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Iceland Tours & Trips

A land created and captivated by the power of nature. A tour of Iceland will take your breath away.



Iceland tops bucket lists. It's not hard to see why. Thundering waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes, lively geysers, and inviting hot springs. It's like nowhere else on Earth. And it's worlds away from home...

Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is a country of contrasts and natural wonder. To the north is the famed Golden Circle, made up of the country's three main attractions: Gulfoss, 'the Golden Falls', Geysir Hot Spring Area, and UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park - a wonderland of geothermal and hydro activity. To the south lies quiet fishing villages, black lava beaches, glaciers, and the volcano Eyjafjallajokull.

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 snow-covered wilderness and discover glacier fields on one of our winter trips or consider visiting Iceland during the summer months for rainbow-speckled waterfalls, whale-watching, and long, sunny days.

You'll be in the safe hands of our expert, English-speaking guides. They know Iceland like nobody else. And they'll show you the best there is to see on our tours. From the main attractions to the best hidden gems.

Iceland Group Tours

We offer a range of Iceland tour packages departing in the winter and the summer. So whether you dream of chasing the famous Aurora Borealis across the night sky, whale-watching off the coast or admiring picturesque Godafoss waterfall swelled with summer snow melt, one of these Iceland trips is sure to be the one for you!

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Iceland Overnight Adventure

2 Days | FROM €458

YEAR-ROUND TOUR: A whistle-stop 2-day tour of some of southern Iceland's most iconic natural wonders....

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Geysers, Glaciers, & Golden Circle

3 days | FROM €671

YEAR-ROUND TOUR: Take in the highlights of Iceland's famed Golden Circle and much more with this 3-day...

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South Iceland Summer Express

3 days | FROM €1,295

SUMMER TOUR: Pack all of southern Iceland's main sites into three quickfire days, perfect if you're...

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Land of the Northern Lights

5 days | FROM €718

WINTER TOUR: Our best-selling Iceland tour! This 5-day whirlwind adventure of Southern Iceland takes...

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Iceland North & South

6 days | FROM €1,628

YEAR-ROUND TOUR: See the best of Iceland on this 6-day group tour which follows the country's famous...

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South Iceland Summer Explorer

6 days | FROM €2,185

SUMMER TOUR: See southern Iceland at its scenic best with this six-day summer tour. Explore the...

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Northern Lights Exploration

8 days | FROM €1,845

WINTER TOUR: Explore the best of West and South Iceland on our most inclusive winter tour. Start and...

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Iceland Circle

8 Days | FROM €1,483

YEAR-ROUND TOUR: Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this 8...

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Christmas Land Of The Northern Lights

5 days | FROM €1,095

CHRISTMAS TOUR: Visiting the highlights of southern Iceland, departing Reykjavik into the Icelandic...

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New Years Land Of The Northern Lights

5 days | FROM €1,325

NEW YEAR TOUR: Celebrate New Years eve the Icelandic way whilst searching for the Northern Lights....

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Land of the Northern Lights Comfort Upgrade

For a small supplement, we offer the chance to upgrade to a higher level of comfort for all departures of our best-selling Land of the Northern Lights 5-day group tour. You'll see all the same incredible sights, but with that little extra comfort. Speak to our Reservations team for more information!

Iceland tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.69 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All Iceland Reviews

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. So much knowledge about the history of the country,telling us the old fable’s,packing in as much as she could for our trip. Eyrun was very friendly and you could see she wanted us to enjoy this trip.Eyrun even

Made sure we saw the northern lights,she is also a very good driver!

There is not one bad word I can find about this trip,it’s probably the best trip my friend and I have had to date.

Eyrun is an asset make sure she knows that.”  

Zorenah Chapman • Submitted 14 Nov 2022

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. So much knowledge about the history of the country,telling us the old fable’s,packing in as much as she could for our trip. Eyrun was very friendly and you could see she wanted us to enjoy this trip.Eyrun even

Made sure we saw the northern lights,she is also a very good driver!

There is not one bad word I can find about this trip,it’s probably the best trip my friend and I have had to date.

Eyrun is an asset make sure she knows that.”  

Zorenah Chapman • Submitted 7 Oct 2022

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. So much knowledge about the history of the country,telling us the old fable’s,packing in as much as she could for our trip. Eyrun was very friendly and you could see she wanted us to enjoy this trip.Eyrun even

Made sure we saw the northern lights,she is also a very good driver!

There is not one bad word I can find about this trip,it’s probably the best trip my friend and I have had to date.

Eyrun is an asset make sure she knows that.”  

Zorenah Chapman • Submitted 6 Oct 2022

Frequently asked questions about our Iceland group tours

Will I see the Northern Lights on your Iceland tours?

If you're travelling on our tours between September and March then it's likely you will catch a glimpse of these celestial light displays.

We offer a number of tours specially designed around this bucket list wish, spending a night or more in a remote location away from city lights to increase our chances of seeing them.

Seeing the phenomenon also known as the Aurora Borealis is not something we can ever guarantee on our tours due to local weather conditions but there's a good chance you will see them over the course of your winter tour. You can find out more with our helpful guide.

Do your Iceland holidays include a visit to the Blue Lagoon?

The majority of our tours, including our most popular 5 day Land of the Northern Lights itinerary, include a visit to the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the natural geothermal spa surrounded by a dramatic-looking lava field.

If you've got your heart set on a tour that doesn't already include the Blue Lagoon then don't worry. It can be booked locally and you can go before or after your tour. We can arrange pre / post tour accommodation if required.

In 2021, the brand new Sky Lagoon opened in Reykjavik, which is set to rival the Blue Lagoon. Our South Iceland Summer Explorer tour includes a visit here.

Can I go whale watching in Iceland?

Yes you can. We don't organise whale watching ourselves on most tours but it's easy to book locally and your tour leader can give you a flyer with a discount code.

From Reykjavik's Old Harbour you can join a whale-watching boat excursion off Iceland's south coast, spending roughly three hours out on the water in search of humpback whales, minke whales, killer whales, and other species of whale and dolphin in their natural habitat. The excursions are available year-round, though the summer months (mid-June to August) are the best time to go whale watching in Iceland. You can also book puffin-watching excursions too!

Please note that a three-hour whale-watching cruise is included on our South Iceland Summer Explorer tour, and it is an optional activity on Iceland Circle. Keep your eyes peeled!

What is the Golden Circle and do you include it on your tours in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a popular touring route that covers some of Iceland's best-known natural wonders. It's a circular loop that starts in Reykjavik and includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall.

You'll get to see all three of these sites on the majority of our Iceland tours, escorted by a knowledgeable guide. Check out our dedicated guide to the Golden Circle if you would like to know more about these impressive sites.

How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

The average group size on our Iceland tours is 20 travellers.

You'll be travelling with people from English-speaking countries around the world so you can expect an eclectic mix of personalities and ages, ranging from those in their 20s to those over 60.

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome on our Iceland tours so the group may include a few teenagers.

What is the standard of hotels on your trips?

On our Iceland tours, we use simple yet comfortable hotels that offer great value for money. Rooms are cosy with all the essentials you need. On tours where we stay in the rural town of Hella you'll stay in homely cottages, a great base for Northern Lights hunting in the dark evenings.

If you prefer a higher standard of accommodation then our 'comfort' upgrade is just the ticket on Land of the Northern Lights.

What sort of transport do you use on your tours?

To get from A to B you'll be travelling on heated coaches that provide free WiFi for you to plaster your photos of Iceland's incredible landscapes straight onto social media. The large windows on our coaches makes this even easier while those not so attached to their phones can simply enjoy the changing scenery.

On tours with smaller group sizes, we will use minibusses instead, offering a similar level of comfort.

When is the best time to travel to Iceland?

If you want to see the Northern Lights then the very best time to visit Iceland is between November and February. This coincides with the darkest months of winter so there will be better opportunities to see the lights during the long nights.

But if you're in Iceland to see waterfalls swelled with snowmelt, to relax in the Blue Lagoon, and to stroll along the black sand of the Reykjanes Peninsula on the south coast, then the longer days of sunlight between June and August are best.

For more details head to our best time to visit Iceland page.

Is Iceland a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?

According to the 2022 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, Iceland scores an A- rating for LGBTQ+ traveller safety, ranking 11th out of 203 countries.

Same sex marriage is legal, and there are constitutional and worker protections in place for people of all sexual orientations. Hate crimes against members of the LGBTQ+ community are partially criminalized and 76 - 100% of consulted citizens consider Iceland a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. There are no legal punishments for same sex relations and most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to Iceland are trouble-free.

The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.

Can I drink the tap water in Iceland?

You won't be surprised to hear that in a country of ice, snow, glaciers, and waterfalls, the tap water is considered safe to drink!

So you can avoid environmentally harmful bottled water and drink straight from the taps!

Do you offer pre and post-tour accommodation?

On some of our Iceland trips, we can book pre or post-tour accommodation for you, if you would like to extend your stay in Iceland. You can see the cost of pre and post-tour accommodation on the relevant webpage for each tour where it applies.

Please note that on our Iceland Overnight Adventure, Geysers, Glaciers & Golden Circle, and Iceland North & South tours, we are unable to book pre and post-tour accommodation, so you will need to make your own arrangements for these tours. On the rest of our Iceland trips, we can gladly assist you with booking extra accommodation.

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Money can't buy adventure. You find it.

That's where we come in. Talk to us about your travel plans to Iceland. And we'll plan it. We'll do the legwork. We'll deal with the logistics. It means you can just enjoy it, without stressing about the details. It means you can focus on what's most important: making every minute count.

You can book with us in confidence. Our tours are ABTA and ATOL protected. And from your initial booking to when you land back at home, you'll receive the award-winning service we're proud to offer.

The Best of Iceland

Iceland: where leisurely walks become glacial hikes. Where rivers and streams become thundering falls. And where skies become stages for the elusive Northern Lights - and you'll have the best seats. If it's your first trip to Iceland, then these are the country's top destinations and natural wonders!

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Reykjavik

Creative people, colourful architecture, and a cool, contemporary soul. Reykjavik is a city of true Nordic style. Some of our Iceland tours include sightseeing here, whilst on some, you can take in the sights at your own pace.

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Seljalandsfoss

Iceland's most famous waterfall, plummeting from the lower edges of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. But the best view is from behind. Stand underneath the falls and watch the water follow its course. Nearby Skogafoss is just as impressive.

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The Blue Lagoon

The place to recharge against a rugged natural backdrop. The lagoon's geothermal waters are rich in minerals - lending themselves to the lagoon's rejuvenating properties and beautiful blue shade. Many of our tours in Iceland include a visit.

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The Northern Lights

The dancing glow of this magical phenomenon captivates star-gazers and thrill-seekers alike. You'll need to stray from the city lights to see them - head to Hella or Borganes for the best view. Luckily our Iceland tours do just that!

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Lake Myvatn

In the less-visited northeast of Iceland, Lake Myvatn is something of a hidden gem. A shallow volcanic lake, it is also home to lava fields, bubbling mud pools and natural geothermal springs, perfect for a dip!

Strokkur Eruption

Geysir Geothermal Area

Nothing screams the power of nature like spouting geysers sending sprays of water shooting into the air. And at the Geysir Geothermal Field, you can see Strokkur, a geyser that violently erupts every 10 minutes!

Iceland in summer VS Iceland in winter

More so than many destinations, Iceland varies dramatically across the seasons. There are great reasons to visit in both summer (May - August) and winter (September - April), but when should you plan your trip for? Iceland is a stunning destination all year round, but there are certain pros and cons to visiting in each season. Find out more below.

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Light and bright

Iceland in summer

Pros

Temperature: The summer temperature in Iceland averages 10 - 15 degrees Celsius, which is more pleasant than winter temperatures.
Whale watching: April - September is whale watching season, a popular time for many travellers to Iceland.
Light: Long days of sunlight and stunning sunsets that you don't get in the short days of winter.
Waterfalls: Swelled with snowmelt, Iceland's famous waterfalls look better than ever.

Cons

No Northern Lights: Iceland's most unforgettable attraction cannot be seen in summer.
Crowds: June - August are when the largest crowds come to Iceland, so prices go up and attractions are busier.

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Iceland in winter

Pros

Northern Lights: Enough said.
Ice caves: Explore inside natural ice caves; these melt and re-form every winter.
Fewer crowds: The Icelandic peak season is in summer, so lower prices and smaller crowds are visiting in winter.

Cons

Temperature: The clue is in the name, Iceland gets icy, and in the coldest months temperatures rarely climb above a few degrees Celsius.
Short days: In the middle of winter, you're looking at no more than 4 - 5 hours of daylight, so sightseeing is tightly packed!

Need more information? Check out our ONLINE ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDE!