Most Popular Iceland Tours – See the Top 20 tours

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On our Iceland tour portal there are some 700 tours available. We totally get that this is a lot to digest.  So here is a list of top 20 of the most popular Iceland tours on our site at this time. We update this list every 3 – 4 weeks by looking at the most viewed tours on our site. You can also look through the list of our recommended tours. We hope this helps you to choose the right tour for you.

This list was last updated on the 28th of October.

No 1  – Northern lights – Minibus

Tour operator: EastWest  4 hours Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car

Words simply cannot justify the sight of this spectacular phenomenon. It’s an experience that we know you will want to savour and enjoy. So, with this in mind, our Northern Lights tour has been created accordingly – with an absolute emphasis on the word ‘experience’.

The northern lights shine bright over Iceland.
The northern lights shine bright over Iceland.

No 2 – Icelandic Lava Show

Tour operator: Icelandic Lava Show      35 minutes     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel
Icelandic Lava Show is a new and exciting entertainment choice, completely different from everything else you‘ve ever experienced! The show recreates a volcano eruption, similar to what Eyjafjallajökull and Katla volcano are famous for.

The lava flows freely.
The lava flows freely.

No 3 – Snæfellsnes – Local dinner included – Minibus

Tour operator: EastWest      12 hours     Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car
Join us as we head west on a full day magical mystical tour to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and surroundings.

No 4 – Þórsmörk – Thorsmork the Valley of Thor

Tour operator: Mountaineers of Iceland      10 hours     Travel method:  Jeep / 4×4
Delve into the magic of Iceland’s south coast and head into Thorsmork, referring to the valley of Thor, a Norse god of thunder.

The magnificent Þórsmörk valley in Iceland.
The magnificent Þórsmörk valley in Iceland.

No 5 – Zodiac Tour

Tour operator: Jökulsárlón      60 minutes     Travel method:  Boat
On the Zodiac we are able to cover large areas of the lagoon and get closer to the icebergs than on the amphibian. When possible the Zodiac goes almost all the way up to the glacier (as close as safe).

The fantastic glacial lagoon in Iceland explored on a zodiac boat.
The fantastic glacial lagoon in Iceland explored on a zodiac boat.

No 6 – South Coast Private

Tour operator: Moonwalker      9 hours     Travel method:  Jeep / 4×4
The South Coast Tour is the tour of waterfalls and black sand. Urriðafoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss (yes, “foss” means waterfall) are some of Iceland’s most spectacular scenery. Those are the photographer’s paradise and the fact that you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss makes it even more so special.

No 7 – Airport Direct Economy – Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík Terminal

Tour operator: Airport Direct 45 minutes Travel method: Bus
Fixed schedule transfer between Keflavík International Airport (KEF) and our Reykjavík bus Terminal.

That is one orange bus. It will transfer you to or from Keflavik, Iceland.
That is one orange bus. It will transfer you to or from Keflavik, Iceland.

No 8 – Northern Lights

Tour operator:      4 hours     Travel method:  Jeep / 4×4
Northern Lights Superjeep tour Highlights:

  • Northern lights
  • Icelandic nature in the dark
  • Lifetime experience

No 9 – Northern Lights by Boat

Tour operator: Reykjavik Sailors      2h 20m     Travel method:  Boat
Experience the Northern Lights Like Never Before. You would like to head out on an adventure that will leave you feeling breathless, and we want to give you the opportunity to do just that.

No 10 – The Reykjavik Beer Tour

Tour operator: Wake Up Reykjavík 2h 30m Travel method: Walking
Icelandic beer, local beer history, the best bars in Reykjavik, micro breweries and exploring our beautiful Reykjavik with a fun and knowledgable local guide.


No 11 – Húsavík Original Whale Watching

Tour operator: North Sailing Húsavík Whale Watching      3 hours     Travel method:  Boat

Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland.

Nr. 12 – Pearl Tour – Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour & snowmobiling

Tour operator: Mountaineers of Iceland      12 hours     Travel method:  Jeep / 4×4
Get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena.

No 13 – Reykjavík Beach Trail | Nature Hike | 4 Hours | Eco Tour

 Tour operator: Wandering Iceland      4 hours     Travel method: Walking
Half day hiking tour of Seltjarnarnes peninsula and nature reserve, including Grótta lighthouse, very close to central Reykjavík. Includes taste of rotten shark (Hákarl) and Black Death aquavit (Brennivín), hot drink, kleina (donut) and local ice cream. Very experienced local guides. One of Iceland’s most Eco Friendly tours, as we hike and use local Stræto bus to get to and from Seltjarnarnes.

Þríhnjúkagígur in Iceland.
Enter the magma chamber.

No 14 – Inside the Volcano

Tour operator: Inside the Volcano 6 hours Travel method: Other / Non-Travel
Iceland is a unique destination, so why not use your trip to have an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience by descending into the giant maw of a dormant volcano? The tour, as promised, takes you inside a volcano, more specifically into a huge crater in Þríhnúkagígar (don’t even try to pronounce this, you’ll only hurt yourself. It means three peak craters), a volcano that last erupted about 4000 years ago.

Ice climibing on a glacier in Iceland.Ice climibing on a glacier in Iceland.
Ice climibing on a glacier in Iceland.

No 15 – South Shore, Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing

Tour operator: Icelandic Mountain Guides      12 hours     Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car
A fun and Adventurous day on the South Shore On this south shore adventure heading to Sólheimajökull glacier we combine our popular glacier walks with an easy introduction to ice climbing and visits to the to impressive waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.



Soak in the Secret Lagoon.
Soak in the Secret Lagoon.

No 16 – Airport Transport Kef -Rek Luxury coach 10-20 pax

Tour operator: Icelimo luxurytravel      60 minutes     Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car
Airport shuttle to or from Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik city one way with a chauffeur driven 2016 model of a Mercedes Sprinter Executive Style seating for 19 passengers plus on guide or passenger.

No 17 – Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching

Tour operator: Elding Adventure at Sea      3 hours     Travel method:  Boat
Winter season (1 November – 31 March) is a whole other experience and adventure compared to our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains surrounding the bay and to breathe in the winter’s fresh and crisp air is just incredible.

No 18 – Take a Walk on the Ice Side

Tour operator: Icelandic Mountain Guides      10 hours     Travel method:  Bus
On this Iceland day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue extending down from the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. Only two hours from Reykjavík you find the Eyjafjallajökull massif, and just a little further east the Sólheimajökull glacier, a tongue extends down from its mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth largest.

No 19 – Reykjavik Summit Helicopter Tour

Norðurflug Helicopter Tours      40 minutes     Travel method:  Flying
Experience the magnificent view of the capital of Iceland! When the scene of colorful rooftops slips away, brace the Iceland’s unspoiled countryside in its whole glory. Remember to charge your camera for some breath-taking photos to take home!
Soar to the top of Mt. Esja above Reykjavik, Iceland.
Soar to the top of Mt. Esja above Reykjavik, Iceland.

No  20 – Iceland Intro – Premium Southern Iceland Tour

Tour operator: Bustravel Iceland      10 hours     Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car
Witness some of the most dramatic landscapes the country has to offer. Grand waterfalls, Glaciers, Black sand beaches and small fishing villagesawait you on this tour. During this trip we will make particular highlights of Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Vík, Farm Holt and Sólheimajökull.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in southern Iceland.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall in southern Iceland.