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  • Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

    1. Katla Ice Cave and Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik/Vik

    Your guide will pick you up in Reykjavik or Vik in a Super Jeep and you’ll soon experience breathtaking views as you drive along the country's spectacular south coast. Along the way you will visit the small town of Vík and then take a turn onto a rural road only accessible by Super Jeep. Stop at Kötlujökull Glacier, where you’ll find a stunning ice cave to explore. Admire the interior of the magnificent ice cave with an experienced guide. Head back to the Super Jeep for the return drive to Reykjavik or Vik. On the way back you'll stop to take in the popular Skógafoss waterfall.

    I did not know what to expect from this experience, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself: I liked the fact that we not only did this activity but bookended the day with a visit to both Skogafoss waterfall (MY FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH) and Seljandsfoss waterfall. Those were some nice surprises (I didn't know those stops were a part of the package!). I always rent a car when I'm in Iceland but I did enjoy being driven around for a day (was a nice break). The van was super comfortable and I met some lovely people - one of whom I will probably be traveling back to Iceland with next year (I'm from Canada, she's from Germany)! I suggest bringing hiking boots for this adventure - crampons are good for most any shoe but you are on a glacier for part of this experience and so it's better to have the stability of a good boot than not.

  • From Reykjavik: Hot Spring, Ice Cave & Snowmobile Tour

    2. From Reykjavik: Hot Spring, Ice Cave & Snowmobile Tour

    Driving through the Geysir Hot Spring area with its boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs, you will head straight toward Langjökull Glacier for a snowmobile tour. The surrounding snowfields will take your breath away while you enjoy the thrill of dashing across Europe’s second largest glacier. Continue to a glacial ice cave, going over 300 feet deep into the ancient ice. Marvel at the layers of ash from past volcanic eruptions. For your last stop of the day tour in Iceland, be taken near the small village of Flúðir. Ease into a secret outdoor lagoon, a natural hot spring, for a luxurious bath to soothe all your cares away.

    Snow mobile was a lot of fun. We did not get to go to the ice cave. Not really an explanation of why, the guide said people were checking it out and we never heard anymore. The secret lagoon was good, nice and warm. Very crowded for a winter's afternoon.

  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Trip

    3. Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Trip

    During this full-day (10-hour) excursion from Reykjavik you’ll travel along the Snæfellsnes peninsula and through the Snæfellsjökull National Park. Stop to enjoy the small village of Arnarstapi and take a walk through the rugged and dramatic landscape by the shore. Visit the the gorgeous black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur, see the rock formations and hear stories about famous shipwrecks off the coast. Enjoy the view of the world famous triangular mountain Kirkjufell, which was used to depict the Arrowhead Mountain in the series Game of Thrones.  With some additional stops along the route you’ll get a good overall sense of the magical influence of the Snæfellsjökull glacier.

    I gave 4 stars because of waiting for 30 minutes for picking up. I should be there at 7:30, the tour starts at 8 and bus arrived on time. However, the guide was excellent and he explained us everything and showed lots of things.

  • Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

    4. Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

    On this adventure tour, combine glacier snowmobiling and a natural ice cave visit on Langjokull Glacier. Start by gearing up at the base camp before going over safety features regarding your snowmobile ride. When you take off, head to the glacier to start your adventure. After about a half hour of riding, reach the ice cave. Park the sleds and walk to the cave while taking in your great surroundings. Be sure to take plenty of picture as the ice cave offers outstanding photo opportunities. After visiting the cave, ride back to the base camp before heading to Gullfoss or Reykjavik.

    Very good and enjoyable and good fun, very informative guide Herman, make sure your helmet is tight on your head before you start, my partner had to put a hood up halfway to stop it moving about .

  • Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

    5. Iceland: Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

    Explore the fascinating world beneath the lava fields on this 3-hour caving tour. Located near Reykjavik, it’s a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube, providing a truly unique experience as you explore the dark and mysterious underworld. During your adventure you will see curious rock formations left behind by the last volcanic eruption. In winter the cave is often filled with glistening icicles of all shapes and sizes, a sight not soon forgotten. After you have been equipped with all necessary caving gear, you will crawl beneath the surface of the earth to explore the fairytale passages and crevasses of the cave. With guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every day of the year, put on a pair of good shoes and gloves, and bring a sense of adventure for this unorthodox trip. It helps if you are not afraid of the dark!

    The tour was shorter than expected for the cost (only about 45 minutes). The cave was beautiful. Our driver Nick was super awesome and went out of his way to help more than one passenger!

  • 5 Star Volcano Eruption hike - Lava Tunnel & Blue Lagoon

    6. 5 Star Volcano Eruption hike - Lava Tunnel & Blue Lagoon

    Explore Iceland's volcanic systems up-close on this full-day guided tour. Hike with your expert guide to the site of an active volcano and witness an eruption before your eyes. Start your adventure at one of Iceland's largest volcanoes. Explore an incredible lava tunnel inside an ancient volcano system. Next, hike to an erupting volcano. As you hike, your expert guide will tell you facts and information about the area. Finally, arrive at the viewpoint and witness the breathtaking sight of a live eruption. Capture incredible photos of this unforgettable experience. After your long hike, enjoy a relaxing soak in the blue lagoon. Sink into the geothermal waters and let your muscles recover.

  • Silfra: Leidarendi Lava Caving & Snorkeling Tour with Photos

    7. Silfra: Leidarendi Lava Caving & Snorkeling Tour with Photos

    Combining snorkeling and caving gives you the ultra experience of Icelandic nature. You will explore the hidden world of the lava fields on foot and underwater. The cave we will visit is called Leiðarendi. The 900-meter-long lava tube offers unique rock formations, such as stalactites and shelves. Some light crawling may be required yet Leiðarendi cave has a rather easy access to the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields. You will snorkel under the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir national park  at the freshwater fissure Silfra, one of the best diving site in the world. Silfra is about 60-63 meters at its deepest. Silfra is a freshwater fissure and you can almost see end to end as the water is so clear. No diving experience is needed as you will snorkel at the surface of the canyon. We provide all the gear that you need and offer snorkeling in wetsuit and drysuit all de...

  • Perlan - Wonders of Iceland and Áróra Northern Lights Show

    8. Perlan - Wonders of Iceland and Áróra Northern Lights Show

    At Perlan you truly get to know Iceland, an island born of fire and ice. You feel the forces of nature and learn how Iceland was formed. Explore seabirds in a lifelike cliff and go on a cinematic underwater journey around Iceland. You explore the world’s first real indoor ice cave and learn all about glaciers at an interactive exhibition. The Icelandic Museum of Natural History also has an interactive and engaging exhibition at Perlan. There, you discover the mysteries of water in Icelandic nature; its unique features, life, and qualities. Finally, sit back in a first-class Planetarium to go on a virtual journey through the sky and experience the amazing Northern Lights all year around.

    Gorgeous. Best to go day 1 so you can be properly introduced to this lovely country and her incredible people.

  • From Reykjavik: Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave Tour

    9. From Reykjavik: Langjökull Glacier Ice Cave Tour

    Depart Reykjavík early and head to Langjökull Glacier. Upon arrival, marvel at the 953-square-kilometer land of ice (the second largest glacier in Iceland). You will travel aboard a new bus equipped with computer tablets in each seat for your convenience. Make use of the GPS-sensitive in-bus audio guide (available in English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Mandarin and German), along with a USB charger and free Wi-Fi. Then, get ready to stand on top of a vast ice-cap and descend into the icy netherworld of a glacier. You will journey to the ice cave aboard a huge, specially-modified 8WD truck. Discover a man-made tunnel of ice in a remote area of the glacier at the very heart of Iceland. Listen as your guide explains how global warming has started to impact the glacial environment. Then, go on an amazing journey deep within the glacier, and see and ...

    Wow, Wow, Wow! I highly recommend this tour. It was so fun! I highly recommend going. The trucks you ride in to get to the cave is unique and fun to ride in. The guides do a nice job of telling information about the cave, and of answering questions. They provide you with clamp-ons, and a hiking pole if needed. So, you feel comfortable walking on the ice. It is a unique and memorable way to spend the day.

  • From Reykjavik: Private Landmannalaugar Day Trip

    10. From Reykjavik: Private Landmannalaugar Day Trip

    Discover the beauty of Landmannalaugar, more commonly referred to as the 'People's Pools', on this private day trip from Reykjavik. Immerse yourself in the area's renowned geology and beauty and see for yourself why Landmannalaugar is one of musician Björk's favorite places to visit. After getting picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik, travel along the breathtaking Highland Road to reach the colorful Landmannalaugar. Here, admire the unique mountains with shades of red, pink, green, blue, and golden yellow. Upon arrival, enjoy a bike ride through the Jökulgil valley. See caves, lava, and volcanic craters. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of this natural wonder and witness geothermal activity up close. Don't forget your swimwear if you fancy a dip in one of the area's many geothermal pools. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 513 reviews

I did not know what to expect from this experience, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself: I liked the fact that we not only did this activity but bookended the day with a visit to both Skogafoss waterfall (MY FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH) and Seljandsfoss waterfall. Those were some nice surprises (I didn't know those stops were a part of the package!). I always rent a car when I'm in Iceland but I did enjoy being driven around for a day (was a nice break). The van was super comfortable and I met some lovely people - one of whom I will probably be traveling back to Iceland with next year (I'm from Canada, she's from Germany)! I suggest bringing hiking boots for this adventure - crampons are good for most any shoe but you are on a glacier for part of this experience and so it's better to have the stability of a good boot than not.

This does involve going back to Reykjavik to pick up new people for the second adventure. However, Peter, our tour guide was nice enough to drop us off at a bakery for lunch. The experiences were top notch and worth all the driving. It was a small group and simply a once in a life time experience. I’d definitely do it again….in winter next time!

What an amazing time we had as a group with David leading the way! We got to see so much in such a short time and got lifetime images will never forget. Only thing that would have been better would have been having time to go down to the Studagil Canyon.

The tour (about 3 hours) was not too strenuous and you got a very good introduction to the material, behavior and dangers. The guide was available for all questions and he was still helpful with questions outside of the tour beyond his working hours.

Stunning views and thrilling, exciting activities. No matter the weather, this trip is an amazing time. Ole was the bomb as a tour guide