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  • From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

    1. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

    Depart Reykjavík early to catch the morning sun, traveling by new bus equipped with computer tablets in each seat. Use the GPS-sensitive, in-bus audio guide (available in 10 languages) to learn more about the sights you will see, and stay connected with the on-board USB chargers and free Wi-Fi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, birthplace of the longest-running parliament in the world. Discover where the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart to create a rift valley, clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake. Continue to Geysir Hot Springs to discover the home of the original geyser. Experience the trembling ground and see the super-heated water erupt skywards from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes. Then, take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Hear the thundering roar of the gl...

    Excellent is all I will say. Such an amazing place and experience. This is a must

  • Full-Day Golden Circle Classic Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

    2. Full-Day Golden Circle Classic Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

    This full-day tour begins with a stop at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also the site where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart, creating a rift valley on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Visit the Geysir Hot Springs, home to the original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here, the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skyward from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, an awesome sight to behold. A powerful glacial river cascades down 2 levels for 32 meters with a thunderous roar into a narrow canyon. Board a new bus equipped with WiFi and connected computer tablets at each seat. On the tablet, you’ll be able to use the GPS-sensitive audio guide (available in sever...

    The trip was great value for money. The guide Dennis funny and knowledgable. I would recommend this trip to everybody. Thank you!

  • South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

    3. South Coast Classic: Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

    On this 11-hour tour you’ll follow the coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glaciated wonderland that is Iceland's south coast. Walk behind the thundering veil of spray at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of the Skógafoss waterfall. Your tour begins with a drive through lava fields, passing by the active Hengill volcano, and then down to rich coastal farmlands. On clear days you’ll be able to see the Hekla volcano, and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano rises majestically above the coastal mountains. Just a few kilometers off the coastline and easily visible are the volcanic Westman Islands, an archipelago of around 15 small islands, only one of which is inhabited. The first stop is at the Sólheimajökull glacier, which is every photographer’s dream. Next on the itinerary is the Reynisfjara black sand beach. S...

    We had an amazing time during this tour! Our guide (BG - sorry if misspelled) was absolutely helpful and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!

  • From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights

    4. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights

    Experience the dramatic scenery and natural phenomena of Iceland on a 2-part combination tour, starting with a morning tour of the legendary "Golden Circle." Depart Reykjavik to visit Iceland's 3 iconic natural treasures, including the Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall. Discover where the earth's North American and Eurasian plates pulled apart at Geysir and watch the geothermal waters and steam spout skywards from the geyser. Admire the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. Then, take a 3 to 6-hour break and grab dinner before your evening Northern Lights tour. When night falls, search for the elusive Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the Icelandic wilderness, depending on the weather forecast and visibility conditions. Only visible during the winter months, the spectacular phenomenon is one of Iceland's biggest and mos...

    Fantastic tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and pick up was on time. Waterfall and geyser are a must see. Unfortunately we didnt get to see the lights but great experience none the less

  • South Coast of Iceland and Glacier Snowmobile Ride

    5. South Coast of Iceland and Glacier Snowmobile Ride

    The tour kicks off with an action-packed snowmobile ride to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier beneath which lurks the much-feared active subglacial volcano, Katla. The diverse scenery is simply breath-taking with glaciers looming majestically to the north and miles of coastal black sand beaches to the south. On the way back to Reykjavík we stop at the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, where a short walk up a flight of steps offers a panoramic view of magnificent scenery. You next stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss waterfall, renowned for the hidden pathway behind it. This is the ideal tour for those seeking that extra thrill while ticking off some of Iceland’s most popular natural treasures. The tour includes a fun, scenic, and comfortably challenging snowmobile ride. It´s the ideal way to step off the beaten track and experience Iceland´s glorious wilderness. You will be provided with all...

    Our trip was really good, especially with our tour guide BG from Reykjavik excursions. He waso lovely and very knowledgable and knew everything there was to know about Iceland and it’s culture.. he made the south of Iceland tour great! Unfortunately our snow mobile tour with the company arcanum was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, but they managed to squeeze us on an ATV tour which was such a great experience! Our tour for this was also great, very friendly and helpful, I think his name was Carl! Overall, good trip just a shame about the weather

  • Northern Lights & Stars: 3-Hour Tour from Reykjavik

    6. Northern Lights & Stars: 3-Hour Tour from Reykjavik

    Embark on a 3-hour excursion to see the northern lights, one of the most beautiful celestial displays found in nature. In addition, there are many other cosmic wonders waiting to be discovered. All you need to do is gaze skywards at the Arctic night canopy to marvel at the magic. Board one of the fleet’s new buses in Reykjavík, and take a comfortable seat where you’ll find a computer tablet and an in-bus audio guide (available in 10 languages). You’ll also find a USB charger and have access to the free WiFi on board. The audio guide provides useful tips on how best to capture the northern lights with your camera. You’ll not only be in search of the legendary and mesmerizing northern lights, but you’ll also be able to pinpoint some of the constellations of stars. Learn what they are and what they have represented to Icelandic ancestors and to different cultures throughout time. You’ll h...

    Well organised trip. Although the lights were only dim that night, still an impressive time.

  • The Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights Tour with Admission Ticket

    7. The Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights Tour with Admission Ticket

    Start the day with a visit to the Blue Lagoon, where the mineral-rich waters offer a unique and first-hand experience of Iceland's plentiful geothermal springs. This is a perfect way to relax and reflect upon the natural beauty of this island and is a must-see when traveling to Iceland. Spend 4 hours at the lagoon before returning to Reykjavik for the northern lights tour starts. Next, the lights. The Aurora is both wonderfully mysterious and magical, and once seen, never forgotten. Simply put, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the hunt for the Northern Lights.  Your expert operational team has decades of experience analyzing weather patterns and carefully reviews the cloud forecast on a daily basis. They never set off unless they think there’s a good chance of spotting the Northern Lights. Departure times vary based on the season.

  • Full-Day Iceland Game of Thrones Tour

    8. Full-Day Iceland Game of Thrones Tour

    Take in Iceland's breathtaking scenery, used as filming locations in the gripping television series "Game of Thrones." Experience the dramatic gorge at Þingvellir — the stomping ground of White Walkers and "north of the Wall." Soak up the raw, dramatic atmosphere surrounded by magnificent nature at Þingvellir and learn the significance of the setting to the show's plot. Explore Þjorsárdalur and the "Settlement Era Viking Lodge," the filming location where a whole village was massacred. Visit Þórufoss waterfall, and put yourself in the footsteps of the young boy who witnessed Drogon attacking the goats he was looking after. Meet special characters from the series and get up close to some of the Icelandic horses that starred in the series on your way back to Reykjavík city.

    We had a female guide who was quite knowledgeable and entertaining. Her tips on how to pet the Icelandic horses made the visit to the horse farm both safe and endearing. She helped give perspective on the Game Of Thrones filming locations by showing stills of the scenes corresponding to the locations where the dragon ate the goat, the Hound brought Arya to the Vale, Ygritte and the wildlings leveled a grassy village, and Brienne battled the Hound. There was enough time left over also for us to visit a bonus waterfall and drink from it too! Great GoT tour if you have an ear to deflect a lot of 4-letter words, and can decipher the guide’s narratives while the bus driver is talking to the CB radio in Icelandic.

  • Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Exhibition Entrance Ticket

    9. Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Exhibition Entrance Ticket

    Visit the largest exhibition of its kind in the Europe at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, and see 23 life-size models of whales spotted in the waters in and around Iceland. Spend a few hours gaining a new perspective and greater appreciation for these majestic animals. Take a leisurely 20-minute walk - or short drive - from the heart of Reykjavík to the harbor. Upon arrival at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, play with interactive displays and read detailed information about 23 species of aquatic mammals. Marvel at the leviathan of the sea at a display of a blue whale that stretches nearly the length of a basketball court. Learn more about the narwhal, the “Unicorn of the Sea” and see the “horn” or “tusk” that is actually an elongated tooth. Stroll among the displays of beluga, humpback, minke, and killer whales.  Absorb in-depth information about the marine mammals around Iceland w...

    Very nice and educative when you cant go whale-watching on the sea or while raining.

  • Reykjavik: Northern Lights Small Group Minibus Tour

    10. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Small Group Minibus Tour

    This 3-hour tour is perfect for those traveling in Iceland in the winter months and who want to see this celestial display. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a cozy minibus to go hunting the spectacular Northern Lights. Where you go depends on the weather, as you need both darkness and a clear sky to witness this rare natural phenomenon. Your expert guide will drive you away from the city lights and into the darkened countryside to a secluded location in the unspoiled Icelandic nature. The minibus can reach places that the bigger buses cannot, making your experience both intimate and unique.  You will travel past mountains and fields and get an incredible nighttime view of the country as your driver looks for signs of the Auroras. When they find the perfect spot, you can exit the minibus to see the grandeur of the lights with your naked eye. The Northern Lights are only visible in t...

    Absolutely 5* + couldn’t of asked for a better experience for my partners 30th Birthday. After a manic stressful day travelling to Reykjavík our tour guide made everything a pleasant breeze! And we seen the beautiful northern lights! Thank you for the best experience!

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

fabulous experience!

I enjoyed the jeep tour very much. driving not easy at all, but done well. sights- stunning. and enough time to walk around as well. our guide was very nice and answered all questions (though i would've preferred him giving a bit more guidance while there, but on the whole was just fine!) thank you for a unique experience!

Impressive!

A whole experience the variety of landscapes and places that the super jeep allows you to access. The driver was super friendly and gave us all sorts of explanations and also took pleasure in some potholes when he saw how excited my kids were.

Very nice excursion in minibus with a couple of bonus stops in addition to what was expected. Nice, good guide (Kristin). Sad with fellow passengers who tried to shorten the stops because it was raining.

Was good needed some more extreme 4wd sections tho

Was a great day out just could have done some more extreme off road didn't really need the super jeep for the summer

So nice. You are born again, and get the most delicious skin.