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Northern Light, Aurora borealis at Kirkjufell in Iceland. Kirkjufell mountains in winter.

Majestic  Iceland guided tours

Lying just south of the Arctic Circle, the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ is known for its otherworldly landscapes: volcanoes and geysers, hot-water springs and glaciers, and soaring, snow-covered mountains.  

Discover the Nordic charms of Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital city, with its stylish cafes and museums. Alternatively, get back to nature – exploring the great outdoors is what most tours to Iceland are all about, after all. Take a dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, explore the pristine wilderness of Skaftafell National Park, admire the awesome natural power of the Gullfoss waterfall or simply gaze up at the mesmerising Northern Lights. Whale watching cruises are a must on Iceland holidays too, with blue, humpback and killer whales regularly frequenting the waters around the island.

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What our experts love about Iceland

Iceland is known as the 'land of fire and ice', offering countless volcanoes, endless icefields and many more natural wonders to stir your emotions. This island is one of true beauty and as you meander around its many bends you'll no doubt collect a bounty of life-affirming moments.

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The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is during the winter months, from September to April, when the nights are longest and darkest. However, the peak season is typically from late September to late March. During this time, the chances of witnessing the auroras are higher due to clearer skies and stronger geomagnetic activity. Other factors like moon phases and weather conditions can affect the overall viewing experience.

The official language spoken in Iceland is Icelandic (Íslenska). Icelandic is a North Germanic language and is closely related to Faroese and Western Norwegian dialects. It’s remained relatively unchanged for centuries due to Iceland's isolation and the preservation efforts of its speakers. Most speak English fluently, especially those who work in the tourism industry or in urban areas. English is taught as a second language in Icelandic schools from a young age, so proficiency levels can be quite high.

In Iceland, the weather can vary greatly depending on the season and the region. Generally, Iceland has a cold maritime climate due to its high latitude and proximity to the Arctic Circle. In summer, which is from June to August, temperatures can range from about 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) on average. Summer is also the time of the midnight sun, with almost 24 hours of daylight. In winter, which is from December to February, temperatures typically range from about -1°C to 4°C (30°F to 39°F) on average. However, it can get much colder.

Iceland can be considered expensive to visit compared to some other destinations due to the cost of living, which is relatively high. However, the experience of visiting Iceland, with its stunning natural landscapes, unique geological features, and fascinating culture, can be well worth the expense for many travellers. Plus, our tours include a lot already, from hotels and transfers to meals and excursions.

The currency used in Iceland is the Icelandic Króna. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in most places except for remote areas – but ATMs should be widely available.

Icelandic cuisine is a blend of hearty, traditional dishes and modern culinary influences. Expect fresh seafood like salmon, cod, and haddock, often served smoked or cured. Lamb is another staple, known for its tender texture and rich flavour. Icelandic dairy products like skyr (a type of yogurt) and artisanal cheeses are popular. Don't miss trying the famous hot dogs, often served with lots of different condiments, including fried onions and remoulade.

Tipping is customary for good service – around 10% of the bill is common in restaurants. Tour guides and drivers will appreciate a small tip, perhaps a couple of euros per day. Remember that porterage is included in our Iceland tours, so there’s no need to tip for bags. 

Currently, UK citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Iceland. Requirements can change, though – for the most up-to-date information on visas, please use the quick-check tool on our visa requirements page


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