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Guided Multi-Day Tours in Iceland

If you’re looking for an unforgettable travel experience, Adventures.com offers spectacular tour packages in Iceland that will leave a lasting memory! With multi-day tours departing from Reykjavík all year round, there’s no end to the choices when it comes to activities and attractions to enjoy.

Our small-group tour packages include expert guides and accommodations so that you can have a fantastic trip to Iceland without any hassle!

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Multi-Day Tours in Iceland - Complete Guide

Adventures.com offers a great selection of travel options, from adventurous action packages to specialized honeymoon and anniversary tours. We offer budget-friendly self-drive trips, brief layover packages and so much more. Our tour packages have varying durations that will suit the time you have available.

All of our tours are guided in English, which means you will have an English-speaking licensed guide throughout the tour who will tell you everything about what you’ll see along the way. Our expert guides know the best locations to get the absolute best experience for all tour participants. 

With a wide range of attractions, this unique island nation is absolutely worth a visit. Unmatched nature, inspiring adventures, rich culture, and a charming atmosphere await you. You’ll find incredible landscapes, active volcanoes, blue glaciers, stunning waterfalls, and much more!

gullfoss and geysir in golden circle

Discover the legendary South Coast, where you’ll find Iceland’s most famous and powerful waterfalls as well as striking black sand beaches. Tour the famous Golden Circle route, where you can experience the pure power of the Earth. See geysers erupting, and walk or snorkel between the continents.

What is a multi day tour?

A multi-day tour is any tour that lasts more than a single day. They generally include lots of different attractions and activities and are perfect for anyone who seeks to explore Iceland in depth. You can combine different activities and various sites to make your time in Iceland something to remember for a lifetime!

Why choose a multi-day tour?

Multi-day tours allow you to really get to know Iceland. We offer a host of different guided tours, ranging from short two-day tours where you explore a specific area, to six-day Iceland tours, where you might explore the whole country! Our tours cater to everyone – offering the chance to sightsee, enjoy fun activities, explore nature, and much, much more.

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Guided tours are a hassle-free way of exploring Iceland – we sort out all the logistics like the itinerary, accommodation, and transport, allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday. All of our tours are small group experiences, ensuring that you can make the most out of your expert guide's knowledge. If you want to understand the land of elves, trolls, and other mythical creatures, then our vacation packages are the perfect way to do it!

 

breidamerkurjokull glacier view in jokulsarlon

Self-Drive vs. Small Group Tours in Iceland

Adventures.com offers packages both for independent travelers and for those who prefer organized small-group tours. If you’re having trouble deciding which travel style to choose for your Iceland vacation, consider the following points.

Safety

Safety comes first! Weather and driving conditions are special in Iceland. They can easily surprise you if you are not used to the climate. The weather is unpredictable and can change instantly. Snow, fog, rain, strong wind, and storms can - and probably will - occur at any time. Storms can end suddenly, leaving bright sunshine in their wake. The winters are long, dark, and stormy with frequently challenging road conditions.

danger sign at jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

If you are an inexperienced driver with little confidence, avoid renting a car and self-driving through your Iceland tour. If you have never driven on snowy and icy roads, you simply should not risk it. Our expert driving guides are skilled and specifically trained to drive in difficult Icelandic conditions. We at Adventures.com offer great experiences in all kinds of weather. We know when the forecast is too risky to head out. You can trust our knowledge of the island.

On an organized group tour, we take care of everything. You won’t have to bother with energy-sapping navigating in unfamiliar places and circumstances. You won’t get lost. You don't risk danger if you get distracted by the beautiful landscapes or the Northern Lights, because you are not the driver. Your focus can be on the beauty all around you rather than getting around.

Travel Companions

Are you traveling by yourself and interested in meeting like-minded travelers? Then our group tours are just what you need! People on coach tours are more interesting than you might imagine!

You’ll meet other open-minded solo travelers who appreciate the security offered by an organized tour. From retirees with decades of amazing travel experiences to young backpackers who love going on independent holidays, you’ll travel with a diverse and fascinating group of fellow tourists.

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You may also meet small groups of friends or couples who want to spend quality time together and are open to making new friendships. Or lively families who want to spend their time with the kids instead of driving all day long. Or maybe even parents enjoying a child-free holiday. Many of our guests have made friends for life traveling with us!

Budget

Iceland is an expensive country so the term “low-budget” has a different meaning than in South-East Asia, for instance. The most cost-effective way of traveling in Iceland is by booking everything far in advance and this is much easier to do when arranging tours.

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If you have a fixed budget, a pre-booked tour package can help you avoid the nasty surprise of unexpected costs - a possible risk of individual travel. Especially when it comes to fuel, which exceeds $2 a liter in Iceland, and can quickly add to your mounting holiday bill. Booking one of our self-drive packages comes with the advantage of organized accommodations, often with breakfast included - but you will need to factor in the cost of fuel!

Time and Planning

When it comes to time, you can save a lot if you leave the organization to someone else. Regardless of whether you choose a group tour or a self-driven tour, our Iceland experts will put together your itinerary.

We consider value and timing. We’ve honed our expertise and skills over years of practical experience and decades of local knowledge. Putting together a similar itinerary yourself can take hours of research. Finding the best car rental companies, hotels, restaurants and places to stay takes time. So, whatever you choose, if you go with Adventures.com tours, you can relax. We will take care of everything.

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Flexibility

If you prefer flexibility and spontaneity, our self-driven tours are for you. With your own rental car, you have perfect freedom. You can make extra stops where you wish and spend as much time at locations as you want. If there’s something in your itinerary you are less interested in, you can even skip it entirely. Want to hunt for the Northern Lights or take a stroll in the midnight sun? Do it! Your tour is completely your own. 

We will take care of your car rental, the accommodation, directions, and the self-drive tour itinerary - carefully selected by our team of professional travel experts. Book and receive your detailed travel guide, based on our extensive local knowledge. It will lead you to the most beautiful places on the island, and even some lesser-known treasures.

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What's included in a multi day tour?

Our multi-day travel packages generally include accommodation that we carefully hand-pick for every tour, comfortable transport, and entrances to specified attractions along the way. Breakfast will usually be included, although you may have to arrange other meals yourself. This gives you the freedom to try local delicacies and charming restaurants you might stumble across along your journey. There may also be optional attractions included that you can pay extra for. Everything is listed on the individual tour pages, so it is best to check them.

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What to bring on a Multi-Day tour?

What you should bring on a tour depends on where the tour is going. It’s best to check the specific tour page for an exact list (we'll also send a full equipment list after you have booked).

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However, warm and waterproof clothing is always essential, as are sturdy hiking shoes and personal items. You can rent some items from us during the booking process. We also recommend that you pack as lightly as possible – if you want to bring extra items, then you can leave them at our offices in Reykjavík for the duration of the tour.

When is the best time to go on a multi-day tour?

The best time to visit Iceland and enjoy a tour package completely depends on the experience you want to have and the attractions you’d like to visit. Would you like to step out of your comfort zone and go on adventures? Would you like to hike in the wilderness or up a glacier? Are you interested in wildlife, seeing whales, seals, arctic foxes, and puffins? Or are you more eager to see the Northern Lights? Would you go on a snowmobile adventure in wintry landscapes and visit some ice caves? Each season has its own charm, unique pros and cons, and of course, a touch of magic!

exploring crystal ice cave near jokulsarlon

Summer

Summer (June-August) is the most popular travel season in Iceland. During this season, it is bright all day, and beautiful sunset and sunrise colors paint the skies all night long. Plenty of amazing festivals and outdoor activities await you. This is the best time for road trips, camping, and hiking Iceland’s epic trails. Some of Iceland’s most beautiful areas are only accessible in summer. For example, the roads that lead to the Highlands open in June and are accessible only until September.

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Summer is also the season of cuteness and adorable animals: baby horses, sheep, and puffins are everywhere! The chance of seeing a whale on a whale-watching tour is nearly 100 percent in summer, although it is also very high in winter at about 90 percent.

It is important to note that hotels, guided tours, accommodations, and rental cars are often fully booked in summer. The solution to that problem is to book everything far in advance! Secure your reservations right away to make sure you get to do everything your way on your Iceland vacation.

northern lights at kirkjufell mountain in snaefellsnes

Winter

If you are keen to spot the Northern Lights, the dark winter months are most likely to provide the right conditions - of course, you’ll need to have luck on your side too! Winter is also the best time of year to encounter a world of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, majestic ice caves, and frozen waterfalls. 

Winter is the low season, and with less competition for cheaper rooms, you’ll have a wider selection of affordable accommodation options.

The low season lasts from early autumn to late spring (September - May). These are the cheapest months to fly, rent a car, and find accommodation in Iceland.

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Which Multi-day tour package is right for me?

We offer a multitude of different tour packages and you need to make sure that you choose the right one if you're going to make the most out of your time visiting Iceland.

The first question that you should ask yourself is – what time of year would you like to visit? If you visit in winter, you'll encounter a world of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and frozen waterfalls. Some of the most popular winter activities include – snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice cave tours, and glacier hiking. The winter nights are longer – meaning that you might see the Northern Lights flickering in the heavens.

Iceland’s summers are no less impressive – the mountains transform into emerald pyramids; the seas are frequented by whales and there are a host of exciting outdoor adventures just waiting to be had. Some of the most popular outdoor activities are horse riding, hiking, kayaking and whale watching. The summer days are longer, allowing us to cram even more into our summer vacation adventures.

YEAR-ROUND MULTI-DAY TOURS

Many of our travel packages run throughout the year, offering the chance to see Iceland's most famous attractions whenever you visit. You’ll find some of our most popular all-year-around tours listed below.

6 Days Around Iceland Adventure – This small group tour multi-day tour is available throughout the year and crams a host of amazing attractions into six action-packed days. The tour includes the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón, and Mývatn, among other well-known attractions. Rated as the European tour of the year, it's the ultimate multi-day tour in Iceland!

People Taking Pictures of Icebergs in Glacier Lagoon

2-Day South Coast – Ice Cave, Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon – A fabulous tour that explores Iceland's South Coast. You'll see Vatnajökull, Jökulsárlón, Diamond Beach, and much, much more. If you're only in the country for a short time, then this is the tour package for you!

3-Day – Golden Circle Afternoon, South Coast & Blue Lagoon – This wonderful package combines Iceland's most famous attractions into one awesome tour. Travel the famous Golden Circle route, take a relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon, and see the highlights of Iceland's South Coast. If you want to see Iceland's most famous sights, then this multi-day tour is ideal for you!

 

Golden Circle, South Coast, Jökulsárlón & Ice Caving Tour with Adventures.com

WINTER MULTI-DAY TOURS

Iceland offers some of the best winter multi-day tours in the world, encompassing gorgeous glacial landscapes, untouched natural wilderness, and a host of exciting activities. Explore the Vatnajökull Glacier, see the heavenly colors of the Northern Lights, snowmobile on a glacier, and travel back to a time when ice still ruled. If you want to see the Icelandic winter in all of its glory, then check out some of our most popular winter tours!

5-Day Snæfellsnes Peninsula, South Iceland, And Northern Lights Tour – Explore Iceland’s legendary Snæfellsnes Peninsula, see the wonders of the South Coast, and look out for the ethereal dancing colors of the Northern Lights on this amazing five-day tour.

FAQ

Still got questions about vacation packages? Find the answer here!

Our multi-day tours will give you a small group experience as they are operated in a mini-bus and you get a better connection with the guide.

By booking a multi-day tour with us, you don’t need to have to worry about finding accommodation during the time of the tour as our multi-day tour includes accommodation which is often booked far in advance. You will get more opportunities to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to see on a one-day tour. 

All of our tours are English guided so you will have English speaking licensed guide throughout the tour that will tell you everything about what you see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by at to get the absolute best experience.

When booking your tour you are guaranteed accommodations at a friendly country hotel and/or guesthouse. All of the hotels we work with are of the same standard and offer nice rooms with beds and linen. The standard room is a twin room but it is possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.

Free Wi-Fi, towels, a hairdryer, and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels.

If you want to have your own room, then a single supplement is payable in order to secure a single room. If you do not wish to book a single room then you will be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Breakfast is included at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant during the tour. Meals and beverages are not included on your tour. However, we will make stops at restaurants and conveniences stores where you are able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt though.

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs). If you are traveling with extra bags or heavier luggage, you will need to book suitable storage before you arrive; this will incur a small fee. There is the option to add luggage storage in Reykjavík during the booking process of your order in the extras section.

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

A typical breakfast buffet is included at all the hotels/guesthouses we stay at during the tour, allowing you to fuel up for the day on various slices of bread, toppings, cereal, fruits, and yogurt. Tea and coffee are also included, alongside a variety of additional tasty options.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch, where you can find a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels/guesthouses we stay at for the night. We will make stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt, though.

We welcome all participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. Our average group usually consists of participants between the ages of 22 to 55 years. However, we have people of all ages, ranging from 8 to 99 years, joining our multi-day tours. We get a lot of solo travelers joining us, as well as families and friends.

If you find yourself having difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, then you are more than welcome to skip it. Iceland is surrounded by beautiful scenery so you can explore your surroundings in the meantime r wait elsewhere while others do the activity. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available if requested.

The average is around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You’ll spend approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. Stops are of course, made at multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, lunch stops, etc.

We do offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking shoes. These items are available to book under the selection “Extras’’ in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do that at least 24 hours before your tour starts, via our Customer Portal.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen on your tour. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see the lights is between September - March when it’s a dark and clear sky. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from the city lights.

Most of the hotels on our tours are remotely located and, therefore, ideal for spotting the northern lights. If the forecast is in our favor, then it is very likely that you will be able to see the northern lights. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake-up call upon request if lights are spotted, so it is more likely that you will see the lights on a multi-day tour!