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Guided Tours in Iceland

Exploring Iceland through guided tours is an enriching and immersive way to discover the country's natural wonders, cultural heritage, and hidden gems. These tours are led by experienced guides who possess in-depth knowledge of Iceland's landscapes, history, and folklore, ensuring that every moment of your journey is educational and entertaining.

Guided tours in Iceland cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone eager to experience Iceland's vibrant culture, there's a guided tour tailored to your desires. 

You can choose from top activities such as sightseeing in the Golden Circle, glacier hiking at Vatnajokull or Solheimajokull, northern lights hunting, culture tours in Reykjavik, and more.

One cool thing about guided tours is that they take you to special spots you might not find on your own. These spots are like hidden treasures. Your guide knows all the secrets and shares them with you, making your trip extra special.

Additionally, safety and convenience are paramount on guided tours. Knowledgeable guides ensure your well-being while navigating through Iceland's diverse terrain. Most of the time, they also double as your driver and photographer.

Guided tours in Iceland are like having a local friend who knows all the best places. They make your trip easy, safe, and filled with unforgettable experiences, no matter what you're into.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best guided tour in Iceland?

Iceland offers many excellent guided tours because of the country’s beautiful natural attractions and rich culture. The most popular guided tour in Iceland you can book is the ice cave tour in Vatnajokull from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The experience has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from more than 1,400 travelers.

If you want a multi-day option, another top-rated guided tour in Iceland is this three-day northern lights tour of the Golden Circle and South Coast. The tour includes accommodations, transport, glacier hiking, and ice caving tours. More than 900 travelers rated it 4.8 out of 5.

Lastly, if you prefer sightseeing in one of the most beautiful destinations in Iceland, this small-group tour of the Golden Circle with transfer from Reykjavik is ideal. It is rated 4.9 by roughly 550 travelers.

What is the cheapest guided tour in Iceland?

The cheapest guided tour in Iceland is also one of the most popular options that will take you to the Golden Circle. It is available for booking year-round for roughly 107 USD.

For animal lovers, you’ll be glad to know that this East Iceland horseback riding tour is one of the most affordable guided tours in Iceland. You can book it for around 111 USD per person.

Another option for the cheapest guided tours in Iceland is this small-group tour of the South Coast with transfer from Reykjavik. For approximately 129 USD, you’ll see waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers, and more.

Is it worth it to join guided tours in Iceland?

Absolutely! Guided tours in Iceland enhance your adventure by providing expert insights, access to hidden gems, and the convenience of local knowledge. These tours make your journey more memorable, offering unique perspectives and opportunities to explore Iceland's breathtaking landscapes.

What is included in a guided tour in Iceland?

The standard guided tour in Iceland includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off to all major guesthouses, hotels, or tour bus stops in Reykjavik, full transportation, and professional tour guides with experience. Larger tour operators also include free Wi-Fi and digital entertainment on their coaches. However, not all tours offer these inclusions. We recommend double-checking with your tour operator.

What types of guided tours are available in Iceland?

Iceland offers a wide variety of guided tours to suit different interests. You can find tours for sightseeing, hiking, exploring caves, watching the northern lights, getting up close to wildlife like whales, learning about history, and more. There's something for everyone.

What are the benefits of taking a guided tour in Iceland?

Guided tours offer several advantages. You get expert guidance, access to hidden spots, and safety while exploring Iceland. Guides take care of all the details, making your trip more enjoyable and worry-free.

Which language will my guide speak on my guided tour in Iceland?

All tour guides in Iceland speak fluent English, and all tours are conducted in English unless otherwise stated. Please contact us via info@guidetoiceland.is if you are having trouble finding a guided tour in your native language and we will arrange a guide for you.

Is admission to the Blue Lagoon included in the price of my guided tour in Iceland?

It depends on the tour you choose. Please note the terms and conditions outlined in the tour description to see whether the Blue Lagoon Spa admission is included or not.

Is lunch included in my guided tour in Iceland?

Generally, lunch is not included unless otherwise specified. It is recommended that you bring a packed lunch with you on the tour as not all tours will include stops at cafes or shops.

What do I need to pack for a guided tour in Iceland?

On day tours, only the bare necessities are needed. It is advised to bring a small backpack with you to carry water, spare clothing items, and, of course, your camera. If you are traveling on multi-day tours, you will be granted space on board for one large piece of luggage. Please keep this in mind when packing and try to store any excess luggage elsewhere if you possibly can.

What is the maximum capacity for guided tours?

Usually, there is no maximum capacity, though groups normally have between 20 to 30 people. Luxury coaches can, however, accommodate over fifty passengers. Meanwhile, if you join a small-group guided tour, your group will not exceed 19 people.

Does the bus stop at all of the listed attractions and how long do the stops last when on a guided tour in Iceland?

Unless otherwise stated, the bus will stop at each listed location, presenting the opportunity for sightseeing and photographs. Stops will usually last anywhere between 10 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on where you're stopping. A lunch stop will last approximately half an hour.

Is it better to book a guided tour on arrival to Iceland or beforehand?

We recommend booking your tours and activities before arriving in Iceland to save yourself from disappointment. Availability on some tours is limited due to popularity, so make sure to secure your spot a few weeks beforehand.

Will I be free to leave the tour group on my guided tour in Iceland?

You will be given some room to explore the attractions, but will be informed of when and where to rejoin the group. Missing this will likely hold the tour up, making you quite unpopular with your travel companions.

Can I bring my children on guided tours in Iceland?

Many guided tours are family-friendly and welcome children. Don't forget to check the tour descriptions for age recommendations to find suitable options for your family.

Is tipping customary for guides on guided tours in Iceland?

Tipping in Iceland is not mandatory but is appreciated as a token of gratitude for excellent service. If you feel that your guide has provided exceptional assistance and insights, feel free to offer a tip as a gesture of appreciation.
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