Don’t know where to start with all the options out there? Why not let Hidden Iceland’s team plan your entire vacation from start to finish? We can create a package that utilizes a collection of our scheduled small group tours, trusted partner tours and approved hotels. Being small group tours instead of private will keep the costs down, and you’ll get to meet other like-minded travelers along the way, while still getting the benefit of our passionate guides.
Although the tours we will put you on will be scheduled small group tours, they are still considered to be of a premium level. We limit our groups to only 12 guests per guide. The vehicles we use are spacious, clean and have Wi-Fi. Each scheduled tour has also been painstakingly evaluated by our Hidden Iceland team, and we are confident you will be happy with the pacing, order and sights included each day. We have also personally tried and tested every hotel that we book as part of the package. Check out our more than 1000 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor and Google Review, that often mention our small group tours.
If you would like something a little more intimate and personalized, check out our Private tour packages which are available year round, or our Premium self-drive packages which are available April 15th to October 15th. See links below.
What’s included in our Small Group Tour Packages?
— A collection of Hidden Iceland scheduled Small Group Tours that run on set days each week.
— Specialist activities run by some of our trusted partners on selected days.
— Approved Reykjavík-based hotels.
— Additional provisions such as airport transfer and restaurant recommendations.
— Support from our Operations Team throughout your stay, between 8:00am – 7:30 pm every day
How does this work?
— Scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the form, including all your hopes and dreams for this trip.
— Our team will then get to work coming up with a full package ‘Offer’ for you. This usually takes a few days for them to assess availability and come up with something customized for you and your fellow travelers.
— Once you have made any amendments and agreed to a final itinerary, the team will then get to work booking everything for you.
— When everything is booked, we will send you a payment link alongside your final itinerary. This will include everything you will need to know to enjoy your vacation without having to worry about the logistics.
Are there limitations by booking a Small Group Tour Package?
— It is likely you will be based in Reykjavík for the majority of the time. Most small group tours that we offer start and end in Reykjavík, with a few notable exceptions.
– Small group tours are not customizable, are run on set days and subject to what’s available on the dates you are travelling, though we will endeavor to create something special regardless.
— Many small group tour options have a minimum age of 8 or 10 and above.
— We do not offer multi-day small group tours that travel continuously for many days in a row, except for our 2 day and 4 day tours. Longer multi-day trips can be requested as a private or self drive tour.
Sample Itinerary | A typical vacation in Iceland!
Each small group tour package will be fitted to the dates you provide and include as many of your requested activities as is possible, so no two packages are quite the same. However, the below sample itinerary is a good example of something that is quite achievable over the space of a typical vacation. If you include everything noted, you will need a full 9 days, including arrival and departure day. Of course, this can be amended to as many or as few days as you wish. The suggestions below are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we can create for you. We hope you like what we’ve come up with!
Upon arriving in Iceland, we’ll have you transfer from KEF Airport to Reykjavík. Depending on arrival times, this could be the day you stop off at the Blue Lagoon before heading to Reykjavík. Your driver would wait patiently while you relax in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon. Afterward, they’ll transfer you to Reykjavík to check in to your accommodation there.
Later in the day, you could also look to join our friends from Wake up Reykjavík for their Reykjavík Food Walk. This is a great way to get to know the culinary culture of Reykjavík, as well as getting to know the city better. The 3.5 hour tour includes all food from 5 restaurants in Reykjavík. You won’t walk away from this tour feeling hungry!
GOLDEN CIRCLE: PLATINUM TOUR
You start the day by bathing at the oldest hot pool in the country, the Secret Lagoon. Then you’ll eat inside a geothermal Tomato Greenhouse called Friðheimar with towering tomato plants. In the afternoon, you check out the most popular attractions in the country. This includes visiting the thunderous Gullfoss Waterfall and the ever erupting geyser, Strokkur. At the end of the day, you will drive through the Þingvellir National Park, where the original parliament was first held. Coincidentally, this is also an area of geologically significance too. In fact, here, you can literally cross from one tectonic plate to another. Iceland literally bridges the gap. Not many people can say they’ve jumped continents without getting their feet wet.
JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON 2-DAY TOUR
In summer, this adventurous 2-day tour includes an exciting glacier hike with incredible views overnight under the midnight sun. In winter, we swap the hike out for an incredible blue ice cave visit. At night, you might even get a chance to see the Northern Lights right from outside your room. Fingers crossed!
On day one, we travel the entire south coast, but instead of heading back to Reykjavík, we continue east to the Vatnajökull National Park where we will encounter city – sized glaciers and towering volcanoes. Along the way you will get the chance to walk behind the 200ft Seljalandsfoss waterfall, get up close to the impressive Skógafoss waterfall and walk along the Reynisfjara black sand beach, where you can see thousands of puffins in summer and crashing waves in winter. Later, you’ll get to walk along a 330ft gorge called Fjaðrárgljúfur before staying overnight in a cozy guest house, situated on a working sheep farm.
The following day you will get up early to stop off at the mesmerizing diamond beach and again at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to watch the icebergs glisten as the sun rises in the distance. Then it’s onto the adventurous part of the day, the glacier hike in summer and the blue ice cave in winter.
VOLCANIC WESTMAN ISLANDS (summer only)
Today’s small group tour requires a boat trip to get to the collection of islands on the south coast. On this trip, you will explore the rocky cliffs searching for the colorful puffins. You’ll walk to the top of the still warm volcano, Eldfell, and learn about Iceland’s volcanic past at the Eldheimar volcano museum. For a little extra, you can even jump on an RIB boat, touring the island searching for wildlife. The island we’ll spend time on is called Heimaey, where Eldfell volcano erupted back in 1973.
ÞÓRSMÖRK SUPER JEEP TOUR
Thanks to our trusted partners, you can go a little more off the beaten path for a super jeep tour to Þórsmörk in the highlands of Iceland. To drive to your first stop, Gígjökull glacier, our partners will put the super jeep to the test as you splash through rivers and streams. You will start to understand why the big jeep is needed for this tour! Gígjökull is a glacier tongue stretching from the infamous glacier Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano which erupted in 2010, wreaking havoc all over Europe. Once we are deep into the Þórsmörk valley, you have the opportunity to take some hikes through this extraordinary terrain and witness mind-blowing vistas.
ENCHANTING SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is often referred to as ‘Little Iceland’, since it seems to have a little bit of everything from the rest of the country. On this small group tour, you’ll stand awed by the Kirkjufell volcanic mountain from Game of Thrones. You’ll find peace while hiding behind a secret waterfall at Sellvallavatn, and you’ll fill your belly with a local lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll whiz around the Snæfellsjökull volcano with its ice cap just before hiking along the broken sea cliffs in the south of the peninsula at Arnarstapi.
REYKJAVÍK FREE DAY & HALF-DAY OPTIONS
Today can be squeezed anywhere into your itinerary, whenever you just want to explore Iceland’s capital city! Have a relaxing day in Reykjavík to explore our favorite little city. Albeit a small city, there are countless interesting things to see and do, as well as some incredible restaurants to try. Have a read through our Reykjavík City Guide or check out some of our partner tours where we’ve outlined some of our favorite places, covering everything from transportation in the city, to sights, activities and restaurants. Our Best Restaurants in Reykjavík covers our favorite places to eat. You can book these on the Dineout booking platforms.
Today could also be the day that you take some shorter half-day tours. This could range from helicopter tours, Whale & Puffin tours, Horse Riding near the city or even a chilly snorkeling tour.
Depending on flight times, spend the final day exploring Reykjavík before we arrange a transfer back to the airport. We hope you had a great time!
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