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January Tours

Discover the most popular January tours and packages in Iceland. Find the best activities and experiences in Iceland during the month of January.

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What is the best January day tour in Iceland?

One of the best day tours in January in Iceland is a small-group exploration of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a stunning land nicknamed Iceland in Miniature due to its diverse landscapes and wildlife, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 410 travelers. This excursion lasts for 11 action-packed hours and costs around 140 USD. Another top January day tour in Iceland is a three-hour glacier hiking adventure up one of the spectacular glacier tongues that lead into the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, led by an expertly trained guide and rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 81 reviewers. The small group trip costs about 82 USD per traveler. An easy and spectacular ice caving adventure under the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, is another top-rated January day tour in Iceland, made even more special by the rareness of these features. This three-hour experience has 983 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The excursion lasts around 155 USD.

What is the cheapest January day tour in Iceland?

One of the cheapest January day tours in Iceland will have you explore the longest lava cave in Iceland, Vidgelmir, for 90 minutes, where you can marvel over striking ice formations and lava sculptures from safe walkways and platforms. The affordable experience starts from about 55 USD and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 73 travelers. Another cheap day tour in January in Iceland is a glacier hike on the South Coast, which will see you ascend the slopes of the Solheimajokull ice cap with an entertaining and expert guide and includes all safety equipment. The small-group excursion costs about 85 USD and lasts for up to three hours, and has been rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 153 travelers. An eight-hour exploration of the three major sites of the Golden Circle - Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfall - is another example of an affordable January tour in Iceland. The trip includes a visit to a dairy farm for locally-sourced ice cream. This immersive trip costs approximately 84 USD and has 322 reviews with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.   

What is the best January vacation package in Iceland?

One of the best January vacation packages in Iceland is a three-day small-group adventure that escorts you around the best attractions of the South Coast and Golden Circle in winter and includes glacier hiking and ice caving, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 814 traveler reviews. The adventure costs around 678 USD. The second example of a top-rated package tour in January in Iceland is a two-day ice caving tour that provides travelers with limited time a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the tunnels beneath Europe’s largest glacier and sites such as the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars from 330 reviews. You can book this package for approximately 500 USD. Another best January vacation package in Iceland covers five days and takes you around the best South Coast and Golden Circle attractions, with the Blue Lagoon thermal baths, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Geysir geothermal area, and more, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars from 388 reviews. The small-group experience costs around 1022 USD.

What is the cheapest January tour package in Iceland?

One of the cheapest January tour packages in Iceland lets you experience the breathtaking Golden Circle route, South Coast, and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, providing plenty of opportunities to see the northern lights. The adventure costs around 314 USD, covers five days and has been rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from 70 reviews. Another cheap January tour package in Iceland is a 6-day winter self-drive covering the attractions of the 5-day vacation at a slower pace, providing extra time on the breathtaking South Coast. The journey costs approximately 391 USD and is highly rated with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 85 reviews, travelers can rest assured knowing that all their trip details are covered. Another cheapest January tour package in Iceland is a two-day trip along the south, with glacier hiking, ice caving adventures, and northern lights hunting included in the price. This immersive adventure costs about 432 USD and has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating from 28 travelers.

Is January a good time to travel to Iceland?

Yes, January is an excellent time to travel to Iceland. Long periods of darkness each night make January is a beautiful month for hunting the northern lights, and it is one of the few periods that the crystal blue ice caves under Vatnajokull are open. Skiing is popular during January, as is dog sledding, which can be enjoyed on tours such as this 2-hour trip in the landscape of Lake Myvatn and on packages such as this 11-day circumnavigation of Iceland’s Ring Road. Due to the festive season being over, January is one of Iceland’s quieter months, allowing you to enjoy your holiday without the crowds.