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About our Iceland tours & vacation packages

Want to explore the Golden Circle, see glaciers, and watch the Northern Lights all in a few days? Whether you’re here for a short 2-4 days or a longer 6-9 days, Arctic Adventures has just the right trip for you. Easy and fun, just how travel should be!

Our multi-day tours run all year round, offering you the chance to explore Iceland's wild side through our Adventure Tours or discover its breathtaking trails with our Trekking Tours.

With most packages, including accommodation and pick-up from Reykjavik, you're sure to find the ideal tour to explore Iceland's beauty and adventure.

Father with children walking in Thingvellir

Who can join Multi-Day Iceland Tours?

We warmly invite participants aged 8 and above to join our guided tours. Typically, our groups are a vibrant mix of individuals ranging from 20 to 55 years old, including solo travelers, families, and groups of friends. Everyone is welcome!

Should you find any activity challenging, feel free to opt out. This gives you the perfect opportunity to either explore the local area at your own pace or simply relax.

Visiting Iceland and have a spare day to fill? Whether you're after a specific activity or just want to pack your day with fun, we've got the perfect one-day Iceland trips waiting for you.

Woman with yellow jacket posing by waterfall

Accommodation on our Iceland tours

We always book hotels for our tours well in advance so you can be assured of comfortable accommodations during your trip to Iceland. We guarantee a night's stay at a country hotel and/or guesthouse. We have partnered with hotels that undergo regular inspections to ensure they always maintain our high standards. 

Rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking. In addition, all hotels have free Wi-Fi, towels, hairdryers, and a kettle for your convenience. A single supplement is available if you want your own room, but it's not mandatory. If you're a single traveler and prefer not to book a single room, you'll be assigned a shared room with another traveler of the same gender.

What to pack for your Iceland vacation?

When preparing for a longer tour in Iceland with us, packing efficiently is key. Limit your belongings to a small backpack or day bag and one additional luggage piece not exceeding 20 kg (44 lbs). We offer storage in Reykjavik for those extra items for a minimal fee.

Ensure to include these basics in your packing list:

  • Warm jacket
  • Sweater
  • Socks and gloves
  • Underwear
  • House slippers (Icelanders remove shoes inside homes)
  • Swimsuits and towels (for pools and hot springs)
  • Sun lotion and chapstick
  • Day pack

For detailed packing tips, including selecting the right clothes and essentials for Iceland's climate, check out our guides on dressing for the weather, preparing for hiking, and the complete Iceland equipment list.

Transport on our Iceland tours

Most of our tours start from a meeting point in Reykjavik. We prioritize minimizing our carbon footprint and, thus, do not offer pick-up from Keflavik International Airport. However, transfer buses and other options are available. Check for more information in our guide on how to get from Keflavik to Reykjavik.

All our multi-day tours come with professional drivers who operate minibusses. This ensures a small-group experience and enables our guides to efficiently cater to your travel needs.

Minibus by the river and pink sky

Meals on our Iceland tours

All the hotels that we stay in during the tour include breakfast in the price. You will enjoy a breakfast buffet with various options such as grains, fruits, coffee, tea, and more.

Note that lunch and dinner are not typically included in the tour price. However, your guide will always stop at a restaurant for lunch, where you can choose from various dishes. Dinner is available at each hotel.

People having lunch in cozy restaurant

Driving distances on our Iceland tours

During our multi-day tour, we typically drive an average of 300 km (186 miles) daily. You can expect to spend around 4-5 hours in the car each day, but don't worry - we will stop at various locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, and lunch.

Woman driving in minibus

WHICH ICELAND TOUR OR VACATION PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Our diverse collection of Iceland tours is designed to cater to various travel preferences, whether you're visiting Iceland for the first time or returning for more exploration. Here's how you can maximize your experience based on your schedule and interests:

First-Time Visitors

For those new to Iceland, we recommend embarking on a short but comprehensive tour to get acquainted with the country's highlights. Consider our specially curated 2-day or 3-day tours that cover iconic locations:

  • 2-Day South Coast Tour: Includes visits to the Ice Cave, Skaftafell, and the Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon.
  • 3-Day South Coast Tour: Expands on the 2-day itinerary with additional stops at the Golden Circle and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave.

Seeking the Northern Lights

Our winter Iceland tours are perfect for those chasing the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Staying overnight in a country hotel away from urban light pollution enhances your chances of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon. For the ultimate Aurora Borealis experience, consider:

Woman with yellow raincoat by waterfall

Complete Iceland Experience

If you have more time to immerse yourself in the Land of Fire and Ice, our longer tours offer an in-depth exploration of Iceland's diverse landscapes and natural wonders. Our top picks include:

Can’t find what you're looking for? Customize your private tour with us to experience Iceland your way.

FAQ about Multi-day tours

The first step is to make sure your credit card provider allows you to make payments in Canadian Dollars (CAD) or American Dollars (USD) if you have selected.

In some cases, your credit card company would need to pre-authorize the transaction for you before you can process the transaction online.

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Iceland, while very different, is equally stunning during both winter and summer. The summer treats you with never-ending days, flocks of Puffins, and whale watching, while the winter flaunts every color of the rainbow during an Aurora show and takes you deep into the ice caves. It’s no secret that summer in Iceland offers a much gentler climate with more opportunities to explore hidden gems. But the holiday season brings a lot of charm and lower prices to the country. The warmest months in Iceland are June, July, and August, while the coldest are from October to April.

Being a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean makes Iceland one of the more expensive destinations out there. Since a lot of goods need to be imported from overseas, the prices for the usual items can be higher than average. However, there are ways to save money on your trip if you want to travel around Iceland on a budget. For example, Iceland has some of the cleanest freshwaters in the world that you can access and drink for free. You can also have free access to the myriad of waterfalls and certain geothermal pools scattered around the country.

Yes. You will find it easy to communicate with Icelanders in the English language.

It depends on the country you’re from. Iceland is in the Schengen Zone, so if your country is in the Schengen Zone or has an agreement with Schengen countries, such as the USA, you don’t need a visa to travel to Iceland. All citizens from other countries should check the visa requirements with their embassy.

Iceland is increasingly becoming a popular tourist destination, so you have plenty of accommodation options. Cozy countryside hotels, as well as 4-star city hotels, are scattered all over the country. On top of that, you might enjoy your stay in an authentic guesthouse or go wild and camp in one of the many campsites or huts around the main attractions.

Even though it’s relatively small, Iceland packs a lot of natural wonders. Whether you’re here for a day or two weeks, you’ll have plenty to explore. To discover the most prominent sights in the country, a 5-6 day trip should suffice. You can choose from a few of our 5-day tours around Iceland or go on our award-winning 6-day adventure.

It depends on what you want to do. Four days might be enough for simple sightseeing, but if you want to explore Iceland’s ice caves, hop on a snowmobile, and go whale watching, you might need a few extra days.

Yes. Reykjavik is one of the very few cities in the world and one of the two capitals where you can see the Northern Lights.

Yes, if the sky is clear and the Aurora is strong enough. Join us on a premium Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon adventure.

Golden Circle is a tourist route in the South of Iceland, covering around 190 mi (300 km). It is located close to Reykjavik in the southern highlands and contains some of the most popular sights in the country. The main stops along the route are Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Haukadalur Valley with Geysir and Stokkur.

No. Blue Lagoon is located on Reykjanes Peninsula in Southwest Iceland.

Iceland has become a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. Tours and accommodation tend to get booked up quickly. While there still might be a chance to book a hotel or a tour on the spot, we strongly recommend booking it at least a few months prior to your visit. However, don’t refrain from booking tours when you’re in Iceland, you might be in luck!

Blue Lagoon is around 20 minutes away from Keflavik International Airport by car. Public bus service is available from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon every hour.

Visiting the three main attractions on the Golden Circle won’t take you more than half a day. However, to really experience the beauty of this popular tourist route, you might want to give it a whole day.