The Best Guided Tours in Iceland

Glacial Laggon of JokulsarlonIceland is gifted with many natural wonders. With so many sights to see, you’ll need tour guides.  Guided tours are advantageous because you’re sure that what you do or visit is safe and secure. Also, tour guides can provide you with relevant information about the destination, its people, and the culture. They can also give you an interactive experience you won’t ever forget. It’s worth your money, time, and the visit. Here are the 5 top guided tours in Iceland:

The "Golden Circle Classic" tour

If you don’t have the luxury of time but are dying to experience all of Iceland’s must-see sights in a day, then go for the Golden Circle’s Classic guided tour. This package includes visiting the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir, the Gullfoss waterfall, the Skalholt cathedral, and the Nesjavellir area (a high temperature place). Departing daily all year round, this popular guided tour includes free hotel pickup. The tour lasts for 8.5 hours and costs around $95 (£65).

South Coast tour

The South Coast tour is an all-day tour you can’t afford to miss. It takes you on a scenic travel to Skaftafell National Park and Skogarfoss waterfall. The whole family will enjoy boat rides on the glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon. You’ll also see locations used in movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, A View to a Kill, and Die Another Day. Departing several times a week from May to September, this guided tour includes free hotel pickup and lasts for about 14 hours (8am-10pm). It costs around $250 (£165).

The Northern Lights tour

You have to see the Northern Lights if you visit the country in winter, spring, or fall. This night tour takes you to a perfect viewing location away from Reykjavik’s busy streets and bright lights. This tour lasts for about 3-5 hours, depending on Mother Nature and how long they’re visible during your tour. Departing every night from September 15 to April 15, the tour includes free hotel pickup and costs around $70 (£48).

The Viking Horse, Gullfoss, and Geysir tour

This tour gives you and your family a great Icelandic experience. Tourists of all ages can enjoy riding on pure Icelandic horses. After your lunch break, the tour guide will take you to the world famous National Park of Iceland, Gullfoss waterfalls, and to the Geysir area. Departing daily all year round, this popular guided tour includes free hotel pickup, at 10 in the morning. The tour lasts for 9 hours and costs around $130 (£85) per adult.

The Whale Safari and Puffin Island tour

Arrange a Whale Safari and Puffin Island tour for your family if you’re into sailing. This guided tour brings you close to the wildlife in its natural environment. You’ll sail on Faxafloi Bay to see up close different kinds of dolphins and whales along with the Puffin birds. The tour guide will then let you visit the "Fífill" vessel for the whale exhibition. Departing April-September thrice everyday from Reykjavik Harbor, the tour lasts for 3 hours and costs around $69 (£46).

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