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 Reykjavík, 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 Reykjavík, the country’s vibrant capital city. Reykjavík is Iceland’s cultural and social hub, renowned for its vibrant nightlife and modern living, and yet it retains a wonderful small town charm.

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Not far out of Reykjavik is the famous Blue Lagoon - a haven of hot springs in the middle of a lava field! Discover these delights and many other top spots on our Iceland group tours.

Upcoming Iceland Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Reykjavik 31 Jan 2017 USD $1,455 Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Map
Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days Reykjavik 03 Feb 2017 USD $3,125 Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days Map
Iceland Circle - 8 Days Reykjavik 03 Feb 2017 USD $2,965 Iceland Circle - 8 Days Map
Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons - 5 days Reykjavik 05 Feb 2017 USD $1,825 Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons - 5 days Map
Northern Lights in Style - 6 Days Reykjavik 12 Feb 2017 USD $5,365 Northern Lights in Style - 6 Days Map

Iceland Group Tours

Northern Lights | IcelandLand of the Northern Lights - 5 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Land of the Northern Lights

5 days | FROM USD $1,455

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

Frozen landscape | IcelandNorthern Lights & Glacier Lagoons - 5 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons

5 days | FROM USD $1,825

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

Fontana Baths | Iceland	Northern Lights in Style - 6 Days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights in Style

6 Days | FROM USD $5,365

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

Eruption at Strokkur | Golden Circle | IcelandIceland Circle - 8 Days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Iceland Circle

8 Days | FROM USD $2,965

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

Jeep adventure in West Iceland | IcelandNorthern Lights in Style & More - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights in Style & More

8 days | FROM USD $7,035

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

Vatnajokull National Park | IcelandNorthern Lights Exploration - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Northern Lights Exploration

8 days | FROM USD $3,125

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

Lake Myvatn | IcelandIceland Country Life - 9 Days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Iceland Country Life

9 Days | FROM USD $5,795

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

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 Iceland Circle tour. Or you can use our tour search function to find your perfect trip to Iceland. read more

Our Iceland and Northern Lights trips are escorted by expert English-speaking Icelandic guides, with the services of specialist guides at some sights providing unrivaled knowledge. The varied itineraries take in many of Iceland’s popular highlights as well as lesser-known sites. You'll stay in a range of accommodation from simple guest houses to 4 star hotels and spend your days out and about with free time in the evenings when, if you're lucky, you'll witness the spectacular Northern Lights!

Iceland tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.84 out of 5 based on 50 recent reviews — See All Iceland Reviews

Martina was great! She gave great insight to the Icelandic culture and people that I never would have gotten from a book or website. Even though we did not have great weather, she was always positive and we saw wonderful waterfalls and landmarks!”  

Susan Stolting • Submitted 18 Jan 2017

Tour was excellent. The guide was very good. The only disappointment was that the northern lights were not active for us. I think the tour did give us a true feel for the country. It would be good to see more of Iceland as the scenery is magic.”  

Lynette Kershaw • Submitted 18 Jan 2017

The tour was great and we saw some amazing glaciers and landforms. We saw the Northern Lights on both nights that they were on the itinerary. The tour group stayed in great country locations on these nights to maximise our viewing. Hilke our guide was really lovely and very concerned about our safety, which was necessary when you hear about the dangers and about tourists lost because of the hazards. The accommodation was good and food delicious. We especially enjoyed the five course meal on New Year's Eve and we were just a short walk from the Cathedral to see the fireworks at midnight. A lot was packed into our short tour. Thank you to On The Go for such a great visit to Iceland.”  

Patricia McArthur • Submitted 8 Jan 2017

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Explore Iceland's Golden Circle
Discover the best of Iceland's natural beauty

Comprising of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, the geyser-filled area of Haukadalur and the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, the Golden Circle is one of Iceland's most popular touring routes. Within striking distance of Reykjavik, the three key sites of the Golden Circle feature on all of our Iceland tour itineraries so you can enjoy incredible scenery and landmarks alongside the Northern Lights and more.

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.

Best Places to Visit

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

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Iceland

Top Travel Tips

Money, transport, food, health advice & more

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Iceland and info on getting your visa

Panoramic viwes of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall | Iceland

Iceland Video Lounge

Our pick of the best Iceland travel videos on the web

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Northern Lights | Iceland

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights and the best time to spot them

Oxararfoss waterfall in Thingvellir National park in Iceland

The Golden Circle

A guide to the key sites on Iceland's most popular route

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.

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.

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