How to Plan Iceland Trip Without Self Drive

Iceland was one of the best travel experience for us especially the scenery, Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon. 15 of us self drove through South and West Iceland on a 10 days trip covering Selfoss, Vik, Hofn, Hella, Grundarfjörður and Reykjavik.

Our self-drive trip was tiring however it was also hell lots of fun. We do recommend a self-drive trip if possible. However, it can be dangerous due to skid during winter so do take extra precautions. The key is to have ample time and not a rush trip. Also to drive slower and take more rest in between.

We will be writing Iceland Self Drive article soon if you intend to do a self-drive trip in Iceland.

However, self-drive is not the only option to travel around Iceland. If you are not confident to drive in a foreign land and during winter, we do recommend you to take local tours that will bring you around Iceland. With local guided tours, you can explore multi places in Iceland without the worry of getting lost.

Below are the guided tours you can consider for your Iceland Trip. Do note all tours are operated by different local tours hence please read through their itinerary as it might differ accordingly.

1. Iceland in Winter 5-Day Tour with Northern Lights

This 5 Day tour will be great if you wanted to visit South Iceland without driving yourself. You can extend your stay at Reykjavik for more activities if needed.

Experience Iceland in the winter and travel as far as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the east and take part in unique activities, such as ice cave and looking for the Northern Lights. Marvel at stunning waterfalls, a geyser and glaciers and relax at the famous Blue Lagoon.

Book Online: Iceland in Winter 5-Day Tour with Northern Lights

2. Iceland 6–Day South, East & North Tour

If you would like to visit North of Iceland and have more days to spare, this tour will be suitable as it includes a one-way flight ticket from Akureyri to Reykjavik.

The tour covers some of Iceland’s most popular sites, including the Golden Circle, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Lake Mývatn region, and opt into two exciting winter activities: glacier hiking and exploring a crystal–blue ice cave.

Book Online: Iceland: 6–Day South, East & North Tour

3. 3-Day Golden Circle, Glacier Hike, Ice Cave, Northern Light

For those on a shorter trip, this tour will cover mainly the Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Glacier and a little of South Iceland.

Book Online: 3-Day Golden Circle, Glacier Hike, Ice Cave, Northern Light

4. Direct Bus Transfer between Keflavik Airport & Hotels

Book a transfer in advance that will take you from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport or vice versa. Travel by minibus in comfort and be assured of a timely arrival. Schedules are organized around every flight departure.

Book Online: Direct Bus Transfer between Keflavik Airport & Hotels

5. Blue Lagoon Including Admission with Transport from Reykjavik

Visit Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon on a full-day trip from Reykjavik. Relax in the warm waters of this natural geothermal pool, and enjoy upgrades like spa treatments, water massages and private baths (own expense).

Experience one of Iceland’s natural wonders, surrounded by snowy mountains and otherworldly lava fields. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik is included.

Book Online: From Reykjavik to Blue Lagoon: Return Transfer

6. Golden Circle Full-Day Tour

Take yourself on the Golden Circle Classic, a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural sites. This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland, all with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide.

Book Online: Golden Circle Full Day Tour or Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Full-Day Tour From Reykjavik

7. Small-Group Premium Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

Discover an oasis of tranquillity in the west of Iceland and journey back to the land of myriad secrets and ancient landscapes. Make your way to the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where mangled lava fields reveal the stresses and destruction the land once endured.

Marvel at volcanic rocks of unimaginable shapes as they flare up in twisted forms from the earth. Take a walk beside the jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi and see the beautiful arcs of Hellnar, where pillars of basalt slowly ascend from the unforgiving sea. Take in the stunning backdrop of the summit of the Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Book Online: Small-Group Premium Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

8. From Reykjavik: Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Half-Day Tour

Silfra Lava Fissure is one of the world top 10 dive sites with up to 100-meter visibility. Silfra’s crack is a divide between the American and European continental plates.

Book Online: Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Half-Day Tour or Diving in Silfra Fissure Tour

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