A Comparison of Private Iceland Tours

by Chris Newens  |  Published March 21, 2024

Volcanic, jaw-droppingly beautiful, thrillingly remote, there really is nowhere quite like Iceland, Europe’s most accessible frontier.

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The joys of coming to this remote island are more profound the greater solitude you experience them in. As such, below we’ve assembled some of the very best private tours here, so that you can explore Iceland’s wilderness and embarrassment of natural wonders with only your family or close friends beside you. Just be warned, few things in Iceland come cheap, but then, perhaps wonder never should.

6 Days Reykjavik, Golden Circle and South Iceland Tour – Private tour

Hot springs, waterfalls, long walks on the black sand beach, this is the ideal Iceland primer, whisking you around the island in warmth and comfort to some of its most awe inspiring sights. It’s a tour suitable for families, though for adults comes with numerous optional adventurous add-ons, from riding in a husky sled to glacier hikes.
From 5,440 euros

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Private Thorsmork Tour – Glaciers, Beaches and More

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Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour! Starting from the small town Hvolsvöllur, a journey into the Thorsmork Valley is a true step into Iceland’s wilderness, which means exactly where you end up going is dependent on weather, road conditions, and even the survivalist expertise of your guide. That said, disappointment in this landscape is next to impossible, whether find yourself descending into the crater of the Eyjafjallajökull’ volcano, dodging waterfalls on Iceland’s primordial shoreline or travelling out to Landmannalaugar with its otherworldly landscape of orange, cream, green, and blue. Only a day long, this is one for people who are on a semi-independent tour of the country, as you’ll have to make your own way out to Hvolsvöllur.
From 1,006 euros

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Iceland Winter Trip (Private)

The most extensive, fully-guided private trip on offer, this eight day journey around Iceland lets you set eyes on much the island has to offer, all the way from Reykjavik’s nightlife to ice caves with all the cold climate lunar-like adventuring you can imagine in between. Accommodation never slips below 4 star, so no matter the rawness of nature you’re confronted by in the day, you can expect true comfort and some excellent food to come back to at night.
From 7,600 euros

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Private Icelandic Winter Family Adventure

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A holiday that none of you will forget. Expect snorkelling in crystalline waters and basking under the mesmerising Northern Lights. All of Iceland’s major sights are hit, including an introduction to the capital, Reykjavik, and introduced by highly-trained guides well practiced in handling family groups of all compositions. From 5,277 euros

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