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Small Group Tours in Iceland

Small group tours in Iceland offer an intimate and immersive alternative to regular bus tours, with limited participants, usually ranging from a handful to 19 travelers. These tours provide distinct advantages that set them apart from their larger counterparts.

For example, this small group tour of the Golden Circle with transfer from Reykjavik accommodates booking for up to 19 participants. 

One of the primary benefits of small group tours is the personalized experience they offer. With fewer participants, guides can provide more detailed insights, answer questions thoroughly, and tailor the itinerary to the group's interests. 

Flexibility is another key advantage. Small groups allow for more flexibility and adaptability to changing weather conditions. This adaptability increases the chances of uncovering Iceland's hidden gems and capturing unique moments.

In addition, these small group tours can access places that larger buses cannot reach due to Iceland's rugged terrain and narrow roads. This exclusivity allows travelers to explore remote and unspoiled landscapes without the crowds.

Lastly, small group sizes translate into more efficient logistics, resulting in shorter waiting times and more time spent exploring Iceland's wonders. With knowledgeable guides, meaningful interactions, and access to hidden treasures, small group tours offer an exceptional way to discover Iceland's beautiful attractions and rich culture.

Frequently asked questions

What is a small group tour in Iceland?

A small group tour in Iceland is a guided tour experience that typically includes 10 to 12 participants, allowing for a more intimate experience, and you'll get the opportunity to ask your guide as many questions as you want during the tour. These tours are led by experienced guides who provide in-depth knowledge and insight into Iceland's culture, history, and natural landmarks.

Small group tours can either be day trips or longer multi-day tours, which include transport, accommodation, and activities.

What are the best small group tours in Iceland?

Some of the best small group tours in Iceland include this tour of Snaefellsnes National Park from Reykjavik, which has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by over 460 travelers. Another great option is the three-day northern lights tour of the Golden Circle and the South Coast, which has been highly rated by over 900 travelers.

The most popular choice is an ice cave tour in Vatnajokull glacier, starting from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, which is only available during winter. This tour activity is rated 4.5 out of 5 by more than 1,300 travelers.

What are the cheapest small group tours in Iceland?

One of the cheapest small group tours in Iceland is the two-hour walking tour of Reykjavik's history and culture, which is available year-round at around 40 USD. This guided glacier hiking tour of Skaftafell in Vatnajokull is also an affordable option at roughly 100 USD.

Are small group tours in Iceland worth it?

Yes, small group tours in Iceland are often considered worth it by travelers seeking a more personalized experience. These tours provide opportunities for in-depth immersion with knowledgeable guides, flexibility in exploring hidden gems, and better interaction with fellow adventurers.

What is the average group size of a small group tour in Iceland?

Most small group tours in Iceland usually accommodate between four and 12 travelers but can reach a maximum of 19 participants. A small group tour usually has fewer travelers than other types of tours. Small group tours are an excellent option if you are looking for a more personalized experience. They also mean that you can get more time with your knowledgeable tour guide. You will be able to ask them any questions you may have.

What types of small group tours are available in Iceland?

Small group tours in Iceland cover a wide range of interests and activities, from nature-focused adventures like hiking and glacier exploration to cultural and historical tours in cities like Reykjavik. A popular tour activity in Iceland conducted in small groups is sightseeing in locations such as the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

What vehicles are used for small group tours in Iceland?

Small group tours in Iceland typically use comfortable and appropriately sized vehicles that can navigate the country's varied terrain. These vehicles may include minibusses, SUVs, or specialized off-road vehicles like super jeeps, depending on the tour's itinerary and the number of participants.

How much does a small group day tour in Iceland cost?

The cost of a small group tour in Iceland varies depending on the level of luxury, inclusions, and exclusivity of the tour, as well as the duration and number of people in your group. Generally, small group tours in Iceland can range from around 50 USD to around 900 USD or more per person.

Are small group tours more expensive than regular bus tours in Iceland?

Due to their exclusive and personalized nature, small group tours in Iceland often come at a higher price point than regular bus tours. However, travelers often find the added value and unique experiences well worth the cost.

How long is the average small group tour in Iceland?

Small group tours in Iceland can be anywhere from two hours to several days long. The length of your experience will depend on which tour you decide to book, which can be day tours or multi-day tours.

A multi-day tour can cover your whole vacation in Iceland. Multi-day tours include transport, accommodation, and activities. Multi-day tours can last between two days and six days or more. They can give you a great taste of everything Iceland has to offer.

Small group day tours can last between one hour and 12 hours. You can fit these day tours around anything else you have planned during your trip to Iceland.

Are small group tours suitable for solo travelers?

Yes, small group tours often welcome solo travelers. They provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded adventurers, offering opportunities to converse and even take pictures together.

Are small group tours in Iceland available year-round?

Yes, small group tours in Iceland are offered year-round. However, the availability of specific tours may vary depending on the season and weather conditions. For example, northern lights tours in Iceland are only available around the winter season.

Be sure to choose a tour that aligns with your preferred travel dates.

Do small group tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up?

Some small group tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up, so this will depend on which tour you choose. We recommend choosing hotel pick-up when it's available as it is very convenient, especially on day tours that start early in the morning. For example, this eight-hour sightseeing tour of the Golden Circle and Kerid volcanic crater has a morning departure and includes hotel pick-up.

Other small group tours offer pick-up from well-known pick-up locations like Reykjavik, Akureyri, and Skaftafell. These pick-up points are often conveniently located and easy to find from your accommodation.

Is lunch included with small group tours in Iceland?

Lunch is usually included with some small group tours in Iceland. This will depend on which specific small group tour you decide to book. You should check the tour description before you book to see if lunch is included. If lunch is not included in the tour, you can bring a packed lunch.

On certain tours, there will also be lunch stops and coffee breaks. You may also have the opportunity to buy lunch from a local cafe or restaurant. Hot drinks like tea and coffee are also available on specific tours.
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