Your flights are booked, you’ve researched the best restaurants and you’ve packed your thermal underwear. Now it’s time to find your guided Iceland tour!
We offer guided Iceland tours in many different locations and of various lengths. From hiking in the mountains and ice caving to spying the Northern Lights, you’re sure to find your dream trip! We can’t think of a better country to go adventuring. Read on to discover the benefits of guided tours and view our top-rated tours below.
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What is a Guided Iceland Tour?
Simply put, a guided Iceland tour allows you to explore the country with the help of a dedicated expert guide. Guided tours provide a vacation without the hassle and stress of planning, so you can save the time and energy you would normally put into planning your own itinerary.
Our guided tours from Reykjavik and other locations sort out every detail of your trip in advance — all that’s left to do is relax and enjoy your holiday!
Why Book a Guided Tour of Iceland?
Booking a guided tour of Iceland is one the easiest and most efficient ways to see the land of fire and ice. Moreover, these types of trips provide the best value possible.
Iceland is an expansive country with spectacular natural attractions around every corner, so many visitors struggle to fit everything in. Guided tours allow travelers with limited time to pack in as much as possible and ensure they have the greatest travel experiences.
Enjoy Stress-Free Travel
There are many benefits to booking a guided tour of Iceland, but one of the biggest advantages is that it allows visitors to enjoy a stress-free holiday, taking the hassle out of renting a car, planning an itinerary and even finding accommodation.
Once you’ve booked your tour, our team will pick you up from your hotel, from notable spots in Reykjavik, or any other central location, and shuttle you to the tour’s starting point.
Take Advantage of Expert Knowledge
Our Arctic Adventures tour guides are experts in their trade. They’ve acquired their skills and knowledge through years of training and working in Iceland and abroad.
Whether you’ve booked a snorkelling day tour or a multi-day adventure tour, our expert guides will ensure you have the best experience possible and return with treasured memories and a newfound appreciation for Iceland’s natural wonders.
For solo travelers or small groups touring around Iceland, guided tours are a great option for those who want to combine sightseeing with meeting new people.
Our guided tours allow you to meet like-minded adventurers from all over the world who’ve come to explore this unique northern landscape.
What Are the Best Guided Tours in Iceland?
Now that you’ve booked your flights to Reykjavík and decided to do a guided tour, you’re probably wondering which tour you should book.
Lucky for you, Arctic Adventures has a huge variety of guided tours on offer. We cater for thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts, climbers and everyone in between.
Find a snapshot of our Iceland guided tour packages below.
Iceland’s Golden Circle Guided Tours
The Golden Circle is a driving route that totals more than 300 km (186 mi) and is home to some of the country’s most well-known tourist attractions, including Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall, as well as The Great Geysir.
Arctic Adventures offers a range of tours to the Golden Circle with different packages to suit every traveler’s needs. On the tour, customers will be picked up in Reykjavik before starting the awe-inspiring journey along the Golden Circle. Bring your best camera!
Iceland’s Ring Road Guided Tours
If you want to see all that Iceland has to offer, embark on an epic road trip around this northern island. The famous Ring Road route packs in tons of natural wonders including glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers and black sand beaches.
Check out our award-winning 6 Days Around Iceland Adventure and get ready for your next trip! If you want to extend your stay, see our exciting 7 Day Complete Iceland Adventure or the unforgettable 8 Day Ring Road Tour.
Guided Landmannalaugar Tours
Located in the Central Highlands, Landmannalaugar attracts hikers and photographers from all over the world. This unique geothermal region is home to caramel-colored peaks, hot springs, lava fields and clear blue lakes.
Hikers can easily combine their love for the outdoors with an exciting guided tour of Landmannalaugar and its surrounding landscapes. On the tour, you’ll enjoy stunning walks along remote country trails, spectacular views of lush green terrain and multi-colored mountain ranges.
After the trek, hikers can take a dip in a nearby natural hot spring, the perfect way to end the day with much-needed rest and relaxation!
Guided Northern Lights Tours in Iceland
The Northern Lights are the most elusive of natural wonders. Weather conditions have to be just right for the Arctic’s most beautiful light show to take place.
Usually, the best time to see the Northern Lights is between September and April as these are the darkest months and give visitors the best chance of seeing the lights.
Our Northern Lights Tours are the perfect option for anyone who’s on a short trip or traveling without a car. Our most popular Northern Lights Explorer Tour leaves Reykjavík at 21:30 before driving off-the-beaten-track to the most exclusive aurora viewing spots in Iceland.
Once our driver has parked, wrap yourself up in a blanket and enjoy hot chocolate or Iceland’s burning wine, Brennivín!
We’ve answered some of the most popular questions about Iceland guided tours. Here you’ll find everything you need — from the best tours to join to the best time to go.
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to see the best of Iceland in just one day, go for a tour of the Golden Circle. We offer Golden Circle tours that include various activities such as snowmobiling, snorkeling or hunting the Northern Lights.
However, if you have more time and want to see all that this little island in the North Atlantic has to offer, go for guided tours around Iceland. Check out our best-rated 6 Days Around Iceland Adventure and book the trip of a lifetime!
On the other hand, if you’re interested in certain activities like ice caving, hiking, rafting, snorkeling or horse riding, explore our most popular activity tours in Iceland.
While exploring Iceland on your own is a great experience, booking a guided tour is a safer option. Iceland’s weather is highly unpredictable and might drastically change driving conditions. Strong winds and icy roads are not uncommon, even in summer.
If you don’t feel confident driving alone, sign up for a guided tour with an expert guide who will take you to all the places you want to visit. On a guided tour, you don’t need to do prep work, worry about visiting hours of the stops or sort out your transportation. All you have to do is show up!
Also keep in mind that some activities like ice caving and snowmobiling are not available without a guide.
Even one day in Iceland can be an unforgettable experience. However, to truly appreciate the island’s treasures, you’ll need at least 3 days. Our 3 day guided tours of Iceland will not only take you to the main highlights but also show you some hidden gems that you wouldn’t otherwise know about.
If you’re coming for 4 days, check out our 4 day guided tours of Iceland that pack in top Icelandic experiences.
If you’re into slow travel and don’t want to rush throughout your trip, go for a 6, 7 or 8-day journey. To find out more, browse all our multi-day tours.
Absolutely you can see the major highlights of Iceland in 5 days. Check out our selection of 5 Day tours in Iceland to find your dream trip!
Yes, it’s possible to drive around Iceland and do the whole Ring Road in 5 days. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s recommended. The total length of the Ring Road is 1,332 km (828 mi). This means that if you want to do the Ring Road in 5 days, you’ll spend most of your time on the road and miss out on many natural wonders.
Although Iceland is more affordable than Norway or Switzerland, it’s still an expensive country. However, this doesn’t mean that a trip to Iceland has to burn a hole in your pocket. You’ll certainly be able to find budget eateries and accommodation.
If you seek the best value for money, guided tours are your best bet.
Iceland is a fantastic destination year-round. The best time to visit the country really depends on what you’re looking for.
In summer, Iceland becomes the land of the Midnight Sun. This means that you can expect long days that give you plenty of time to explore.
If you want to save money and escape the biggest tourist crowds, travel during shoulder seasons (September to November and April to Mid-June). However, this comes at the price of shorter days and colder weather.
Winter is the best time for activities like glacier hiking, ice caving and hunting the Northern Lights. The aurora season runs from September to April.
It takes about 6 days to drive around Iceland and complete the famous Ring Road. In other words, 6 days allow you to see all the major highlights without rushing your travels.
The Blue Lagoon is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland, close to Keflavik International Airport. This means you can visit the famous Blue Lagoon directly before or after catching your flight.
If you have an early flight to Iceland, stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way to Reykjavik. And if you have a late flight, book a ticket to the spa on your way to the airport.
You can choose between different packages, but prices start at 56 USD.
If you want to combine a visit to the Blue Lagoon with other activities like lava caving or hunting the Northern Lights, check out our Blue Lagoon Tours.
Yes, booking ahead is highly recommended as the Blue Lagoon is extremely popular and slots tend to sell out days in advance.
The official currency of Iceland is Icelandic króna. However, you can pay for almost all services by card. This means that you can usually get by without cash. Most places that deal with tourists won’t make a fuss if you try to pay with euros or dollars.