When in Iceland
It can be extremely hard to plan your trip to Iceland. There are so many options to choose from.
You will want to make sure that you are using your time wisely and make the most of your trip to our beautiful and unique country.
When you start planning your trip, we recommend that you check out these four options.
This is the best way to experience Iceland like a local. This way you will be more flexible and you can go further away from Reykjavik than the day tours – meaning that you will be able to explore more. This way you can also choose how you spend your time. If you are interested in some location or activity more than other, you can spend more time there. When you go on group tours, you have to follow the group the whole time.
If you want to make the most of your time in Iceland and spend most of your time exploring the nature and countryside, we recommend that you check out option 3 – multi day tours.
When choosing this option for your trip, it is important that you plan your travels well. Click here to read more about self driving in Iceland.
This is a great option for anyone that wants to stay in one place and be able to explore the city in the evenings. Most day tours in Iceland only departure from Reykjavik, so if you are not interested in renting a car and driving on your own, you should stay in Reykjavik the whole time of your trip.
You can choose between a lot of great day tours from Reykjavik. The most popular sightseeing tours will take you to the Golden Circle, South Coast and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Some day tours can even take you all the way to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the diamond beach in south east Iceland.
It is recommended to book all day tours in advance and have your day tours fully planned before you arrive to Iceland. There is a lot to choose from and it can take some time to find the best tours. Therefor we recommend that you don’t spend your time in Iceland wandering around tour agencies to find some tours that fit you. Click here to read more about day tours in Iceland.
This is a great option if you want to make the most of your time in Iceland and are not interested in self driving. If you go on a multi day tour , you will be staying in accommodation along the way in the countryside. This is great because you won’t have to spend time driving back and forth to Reykjavik every day. You can spend your time glacier hiking, exploring ice caves, waterfalls, northern lights or volcanoes instead. On these tours you will usually go to all the most beautiful places in Iceland.
Accommodation is usually included in all multi day tours. This means that you do not have to worry about finding accommodation around Iceland. Booking accommodation in Iceland can be pretty hard, especially during the summer time when hotels tend to book up in the most popular areas of the country. This also means that you get a much better deal on accommodation, since the travel agencies have the best prices and are booking multiple rooms at the same time.
All kind of activities are included in these tours, like the ice caves, glacier hiking, snorkeling, hiking, whale watching, hot springs and more.
Going on private day tours is perfect if you are not interested in joining other travelers on your trip, or if you are traveling with a group of friends or family. If you are traveling in a group, it might even be cheaper to choose the private option because you usually only pay for the vehicle and if there are many of you splitting the cost, it can be the best and cheapest option.
This is one of the most personal way to travel in Iceland. With a knowledgeable private guide that will tell you about all the best locations in Iceland. He might even show you some of the local spots along the way.
When you go on a private tour, you do not have to follow any schedule. You can talk to your guide about what you are most interested in seeing and doing and he will make sure that you make the most of your day with a personalized itinerary.
You can also add all kinds of activities to your private tours. Add snowmobiling, horse riding, snorkeling, glacier hiking or just whatever you are interested that will be on your way.
If you have any questions regarding planning your trip to Iceland, you can always contact us and we will gladly help you plan your perfect trip to Iceland.