Iceland Traveller’s Pick & Mix service, allows you to create your own holiday package from the huge range of excursions and activities we offer from our carefully-selected Icelandic partners. They range from a few hours to a few days and can be put together in any combination, subject to availability. Let us know what interests you most and we will create an itinerary just for you.
Please note that some activities are weather dependent; some require a minimum number of participants in order to proceed and some can be arranged as a private tour; some have age or other restrictions, others offer a child discount. Some activities require self-driving to the start point, others include transfers from and back to your accommodation in. Prices given are, therefore, for guidance only and subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
Look down the list below and click on the links for more information about each category:
Sightseeing In & Around : explore the capital on a guided walking or cycle tour, or take a day trip to visit the sites of the famous route (maybe choose our later start option with included spa visit and supper), the magnificent coastal scenery of the , or the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, sometimes described as Iceland in Miniature for the variety of its landscapes.
The Northern Lights – evening tours from : if you want to maximise your chances of seeing the Aurora (season runs October – March), we recommend booking a tour on your first available evening. This can be by coach, boat or Jeep and can be combined with a seafood supper or a caving expedition. Tours normally only run if weather conditions are favourable.
Food, Farming & Culture: enjoy a cheese and dairy workshop with a leading player on the Icelandic food scene, take a cookery course – or have a professional chef cook especially for you, visit a traditional farm or the town where tomatoes are grown, year-round, in geothermally-heated greenhouses.
Hiking & Walking: take a glacier walk, explore a lava cave or climb a volcano – perhaps combined with a bathe in a hot spring or river – or take a winter midnight hike to search for the Northern Lights. For an even bigger adventure, take a journey inside a volcano.
On & Under the Water: snorkelling, diving, kayaking and surfing expeditions are available year-round in Iceland. White-water rafting is on offer in summer.
Fishing: fish from the quayside in or take a boat trip and have your catch barbecued for you on board. Longer (2-3 day) freshwater angling breaks in South Iceland are also available.
Knitting workshops: these 4-day courses are led by Ragga Jóhannsdóttir of Icelandic Culture & Craft and based at Hotel Laxnes in a suburb of .
Day Tours by Air from : if you are looking for something different and rather special we offer a range of day tours by aircraft (to the Westman Islands off the south coast) and by helicopter, including one with a visit inside a volcano.
The Great Outdoors: for those wanting to spend part of their holiday out in the magnificent Icelandic landscape to go hiking, ice-caving and/ or snowmobiling, we offer a range of 2 and 3-day excursions.
North Iceland: those who have already explored and the south of Iceland should consider spending some time in the north of the country, basing yourself in the city of Akureyri which can be reached easily by internal flight or, in summer, by coach from . Our wide range of activities (some seasonal) includes sightseeing excursions, wildlife-watching, horse-riding, dog-sledding and a voyage into the Arctic Circle.
Winter Sports: if you have already skied the major resorts of Europe and North America, why not consider North Iceland – one of the last undiscovered ski regions and one which offers solitude, tranquility and great downhill runs? Our 5 and 6 day packages (one of which offers accommodation aboard a restored oak sailing ship), can form a stand-along holiday or can be combined with other activities in North Iceland or and the South.