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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South Iceland Summer Express

3 days | FROM USD $1,395

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 USD $1,085

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

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South Iceland Summer Explorer

6 days | FROM USD $2,375

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 USD $2,415

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 USD $2,125

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 USD $1,545

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 USD $1,795

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 4.73 out of 5 based on 15 recent reviews — See All Iceland Reviews

Holiday was absolutely great if you didn't need a special diet. I am coeliac and can't eat gluten, (it makes me very ill), however I had a hard time in 2 of the hotels which really did n't cater for me at all. One of the hotels had nothing to give me for my breakfast and had to send out for some gluten free bread, unfortunately it arrived too late for me to enjoy it. It was very hit and miss regarding food for the whole holiday and the Guide didn't appreciate how important it was for me and failed to offer us any help with the Hotels. Excluding that the holiday was amazing, scenery is different from anything we have experienced before.The Group got on very well and the minibus was comfortable. Itinerary covered just about all you neded to see in Iceland. So I would recommend this holiday but only if you do not suffer from Coleiac disease. Great Tour if you don't need a special diet. The whole experience was good, efficient and I got exactly what I was expecting and wanted. ”  

Peter Attalong • Submitted 28 Sep 2021

The Land of Northern Lights tour was a triumph!

My tour of Southern Iceland was absolutely wonderful. The venues chosen, the timing allotted at each venue and the variety of things to experience was nearly perfect. Our guide, "Thor", was smart, amusing, full of history and anecdotal stories as well as being incredibly hospitable and helpful. This small group experience was my first, but not my last thanks to On the Go.”  

Norma Sullivan • Submitted 10 Sep 2021

Our tour through Iceland was amazing. The tour made so enjoyable by our guide Anna. She ensured we were safe at all times and got to see what Iceland has to offer. The scenery and the people were just beautiful.”  

Alicia Jewell • Submitted 19 Mar 2020
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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 organize 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 travelers.

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 cozy 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.

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, sightseeing begins early on day 1 and doesn't finish until the last day of your tour.

On these tours, we strongly recommend booking pre or post-tour accommodation in Reykjavik. This will help to ensure that the tour can depart on time, and that you can have a hassle-free arrival and departure without having to clock-watch.

We are happy to assist you with booking additional accommodation. Get in touch with our Reservations team if you'd like to discuss your travel plans.

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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, colorful 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!

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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 travelers 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!