Iceland holiday tours

Going on a holiday tours in Iceland gives you the chance to see glaciers, fjords, the Aurora Borealis, the village of Santa Claus & so much more.

Our range of Icelandic tour holiday packages provide an array of engaging activities and exceptional holiday experiences all year round. Book a unique holiday to Iceland with one of our travel agents.

Go on holiday in Iceland

  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Large groups

Iceland has emerged as a premier holiday destination for discerning travellers seeking unique and awe-inspiring experiences. This Nordic island nation, situated at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, offers an unparalleled blend of natural wonders and cultural richness that captivates visitors from around the globe.

One of the primary draws of Iceland is its breathtaking and diverse landscape. The country boasts an array of geological marvels, including active volcanoes, expansive glaciers, thundering waterfalls, and geothermal hot springs. These natural phenomena provide visitors with opportunities for both adventure and relaxation, from hiking on ancient lava fields to bathing in mineral-rich geothermal lagoons.

Golden Circle self drive tour to see Seljalandsfoss

The Golden
Circle

This popular self drive tour focuses on the many star attractions of beautiful South Island of Iceland.

The tour hits all the major hot spots of the region, including the famous attractions of the Golden Circle, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and stunning black beaches.

Plus there are a few more great stops along the way.

Self driving tour to see The Northern Lights Lirkjufellsfoss Nordurljos

The Northern
Lights

See the Northern Lights with a self drive tour road trip that explores the west and south of Iceland including overnight stays in areas that provide a fabulous backdrop for viewing the Northern Lights.

Experience majestic glaciers including Vatnajokull’s ever-changing angles, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell and discover the impressive volcanic and glacial natural wonders.

Self driving tour in Scandinavia Iceland to see Dettifoss Waterfall

Drive around
Iceland

A well-paced Ring Road itinerary that lets you really enjoy the best of Iceland’s natural wonders.

Enjoy visiting national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, the magnificent volcanoes of Lake Mývatn and the northern Vatnajökull National Park.

Drive to historical or cultural significance places.

Iceland self drive tour to see flowers and scenery

Custom made
tours

If you wanted to get a custom made itinerary to travel around Iceland our travel agency can do that for you.

We can create a holiday package around Iceland with a mixture of tours, self driving or cruising to reach different destinations.

The best way to book a holiday for a couple, family or group.

The Icelandic people’s reputation for warmth and hospitality further enhances the visitor experience. Despite the sometimes harsh climate, tourists often remark on the welcoming nature of the locals and the sense of safety pervading the country.

Cultural enthusiasts find Iceland’s rich Norse heritage and contemporary arts scene equally enticing. The country’s museums, galleries, and cultural events offer insights into its fascinating history and vibrant creative community. 

Additionally, Iceland’s cuisine, which emphasises fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, has gained international recognition, appealing to gastronomic travellers.

We are an experienced travel agent that can book group tours, cruises and self drive holidays to Iceland.

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Caroline

"... a well thought out holiday with its many diverse attractions and experiences.

I was initially sceptical about the museum visits, reindeer farm and husky venue. Again you showed that I was wrong because they were so educational and enlightening.

I never felt rushed and this truly felt like a holiday."
Mary

Incredible destinations

Iceland's relatively small size and well-developed infrastructure make it possible for visitors to experience a diverse range of attractions within a single trip.

Inspiring
itineraries

We are a travel agent that puts you in control. We will help you create an itinerary that suits the places you want to see & the group of people you are travelling with.

Flexible travel
options

Iceland boasts some of the best driving roads in the world. We offer flexible holiday packages to suit any travel method with a mix of driving, land excursions and cruises.

We can help you book a self driving tour to travel along the Ring Road that lets you really enjoy the best of Iceland’s natural wonders. Enjoy visiting national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, the magnificent volcanoes of Lake Mývatn and the northern Vatnajökull National Park. Visit historical or cultural significance places, or bask in the midnight sun in one of Iceland’s many geothermal heated pools and springs.

Highlights include;
  • Drive to the legendary waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir
  • From Hvalfjordur fjord to the historic and scenic Borgarfjordur region
  • Travel north through Borgarfjordur to the shores of Hunafloi bay
  • Continue to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland
  • Experience the unique Lake Myvatn area

You can visit Iceland to see Northern Lights on a holiday that explores the west and south including overnight stays in areas that provide a fabulous backdrop for viewing the Northern Lights. Discover the much loved natural attractions of the Golden Circle – Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. 

Experience majestic glaciers including Vatnajokull’s ever-changing angles, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell and discover the impressive volcanic and glacial natural wonders of Borgarfjordur and Snæfellsjokull National Park. 

Find time to relax in the thermal waters of the hot springs en route.

Highlights include;
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle area and it’s must-see attractions
  • Witness the shimmering icebergs resting on black sand at Diamond Beach
  • See the magnificent waterfall Skogafoss
  • Visit the impressive volcanic and glacial natural wonders of Borgarfjordur
  • Overnight in glacial locations which make a fabulous

Some of the most popular things to see on a holiday in Iceland include a range of popular attractions and activities for tourists such as;

  • Blue Lagoon –
    A geothermal spa renowned for its mineral-rich, warm blue waters and therapeutic properties.
 
 
  • Golden Circle –
    A popular tourist route featuring three stunning locations: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.
 
 
  • Northern Lights viewing –
    Witnessing the Aurora Borealis, a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, particularly visible during winter months.
 
 
  • Reykjavík –
    Exploring Iceland’s capital city, known for its vibrant culture, museums, and unique architecture like Hallgrímskirkja church.
 
 
  • Vatnajökull National Park –
    Home to Europe’s largest glacier, offering activities like ice cave exploration and glacier hiking.
 
 
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon –
    A large glacial lake filled with icebergs, often called “Diamond Beach” due to ice chunks on black sand.
 
 
  • Whale Watching –
    Observing various whale species in their natural habitat, typically from Húsavík or Reykjavík.
 
 
  • Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls –
    Two of Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls, located along the southern coast.
 
 
  • Landmannalaugar –
    A region in the Highlands known for its colorful rhyolite mountains and natural hot springs.
 
 
  • Mývatn Nature Baths –
    A more secluded alternative to the Blue Lagoon, offering a serene geothermal bathing experience.
 
 
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula –
    Often called “Iceland in Miniature” due to its diverse landscapes, including the iconic Kirkjufell mountain.
 
 
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach –
    A volcanic beach with striking black sand, basalt columns, and impressive rock formations.

Iceland tour packages

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Our travel agency can create a customised driving tour and holiday package to suit you. We have access to the best packages available. 

To make travelling easy not only do we customise every itinerary but, for each booking, all your trip details & important information is then available online via a web browser or our free travel app that you can use via any smartphone.

It makes it really easy for anyone travelling in the group to check their details, schedules, activities for the day and more. Everything is updated electronically if anything changes and it makes it really easy to keep track of your plans.

Self driving tour to see ice on a beach in Scandinavia

All inclusive tours of Iceland

Imagine this: The ethereal glow of the Icelandic sun casting a golden hue, the gentle embrace of crisp Arctic winds, and the enchanting sight of rugged landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see – you’re not just a driver; you’re an Icelandic adventurer. 

Our travel agency specialises in crafting holidays to Iceland that are tailored for couples, groups of friends or families.

Embark on a holiday through Iceland to discover tales of ancient legends and immerse yourself in the essence of Norse mythology. Indulge in the finest Icelandic delicacies, a symphony of culinary excellence showcasing the region’s rich gastronomic heritage.

The unique lighting conditions in Iceland offer another compelling reason for visitation. During the summer months, the Midnight Sun phenomenon provides extended daylight hours, allowing for prolonged exploration and photography opportunities. Conversely, the winter months present the chance to witness the ethereal Northern Lights, a natural light display that has long captivated human imagination.

 

The Icelandic people’s reputation for warmth and hospitality further enhances the visitor experience. Despite the sometimes harsh climate, tourists often remark on the welcoming nature of the locals and the sense of safety pervading the country.

Iceland’s relatively small size and well-developed infrastructure make it possible for visitors to experience a diverse range of attractions within a single trip. Whether one seeks adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, or natural beauty, Iceland offers a compelling and multifaceted holiday experience that continues to draw travelers from across the world.

 

We don’t just sell holidays; we create adventures. Choosing a tour of Iceland means you are creating a sensory masterpiece with an itinerary created for you. We handle logistics, can coordinate activities and ensure every member of your travelling group experiences the best of Iceland.

 

Groups by Beyond is a trusted travel agent that thousands of people around the world have used to book holidays in Iceland. 

As an experienced group travel agency in Sydney, we take pride in creating memorable holidays that bring people together, foster connections, and create lifelong memories. 

With our extensive expertise and a deep passion for travel, we understand the unique dynamics and requirements for travelling around Iceland. Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a corporate retreat, a school trip, or simply an adventure with your closest friends, we are here to transform your travel dreams into a reality.

We believe that the joy of travel is amplified when shared with others. That’s why we have carefully curated a diverse selection of destinations from awe-inspiring natural wonders to vibrant cultural hubs, our destinations cater to a wide range of interests and preferences, ensuring there’s something for everyone in your group.

Discover the power of tour holidays to Iceland the Groups by Beyond travel agency. Let us help you create an unforgettable holiday adventure, forge new friendships, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. 

Whether you’re a foodie, culture enthusiast, adventure seeker, or romantic at heart, there’s a tour waiting to take you on a Nordic adventure like no other. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can have a holiday that is extraordinary? 

Choose your theme, pack your bags, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime on holiday to Iceland. 

Bon voyage!

Frequently asked questions about going on a tour in Iceland

Iceland has emerged as a premier holiday destination for discerning travellers seeking unique and awe-inspiring experiences. This Nordic island nation, situated at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, offers an unparalleled blend of natural wonders and cultural richness that captivates visitors from around the globe. Iceland is an island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean:

  • Geographical location: Iceland sits between Greenland and Norway, northwest of the United Kingdom.
 
  • Coordinates: It is situated approximately between 63° and 67° North latitude, and 18° and 23° West longitude.
 
  • Continental positioning: While geographically considered part of Europe, Iceland is actually located on both the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
 
  • Nearest European mainland: Norway, about 970 km (600 miles) to the east
 
  • Nearest North American mainland: Newfoundland, Canada, about 2,070 km (1,290 miles) to the west
 
  • Greenland: about 290 km (180 miles) to the west
 
  • Arctic Circle: The northernmost part of Iceland touches the Arctic Circle.

 

Iceland’s unique geographical position contributes to its distinct climate, geology, and cultural identity, making it a bridge between North America and Europe both geographically and culturally.

One of the primary draws of Iceland is its breathtaking and diverse landscape. The country boasts an array of geological marvels, including active volcanoes, expansive glaciers, thundering waterfalls, and geothermal hot springs. These natural phenomena provide visitors with opportunities for both adventure and relaxation, from hiking on ancient lava fields to bathing in mineral-rich geothermal lagoons.

Iceland’s commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable tourism practices also attracts eco-conscious travellers. The nation’s reliance on renewable energy sources and its efforts to maintain its pristine wilderness appeal to those who prioritise responsible travel.

The unique lighting conditions in Iceland offer another compelling reason for visitation. During the summer months, the Midnight Sun phenomenon provides extended daylight hours, allowing for prolonged exploration and photography opportunities. Conversely, the winter months present the chance to witness the ethereal Northern Lights, a natural light display that has long captivated human imagination.

Cultural enthusiasts find Iceland’s rich Norse heritage and contemporary arts scene equally enticing. The country’s museums, galleries, and cultural events offer insights into its fascinating history and vibrant creative community. Additionally, Iceland’s cuisine, which emphasises fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, has gained international recognition, appealing to gastronomic travellers.

The Icelandic people’s reputation for warmth and hospitality further enhances the visitor experience. Despite the sometimes harsh climate, tourists often remark on the welcoming nature of the locals and the sense of safety pervading the country.

Iceland’s relatively small size and well-developed infrastructure make it possible for visitors to experience a diverse range of attractions within a single trip. Whether one seeks adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, or natural beauty, Iceland offers a compelling and multifaceted holiday experience that continues to draw travelers from across the world.

Iceland is a land of dramatic landscapes, from glaciers and volcanoes to waterfalls and geothermal springs. One of the best ways to explore this otherworldly country is by car. Here are some of the most popular destinations to visit on a road trip in Iceland:

The Golden Circle: This classic route takes in three of Iceland’s most popular natural attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area.

The South Coast:The south coast of Iceland is home to some of the country’s most stunning scenery, including glaciers, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and charming villages. Popular stops include Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

The Westfjords:The Westfjords are Iceland’s most remote region, and they offer a chance to experience the country’s untouched beauty. The landscape here is wild and rugged, with fjords, mountains, and cliffs. Popular destinations include the Látrabjarg cliffs, Dynjandi waterfall, and the Gauksstadir geothermal area.guidetoiceland.is

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula:Nicknamed “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse landscapes, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a great place to see a bit of everything Iceland has to offer. Popular destinations include Snæfellsjökull glacier, Kirkjufell mountain, and Arnarstapi sea stacks.

The Diamond Circle:This route in North Iceland takes in some of the country’s most impressive natural wonders, including Dettifoss waterfall, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Lake Mývatn, a geothermal area with volcanic craters and colorful pseudocraters, and Hveraronda, a geothermal hot springs area.

No matter which route you choose, you’re sure to be amazed by Iceland’s natural beauty. Just be sure to plan your trip carefully, as the weather in Iceland can change quickly.

Iceland offers several unique experiences that are difficult or impossible to see elsewhere. Here’s a list of some of the most unusual attractions in Iceland;

  • Silfra Fissure – The only place in the world where you can snorkel or dive between two continental plates (North American and Eurasian), with visibility often exceeding 100 meters.
 
  • Volcanic Ice Caves – Natural ice caves formed within glaciers atop active volcanoes, creating a unique interplay of fire and ice.
 
  • Strokkur Geyser – One of the few predictable geysers in the world, erupting every 6-10 minutes.
 
  • Dimmuborgir – A vast area of unusually shaped lava fields, often referred to as “The Dark Castles.”
 
  • Surtsey Island – A UNESCO World Heritage site that emerged from the sea due to volcanic eruptions in the 1960s, now used for scientific study of ecological colonization.
 
  • Midnight Sun – While not unique to Iceland, the phenomenon of nearly 24-hour daylight in summer is a rare experience for most visitors.
 
  • Vatnajökull Glacier – Europe’s largest glacier, covering 8% of Iceland’s landmass.
 
  • Þríhnúkagígur Volcano – The only place in the world where you can take an elevator into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano.
 
  • Jökulsárlón Diamond Beach – A black sand beach where large chunks of glacial ice wash up, creating a striking contrast.
 
  • Víti Crater Lake – A geothermal lake within a volcano crater, sometimes warm enough for swimming.
 
  • Hvitserkur – A 15-meter high basalt stack off the northwest coast, shaped like a dragon drinking from the sea.
 
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon – A magnificently shaped canyon, believed to be about two million years old, with walls reaching up to 100 meters.

 

These attractions showcase Iceland’s unique geological activity and its position at the junction of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, creating landscapes and phenomena that are truly one-of-a-kind.

The best time to visit Iceland for a holiday depends largely on your interests and what you wish to experience. Iceland offers unique attractions that you can visit throughout the year, each season bringing its own special charm.

Summer (June to August):
Summer is the peak tourist season in Iceland, characterised by long daylight hours and the phenomenon of the midnight sun. This period is ideal for exploring the country’s natural beauty, including its waterfalls, glaciers, and national parks. The weather is milder, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and whale watching. Roads and highland routes are more accessible, allowing visitors to reach more remote areas.

Autumn (September to November):
Autumn offers a quieter, more serene experience with fewer tourists. The weather begins to cool, and the landscape is painted in stunning autumnal colours. This season is an excellent time for those interested in photography. It also marks the beginning of the Northern Lights season, offering a chance to witness this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Winter (December to February):
Winter in Iceland is a magical time, with snow-covered landscapes and the potential for viewing the Northern Lights at their best. The days are short, but the long nights are perfect for stargazing and Aurora hunting. Winter sports enthusiasts will find plenty of activities, including ice caving, glacier hiking, and snowmobiling. However, be prepared for cold weather and potentially challenging driving conditions.

Spring (March to May):
Spring is a transitional period in Iceland, where the days start to lengthen, and the weather gradually warms up. It is a wonderful time to visit for those who prefer a quieter experience without the peak summer crowds. The landscape comes to life with blooming wildflowers and migrating birds returning to the country. It is also a good time for whale watching as marine life becomes more active.

So as you can see, there really isn’t a ‘best’ time to visit Iceland depends on your personal preferences and the experiences you seek. Whether you wish to explore its natural wonders in the summer, witness the Northern Lights in the winter, or enjoy the tranquillity of the shoulder seasons, Iceland offers unforgettable experiences year-round.

Our travel agents can help you create a travel itinerary to visit locations and attractions around Iceland to suit your preferences whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, a family or a large group of people.

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