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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

Follow Your Compass North

Discover a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty, rich cultures and friendly locals on your journey to the North with Nordic Visitor. You could experience the northern lights, glittering fjords, and ancient castles with the help of local travel experts based in Reykjavík, Stockholm and Edinburgh.

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I have already recommend Nordic Visitor to several friends and family members! We had an absolutely amazing trip and I can't wait to come back! Everyone was helpful and patiently answered all of my questions. I'm very happy we chose Nordic Visitor for our trip and I would choose them again! 


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On our trip, we met a few other Americans. Told them about Nordic Visitor and they were impressed. I found Nordic Visitor's website very user-friendly. I love that all the documents sent was super easy to just hand the concierge and the 2 excursions we booked already had our names down. I loved the 2 excursions in the package we chose. Overall, it exceeded my expectations and I'm so glad I chose this particular trip. 

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Trust Nordic Visitor’s team of local travel experts to plan an unforgettable trip for you, full of must-see attractions. Our consultants have experienced the tours themselves and will share their insider tips and favourite hidden gems with you.

We are always making sure that our packages are of the highest quality, so that you have an incredible travel experience.

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  • Experts in tailor-made Nordic, Scottish and Irish travel
  • Regional teams based in Iceland, Sweden & Scotland
  • Dedicated to providing personalised, quality service
  • Flexible booking policies available for your peace of mind

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Secure your trip your way with Nordic Visitor. Book a tour with as little as 10% deposit. With a 20% deposit or more, you will receive our Cancellation Protection free of charge. You can also pay the full price right away to guarantee today’s exchange rate. Terms & conditions apply.

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Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading Northern Europe travel agency, with passionate local experts who know our destinations inside out. You’ll have a personal travel consultant to plan your dream tour using their in-depth knowledge. They will be delighted to arrange an unforgettable trip for you.

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Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when Tripadvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

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Rest assured that we’re there for you throughout your trip. Should anything unexpected crop up, like unusual weather or events, we’re here to look after you. We’ll amend your itinerary as appropriate, all while keeping you safe and informed. Our 24/7 helpline means we’re only a call away.

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Flexible tour options

Nordic Visitor packages are designed to incorporate the best routes and attractions. But we can tailor your Iceland itinerary to match your wish list, whether you have a particular experience in mind or you’d like personal recommendations. Ask your dedicated consultant and they will create your dream trip.

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With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

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Having a clean, comfortable and friendly place to retreat to after a day of exploring is of the utmost importance when you travel. That’s why we personally handpick every accommodation included in your itinerary, ensuring that each one meets our high standards when it comes to quality, location and character.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Nordic Visitor

If you’d like more information about taking a Nordic Visitor tour, read on. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions here for your convenience.

It’s good to know that when you choose Nordic Visitor, you can Book With Confidence, safe in the knowledge that your payments are protected. If you want to know more about our processes and payment details, check out our booking terms and FAQs.

Nordic Visitor can plan your trip to the following countries in Europe:

We also offer Northern Europe packages in the following destinations:

  • • Scandinavia – a group of countries, comprising Norway, Sweden and Denmark
  • The Alps – visit Austria, Germany and Switzerland on an Alpine getaway
  • • Lapland – a region spanning the northern reaches of Sweden and Finland
  • • Svalbard – a remote Norwegian archipelago located in the Arctic Circle

The term "Scandinavia" commonly refers to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. "Nordic countries" is used definitively for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. This also includes their associated territories of: Svalbard, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands.

You may have guessed from our name that we originated as a Nordic travel agency. We now also specialise in Scotland and Ireland, two Celtic countries that are close to the Nordics.

All of the Nordic countries are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime! Essentially, where to go in the Nordics depends on the sort of sights and experiences you’re looking for on your next getaway.

If it’s volcanoes and glaciers you seek, opt for a trip to Iceland. This island country will mesmerise you with its geysers, ice caves, black sand beaches, waterfalls, and so much more.

In Norway, the country with the longest coastline in Europe, you can expect a land of majestic mountains and fjords. Meanwhile, Denmark flaunts one of the world’s coolest capitals, Copenhagen, awash with cobblestone streets and first-class restaurants.

As for Sweden, you could soak up trendy cities, picturesque countryside and sandy beaches in the south of the country. Or head north during the winter months to experience the snow-laden scenery of Lapland, a region that Sweden shares with Finland.

For a Nordic aurora borealis tour, the top places to go are Iceland, Northern Norway, Lapland, and Svalbard. They are all located within or very close to the Arctic Circle, near the North Pole, where northern lights activity occurs. Here you have the best chances of witnessing this natural phenomenon in the Nordics.

Read this guide to the Nordic countries to help you choose where to visit.

As the Nordics are neighbouring countries, situated in Northern Europe, you can travel easily between them.

The Scandinavian nations, in particular, are very well connected with rail, road, sea and air links. You could drive, fly or take the train between Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and travel by ferry between the latter two countries. There’s also a Baltic cruise connection between Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

Iceland, on the other hand, is located further away from the other Nordic nations. So if you want to explore Scandinavia and Iceland on a Nordic combination trip, the most convenient way to travel between them is by flying. The flight time from Bergen, Norway to Reykjavík, Iceland is 2 hours 15 minutes.

The best month to explore the Nordics varies based on what you want to see and do. As these countries are located in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is from April to September, and winter is between October and March. Each season has its own appeal and reasons to visit.

For mild temperatures, long daylight hours, and green scenery, opt for a summer tour in the Nordics. This time of year is best for enjoying the outdoors and activities like hiking. Plus, if you travel to the northernmost parts of the Nordics, you’ll witness the midnight sun phenomenon.

The months of June, July and August are the most popular, as it’s when you get the best weather and summer holidays. April, May and September make up the “shoulder season”, and it’s an ideal time to travel in the Nordics if you’d prefer to be around fewer visitors.

A winter Nordic tour, on the other hand, offers different kinds of experiences. Think landscapes draped in frost, activities in the snow, and festive vibes. What’s more, as the night skies are darker for longer in winter, you have better chances of seeing the northern lights.

Nordic Visitor is proud to be a local tour operator in Northern Europe, with offices in the capital cities of Iceland, Scotland and Sweden. Our travel experts are based in these countries and have extensively explored the regions they specialise in.

You’ll be assigned a dedicated travel consultant who will use their in-depth knowledge to arrange your tour for you. They’ll share personal recommendations and can customise your itinerary to match your particular interests.

Find out more about Nordic Visitor and our passionate travel experts.

When you take a tour with Nordic Visitor, you always get the following included in your travel package:

  • • All accommodation
  • • Daily breakfast
  • • Local transport specified in the itinerary (for example, this may be a rental car, cruise, private transport, train tickets, or transfers)
  • • Activities specified on the itinerary (with the chance to add optional excursions)
  • • Entrance fees to attractions specified in the itinerary
  • • Your own personalised itinerary with a beautiful booklet about local attractions and practical travel information
  • • 24/7 helpline during your trip for support when you need it
  • • All taxes and service fees – no hidden charges

Depending on the travel style you choose, you’ll also have the following included in your Nordic Visitor package:

Self-drive tours:

  • • Car rental with a trusted local supplier
  • • Unlimited mileage
  • • CDW insurance
  • • Free unlimited Wi-Fi (Iceland)
  • • GPS (Scotland and Ireland)
  • • Authorisation for 2 drivers (Iceland and Scotland)

Small group tours:

  • • Service from a professional, English-speaking local guide
  • • Transportation in a premium mini-bus (with Wi-Fi on Iceland tours)
  • • Half board – some lunches and dinners provided

Private tours:

  • • Private service of a professional, English-speaking local guide
  • • Transportation in a comfortable, private vehicle
  • • Private airport transfers

Yes, Nordic Visitor offers Cancellation Protection which protects your payment. This protection covers financial losses that might occur if you need to cancel your tour. Or if you need to change your travel dates, we'll rearrange all your tour details in one place, so you have a hassle-free experience.

Read our Book With Confidence terms to find out how you can have peace of mind with risk-free, flexible booking.

If you do not have Cancellation Protection with us, normal booking terms apply and we recommend you check with your private travel insurance provider.

At Nordic Visitor, we’ll save you time and effort by planning your getaway for you, based on your needs and requests.

When you arrange your trip yourself, you have to carry out all the research and book all parts of your tour separately. If you need to make changes to your itinerary, you have to do all the legwork yourself.

Nordic Visitor takes care of everything on your behalf, based on your needs and requests, so you can relax and look forward to your trip.

Our travel experts will design your route, planned in a way that’s both comfortable and convenient. For example, they’ll ensure you don’t cover the same stretch of road twice unnecessarily. They’ll also book you into high-quality accommodation, and share all their insider tips with you.

This means you can leave all the hassle of trip-planning to the experts, who are based in Iceland, Scotland and Sweden. They know our destinations inside out, so you can rely on them to incorporate the best sights and hidden gems that you wouldn’t otherwise know about.

What’s more, you get access to our 24/7 helpline during your trip. Should you need any support, we are only a call away. And if you need to make changes to your itinerary for any reason, you can leave all of that to us as well.

We understand the importance of having a clean, comfortable and friendly place to lay your head after an exciting day of exploring. To ensure you get the best experience, we use our in-depth local knowledge to handpick the most suitable accommodation for you.

The hotels and guesthouses we feature in our tours are all highly rated by visitors. Our local experts have carefully selected each accommodation partner for their exceptional standards of quality, location and character.

As we have regional offices across the destinations we specialise in, we have close connections with our suppliers and we visit them regularly. This is why we are confident that the accommodation on your trip with us will meet or even exceed your expectations.

Yes, you can easily customise your tour online. Add extra nights, upgrades and day trips to your liking as you go through the booking steps. If you’d like to make your itinerary more bespoke, don’t hesitate to speak to your dedicated travel consultant.

They will gladly tailor your tour to suit your tastes and preferences. You may have particular interests in mind, such as northern lights, hiking, photography or history. Perhaps there are certain places that hold special significance to you.

If you’re travelling to Europe with kids, your personal consultant will make sure every part of your itinerary is suitable for the whole family. Or if you’re on a honeymoon or anniversary trip in Europe, they’ll happily add romantic touches to make your couples break extra special.

Most of our travel styles are flexible. But bear in mind that small group packages are a little different, as you are on a fixed itinerary for the duration of the guided tour. However, you can add extra nights to the beginning or end of your trip.

You can choose from a wide range of arrival dates depending on the package and season you are interested in. All of our tours are available to purchase online, so pick the best date for you from the availability calendar.

If your travel plans have changed and you want to amend your arrival date, contact your travel consultant to rearrange your booking.

Return flights to your destination are not included in our packages. This gives you greater flexibility and allows you to save money by using your airline miles or taking advantage of airfare sales.

We’d advise that you look over flights for timings and dates, but hold off purchasing until you’ve booked your preferred tour. Once you’ve had a confirmation email from your personal travel consultant, you should then choose and pay for your flights.

Nordic Visitor packages come with daily itineraries and all of your accommodation organised for you. So once you have all of the arrangements confirmed, you can make an informed choice on your flight times. If you have any questions, you can always contact your consultant for advice.

During your time in Northern Europe, you’ll be discovering new cities, towns and countryside. And with time spent outdoors, it’s best to be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Here’s our recommended packing list for visiting Northern Europe:

  • • Walking boots or shoes with good grip
  • • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • • Insulated jacket
  • • Woollen or fleece jumpers
  • • Thermal base layers
  • • Warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • • Warm hiking socks
  • • Rucksack
  • • Sunglasses
  • • Swimwear
  • • Quick-drying travel towel
  • • Sunscreen and insect repellent in the summer months
  • • Insulated coat and thick layers in the winter months

For detailed information on what to bring on your European trip, check out these guides:

About Nordic Visitor Tours

Nordic Visitor has been creating amazing travel experiences for customers across Northern Europe since 2002. We now have multi country tours and regional offices, but still retain our core values of providing great value packages and amazing service, before, during and after your trip. Reasons to choose us include:

  • Tailor-made itinerary: you deserve to have the vacation of a lifetime, so trust our tour operators to grant your travel wishes.
  • Quality checked accommodation: wherever you stay is guaranteed to be tried and tested by our local specialists to ensure you have an excellent stay.
  • Travel guide: your journey will be extra special with our team's insider travel tips and hidden gem attractions.
  • 24/7 helpline: for peace of mind, there’s always a travel consultant on the other end of our 24/7 helpline.

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