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Experience the land of fire and ice on one of our 6-9-day Iceland tours. From the geysers and hot springs of the Golden Circle to the stunning Northern Lights and volcanic landscapes, Iceland is a nature lover's paradise. 

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Iceland Tours by Region

Explore Iceland's diverse regions, each offering unique natural wonders and cultural experiences. From the bustling streets of Reykjavik, where modern culture and historical landmarks coexist, to the tranquil beauty of the East Fjords with their serene landscapes and rich folklore, Iceland promises an array of unforgettable experiences. The South Coast dazzles with its dramatic black sand beaches and powerful waterfalls, while the North captivates with charming towns like Akureyri, known for its vibrant art scene and stunning natural attractions. Journey to the remote Westfjords for rugged, untouched landscapes and to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to see a microcosm of the country's diverse geology. For the adventurous, the Highlands offer surreal, otherworldly terrains and geothermal wonders. Read more on The Majestic Natural Wonders of Iceland.

The Capital Region

Reykjavik: As Iceland’s vibrant capital, Reykjavik offers a mix of modern culture, history, and natural beauty. Here, you can explore museums, art galleries, and coffee houses, and experience the city's lively nightlife. Not to miss is the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church and splendid waterfront with its famous ‘Solfar’ or ‘Sun Voyager’ steel sculpture by Icelandic sculptor Jon Gunnar Arnason that resembles a Viking long-ship.

The South Coast

Golden Circle: This popular route includes sites like mighty Gullfoss waterfalls (the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls), the geothermal hot springs of Geysir, the majestic south coast waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the Strokkur geyser.

Vik: Known for its black sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and puffin colonies, Vik is a must-visit on the South Coast. 

The North

Akureyri: Often called the "Capital of the North," Akureyri is a charming town known for its botanical gardens, vibrant art scene, and nearby natural attractions such as the Goðafoss waterfall.

Lake Mývatn: Famous for its geothermal activity and birdlife, Lake Mývatn is one of Iceland's most captivating natural attractions. Located in the north of the country, this stunning lake and its surrounding area are a geological wonderland, shaped by volcanic activity over millennia. The geothermal features of the region include steaming fumaroles, hot springs, and bubbling mud pots, which create a surreal and otherworldly landscape.

Lake Mývatn is also a paradise for birdwatchers, especially during the summer months when the lake teems with a diverse array of bird species, including many rare and migratory birds. The lake's name, which translates to "Midge Lake," reflects the abundance of insects that provide a rich food source for the birds. The area is home to several species of ducks, making it one of the most important breeding sites for these birds in Europe.

The West

Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Often referred to as "Iceland in Miniature" because of its diverse landscapes, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula features glaciers, volcanic craters, lava fields, and picturesque fishing villages. The Snæfellsjökull National Park is home to the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Frequently Asked Questions About Iceland Travel & Tours

  • When is the best time to tour Iceland?
    The best time to visit Iceland depends on your interests. For the Northern Lights, visit between September and April. For milder weather and more daylight, visit during the summer months, from June to August.
  • What are the best places to visit in Iceland?
    Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Vatnajokull National Park, and Lake Myvatn are top destinations in Iceland.
  • How many days should I spend in Iceland?
    We recommend spending at least 7-10 days in Iceland to experience its major attractions and natural wonders.
  • Can I see the Northern Lights in Iceland?
    Yes, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) can be seen from September to April. It's best to go to a dark, clear spot away from city lights.
  • Do I need a visa to visit Iceland?
    If you are a citizen of the Schengen Area, USA, Canada, Australia, or the UK, you do not need a visa for short stays (up to 90 days). Even so, check the specific requirements via our simple destination guide.
  • What is the currency in Iceland?
    The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic króna (ISK). 
  • Do I need any vaccinations to travel to Iceland?
    No special vaccinations are required for travel to Iceland, but it’s always good to be up to date on routine vaccinations.
  • What are the must-see attractions in Iceland?
    Must-see attractions include the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir), Snæfellsjökull National Park, and the capital city, Reykjavik.
  • Is English widely spoken in Iceland?
    Yes, English is widely spoken and understood in Iceland, especially in tourist areas.
  • What is the food like in Iceland?
    Icelandic cuisine features seafood, lamb, and dairy products. Traditional dishes include lamb stew, skyr (a type of yogurt), and various fish dishes.
  • Are credit cards widely accepted in Iceland?
    Yes, credit cards are widely accepted in Iceland, including in taxis and rural areas. Check out this article on exchange rates and using a credit card abroad.
  • What is the weather like in Iceland?
    The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable. Summers are cool with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C (50-59°F), while winters are cold with temperatures around 0°C (32°F). Be prepared for rain and wind year-round.
  • What should I pack for a trip to Iceland? 
    Packing for a trip to Iceland requires careful consideration of the country's variable weather conditions and diverse activities. Layering is key, so bring thermal base layers, warm sweaters, and a waterproof and windproof outer shell to stay comfortable in fluctuating temperatures. Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots are essential for exploring Iceland's rugged terrain, from volcanic landscapes to icy trails. Pack a good quality hat, gloves, and scarf to protect against the cold, especially if you plan to visit during the winter months. Don't forget a swimsuit for relaxing in geothermal hot springs, like the Blue Lagoon or natural hot pots. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also important, as the sun can be surprisingly strong, especially reflected off the snow and ice. Lastly, bring a reusable water bottle, as Iceland's tap water is among the purest in the world, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery.
  • How many months in advance should I plan a trip to Iceland?
    We recommend you plan your Iceland trip between 3 -10 months before you want to travel. Airlines don’t publish fares much further out than 10-11 months. You should look to book your vacation once you can lock in your flights. Luckily, we take care of all of that for you. If travelers want to go for a special anniversary or event, they’ll book years in advance so they know they are set and can let us handle it from there. It’s essential to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after you’re planning to return to the States and that you have any visas you’ll need to travel. Planning earlier allows you plenty of time to renew your passport or apply for a visa if required. Travel rules are changing daily.
  • Is Iceland a safe country to visit?

    Yes, it is generally very safe to travel to Iceland. The country consistently ranks as one of the safest countries in the world, with very low levels of crime, especially violent crime. Petty theft is also rare, even in urban areas. Icelanders are known for their hospitality, which enhances the feeling of safety and comfort for visitors. Like any other country, it is important to stay aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded tourist areas, and follow standard travel safety practices.

    Overall, Iceland's combination of low crime, friendly locals, robust infrastructure, and preparedness for natural events* makes it a very safe destination for travelers.

    *Natural Hazardous Events
    While Iceland is safe, it's important to be aware of natural hazards. The country is geologically active, with volcanoes, geysers, and geothermal activity (which are some of the main reasons you're traveling there!). Always heed your Travel Director and/or local specialists' advice and follow all listed guidelines, especially when exploring natural sites. Weather conditions can also change rapidly, so it's essential to be prepared and informed about the weather forecasts.

Why You Should Visit Iceland
Iceland’s unique landscapes, geothermal wonders, and vibrant culture make it a must-visit destination. Each region of Iceland not only showcases nature at its most spectacular but also invites visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions, making every trip a unique and enriching experience. Experience the magic of the Northern Lights, relax in the Blue Lagoon, and explore the country’s stunning natural beauty.

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