IG Tours is an Icelandic sightseeing company based in Reykjavik. Our family business has been accompanying visitors on a range of small group and private day tours for many years.
All tours are operated to the highest quality standard and safety on our new fleet and air-conditioned minibusses and are escorted by qualified professional local guides, whose wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you get the most out of your visit to Iceland.
A place of mystery, often spoken of with awe, Iceland is on just about every travel list. Those seeking an adventure flock to Iceland from all over the world each year to see the icy landscapes and the dazzling northern lights. Every season presents something new and wonderful to see, and when on a guided day tour from Reykjavik, in a bus or transport of your choosing, you’ll have the best opportunity to see those attractions which have made Iceland a popular destination.
The gorgeous Nordic country of Iceland is a real-life fantasy destination. The home of ice and fire, it draws thrill seekers and nature lovers alike, and it never disappoints. On the same land on which glaciers move, volcanos spill lava and geysers spray boiling hot water into the sky. And while the winter months are dark and gloomy, the summers are bright with the sun shining beyond midnight. It is no surprise then that Iceland has long been known as a place of contrasts.
Although it is a thriving Nordic country, Iceland has a relatively small population. Only 330.000 people live on the roughly 103 000 square kilometres of land that make up Iceland. Much of the population lives in the capital city, Reykjavik, with the rest of the population living in small rural areas dotted throughout the country. To give you a better idea of just how small the population is, there are less than 3 people per square kilometre.
Iceland was the last country to be settled in Europe. Emigrants leaving Scandinavia arrived on the island in the 9th and 10th century and the uniquely Icelandic culture is one that has been shaped by the isolation of the land as much as it has been moulded by the extreme living conditions and the harsh but exquisite nature.
The typical Icelandic family has immensely strong ties, bonds which have been formed and encouraged through the centuries. And just as the families are seemingly unbreakable, so are the people themselves. Just like their ancestors before them, the people of today are truly resilient and manage to forge on through even the most difficult of circumstances. For more than 1100 years, the people have braved the land and faced the hazards head on instead of fleeing. This unique characteristic is another reason why Icelanders are the way they are.
Although they are hard people, still living somewhat in isolation from the world, Icelanders are known for their warm welcoming smiles and friendly ways.
When travelling the country, it is easy to feel as though you are a part of the ancient sagas around which the old tales have been written. The places you will visit and the stories you will hear are all a part of the intrepid adventure that you embark on.
Over the last few years, Iceland has become one of the world’s best-loved tourist destinations. On top of the fact that travelling here is affordable for most travellers, the selection of day tours available from a company like ours means you won’t miss a thing.
Why do so many people choose Iceland as their European travel destination of choice? It is probably a mix of mystical intrigue and those incredible vistas that lure tourists to the nation’s shores. You can’t deny that the pictures of bright blue lakes and snow-capped mountains will push anyone who has been considering an Icelandic holiday to finally make that booking.
Another reason why Iceland is a popular destination has a lot to do with the fact that the whole country is eco-friendly. In these eco-conscious times, many travellers like to book holidays to places where their eco-ideals are supported. Iceland is not just home to a few environmentally friendly hotels and travel agents, the entire country is focused on sustainability.
Iceland is also the place to go if you want to see the Northern Lights. Of course, there are other places in the world where you can experience this natural phenomenon, but Iceland is one of the few places where seeing the lights is almost a guarantee, depending on how long you plan to spend in the country. Obviously, the longer you stay, the more likely you are to spot them.
Finally, there is the Blue Lagoon. Watch any travel vlog and you will see people lazing in the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is a geothermal spa and the waters are mineral rich, making it the perfect place to enjoy skin treatment unlike any other. Some have likened a visit to the Blue Lagoon to a visit to the Eiffel Tower. That is how significant the lagoon is to Icelandic travels.
There are few better ways to see Iceland than by signing up for an exciting guided day tour to some of the best destinations. Iceland Guided Tours offers full and half day Iceland bus tours to places such as Þingvellir National Park, Faxi Waterfall, Gullfoss, the Geyser Geothermal Area, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, and we offer trips to go find the Northern Lights. You can also browse through our selection of excursions and day trips for passengers cruise ships.