On our fully guided trips to the land of Fire and Ice, rugged wilderness, dramatic waterfalls, mighty volcanoes, bubbling geysers and the spectacular Northern Lights await.

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. 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 volcano Eyjafjallajokull.

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From Reykjavík and whale watching 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, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. All of our tours of Iceland start and end in Reykjavík, the country’s 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. 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 GBPDealMap
Iceland Circle - 8 Days Reykjavik, Iceland 28 Nov 2017 £1,995 Iceland Circle - 8 Days Map
Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Reykjavik, Iceland 28 Nov 2017 £995 Land of the Northern Lights - 5 days Map
Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days Reykjavik, Iceland 01 Dec 2017 £2,085 Northern Lights Exploration - 8 days Map
Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons - 5 days Reykjavik, Iceland 03 Dec 2017 £1,185 Northern Lights & Glacier Lagoons - 5 days Map
New Year's & Northern Lights - 5 days Reykjavik, Iceland 28 Dec 2017 £2,235 New Year's & Northern Lights - 5 days Map
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Iceland Group Tours

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8 days | FROM £2,085

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9 Days | FROM £3,595

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Our Iceland and Northern Lights trips are escorted by expert English-speaking Icelandic guides, with the services of specialist guides at some sights providing unrivalled knowledge. Our selection of touring itineraries take in many of Iceland’s popular highlights as well as some 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 Day Tours and Excursions

Whale watching, cave exploration, the Northern Lights, Glacier Walks, scenic flights, ancient river beds, spectacular waterfalls and lots more await on our wide range of day trips in and around Akureyri, Reykjavik and Skaftafell.

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

8 hours 30 minutes
FROM £49.03

Take a tour around Iceland's most popular route - the Golden Circle, and visit the impressive...

Gulfoss and Geysir Express Trip from Reykjavik

6 hours
FROM £42.67

On this half-day tour from the capital, explore the most popular sites in Iceland's Golden Ring...

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

3 - 5 hours
FROM £37.22

Head out and away from the city for the chance to witness Iceland's most impressive natural...

Iceland South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

14 hours
FROM £108.95

Explore the dramatic south coast of Iceland for the impressive Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, the...

Diamond Circle 4x4 Tour

11 hours
FROM £225.16

Take a 4x4 adventure around north Iceland's 'Diamond Circle' and stop off at Godafoss & Dettifoss...

Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

3 hours
FROM £78.51

Go on a whale watching excursion in Eyjafjord, Iceland's longest fjord, to see the majestic...

Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri

10 hours
FROM £257.66

Take in the many natural attractions of Iceland's Diamond Circle on this full day tour that includes...

Lofthellir Cave Exploration from Akureyri

8 hours
FROM £203.22

Head underground to explore the 3,500 year old lava cave of Lofthellir with visits to Lake Myvatn,...

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Iceland

Will I see the Northern Lights on your Iceland tours?

If you're travelling 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 in a remote location away from city lights to increase our chances of seeing them. It's not something we can ever guarantee due to local weather conditions but there's a good chance you will see them over the course of your winter tour. Read our page on spotting the Northern Lights for more information.

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

Yes. A number 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 - we offer a Blue Lagoon tour bolt-on that can be added to any trip in our range.

Can I go whale watching in Iceland?

Yes you can. We have a half-day whale watching bolt-on that can be booked in conjunction with any Iceland group tour. From Reykjavik's Old Harbour you'll join a whale watching boat excursion, spending roughly three hours out on the water in search of humpback, minke and other species of whale. This tour option is available year-round though the summer months (mid-June to August) are the best time to go whale watching in Iceland. You can also go out on a puffin watching trip too.

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

The Golden Circle is a popular touring route that covers some of Iceland's best known natural attractions. It's a circular loop that starts in Reykjavik and includes Thingvellir National Park, Haukadalur geyser and Gullfoss waterfall. You'll get to see all three of these sites on all our Iceland tours. 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?

In Iceland 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 'in style' tours are just the ticket with 3-4 star hotels.

What sort of transport do you use?

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. For smaller group sizes we will use mini buses instead, offering a similar level of comfort.

When is the best time to visit 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. However, there is more to Iceland than just the Northern Lights and if you'd prefer longer days of sunlight to explore the many natural wonders then visit between June and August when the weather is at its most pleasant. For more details head to our best time to visit Iceland page.

Iceland tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.81 out of 5 based on 72 recent reviews — See All Iceland Reviews

I thought this tour was spectacular. I was amazed at every stop we made. We had a good amount of time at each stop. The cabins in Hella were so cute and were a great spot to try to view the Northern lights. Our guide Anna Laura was a delight and a bit of a character but sure made the trip a delight. My only regret is I didn't do a longer tour. Thank you. ”  

Tiffany Turchak • Submitted 6 Nov 2017

We were very enjoyed the tour. The tour guide, Karl, has given us unforgettable experience about the northern lights and country side walk to an unknown water falls. He is an amazing photographer and shown us how to make great pictures at the night time with water falls as background. unfortunately, we can't get the pictures taken on us from him. This is the reason I give a star less.”  

Sheue Yuan • Submitted 6 Nov 2017

Our guide (sorry I cannot pronounce her name) was fantastic. It was obvious she was very proud of her country and she was very knowledgeable. A lovely lady. The tour was also fabulous, I felt that we saw so much in the short time that we were there. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights which was an added bonus. The sights were amazing. Highlights for me were swimming in the Blue Lagoon, seeing the Northern Lights and the Glacier Walk wearing crampons. I also really enjoyed seeing the horses, in fact I enjoyed it all!!!”  

Jane Finch • Submitted 1 Nov 2017

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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.

Highlights of our Iceland Tours

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 the highlights of our trips 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Booking your Iceland tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Iceland, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Iceland with us:

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