From day sightseeing tours of Reykjavik to joining a longer overland trip - you have a lot of choice when it comes to discovering this spectacular country. Start researching the adventure of your life today by searching our featured small group and overland tours from both local and international travel operators.
Small Group, Overland & Adventure Tours & Trips in Iceland
Types of Tours in Iceland
Get inspired to visit this spectacular destination today:
- Overland adventure tours where you can visit a number of locations
- City tours, these usually last 1 - 3 days and let you get the best of a city
- Family tours perfect if you have children and would like to travel in a safe and structured way
- Festival tours
- Photography tours which are great if you are looking to meet like minded people with the same hobby
- Wildlife and nature tours
- Northern Lights tours
Small Group Tours in Iceland
Our website features some of the best and most respected tour operators and companies in the world and you can find options for all budgets. If you are travelling on a shoestring or have a more flexible amount of money to spend you will be able to find something to match your criteria. Iceland is an expensive continent to travel in and you might have to buy your own meals and pay for extra things like sightseeing so budget accordingly. Some tours sell out quickly and so we recommend researching and booking in advance to avoid the disappointment of dates being full.
Highlights of small group tours include treking glaciers, taking a dip in hotspings, watching wildlife, seeing volcanoes and lava fields and also visiting remote parts of the country. You will also get to go whale watching, search out exotic rare birds and also interact with friendly locals. Places you will will likely visit include Akureyri, Reykjavik, Godafoss horseshoe waterfalls, the Thingvellir National Park, Silfra fissure, Geysir hot springs, Gulfoss waterfall, Hveragerdi, the Reykjadalur Valley, Seljalandsfoss / Skogafoss waterfalls, Solheimajokull / Virkisjokull glaciers the Ingolfshdfoi Cape, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Myvatn's geothermal Lake, Dimmuborgir lava fields and the Eastern Fjords. Most tours start and finish in the Icelandic capitcal Reykjavik.
One of the most popular ways to explore Iceland is on an overland group tour. Thousands of people travel on these types of tours every year and there are departures every month. These types of tours are a great way to travel in a group, meet new people, have a lot fun and get taken to the best places in the continent. Prices vary depending on the trip and operator.
Tours in Iceland for Solo Travellers
Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.
Iceland Budget Tours
We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.
Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book in places like Reykjavik. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.
Iceland Northern Lights Tours
Would you love to see the Northern Lights? They really are one of the most spectacular things you can see in your whole life and there are lots of trips and holidays. Prices can vary and some trips can end up costing a fortune. This is why its important to reseach options to find cheap breaks to see the Northern Lights. There is no 100% gurantee you will see the Northern Lights, sometimes the weather and atmosphere conditions can be very difficult to predict and if its cloudy you probably won't get lucky. It might be an idea to plan a holiday to this region and then if you see the Northern Lights treat it as a bonus. Scandanavia is a beautiful part of the world to visit and there is lots to see and do apart from the Northern Lights.
You could also plan a Santa trip to Lapland or a skiing holiday to this region, don't worry if you have never skied before you could just enjoy the surrounds, go ice skating or ride snowmobiles or take a husky ride. Most nights if the sky is clear you will get to see the Northern Lights which might be a bonus. You might want to plan a weekend city break in a place like Reykjavik which you can get for around £250 including flights and accommodation. If you are looking for a really exciting holiday, consider staying at the Ice Hotel in Sweden which can be a different type of experience. Seeing the Northern Lights really is the trip of a lifetime just be sure to book ahead for the best deals.
Dog Sledding Tours
Dream of joining a husky safari? There is now a chance to try it for yourself. Some local tour operators offer dog sledding trips and challenge in the remote wilderness of Iceland. This is the ultimate challenge, sledding miles through the wildnerness of Iceland where the extreme conditions and physical demands mean the bond between man and dog becomes essential.
Trips take place during winter and involve six days sledding across the frozen lakes, snow-covered mountains and deep forests of Northern Norway. Participants and guides are responsible for their own team of 4-6 huskies, who will be their companions every day on their journeys across the snow. You will get to feed, harness and look after the dogs throughout the trip, accompanied by an experienced leader, local guide and expedition doctor.
Full training is provided and no previous experience in sledging is necessary, although a love of these beautiful dogs and a reasonable level of fitness are required.
“This is the chance to go on a once in lifetime trip. The husky sledding challenge offers wild adventure, a physical challenge and breathtaking natural beauty.” - Kathryn L, UK
Book a Tour to Iceland
- Accommodation: Usually travellers of the same sex will share a twin room, but there is also the option to pay a little extra and get a private room. Accommodation can vary depending on the tour and location. Some tours also include homestays which allow for a facsinating cultural exchange.
- Group Sizes: Typical group sizes are around 10-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator.
- Transport: On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport and sometimes use internal flights to allow you to see the highlights as quick as possible.
- How to Book: Thinking about making an enquiry or booking? Search our featured trips above or contact us for specific advice.
Iceland Tours Reviews
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