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Top 10 Summer Tours

Explore Iceland under the midnight sun

8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into...

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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist.  This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing...

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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of...

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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.  You are in...

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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See the most popular attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, the South Coast and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on this 5-day trip! This tour is for anyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let someone else take care of the details.  This tour is...

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Snaefellsnes National Park Day Tour

Snaefellsnes National Park Day Tour

Jump aboard this captivating tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those who seek to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of...

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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | Medium Difficulty

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | Medium Difficulty

Add some excitement to your holiday and come along on an exhilarating glacier hike on top of Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue, located in the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park. This exciting tour is perfect for those travelling the south coast of Iceland and want to combine incredible landscapes with a...

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South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool
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South Coast Elements | Glacier Hike, Lava Caving, DC-3 Plane Wreck & Geothermal Pool

Explore the wonders of Iceland’s incredible south coast on this comprehensive day tour; see famous and unique locations, hike a glacier, bathe in a hot spring, and explore a lava cave. You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in the morning and begin your journey southeast. This stretch of...

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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each...

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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most...

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Top 10 Winter Tours

Experience Iceland during the season of frost and northern lights

​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Join this tour to experience the extraordinary beauty of an ice cave in winter. You'll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.  This is the highest rated ice cave tour in Iceland, so book now to secure your spot. Just choose the time which fits your...

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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour |Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking
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3 Day Golden Circle & South Coast Tour |Northern Lights, Ice Cave & Glacier Hiking

Jump aboard this three-day excursion, to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to explore a blue ice cave, glaciers, and to increase your chances of seeing the Northern lights. This tour should appeal to anyone looking to pack the best attractions...

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5-Day Winter Package | The Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Blue Lagoon

5-Day Winter Package | The Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Blue Lagoon

Come along on a 5-day journey and visit the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Blue Lagoon and an authentic Ice Cave with this all-encompassing winter package. Your five days will be brimming with Icelandic culture, history, and the unforgettable, snowy landscapes that make Iceland a 'hot'...

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2 Day Ice Cave Tour | South Coast Waterfalls & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
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2 Day Ice Cave Tour | South Coast Waterfalls & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Step right up to join this fully guided tour of the most popular and unique sites along the south coast of Iceland, along with one of the rarest experiences of all - exploring an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier! This tour is for anyone looking to make their time in Iceland extra special, while still...

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7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave
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7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave

Spend a week in Iceland travelling to the best attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast with this 7-day tour designed for those who wish to visit as many beautiful locations as possible during the Northern lights season. Upon booking, you will receive a personal...

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6 Day Winter Trip In Iceland | From Reykjavik to the Ice Cave

6 Day Winter Trip In Iceland | From Reykjavik to the Ice Cave

Explore the beautiful Icelandic winter scene with this 6-day package. Visit the most sought-after sites in Iceland, like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast, and spice up your trip with a visit to an unparallelled Icelandic winter wonder: the stunning blue ice cave in Vatnajökull...

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6 Day Guided Winter Tour | Highlights of South, East & North Iceland

6 Day Guided Winter Tour | Highlights of South, East & North Iceland

Hop on board this unique minibus journey around Iceland, exploring for six full days the country's most popular destinations. After visiting a plethora of incredible sights, and partaking in a wealth of activities, you will finish your tour with a flight from Akureyri back to Iceland's capital city,...

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8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour

8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth...

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7 Day Winter Vacation|A Northern Lights & Ice Cave Treat
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7 Day Winter Vacation|A Northern Lights & Ice Cave Treat

Join this winter trip full of stunning sights and activities! This package offers you both the very best highlights of Iceland as well as the lesser known beauties our incredible island has to offer. You will visit all three national parks in Iceland, filled with natural wonders: Þingvellir National Park...

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8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

Take home unforgettable precious memories from a complete tour of Iceland, from North to South, East to West, in just eight action-packed days. This tour is for anyone who would like to see all Iceland has to offer, from the most famous spots to the lesser-known gems. This is the perfect tour for those...

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About Tours and Packages

Explore the immense wealth of tours and packages available on Guide to Iceland. Exploit an unmatched selection of Icelandic travel options and activities where the best price is always guaranteed.

Some activities, such as northern lights hunting, ice caving and midnight sun tours, are only available seasonally, while others, such as snorkelling, glacier hiking and horse riding, are available year round. 

1. What is a self drive tour?

Self drive tours are multi-day excursions across Iceland where you follow a pre-arranged travel itinerary based on your own choices of attractions and activities. Self drive tours provide an unequalled level of autonomy as you set your own pace and embark on the holiday of your choosing, adding as many tours and activities as you see fit. One of the great benefits of a self drive tour is 24/7 contact with a personal travel advisor, ensuring a level of expertise and security throughout your journey.

2. Where do Golden Circle tours take me?

The Golden Circle is Iceland's most famous sightseeing route and is comprised of three main attractions; Þingvellir National Park, Haukadalur geothermal valley and Gullfoss waterfall. Þingvellir is Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage and is found within a forty minutes drive from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík. Haukadalur is home to the famous hot springs Strokkur and Geysir. 

3. When is the best time to go on northern lights tours?

The summer in Iceland, which starts in May and ends in August, is the time of the midnight sun which provides 24 hours of effective daylight at the season's peak. Because darkness is needed to see the northern lights, they are, therefore, best viewed between September and April. 

4. What are the benefits of taking a sightseeing tour?

By partaking in an organised sightseeing tour, you can sit back and relax while you are transported to some of Iceland’s most beloved visitor attractions. Moreover, during organised tours, you'll be accompanied by an experienced and professional guide capable of providing fascinating facts and deep insight into Iceland’s history, culture and geology.

“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five minutes. It’s totally exhausting.”

Stephen Markley, Tales of Iceland  

5. What is the appeal of snowmobile tours?

Snowmobile tours 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.

6. Can I go on ice cave tours year round?

Icelandic ice caves form within the country’s glaciers and melt away with each coming summer. Most ice caves, therefore, can only be visited during winter. At the beginning of the winter seasons, glacier guides head out into the unknown to locate newly formed ice caves for exploration. The only ice cave that is available to visit year-round is located in Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the South Coast of Iceland.

7. What are glacier & ice cap tours?

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 Langjökull, Vatnajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Sólheimajökull—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.

8. Where can I go on whale watching tours?

Whale watching is one of the most popular travel activities in Iceland, thanks to over twenty species of cetacean that call the Icelandic coastal waters home. Visitors can choose to go whale watching from various locations, most notably from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, from Akureyri, or from Húsavíks town, which is colloquially referred to as both Iceland’s and Europe’s whale watching capital.

9. What is Skaftafell?

Skaftafell is a nature reserve found within Vatnajökull National Park, the second largest national park in Europe. The area is renowned for its lush vegetation, panoramic observation points and the wealth of activities available in the area, such as ice climbing and glacier hiking.

10. Can anyone go on horse riding tours?

Horse Riding is, arguably, Iceland’s most popular travel activity and is open to both beginner and experienced riders. While some tour operators set their own age limits, most will allow independent riders from five years old, but young children are normally led along by the tour guide.

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