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Iceland Tours and Holidays

Travel to Iceland and witness the Northern Lights

Discover the beauty of Iceland and see the incredible Northern Lights on tour with us. From Reykjavik, the most northerly capital in the world, to the bubbling geysers, thundering waterfalls and beautiful landscapes of the Golden Circle, Iceland is an enchanting holiday destination with natural wonders galore, including the magical aurora borealis, aka the Northern Lights. All of our tours of Iceland start and end in Reykjavik, the country's vibrant capital city. Reykjavik is Iceland's cultural and social hub, renowned for its vibrant nightlife and modern living, and yet it retains a wonderful small town charm. You can also head to Greenland on a cruise of the southern and eastern fjords. Spend a week aboard the s/v Rembrandt van Rijn in July or August or for the trip of a life time why not combine both Iceland and Greenland together?

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Styles of Travel to Iceland

The amazing Gullfoss waterfall visited on our Iceland tours

Upcoming Iceland Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Reykjavik 04 Oct 2016 USD $999 Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Map
Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days Reykjavik 07 Oct 2016 USD $2,339 Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days Map
Iceland Circle - 8 Days Reykjavik 07 Oct 2016 USD $2,249 Iceland Circle - 8 Days Map
Northern Lights in Style - 6 Days Reykjavik 09 Oct 2016 USD $3,869 Northern Lights in Style - 6 Days Map
Northern Lights in Style & More - 8 days Reykjavik 09 Oct 2016 USD $5,259 Northern Lights in Style & More - 8 days Map
Visit Iceland and Greenland
Explore the islands of the Arctic Circle

We've recently launched three exciting tours to Greenland, the world's biggest non-continental island with breathtaking landscapes of fjords, glaciers and mountains. Kick off in the cosmopolitan capital of Reykjavik in next door Iceland for a week-long cruise around the south or east coast in Greenland or keep your feet on terra firma with our group tour taking in the best of Iceland and the best of Greenland.

Iceland Group Tours

Whether you're looking to visit Iceland for a long weekend or a week-long escape, we've got a great selection of group tours to choose from. Go in search of the Northern Lights, explore the frozen Icelandic countryside and visit glacier fields on one of our winter trips or consider visiting Iceland during the summer months with our new Iceland Circle tour. read more

Reykjavik at dusk | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

New Year's in Reykjavik

4 Days | FROM USD $1,865

Spend the end of 2016 and start of 2017 in incredible Iceland. Spend 3...

Perlan Restaurant | Reykjavik | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

New Year's in Iceland

5 Days | FROM USD $2,095

Head to the Icelandic capital for a New Year's to remember. Spend a of...

Northern Lights | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Land of the Northern Lights

5 days | FROM USD $999

Go in search of the Northern Lights on our best selling Iceland tour....

Frozen landscape | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons

5 days | FROM USD $1,349

Depart from Reykjavik between October and May when the Northern Lights...

Fontana Baths | Iceland	Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights in Style

6 Days | FROM USD $3,869

Take a deluxe journey from Reykjavik through some of Iceland's most on...

Eruption at Strokkur | Golden Circle | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Iceland Circle

8 Days | FROM USD $2,249

Take a circle tour of Iceland that departs year round. Discover and on...

Jeep adventure in West Iceland | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights in Style & More

8 days | FROM USD $5,259

Take a deluxe journey from Reykjavik through some of Iceland's most on...

Vatnajokull National Park | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights Exploration

8 days | FROM USD $2,339

See the best of Iceland on our most inclusive Northern Lights tour. in...

Lake Myvatn | IcelandCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Iceland Country Life

9 Days | FROM USD $5,415

Complete a whole circle of Iceland seeing the beautiful ever-changing ...

Iceland tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.72 out of 5 based on 29 recent reviews — See All Iceland Reviews

The Iceland Circle tour was well organized and provided a comprehensive overview of the entire island. As a solo traveller, I appreciated how On the Go Tours was able to quickly match me with another solo traveller in order to reduce costs. The Trip Notes and Pre-Departure Information for Reykjavik were detailed and helpful. The Icelandair Hotels were comfortable and provided excellent breakfasts. I did not particularly like how the Akureyri hotel had very little bathroom privacy as there were no doors for the shower and only a sliding glass door for the toilet (slightly problematic if you are sharing with someone with whom you are not familiar).

Our guide, Eva, provided us with a lot of information about each site we visited. I really liked how she prepped us for each site prior to visiting it and then gave us the freedom to explore each place on our own. She provided us with a suitable amount of time at each site and gave clear timelines for our day. She also accommodated our requests and was patient with each member of the tour. I recommend that tour guides have a meet and greet or introductory session on the first day (i.e., something as simple as have each person on the tour introduce themselves with their name, home country, and reason for visiting Iceland) as it took several days to fully "break the ice" with some of our tour companions. Everyone, however, was friendly and welcoming on our tour. I had a truly memorable experience and highly recommend this tour to anyone who can afford it! I hope to take another On the Go Tour in the future!

Note: My tour rating is a 4.5 (there was no option for .5).

As an additional, unrelated suggestion, is it possible for On the Go Tours to provide tours to Australia, New Zealand, and possibly Tasmania? My next tour destination would be these countries, and I noted, sadly, that your company does not offer tours to these destinations.”  

Joanne Pais • Submitted 14 Aug 2016

This tour takes you around to all the spots plus more that I wanted to see in Iceland. We had enough time to see everything and learned so much about Iceland. I really enjoyed every moment of the trip.”  

Rachael Cooper • Submitted 16 May 2016

Not enough stars to rate how wonderful this trip was!!

From the moment of enquiry to fare welling the group on the last day has been easy and very pleasant.

All accommodations were clean and comfortable, access to alternate restaurants, supermarkets etc were very accessible (could tell guide was trying to arrive in destinations before supermarkets closed or facilitated stops early in day to accommodate). Tour size was perfect - 25 people, not an overbearing full bus - group was easy to manage, opportunity to meet everyone and was not intrusive (ie could keep to self or mingle - some tours force you to do group bonding activities)

Guide was very knowledgeable, gave us plenty of time at attractions, had a great sense of humour.

This trip had exceeded expectations!”  

Michelle Delbridge • Submitted 16 May 2016

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The Land of Fire and Ice

Known as the 'Land of Fire and Ice', Iceland is a country of contrasts. To the north is the famed Golden Circle, made up of Gulfoss, 'the Golden Falls', Geysir Hot Spring Area and Thingvellir National Park - a wonderland of geothermal and hydro activity. To the south lies quiet fishing villages, black lava beaches, glaciers and the troublesome volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which caused chaos over European skies in 2010.

There's more to Iceland than the Northern Lights with attractive port cities, stunning national parks and gorgeous countryside that's worth visiting in every season. Here's some of our favourite spots in Iceland.

Reykjavik Dusk
World's northern-most capital

Reykjavik

Iceland's capital city is a cosmopolitan mix of top-class restaurants, funky bars and fascinating museums set within colourful buildings and intriguing architectural designs. Reykjavik makes an excellent base for those short on time in Iceland and looking to explore some of the nearby countryside with an attractive setting on the coast and backed by mountains.

Blue Lagoon - Recommended Places
Open-air Geothermal Spa

The Blue Lagoon

Situated in a desolate lava field a short distance from Reykjavik, the man-made Blue Lagoon is Iceland's most visited attraction. Visitors flock here to bathe in the warm, therapeutic waters, believed to aid all kinds of ailments from psoriasis to arthritis, and enjoy the excellent spa facilities that encompass a bar, restaurant and cafe too.

Hella Countryside - Recommended Places
Icelandic countryside

Hella

Sitting on the banks of the attractive river of Ytri-Ranga, the rural town of Hella is surrounded by gorgeous countryside of glistening waterways and expansive green pastures where the scent of horses floats in the air as Hella also happens to be located in Iceland's prime horse-breeding area. It's also an ideal base for spotting the Northern Lights with minimal light pollution and beautiful scenery.

Gullfoss waterfall - Golden Circle - Recommended Places
Waterfalls and geysers

The Golden Circle

Comprised of the spectacular double cascade of Gullfoss, the geothermal valley of Haukadalur famous for its geysers, and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park which perfectly showcases Iceland's unique geology, the Golden Circle is a popular tourist route and easy to cover in a day's excursion from the capital.

Vatnajokull NP
Protected Wilderness

Vatnajokull National Park

With impressive waterfalls, vast highlands, glacial lakes and volcanic craters, the Vatnajökull National Park is wild Iceland at its best. As fire and ice play against one another, the landscape is being constantly reshaped and is captivating throughout the year, carpeted in snow in the winter and blooming with green in the summer.

Iceland Travel Guide

Cover all bases before you travel to Iceland with our useful guide to the essentials from visas to weather.

Top Travel Tips

Money, transport, food, health advice & more

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Iceland

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Iceland

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Iceland and info on getting your visa

Comfort Upgrade

A higher level of comfort

Panoramic viwes of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall | Iceland

Iceland Video Lounge

Our pick of the best Iceland travel videos on the web

Northern Lights | Iceland

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights and the best time to spot them

Gullfoss waterfall | Iceland

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Iceland

Get to know Iceland

Recommended Reading

  • Devil's Island
    by Einar Karason
  • Independent People
    by Halldor Kiljan Laxness
  • Letters from Iceland
    by WH Auden and Louis MacNeice
Did you know...?

Facts about Iceland

  • Roughly 85 percent of Iceland's energy is from renewable resources, and well over half of that is geothermal alone.
  • According to recent polls, the majority of Icelanders believe in elves with magical powers.
  • On the day of summer solstice in Iceland the sun sets at midnight and rises again at 3am!

Iceland Travel Advice:

We keep an eye on the latest travel guidance on Iceland and follow the advice set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country when planning your trip.

Online Travel Resources for Iceland:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Iceland Tourist Organisation site and the latest Iceland Weather Updates from the BBC.

ICELAND TRAVEL BLOGS: Uncover Iceland and its unique offerings with these top blogs - I Heart Reykjavik, Happy Campers and Tiny Iceland.

Iceland Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Inspired'
When I travelled to Iceland I felt
Inspired

by Stacey Shaw

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Like I was in an ethereal state of mind'
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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Amazing!'
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Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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