To book the tours on our website you click on the orange button which says "check the availability and book".
In the next step, you select the date you are in Iceland and after that you click "search".
You then enter the web where you choose your day tours; for instance to select a Blue Lagoon tour you click on "Blue Lagoon tours" and then a list pop ups where you can select the perfect tour for you by clicking on "+" which you can then select the date for and add the tour to your basket.
Once you've selected all of your preferred day tours you click on "continue"
During this escorted tour you'll be able to choose from a few different tours and you'll simply book and pay for the tours on the spot. The guide will have tickets for the tours and arrange for you to go on the tours you choose. Please keep in mind that the selection of optional tours will greatly depend on your trip.
If you would like to upgrade your accommodation we can of course provide such and the price for an upgrade from a standard to superior is EUR 90 per room per night.
We can provide a guide for your itinerary but the cost for such will depend on the length of the stay as well as if you would like to have the guide with you throughout your stay or only on day to day basis.
Our cancellation charges are as follows:
More than 3 weeks prior to arrival none
Less than 3 weeks (21 days) and more than 2 weeks 10%
Less than 2 week (14 days) and more than 1 week 25%
Less than 1 week (7 days) and more than 72 hours 50%
Less than 72 hours and more than 24 hours 75%
Less than 24 hours’ notice 100%
You've received package prices which are based on a per person per night (for car and accommodation). These prices are calculated on an average price for the accommodation bought by the company in whole throughout a given period and the prices for your rental car.
So an itemized cost would be:
Our prices are in Euros and the payment link that will be sent to your inbox will be in Euros as well. We recommend that you contact your local bank to get the most accurate exchange rate.
Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.
Accommodation w/ private facilities used in our tours is a combination of comfort and quality hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have a private shower or private bath and WC. Breakfast is included and most offer dinner services during the summer season.
Some tours have the option of accommodation with shared facilities. These are a combination of country hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. Breakfast is included and many offer dinner services during the summer season.
The pre and post nights in Reykjavík are in a 4 star hotel centrally located.
*Please note that accommodation is subject to availability at each time
Depending on the nature of your tour, you may want to pack a bit more than normal. If you are going to be doing some hiking or a lot of walking, it is recommended that you bring a good pair of boots that are sturdy for walking on uneven paths. The weather can also be unpredictable, so it is better if your boots are weatherproof.
Refreshments will also depend on the tour. If you would like, you are welcome to bring snacks of your own, but your guide may also stop at local gas stations that contain a selection of snacks, and sometimes hot food as well.
How long you would drive each day would depend on your length of stay and how far you would like to travel in Iceland. We always try to find the most fitting itinerary so that people have a chance to relax and not just drive the whole day. Our aim is to keep driving under 2-3 hours each day.
If you do get into circumstances that would require emergency assistance we have an emergency phone and if it regards your vehicle then the car rental provides an emergency phone as well.
The lengths of the stops are not decided in beforehand. It all depends on the group, weather, route and tour guide. You will probably be able to go on a short hike - please consult your guide.
It is Iceland Travel's official policy to do our best to maintain biodiversity and to avoid irreversible environmental changes.
You can read our full Environmental Policy here: http://www.icelandtravel.is/about-us/
Geologically speaking is Iceland Europe’s youngest country and the second largest island, around 103,000 sq.km. Iceland was the last European country to be settled by man and the present population is approx. 320.000.
Half of Iceland’s population lives in the capital Reykjavík and its neighbouring towns in the southwest. The centre of the country and highlands are uninhabited.
In Iceland you find unique, rugged, wild, amazing and the greatest contrasts possible in Mother Nature. Glaciers, craters, Geysers (hot springs), active volcanoes, black sand beaches and extensive lava fields are amongst the many things the island hast to offer
Iceland is the westernmost country in Europe, lies midway between North America and mainland Europe, and its northern coast is just below the Arctic Circle.
Of course Iceland serves some of the world’s freshest fish and seafood. Meats are organic and locally produced, the lamb is especially popular. The food is just as varied as you can find in any capital city. Vegetarians will have no problem finding delicious, organic meals.
American fast food can also be found almost everywhere and also numerous restaurants with international cuisine from Thai, South American to Indian.
Quite Scandinavian, honest, sarcastic, exceptionally friendly, highly educated, sophisticated and very modern. Many will want to know what you think of their homeland so expect to be asked “how do you like Iceland” the minute you step out of the airplane.
And just to make sure, no one lives in an igloo and we do not have penguins and polar bears as pets. And no, you can NOT find Eskimos in Iceland!
The majority of Icelanders, especially the younger generation speaks fluent English and many speak several other languages, including Spanish, German, Danish or French. Most welcome the opportunity to practice their knowledge – so don’t by shy to introduce yourself and/ or ask for directions!
The world’s greatest travelers and hosts were the Vikings. A 1000 year old quote from “The sayings of the Vikings”, suggests “ A guest needs giving water fine towels and friendliness, A cheerful word a chance to speak kindness and concern”
Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year around, and does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).
At 12:00 (noon) in Iceland the time around the world would be:
The biggest part of the experience (visiting) is obviously the amazing contrasts of the Icelandic nature, but far from being the only thing! Reykjavík and Akureyri are one of the liveliest, safest, modern, most sophisticated cities there are, and the nightlife and cultural activities have earned an exciting reputation.
The sun barely sets in the summer, it’s light round-the-clock at the peak of summer so visitors arrive to a bright midnight sky. In mid-winter it gets dark, it is daylight only about 4-5 hours a day but spring and autumn is more or less “normal” daylight hours in Iceland.
The Northern Lights occur when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth's atmosphere, creating flickering curtains or rolling smoke of green, purple, blue and red across the night sky.
It is possible to start seeing the Northern lights as early as September or October or as soon as the night gets dark enough in Iceland, but bear in mind that it's not enough for it to be dark but it also has to be clear skies as well as enough solar output to create the lights. Last season was exceptionally good and this winter promises to be good as well but the phenomenon runs in cycles.
The northern lights love to play hide and seek so there is never a guaranteed sighting. Follow the Northern Lights forecast at twitter.com/itaurorahunt and you will be rewarded - unless local weather suddenly decides to obstruct your view with clouds.
If you do not see the Northern Lights you will be offered another Northern Lights tour free of charge. Therefore you are recommended to book the Northern Lights tour on your first night in Iceland.
Most of Reykjavik’s many cafés and coffee houses offer free Wi-fi for guests. Sometimes it is “locked” though, so just ask someone who works there for the code. Internet service is also available at the Tourist Information Centre on Aðalstræti, and at all branches of the City Library.
Yes. A passport or other travel document accepted by Icelandic authorities valid at least three months beyond intended stay is required for visitors to Iceland. For further information, visit www.utl.is
Once you are in Iceland, you may not need to carry it around with you; but be sure to have some kind of identification on you at all times.
Swimming is very popular year-round in Iceland. The Reykjavik area has more than 10 high-quality outdoor swimming pools and there are outdoor swimming pools in most towns and villages around Iceland. The pools are filled with water from natural hot springs. Many pools also have saunas, steam baths, and various "hot pots" with water temperatures ranging from 36 to 44 C (96 to 112 F). Most pools also have children’s areas with slides and water toys.
No way! Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. Petty theft is a rare occurrence and violent crime is practically non-existent (even walking at night). And as always, taking standard precautions should be more than adequate throughout your trip.
Iceland now uses the European emergency telephone number, 1-1-2 for all emergencies. Dispatch, which used to be a local function, merged into two dispatch centres, and is in the process of merging into a single, integrated dispatch centre for all three emergency services. The new system involves both CAD and also satellite-based automatic vehicle locating for all emergency vehicles, with plans to expand the system to include snowplows and sanders in order to expedite emergency responses in bad weather.
No more so than at home. Feel free to try out some of the weirdest foods you can find (and I promise you, you’ll find them) and drink water straight from the tap — it’s totally fine! You don't need any special immunizations or medications on this trip. If you are planning a visit during the winter, dressing for the weather will be your biggest concern.
Yes! Absolutely. The water is completely safe for you to drink. Some tap water may have a sulfur taste, but that is totally normal, and completely harmless!
Most Restaurants do close the kitchen around 22.00, but may remain open until around 01.00. Bars close at different hours. You can stay out drinking and dancing until around 05 in the morning in some of the bars downtown. After midnight, the party grows more crowded and a bit more wild. The culture in Iceland is to go out and have fun, which certainly brings a lot of life to the city streets on the weekends.
There are also usually have happy hours during weekdays, and some on weekends, from 17 - 19 (though some places may offer different hours, so be sure to check first)
The night scenes are pretty different here. You will find that not many locals go out until as late as 1:30AM. The bars and clubs are often open until 4:30AM or 5AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Icelanders like to party all night. This can especially be something to experience during the midnight sun, when the city is full of life, and it is never dark. Even at 2AM or 3AM when you may typically be heading home from a night out on the town.
Don’t worry! It is just the sulfur! You will get used to the smell the sulfur after several days in Iceland. Our hot water comes from the bubbling ground as we are fortunate enough to be born on a volcanic island. This water can do you nothing but good.
All European phones will work but most North American phones won’t, because Iceland is on the European system. However, if you have an unlocked phone, you maye use an SIM card from Iceland - Vodafone, Simin, and Nova are the largest providers in Iceland. You can either buy a package on Icelandair, or find one of the retailer locations for the providers. Siminn for example offers a 2000ISK package which includes credit for the same amount. You can always buy more credit, and refill credit, if you would like. Some providers may also offer data/internet plans if you have a smartphone.
All it takes is your AT&T calling card or credit card.
Electrical standards in Iceland are European - 50 Hz, 240 Hz. The plugs are two-pin European plugs, so devices from North America and the UK will require adapters/converts.
The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona. Please check for online rates to see what your conversion to your currency would be.
Absolutely. Major credit cards are widely accepted in Iceland. Just keep an eye out for the credit card stickers on the doors. Unlike some other cities, there is no credit card minimum for purchases in Iceland. The only time you will find where credit cards are not accepted, will be for concerts/shows at smaller venues that have door charges. Some of the museums may not accept credit cards either. You may ask these places if they accept US dollars or Euros, but you may want to be prepared to bring ISK with you, or a debit card to take some out of an ATM.
Service and VAT are invariably included in prices in Iceland and tipping is never required. However, if you are very pleased with the service, Icelanders are generally not offended if they are offered tips, but it is not necessary.
It really depends on what it is that you are looking for. Some people may say that Iceland is very expensive, while others may say that it is not too bad. You can see a list of common purchases below to get an idea of cost of items and food in Iceland.
Wool sweater : ISKR 24.000,- / $ 195
3 Course dinner in a Restaurant : ISKR 6.000,- / $ 50
Vodka bottle : ISKR 5.000,- / $ 40
12" Pizza : ISKR 1.500,- / $ 12
Hamburger (with french fries and cola) : ISKR 1.000 / $ 8
Cigarettes (pack of 20) : ISKR 1.000 / $ 8
Beer in a bar / Restaurant : ISKR 900 / $ 7
Hot dog (with cola) : ISKR 500 / $ 4
Gasoline (1 Liter / 0.25 Gallon) : ISKR 250 / $ 2
Cola drink : ISKR 200 / $ 1,6
Chocolate Bar : ISKR 200 / $ 1,6
Milk : ISKR 150 / $ 1,2
If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, you may want to opt for the grocery stores and/or smaller gas station with sandwiches and other hot options in order to save on meals. There are also some relatively cheap restaurants in the city, as well as restaurants that offer pretty great lunch deals. Just keep your eyes open!
Air Iceland has regular flights to many of the bigger communities in all parts of the island. If you need to get to one of the smaller villages, there is usually a flight to a nearby town and a bus to the village.
The Reykjavik Domestic Airport is located just outside the city next to the Icelandair Hotel Natura, BSÍ, and The Perlan Restaurant.
There are several 24 hour taxi companies in Reykjavik, just a phone call away from anywhere in the city. All taxis have official mileage meters and taxi fares are charged at standard rates. Some taxi companies offer special prices on transport to and from Keflavik Airport, which is just an hour’s drive from Reykjavík city centre.
Hreyfill (All year)
tel: +354 5885522
BSR (All year)
tel: +354 5610000
Borgarbílastöðin (All year)
Tel: +354 552 2440
Airport Taxi (All year) – specializes in tours
Tel: +354 5201212
The busses are the only method of public transportation in Iceland. There are many different routes, so be sure to know where you are staying and where the nearest bus picks up. You can go to Straeto.is to see more information and see the bus schedules and maps.
You can purchase a single ticket for 350ISK, a pack of 9, a 1 day card, a 3 day card, a 1 month, or a 3 month pass. These tickets and passes can be purchased at Hlemmur Station, located on the main shopping street in downtown Reykjavik.
Driving around Iceland in a rental car gives you greater flexibility than the bus system. Of course, you should familiarize yourself with the road laws and driving hazards of Iceland before embarking on your journey.
Route 1 (the "Ring Road"), which runs around the island, is mostly paved except for a stretch of gravel between Lake Mývatn and Egilsstaðir in the north-eastern part of Iceland. Many smaller roads are also gravel surfaced, but in the summertime they should be fairly easy to drive if you make sure to slow down.
For in-depth information about roads in Iceland, visit the Icelandic Public Roads Administration website: www.vegagerdin.is
Well, there are few things to keep in mind when driving in Iceland. We drive on the right side, and you have to drive according to weather situations (when on gravel road, icy road, in fog / blizzard, etc = slow down). Keep in mind that when you do stop the car for taking pictures / getting out the car, be very aware of where you stop the car, and mind the other cars that may also be on the road. We also have our sheep running wild everywhere in the summers. Keep in mind, that if you see a sheep on one side and a lamb on the other, watch out, as the lamb may run across the road to its mother.
Iceland's weather is cool, and the Icelandic climate is temperate. The warm North Atlantic Current ensures generally higher temperatures than in most places of similar latitude in the world. Iceland's winters are mild and windy while the summers are cool which is typical for Scandinavia.
There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Oftentimes, the south coast is warmer, wetter and windier than the north. Snowfall in winters is more common in the north of Iceland. The weather in Iceland can be notoriously variable.
The Icelandic winter is relatively mild for its latitude. The southerly lowlands of the island average around 0 °C (32 °F) in winter, while the highlands tend to average around −10 °C (14 °F). The lowest temperatures in the northern part of the island range from around -25 to -30 °C (-13 to -22 °F).
What you wear will depend on the weather you are typically used to. In the winter, we recommend that you bring layers with you for your trip, and see how you feel. Leggings or long-johns under jeans/pants are always a good idea, as well as a fleece sweater over your shirt and under your winter coat. The winds can be strong here, so it might also be a good idea to bring a hat of some kind, as well as some gloves.
Summers are much better, but can still be a bit cool. It is recommended that you prepare for colder weather (compared to other places for the summer) as the climate changes fairly quickly. You may not need as many layers, but the winds can still make you feel a bit cool.
You may want to bring water friendly boots and a water proof jacket as well. With the rain here, it is not common to use an umbrella because the winds are strong. Be sure to wear something to keep you dry!
An itemized list of recommended wardrobe for Iceland:
Keep in mind that depending on the type of tour you are going on, you may want to bring shoes that are good for hiking in. Most tours will take you to rugged areas, so be prepared! It might be best to bring sneakers and a pair of hiking friendly/weatherproof boots.
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