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  • Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

    1. Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

    Depart the bright lights of Reykjavík city center to see the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the “Northern Lights,” it is one of the most spectacular shows during the winter months. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with no artificial light. Hear explanations of how the Aurora Borealis is caused as a result of the gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere colliding with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. The locations visited differ from day-to-day, but you will head in the direction with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work. As the tour is weather dependent, and sightings are not guaranteed, you are also invited to join another Northern Lights tour free of charge if the lights don’t appear.  Explore Northern Lights in the Aurora ...

    long wait for them to show up but came briefly, you needed a good camera to capture the colours ( no colours with the naked eye)

  • From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

    2. From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

    Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik.

    Following a pick-up from listed hotels or guesthouses in central Reykjavík, travel to the gorgeous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Along the way, pass a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers.

    At the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss, walk behind the cascades and feel the spray on your face. Continue to Skógafoss to marvel at the 60-meter drop. Pass the black sand beaches of the southern coast and enjoy the power of the sea.

    Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull to see an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Admire the ever-changing feat of nature up-close. Then, look at the basalt sea stacks in the town of Vik, Iceland’s southernmost v...

    Amazing trip, guide was absolutely brilliant, can’t think of his name but he was a Geordie. Great knowledge, very interesting and also made the day fun! The sights were incredible. Driver was lovely too!

  • From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Trip

    3. From Reykjavik: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Full-Day Trip

    Explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a full-day sightseeing tour. Go to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon outlet of the largest glacier in Europe.

    Following a pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to the southern coast and the dramatic Glacier Lagoon. Enjoy plenty of time to see the floating icebergs and enjoy the stunning scenery.

    During the season, make sure to reserve your ticket to the boat cruise on the Jökulsárlón and experience the unique Glacier Lagoon spectacle up close. When you prebook, your place is guaranteed.

    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is Iceland’s largest and deepest glacier lagoon. It branches from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier.

    Return to Reykjavik, stopping at the gorgeous waterfa...

    Vom Anfang bis zum Schluss gut organisierte und gut durchgeführte Tour! Anna hat uns perfekt durchgeführt und betreut- ja sie hat uns sogar ein Lied in echter „Wikingersprache“ vorgesungen Die Locations waren wunderschön, einfach nichts zu meckern und nur zu empfehlen! Ich habe vor dieser Tagestour einen Reiturlaub auf Islandpferden gemacht, also hat mir das Sitzen im Bus sehr gut gepasst nach all den Tölt- Strapazen

  • Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

    4. Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

    Hop aboard a RIB speedboat and head out for a thrilling adventure just off Reykjavik's coast. Marvel at the abundance of sea life Iceland has to offer, such as majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Begin your tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and cruise among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík. Admire fantastic views of the city and its landmarks like the Harpa concert hall as you search for wildlife in the water. During your tour, pass by Engey, the second-largest island of the Kollafjörður (Faxa Bay) fjord in western Iceland. Also cruise past Lundey, literally “Puffin Island” in Icelandic, a small uninhabited island off Reykjavík’s western coast. Enjoy the chance to see incredible animals in their natural habitat without being overcrowded onboard the boat. And if you don't get lucky with wildlife sightings on the day you go, you'll rece...

    It was a amazing tour We really had a great time on the RIB boat seeing whales and dolphins really close. Must do in reykjavik.

  • Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid & Secret Lagoon Tour

    5. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid & Secret Lagoon Tour

    After a pick-up at your designated pickup location in central Reykjavik, you'll head to the Secret Lagoon where you will have 1.5 hours to soak in the thermal waters and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings. The steam rising into the air from the 38 to 40-degree Celsius water gives the place a magical feel. Next, on this full-day (10-hour) program, you'll enjoy a tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle. See the best of Iceland’s southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic features. Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial Hvítá River as it plummets down into a 32-meter-deep crevice. Next, visit Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian ...

    I enjoyed going to the Golden Circle but was disappointed as the Secret Lagoon Early Access part of the tour was cancelled at the last moment and could not be rescheduled.

  • Reykjavik: Whale Watching Excursion

    6. Reykjavik: Whale Watching Excursion

    Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of the island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. The peak season for whale watching extends from April to October, but of course the ocean is always full of magical creatures and you never know what you might see. This boat trip gives you the unique opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. Whale Watching tour last for: Winter - approximately 3 - 3.5 hours Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3 hours at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM- will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same just sailing to that point and back to harbo...

    we where lucky enough to see 3 different whales and many dolphins. so mission accomplished! everything was fine, our guide was helpful and we had had raincoats not to get wet.

  • Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

    7. Reykjavik: Hiking Tour to Iceland's Newest Active Volcano

    Start with pickup from Reykjavik and then begin your 2-3 hour hike up to the viewing point of Geldingadalir, Iceland's newest erupting volcano. The volcano erupted close to Fagradalsfjall, in a valley named Geldingadalur on the evening of March 19, 2021. Observe a rare display of mother nature's ferocious power as you see the lava spew forth from the earth's core. Watch as the glowing lava flows from the cone, and creates entirely new landscapes.

    We found the guide very informative, friendly and caring. Several times I had to catch my Breath snd he came back down to assure I was fine and walk with me a bit. We did not see the lava glowing or flowing but nonetheless was an incredible experience! Will do it again in a couple of days time for sure. Thank you Bim and Arjun

  • Small-Group Premium Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

    8. Small-Group Premium Snæfellsnes Peninsula from Reykjavik

    Discover an oasis of tranquility in the west of Iceland and journey back to the land of myriad secrets and ancient landscapes. Make your way to the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where mangled lava fields reveal the stresses and destruction the land once endured. Marvel at volcanic rocks of unimaginable shapes as they flare up in twisted forms from the earth. Take a walk beside the jagged cliffs of Arnarstapi and see the beautiful arcs of Hellnar, where pillars of basalt slowly ascend from the unforgiving sea. Take in the stunning backdrop of the summit of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Journey along roads less traveled to find beaches of lava and smooth volcanic rock at Djupalónssandur. End on the north side of the peninsula at the high mountain of Kirkjufell. Then, journey back to Reykjavik with a new sense of calm and positive energy. Along the way, benefit from the extensive knowled...

    The tour was excellent. David, our tour guide, was very informative. Besides his extensive knowledge of Iceland's history, he also gave some tips for exploring Snaefellsnes. The black beach was gorgeous, and it was different from the other black beach in Vik. We are glad we booked this trip. I thought it was well organized. David chose a restaurant with really fresh cod, and we really enjoyed our lunch there. We have several opportunities to use the restroom as well as plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. I recommend this tour. Despite the long travel time, the experience was worth it. David mingled with all of us. It's hard to remember his last name, but he's an excellent tour guide and an original from the UK. Our tour was made even more enjoyable by the beautiful weather that day!

  • Small-Group Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour with Admission

    9. Small-Group Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour with Admission

    Take a minibus tour of the Golden Circle with a maximum of 18 participants. See natural formations, such as geysers, waterfalls, lakes and more. Visit Thingvellir, a historic landmark and the place where the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded. Take a chance to visit the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge. See eruptions of up to 20 meters high at Strokkur, which erupts every 3 to 4 minutes. Pass by the dormant Geysir. Next, view Gullfoss, considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. Make a stop for lunch. Then, travel to Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep red slopes. End the day at the Blue Lagoon, where you'll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters.

    Golden Circle plus! There were only about 11 of us in the shuttle. Johannes was an excellent guide: friendly, informative, easygoing, and fun. We visited a crater lake, got to see Icelandic horses show the 5 gaits, toured and ate at a hydroponic greenhouse farm (great food), visited the geysers, walked to the Selfoss waterfall, and visited the national park with the Continental Divide. Some of us went on to the Blue Lagoon for an evening soak. It’s a long day and full of information and beauty. The stops to walk, hike, and take a break from riding were just right for us.

  • Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    10. Reykjavík: Active Volcano Hike and Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

    Embark for a once-in-life-time experience and hike up to Geldingadalir to see the hypnotic Fagradalsfjall volcano. Benefit from the comfort of pickup service and start the journey towards Geldingadalur valley. Along the way, marvel at the lunar landscapes and geological marvels of the Reykjanes peninsula.

    Then, begin your hike of 1-1.5 hours (one way) into the barren surrounding wilderness. Experience real adventure and get as close as it is safely possible to the edge of the ever-growing lava field. Gaze at the breathtaking fountains of fire and vivid orange rivers of lava.

    Your experienced guide will make your adventure safe, informative, and enjoyable, and will give you time to explore and see the volcano from different angles. Finally, continue the tour and explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with its valleys flows into the lava, its bare heights, its dark...

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

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based on 4,765 reviews

The South of Iceland is a must-do for anyone visiting. I would highly recommend this tour as it took away all the stress of planning it yourself, the sites you see are incredible and it's an added bonus having a great guide and driver (Monika & Michal) who can talk through the history of Iceland. My partner and I really loved this tour and Monika was a great guide! She is really passionate about what she does which brought the tour to life. 10/10

Amazing trip, guide was absolutely brilliant, can’t think of his name but he was a Geordie. Great knowledge, very interesting and also made the day fun! The sights were incredible. Driver was lovely too!

Excellent tour and the guide was great and showed us many things and explained what we were looking at. Highly recommend as a trip as the sights are breathtaking..

Fantastic trip what a nature. Beautiful waterfalls beautiful iceberg glaciers can so definitely only be recommended. Would love to take the trip again. Ib Gimlinge

Our tour guide was excellent! She was so knowledgeable! I definitely recommend this tour!!