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  • Reykjavik: Elves & Trolls of Iceland Walking Tour

    1. Reykjavik: Elves & Trolls of Iceland Walking Tour

    Learn the story of Iceland from a different perspective on a fun walking tour that swaps historical facts for entertaining tales about elves, trolls and ghosts. Delve into the dark tale of Iceland's only known serial killer in a land where it's easy to get lost in the lava fields. Visit 2 of the oldest graveyards and the magical Tjörnin Pond. You will experience the storytelling traditions of Iceland, when people gather to narrate the sort of myths that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday in the summer and is perfect for those who want a little adventure. Marvel as the stories are brought to life through the words of your entertaining guide.

    It was really intersting, the guide was geniunely friendly and full of information.

  • Reykjavik: Small-Group Golden Circle & Fridheimar Farm Tour

    2. Reykjavik: Small-Group Golden Circle & Fridheimar Farm Tour

    A professional guide will accompany you as you visit Iceland’s natural wonders on this 8-hour minibus tour. The Golden Circle route covers a 300km loop from Reykjavík to central Iceland and back. Highlights of the tour include spectacular natural formations, geysers, waterfalls, lakes and more. Visit Thingvellir, a pivotal landmark that connects all the major events in the founding of the Icelandic commonwealth. It’s also the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic divergent ridge. Stop at Fríðheimar farm, owned by the same family since 1995. The family, besides growing tomatoes and cucumbers, are passionate about horses. Enjoy a truly unique experience and meet the Icelandic horses up close on a visit to the stables. You might get a chance to pet them and maybe take a selfie! Lunch (at your own expense) will be held in the greenhouse where you will have the possibility to purc...

    The guide was awesome. The sites were stunning. We very much enjoyed all the stops. The farm was delicious and the horses were so interesting. We had some detours on the road due to construction, but we were able to come back to the missed stop later so our time was extended but we didn’t miss anything.

  • Reykjavik: Beer & Booze Tour

    3. Reykjavik: Beer & Booze Tour

    Experience one of the best ways to get a feel for a new city as you sit down and have a few beers with the locals. Get a heads-up on the best Icelandic craft beers to enjoy on your trip with this beer and booze lovers' tour.  Discover how Icelandic people have a short but proud history of making beer (they need to put their lovely, freshwater to good use). They'll fill you in on the history of beer from the Vikings, right through to the resurgence of microbreweries today. Did you know that beer was once banned in Iceland for 74 years? Thankfully, this is not the case anymore! Learn all about this bizarre story, and their unique drinking culture on the tour. The beer tasting tour is guaranteed to leave you with a warm buzz. This isn’t your average pub crawl: visit some favorite bars in Reykjavik where you’ll get the chance to sample 10 different Icelandic beers, or if you prefer, 5 diff...

    Our guide was awesome and we travelled to 3 places to try micro brewery beers in downtown Reykjavik. Despite the hurricane like weather we had a blast and learned about beer in Iceland at the same time

  • Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

    4. Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

    Enjoy a 3- to 3.5-hour sea angling tour from Reykjavik and breathe the salty air of the fishing grounds of Faxaflói. A must for first-timers and experienced anglers alike, you will be joining in a fantastic Icelandic tradition. The fishing grounds in Faxaflói have attracted Icelandic fishermen for centuries, and the captains of these tours know the area like salty sea dogs. They will take you to the best spots for catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel, and pollack. And what you catch, you keep! The crew will cook the fish that is caught on the boat's BBQ with homemade sauce and potatoes. You'll also make a stop at Puffin Island. Just breathing in the fresh air, being out on the open ocean, and catching your first fish of the day makes this an experience you’ll never forget. All equipment is provided, and there is no need to worry about your sea skills, as the captain and guide will teach yo...

    We sailed on the "saga" ship, the crew members were great it was 3 hours that passed very quickly. We cought some fish ant ate them on board the ship. Very nice expirence

  • Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

    5. Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

    This walking tour is your introduction to Reykjavik. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. Your guide will be your friend in the city with the goal to make sure you have the best time while in Reykjavik. This family friendly tour brings the history of Iceland to life with interesting stories and Icelandic mythology. You’ll visit all of the famous landmarks in the city center such as Harpa concert hall, Hallgrímskirkja Church (your guide will teach you how to pronounce that) and the Reykjavik pond. Your guide will also share hidden, local spots with you; things you’d miss if you didn’t know what to look for. Your guide will show you their favorite places to eat, drink and visit plus insider info on the best happy hour deals, should you be interested. The tour lasts approximately two hours and you’ll walk around 4 kilometers. This is a small-group ...

    We had a great guide when we went on the tour on our first day and Reykjavik. The tour was a great way to introduce ourselves to the city, and it gave us a good idea of where all the main points of interest were. Our guide was able to give us a good overview of the history of Reykjavik which really helped us along for the rest of our time in Reykjavik.

  • Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

    6. Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

    Enjoy the Southern landscape as you head towards the Urriðafoss Waterfall. Even though the waterfall is not particularly tall, it is one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Iceland and definitely one of the hidden gems of the country. Following that, pamper yourself with visit to the Gamla Laugin thermal pool, which is perfect for avoiding the crowds and mingling with the locals. Formed in 1891, it boasts with the oldest swimming pool in the country and is maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40° Celsius. After a long while of soaking, get ready to enjoy Iceland's nature and culture as you visit the Golden Circle route, the most popular route in Iceland. The thundering Gullfoss Waterfall tops many lists as a powerful and hypnotizing natural phenomenon, and the Geysir Geothermal Area is quite stunning where you can witness the Strokkur Geyser erupt every five minutes. Later, fe...

  • From Reykjavík: 3-Day South Coast and Golden Circle Tour

    7. From Reykjavík: 3-Day South Coast and Golden Circle Tour

    You will be picked up from your accommodation or a nearby bus stop and, from there, set out to see Iceland’s most famous route: the Golden Circle. You’ll get the chance to experience everything that the area has to offer, including geothermal spots, waterfalls, and some local favorites. On day 2 you will experience the South Coast of Iceland with its two amazing waterfalls and further East you will head into the national park of Vatnajökull and take part in a glacier hike from Skaftafell. On Day 3 you return to Reykjavík, but with a few stops along the way. The first stop of the day will be Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and just across the road you will see the amazing Diamond Beach. Heading South you will stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach and Sólheimasandur desert.

  • Traditional Icelandic New Year’s Eve Bonfire

    8. Traditional Icelandic New Year’s Eve Bonfire

    One of Iceland’s oldest traditions is the practice of holding a bonfire on New Year’s Eve. Join in the festivities with this trip to the heart of Reykajavik, Iceland’s capital, for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate like the locals do. The bonfires unite neighbors, friends and strangers in celebration of the new year and the tour offers a glimpse into traditional Icelandic culture. Music and fireworks add to the holiday spirit, creating memories you won’t soon forget. Since the bonfire is outdoors, take care to dress warmly.

  • Private Golden Circle and Langjökull Glacier

    9. Private Golden Circle and Langjökull Glacier

    The Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular day trip, for good reason. You see the one and only original Geysir. Having Gullfoss waterfall in front of you is worth a day trip on its own. Þingvellir is a National Park, nature reserve, UNESCO World Heritage site, and split by the Mid-Atlantic Rift. With the super jeeps, you also add the huge Langjökull glacier to your list of impressions. Start the day in Þingvellir, where the Parliament of Iceland was founded in 930. There, you will have a view from 'the edge of America' over the Mid-Atlantic continental divide. Continuing on, you will pass the geothermal heated Laugarvatn lake before arriving at the Great Geysir hot spring area, peppered with small and large boiling water springs. The most spectacular one, Strokkur, blasts boiling water up to 30 meters skywards, up to 3 times in a minute. After quality time at Geysir, a short drive tak...

  • From Reykjavik: Private Northern Lights Tour

    10. From Reykjavik: Private Northern Lights Tour

    You will be picked up in Reykjavik and drive out of the city and in a comfortable 4X4 modified jeep to go see the Northern Lights on this private tour. According to the cloud coverage, you will drive to places where your driver thinks you will have better chances to see the Northern Lights. A few examples: Kleifarvatn Lake, where you will be able to see the green reflections of the Aurora in the water or Thingvellir National Park to spot the Aurora dancing above the mountains.  After 3-hours you will be driven back to Reykjavik and dropped off at your accommodation having experienced the natural wonder of the Northern Lights.

    The tour guide was brilliant, calm, knowledgeable and followed various apps to guide us to see the Northern Lights and we did!!! He helped with taking pictures too. It was amazing. Highly recommend Gummi.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

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based on 319 reviews

Our guide was awesome and we travelled to 3 places to try micro brewery beers in downtown Reykjavik. Despite the hurricane like weather we had a blast and learned about beer in Iceland at the same time

Absolutely loved this! Great way to see the city and drink beers as a local would. Would highly recommend it!

It was really intersting, the guide was geniunely friendly and full of information.

This tour was so fun. We laughed a lot and learned at the same time!

Stefan was an amazing guide, extremely knowledgeable and kind.