October Tours

October Tours

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

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What is the best October day tour in Iceland?

The best October day tour in Iceland is a five-hour glacier hiking experience that has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 144 travelers. Get ready for an exceptional five-hour ice caving experience on the Vatnajokull glacier, and costs around 119 USD.

The second-best October day tour in Iceland visits the Snaefellsnes peninsula and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 427 travelers. This 11-hour day trip explores one of the best parts of Iceland for diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. This tour costs about 138 USD and includes transfers from Reykjavik.

The third-best October day tour in Iceland is a small group tour of the Golden Circle with a visit to an ice cream farm, which has 347 traveler reviews and is rated an average of 4.8 stars. This tour costs approximately 82 USD per traveler.

What is the cheapest October day tour in Iceland?

The cheapest day tour in October in Iceland is a boat tour of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, which costs approximately 46 USD. A unique landscape of magnificent icebergs surrounds you during this tour, which is rated an average of 4.6 stars by 267 travelers.

The second-cheapest October day tour in Iceland explores Vidgelmir lava cave and costs about 54 USD. A colorful underground world awaits on this one-hour tour rated an average of 4.7 stars by 81 travelers.

The third-cheapest day tour in October in Iceland is a spectacular three-hour glacier hike at Skaftafell nature preserve and costs around 81 USD. This tour is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 371 travelers. Experience the perfect balance of fun and adventure as you marvel at the outstanding beauty of the Vatnajokull glacier.

What is the best October vacation package in Iceland?

The best October vacation packages in Iceland is a northern lights tour that highlights the best of the Golden Circle and south coast. It has an average rating of 4.8 stars from 845 travelers. This three-day tour costs approximately 674 USD for ice caving, glacier hiking at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, and more.

The second-best October vacation package in Iceland includes ice caving and the best Golden Circle and south coast sights. It's rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 385 travelers. This five-day northern lights winter vacation package costs about 1017 USD.

The third best October vacation packages in Iceland is an eight-day guided tour of the complete Ring Road that's rated an average of 4.8 stars by 271 travelers. This unforgettable experience costs around 1832 USD. Explore North Iceland, East Iceland, the South Coast, and the Snaefellsnes peninsula with ice caving, whale watching, glacier hiking, and more!

What is the cheapest October vacation package in Iceland?

The cheapest vacation package in October in Iceland is a self-drive tour including Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the south coast, and the Golden Circle, which starts from around 313 USD. Your itinerary and accommodation are planned for you. This tour, rated an average of 4.7 stars by 84 travelers, is ideal if you like to travel at your own pace.

The second-cheapest October vacation package in Iceland is a six-day self-drive tour across the best landscapes for viewing the northern lights, which starts from about 389 USD. It also includes an incredible opportunity to go ice caving. See the best attractions on the Golden Circle route and the South Coast at your own pace on this tour, which is rated an average of 4.7 stars by 84 travelers.

The third-cheapest vacation package in October in Iceland takes you to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the Blue ice cave and starts from around 436 USD. This northern lights tour is budget-friendly and popular, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 142 travelers.

What is there to do in Iceland in October?

There are many attractions to see and activities to do in Iceland in October. Some winter experiences begin, and you can still see places that will soon close until the spring. It’s one of the least-busy months of the year, making it a great time to see much-loved sights without the crowds. Horse riding, glacier hiking, diving and snorkeling, and snowmobiling are just a few of the many activities you can do in Iceland in October.

October brings longer, darker nights. Therefore, there are great opportunities to see the northern lights. On a clear October night, you can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the aurora borealis. And during the day, there is enough light to make the most of the range of activities offered. October is the last month for a boat ride across Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and day hikes are still possible.

Can you see whales in Iceland in October?

Yes, you can see whales in Iceland in October. Whale watching is a year-round activity in Iceland. Whale watching experiences are different during different seasons. The summer months offer an excellent chance to see the massive migratory whales. You may be lucky enough to see a few stragglers before they head to warmer waters in October. Even if you miss the great whales in October, you can see many other species, including orcas and blue whales. For the best chance to experience whale watching at its best, take a whale watching tour. During October, tours are available at all the whale watching hotspots throughout Iceland. These include Reykjavik, Husavik, Akureyri, Hauganes, and Olafsvik. With a 95-99% chance of seeing a whale, do not miss your opportunity to take a tour.

Should I visit Iceland in October?

Yes, you should visit Iceland in October. The warmer summer months have passed, yet the full brunt of winter has not yet arrived. The weather is unpredictable in any season in Iceland, and October weather can be particularly erratic. The temperature range is around 32-50 F (0-10 C). It can be very wet and windy, and the temperature generally drops throughout the months as winter sets in. Experience a unique mix of end-of-season and new season activities in October. The days are still light enough to fit in a range of activities. Whale watching, day hiking, horse riding, and glacier hiking are some of the many activities you can do in Iceland in October. And the nights are dark enough to offer a great chance to see the northern lights. With fewer tourists visiting, October is an excellent month to grab a great deal on flights and accommodation for Iceland.

How is the weather in October in Iceland?

October is a transition period between seasons in Iceland. The colors of fall are adorning the trees while the full brunt of the winter cold has yet to arrive. October is the wettest month in Iceland and has average temperatures of 37 F (3 C) to 45 F (7 C). We recommend packing waterproof jackets and pants as well as warm headgear, socks, and gloves. An Icelandic lopapeysa wool sweater is also sure to keep you warm and also makes for a great practical souvenir.

Can I see the northern lights in October in Iceland?

Yes, October is a very good time of year to see the northern lights in Iceland. The combination of strong solar activity and dark, clear skies create the best conditions for northern lights viewing. Of course a viewing of the aurora borealis can't be guaranteed as it is a natural phenomenon so it's a good idea to make a backup plan if the skies are cloudy and the aurora is not visible. Check out northern lights tours that are specifically designed around optimizing your northern lights experience.