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Want an authentic Icelandic adventure without the hassle of planning? Choose a private tour led by an expert guide. Cruise through Iceland's beautiful countryside, exploring the best views of waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, and geysers. With your guide’s insider knowledge, you'll discover Iceland's hidden gems and fascinating stories.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PRIVATE TOURS IN ICELAND

In Iceland, the possibilities are yours to discover. You can enjoy adrenaline snowmobile rides on a glacier or mesmerizing hikes through volcanic landscapes. Dive into crystal-clear waters or explore off-the-beaten-path destinations that only locals know about. Walk into a crystal blue ice cave or through geothermal fields, sail among icebergs, and see filming locations.

With your guide's undivided attention and itinerary explicitly made for you, there's no better way to organize all these activities and experiences than through a customized tour.

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Why Choose Us?

  • 35+ years of expertise in organizing tours in Iceland
  • Fully customizable itinerary
  • Personalized attention from expert guides
  • Off-the-beaten-path exploration
  • Enhanced safety and comfort
  • Exclusive experiences and photography opportunities
  • Local insights and premium transport
  • Flexibility for group size

We understand that planning your Iceland trip can be overwhelming, so we keep it simple. From the moment you start planning until you return home with cherished memories, our award-winning team ensures an enjoyable experience. 

With premium vehicles, attentive service, and guaranteed moments of solitude, we're here to make your private tour unforgettable.

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ABOUT OUR PRIVATE ICELAND TOURS

At Arctic Adventures, we're seasoned experts in organizing tours, drawing from over 35 years of experience. Whether it's custom tours or pre-planned trips, count on us to create unforgettable experiences across Iceland's stunning terrain.

We understand that whether it's a special occasion, a family trip, a solo adventure, or just a great exploration, each journey requires unique attention and care. That's why we believe moments are meant to be enjoyed at your own pace and in your own way.

Icelandic nature and culture are as unique as our travelers, and we strive to reflect that in every aspect of our tours. That’s why we carefully tailor each tour to attainable perfection. 

From hand-picked Icelandic restaurants and authentic local experiences to discovering your dream locations, we can create a private tour that perfectly suits your preferences and desires.

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PRIVATELY GUIDED ICELAND TOURS - FAQ

Read answers to common inquiries about our private tours in Iceland from fellow travelers.

WHAT IS A PRIVATE TOUR?

On a private tour, you'll be with a local guide chosen just for you by your travel consultant. They'll share their insider knowledge throughout your trip. Each guide is handpicked to ensure a fantastic experience.

Every day, your guide will take you to must-see attractions and stunning locations, revealing hidden gems and their passion for Iceland. You can also customize your tour with optional day trips and activities or create a completely personalized package.

Get in touch with us today to start planning your extraordinary adventure in Iceland.

HOW DO I BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR IN ICELAND?

There are two options to get started with planning your trip. 

1) Above, you can browse pre-designed, all-inclusive private Iceland tour packages (excluding flights). 

2) If you feel none of the packages fully suits you, go through our custom request form below, and we’ll tailor a perfectly original trip with your vision in mind.

HOW DOES A PRIVATELY GUIDED TOUR IN ICELAND WORK?

When you arrive in Iceland, you'll transfer to your Reykjavík hotel from Keflavík International Airport (can be arranged upon request). Then, at the arranged time, your driver-guide will pick you up to start your private tour.

Throughout your days in Iceland, your guide will take you to see amazing natural wonders. Picture witnessing the Northern Lights in winter or walking along a black sand beach under the midnight sun. You might spend a day exploring waterfalls and hot springs or getting close to Iceland's largest glacier. There's always plenty to see and do!

In the evening, you'll be taken back to your arranged hotel. Your guide will meet you the following day to continue your adventure. At the end of your trip, your guide will drop you off at your requested location.

WHO ARE YOUR PRIVATE GUIDES?

Our guides are trained experts in Iceland who use their knowledge to make your trip extra special. They are also skilled drivers who know Iceland and have spent years learning about it. This means they can add special moments to your private tour that you can only get with us.

WHEN SHOULD YOU PLAN YOUR PRIVATE TOUR IN ICELAND?

You can visit Iceland any time of the year and have a memorable experience. In winter, you can chase the Northern Lights and explore ice caves, while in summer, you'll enjoy longer daylight hours and greener landscapes.

No matter when you choose to visit, we can arrange a tour that's perfect for you!

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WHAT CAN YOU SEE AND DO ON A PRIVATE TOUR IN ICELAND?

With our services, you can explore Iceland extensively, traveling from well-known tourist destinations to remote and untouched areas that are rarely visited by others.

Go around Iceland on the Ring Road, explore the Golden Circle in a Tesla, and discover the rugged beauty of the highlands. Chase the Northern Lights comfortably in a private super jeep or go off-grid on a wilderness expedition. We're here to make your Icelandic adventure truly memorable.

Have a specific idea in mind? Share it with us, and we'll work to make it a reality!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A PRIVATE TOUR OF ICELAND?

Our privately guided tours are designed to include everything you need for a comfortable adventure without any hassle. Here's a breakdown of what's typically included:

  • Authentic travel experience operated by us
  • Dedicated travel consultants to plan your tour
  • Expert local driver-guide
  • Comfortable vehicle
  • Handpicked accommodation (with a private bathroom)
  • Support during your trip
  • Transportation to/from your hotel in Reykjavik
  • Activities of the day, depending on your selected package
  • Airport Transfers (upon request)
  • Domestic flights (if applicable)

The details may vary based on your selected package, but our team will provide you with all the necessary information once you're ready to book.

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM KEFLAVIK AIRPORT TO REYKJAVIK?

Yes, private transfers from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik can be arranged upon request.

ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED WITH PRIVATE TOURS?

No, our private tour packages do not include flights to and from Iceland.

However, if your tour involves domestic flights within Iceland, it may be included in the package price. Additional details regarding transportation arrangements will be provided upon booking.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A PRIVATE GUIDE?

Your private tour guide will be crucial for the experience. Our licensed guides are held to high standards, ensuring you receive the best possible service.

They will take you to the best spots and share insider knowledge about their country. With private guides’ help, you'll discover hidden gems you might have missed otherwise. They prioritize your safety and respect your boundaries while leading you on activities to suit your preferences. Guides also adjust an itinerary to make sure you enjoy your desired locations without feeling rushed.

IS ICELAND SAFE TO VISIT?

Absolutely! Iceland is one of the world’s safest countries to travel to. If you're concerned about the recent news of volcanic activity, rest assured that Iceland is safe to visit. For more information, you can see this page.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO ICELAND?

There's never a bad time to visit Iceland! Our travel experts are here to guide you on the best time to visit based on your interests and preferences.

In summer, you can enjoy popular activities like sightseeing, hiking, and wildlife tours. Winter is ideal for experiencing the magical Northern Lights and exploring natural ice caves. However, regardless of the season, exciting activities are always available, such as glacier hiking and snorkeling.

For more information, check out our guide: Best Time to Visit Iceland.

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HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED IN ICELAND?

To fully explore Iceland, we recommend spending at least one week. However, if you're short on time, you can still have a great experience in just 3-4 days. Whether you have just a few days or a longer period to explore, our expert guides will help you maximize your time, allowing you to discover the beauty and wonder of Iceland at your own pace.

Regardless of how much time you have, we're here to ensure it's well spent.

WHEN WILL I MEET MY GUIDE?

You can meet your guide immediately upon arrival in Iceland if you wish to start your tour right away. Alternatively, if you prefer to rest or explore Reykjavík on your arrival day, you can meet your guide the following day. If you need to arrange a transfer from the airport to Reykjavik, let us know.

DO YOU TIP TOUR GUIDES IN ICELAND?

In Iceland, it is not customary to tip, so the decision to leave a gratuity is entirely up to you. However, if you would like to express your appreciation to your guide with a tip, they would certainly appreciate it. Learn more about tipping in Iceland.

HOW MUCH CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY TOUR ITINERARY?

You have the freedom to customize your tour to your liking!

Opting for a privately guided tour means your trip is tailored specifically for you. Simply get in touch with us, and our travel experts will collaborate with you to design your ideal itinerary. Whether you're passionate about hiking, food, history, or photography, let us know your interests, and we'll match you with the perfect guide.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY PRIVATE TOUR?

Iceland is an exciting destination to visit, but the weather there is known to change quickly and unpredictably. In short, remember to dress in layers and get comfortable shoes so that you can fully enjoy your trip.

To learn more about what to wear and pack for your trip to Iceland, check out our Iceland packing guide.