Iceland Tour FAQs

Welcome to our Iceland Tours FAQ page, where we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about our Iceland tours.

If you’re considering a trip to Iceland and want to learn more about our tour options, it’s the perfect place to start. Here, you’ll find valuable information about our tours, accommodations, transportation, and much more to help you plan an unforgettable journey to this captivating destination. So, let’s get started!

The best time to visit Iceland depends on your preferences and interests. Generally, the summer months (June to August) are considered the most favorable time to visit, as the weather is milder, days are longer, and most attractions are easily accessible. Unfortunately, summer is also the peak tourist season, so expect more crowds and higher prices.

If you want to experience the Northern Lights, the best time to visit is during winter (late September to early April). The days are shorter, and the weather can be more unpredictable, but it is also a great time to enjoy winter activities like snowmobiling and glacier hiking.

Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (May and September) for fewer crowds and more affordable prices. Of course, the weather can be variable, but you’ll still have a chance to experience Iceland’s unique landscapes and attractions.

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is during the winter months, from late September to early April. During this period, the nights are longer, and the skies are darker, providing ideal conditions for observing the aurora borealis.

The optimal months for sightings are typically October, November, February, and March when the nights are darkest. Remember that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and sightings can never be guaranteed. Clear skies and minimal light pollution are necessary for the best viewing opportunities, so consider venturing outside urban areas to increase your chances of witnessing this spectacular display.

At Private Iceland Tour, we specialize in providing small-group private tours. We firmly believe this is the most immersive and enjoyable way to experience the breathtaking beauty of our country.

Our private tours are tailored to your interests and preferences, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience. In addition, by limiting the group size, we can offer a more intimate and authentic exploration of Iceland’s unique landscapes, culture, and attractions. With our knowledgeable guides and customized itineraries, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into Iceland’s wonders while enjoying the exclusivity and flexibility that only a small group private tour can provide.

The number of days you need for a trip to Iceland depends on the experiences you want to have and the locations you want to visit. For a short trip that covers the highlights of the famous Golden Circle and the South Coast, 3 to 5 days would be sufficient. This would allow you to see famous sites such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, among others.

If you want to explore more of the country, such as the stunning Westfjords, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, or the East Fjords, consider allocating 7 to 10 days for your trip. This would give you more time to experience Iceland’s diverse landscapes and activities.

For those who wish to drive the entire Ring Road and truly immerse themselves in Iceland’s beauty, plan for at least 10 to 14 days. This would provide ample time to explore each region comfortably, allowing for more in-depth discovery and unique experiences along the way.

Visa requirements for Iceland depend on your nationality.

As an American citizen, you do not need a visa to travel to Iceland for short stays, typically up to 90 days, for tourism purposes. However, you must have a valid passport with at least three months validity beyond your intended stay.

Citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) and several other countries can enter Iceland without a visa for short stays, typically up to 90 days. However, it’s essential to check your country’s specific requirements before planning your trip.

If you’re looking for a stress-free and convenient way to travel around Iceland, a private guided tour is your best option.

Our team of experienced guides will take care of all your transfers for you, ensuring that you can sit back and relax while we take you on a journey of discovery through this breathtaking country.

From the moment you arrive in Iceland, we’ll be there to greet you and take you to your accommodation, and throughout your tour, we’ll handle all transportation, so you don’t have to worry about a thing whether traveling solo or with a group, a private guided tour is the easiest and most hassle-free way to experience all the wonders Iceland has to offer.

The official currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). While credit and debit cards are widely accepted, having some local currency for smaller purchases or places that may not accept cards is always a good idea.

The official language of Iceland is Icelandic. However, English is widely spoken and understood, so you should be able to communicate with locals during your stay.

Some of the must-see attractions in Iceland include the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle (Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss waterfall), Reykjavik city, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and the black sand beaches at Reynisfjara.

Traditional Icelandic dishes to try include fermented shark (hákarl), Icelandic lamb stew (kjötsúpa), Skyr (a yogurt-like dairy product), Plokkfiskur (a fish and potato stew), and kleinur (a type of Icelandic doughnut).

Iceland’s weather is generally cool and mild year-round. Summers (June to August) are mild, with temperatures ranging from 50-60°F (10-15°C), while winters (December to February) are cold, with temperatures ranging from 20-35°F (-5 to +2°C). Spring and autumn seasons can be quite variable, with temperatures ranging between 35-50°F (2-10°C). Weather in Iceland can change quickly, so it’s always best to be prepared for all conditions.

Popular activities for tourists in Iceland include exploring the Golden Circle, visiting the Blue Lagoon, whale watching, glacier hiking, ice caving, Northern Lights hunting, and exploring the country’s natural beauty through various hiking trails and national parks.

Iceland has a well-developed healthcare system, and you can access healthcare services in an emergency. You’ll find hospitals and medical centers in Reykjavik and larger towns, while smaller towns typically have healthcare centers. In an emergency, simply contact our team to arrange care for you, or dial 112 to contact emergency services. It’s advisable to have travel insurance to cover any potential medical expenses during your trip.