choose the right tour in Iceland for me?

When choosing a tour in Iceland, consider your interests and physical abilities. Some tours, such as glacier hiking and ice cave tours, require a moderate level of fitness.

While simple sightseeing tours like the Golden Circle or whale-watching tours are suitable for all ages and abilities. It's also important to consider the time of year, as some tours are only offered during certain seasons, such as ice-caving, which is only available during winter.

Where do Golden Circle tours take me in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is Iceland's most famous sightseeing route and comprises three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Haukadalur geothermal valley, and Gullfoss waterfall. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage and is found within a forty minutes drive from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik. Haukadalur valley is home to the famous hot springs Strokkur and Geysir. The route draws its name from the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, which translates to "Golden Falls".

What are glacier tours in Iceland?

Glacier exploration is one of the most authentically Icelandic activities available—over 11% of Iceland’s landmass is, after all, covered with ice caps. Glacier and ice cap tours allow you to explore Iceland’s most popular glacier hiking locations—such as the glaciers Langjokull, Vatnajokull, Myrdalsjokull, and Solheimajokull—on a snowmobile, in a super jeep or by foot. There are also numerous tours that take you inside a glacier, either into natural ice caves or a man-made ice tunnel.

What tours in Iceland are good for avoiding crowds?

The best tours for avoiding crowds in Iceland are self-drive tours where you can explore at your own time and pace by visiting popular attractions outside their busiest hour.

This Spectacular 8-Day Self Drive Tour of the Ring Road takes you around the country, visiting all the major natural wonders and attractions along the coast. Since you're driving yourself there, you can choose to go there when it's the least busy, such as early in the morning or around dinnertime.

In short, the best way to avoid crowds in Iceland is not being part of one.

What is the appeal of snowmobile tours in Iceland?

Snowmobile tours in Iceland balance incredible sightseeing opportunities and adrenaline-fuelled action. Whizzing and carving your way across some of Iceland’s most staggering ice caps, you'll be exposed to incredible views, intricate ice sculptures and crevasses, and you'll experience the incontestable thrill of speed.

Can I go on ice cave tours year round in Iceland?

Ice caves form within the country’s glaciers and melt away during the summer. Most ice caves, therefore, can only be visited during winter with the help of a knowledgeable guide on ice cave tours. At the start of the winter seasons, glacier guides head out into the unknown to locate newly formed ice caves for exploration. The only ice cave that's possible to visit year-round is in Myrdalsjokull glacier in south Iceland.

Can anyone go on horse riding tours in Iceland?

Horse riding tours are a great way to experience the beauty of Iceland's nature while getting to know the amazing Icelandic horse. Horse riding is available for both beginner and experienced riders. While some tour operators set their age limits, most will allow independent riders from five years old, but young children are normally led along by the tour guide.

Where can I go on whale watching tours in Iceland?

Whale watching in Iceland is one of the most popular travel activities to engage in, thanks to over twenty species of cetacean that can be found in Iceland's waters. Visitors can choose to go whale watching from various locations, most notably from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, from Akureyri in the north, or the charming town of Husavik, which is colloquially referred to as "Europe’s whale-watching capital."

When is the best time of year to visit Iceland?

The best time to visit Iceland depends on your interests. If you want to see the northern lights, the best time to visit is between September and April. However, if you want to experience the midnight sun, you should visit during the summer months (June through August).

The shoulder seasons of May and September can also be a good time to visit, as the crowds at the most popular attractions are smaller.

What should I wear on a tour in Iceland?

It's important to dress appropriately for the type of tour you're going on and the weather conditions. In general, it's recommended to dress in layers, including a waterproof and windproof outer layer, warm and waterproof boots, and a hat and gloves. Some tours, such as glacier hiking and ice cave tours, may require additional gear, such as crampons and helmets, which will be provided by the tour company. If you're hoping to dip into a hot spring or a local swimming pool, make sure to pack a swimsuit as well.

What should I pack for a tour in Iceland?

The weather in Iceland is unpredictable, so it is best to pack for all types of weather. Layers are key, and visitors should bring waterproof and windproof jackets, hiking boots, thermal undergarments, gloves, and hats. It's also a good idea to bring a swimsuit for visiting geothermal pools.

Do I need to book a tour in advance?

It's highly recommended to book tours in advance, especially during the high season (June-August) when they can sell out quickly. Booking in advance ensures that you have a guaranteed spot on the tour and can also sometimes result in discounted prices. Keep in mind that you can cancel most tours for any reason without charge, up until 24 hours before departure.

Can I book tours in Iceland last-minute?

It's possible to book tours in Iceland last-minute, but availability can be limited during peak travel season. It's recommended to book in advance to ensure availability and to secure the best price.

Are tours in Iceland expensive?

Tours in Iceland can be expensive, but prices vary depending on the type of tour and the length of the tour. Some of the most popular tours, like the Golden Circle and South Coast tours, can be done as a self-drive tour, which can be more cost-effective than joining a guided tour.

Can I cancel my tour in Iceland?

Yes, you can cancel a tour for any reason and receive a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before departure.

How long are tours in Iceland?

The length of tours in Iceland varies depending on the type of tour. Most day tours are between 6-12 hours long, while multi-day tours can last anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks.

Can I change my tour booking?

Yes, you can change your tour booking by sending us an email or using our chat widget.

Do I need to rent a car to explore Iceland?

While it is possible to explore Iceland by renting a car, there are many guided tours available that take visitors to popular attractions. For those who prefer not to drive, a guided tour is a good option.

Are tours accessible for people with disabilities?

Accessibility varies among tours in Iceland. It's important to research and inquire about accessibility options before booking a tour. Some tour operators offer accessible vehicles, wheelchair ramps, and other accommodations for people with disabilities

Should I tip my tour guides in Iceland?

Tipping is not expected in Iceland, as service charges are usually included in the bill. However, it's common to round up the bill or leave a small tip for exceptional service.

Are there any cultural norms I should be aware of when participating in tours in Iceland?

Icelandic culture places a high value on respect and consideration for others. It's important to follow tour guidelines, respect the environment, and be mindful of other participants. Tipping is not expected, but it's common to show appreciation for exceptional service.

Are tours in Iceland suitable for families with children?

Many tours in Iceland are suitable for families with children, but it's important to choose age-appropriate activities. Some tours have age restrictions, so it's important to check before booking. Many tours offer child-friendly options and discounts.

Can I book a private tour in Iceland?

Private tours are available in Iceland, and they offer a more personalized experience. Private tours can be customized to meet individual needs and interests, but they are typically more expensive than group tours.

Are there any age restrictions for tours in Iceland?

Some tours in Iceland have age restrictions due to safety concerns. It's important to check before booking to ensure that the tour is suitable for your age group.

Is it necessary to have travel insurance when booking a tour in Iceland?

It's recommended to have travel insurance when booking a tour in Iceland to cover unexpected medical emergencies.

Are meals included in tours in Iceland?

Meals are not always included in tours in Iceland, but many tours offer meal options or stops at local restaurants. It's important to check before booking to avoid any surprises.

Can I bring my own snacks or food on tours in Iceland?

It's possible to bring your own snacks or food on tours in Iceland, but some tours provide food or offer meal options. It's important to check before booking to avoid any confusion.

Can I bring my own alcohol on tours in Iceland?

Some tours may allow alcohol consumption, but it's important to check with your tour guide beforehand.

Are tours in Iceland eco-friendly?

Many tours in Iceland have eco-friendly policies and practices, such as minimizing waste, supporting local businesses, and respecting the environment.

Can I bring my pet on tours in Iceland?

Pets are not typically allowed on tours in Iceland. Service animals may be allowed, but it's important to check with us beforehand.

Are there any health concerns I should be aware of when participating in tours in Iceland?

Iceland is a relatively safe country, but visitors should be aware of the risks associated with outdoor activities, such as hiking, snowmobiling, and snorkeling in cold water. Visitors should also be prepared for weather conditions, which can be unpredictable. It's recommended to bring any necessary medication.

Can I customize my own tour in Iceland?

Yes, just send us a message and we'll help you customize your tour in Iceland.

Are there any restrictions for photography or filming on tours in Iceland?

There are no restrictions on taking photos or videos on tours in Iceland, but in some places, there might be restrictions on flying drones.

Do I need a tour guide to visit natural attractions in Iceland?

Visitors can visit most natural attractions in Iceland on their own, but it's recommended to hire a guide for safety and environmental reasons. A guide can also provide valuable information and context about the attraction.

Can I book a tour that includes multiple activities?

Many tours in Iceland offer multiple activities, such as hiking, snowmobiling, and visiting natural attractions. It's important to check before booking to ensure that the tour includes the activities that you are interested in.

Are tours in Iceland suitable for solo travelers?

Tours in Iceland are suitable for solo travelers, as many tours offer group options.

What are the benefits of taking a tour in Iceland?

There are several benefits to taking a tour in Iceland, including:

Convenience: A tour in Iceland can be a convenient way to explore the country's top attractions. Tour operators provide transportation, accommodation, and other logistics, which can make travel planning easier and more efficient.

Expert guidance: Tour guides in Iceland are knowledgeable about the country's culture, history, and natural attractions. They can provide valuable information and context about the places you visit, which can enhance your travel experience.

Safety: Outdoor activities in Iceland can be dangerous, especially for inexperienced travelers. Tour operators in Iceland prioritize safety, and they have experienced guides who can provide safety tips and guidelines.

Local perspective: Tour guides in Iceland are often locals who can provide an authentic and unique perspective on the country's culture and way of life. They can also recommend local restaurants, shops, and other hidden gems that may not be found in guidebooks.

Stress-free travel: Traveling in a foreign country can be stressful, especially if you are unfamiliar with the language and customs. Taking a tour in Iceland can provide a stress-free travel experience, as you don't have to worry about transportation, navigation, or other logistical details.

Social interaction: Tours in Iceland can provide opportunities for social interaction with other travelers. Group tours can be a great way to meet new people and make connections with like-minded individuals.

Time-saving: Iceland has many natural attractions that are spread out across the country, and it can be time-consuming to visit them all on your own. Tours in Iceland can provide a time-saving option, as they typically visit multiple attractions in a single day or week.

In summary, taking a tour in Iceland can provide convenience, safety, local perspective, and stress-free travel. It can also provide opportunities for social interaction and time-saving options.