Excursions in Reykjavik
Our sea angling tour is a must-do for first-timers and experienced fishermen alike. Just breathing in the fresh air, being out on the open ocean and catching the first fish of the day make this an experience never forgotten. We go to the fishing grounds in Faxaflói, which have attracted Icelandic fishermen for centuries.
Unspoiled nature reigns on island of Viðey, which has a unique place in Icelandic history. Birdlife abounds on the island, while outstanding works of modern art also make their mark. We hope you enjoy your stay and that you help us keep the island the priceless pearl that it is.
The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. Once there have many recreational options such as walking in the Blue Lagoons spectacular surroundings, bathing in the milky blue-green water, relax in a geothermal steam bath or release the stress from the shoulders under a Blue Lagoon waterfall.Important;The entrance to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the bus transfer
This combination of a Viking Horse Riding Tour and The Golden Circle Afternoon is for those that don't have much time, but want to make the most of their day. The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century.
A great combination of our tours "Iceland from Below" and "Blue Lagoon Direct" for those who want to make the most of their afternoon in Iceland. The tour takes you to unique sights of IcelandÂ´s most spectacular lava tube caves and craters. These beautiful, natural phenomena reveal extraordinary scenery of lava formations and colours. There are no handrails, lights or any preinstalled tools in or around the caves. We rely entirely on the equipment we carry and that people respect our guidelines. After the healthy exercise we continue to the Blue Lagoon. Once there you have many recreational options such as enjoying a meal in their á la carte restaurant, walking in the Blue LagoonÂ´s spectacular surroundings or bathing in the milky blue-green seawater. For a unique experience indulge yourself with any of the various outdoor massage or a spa treatments the Lagoon has to offer.
Available throughout the year, this tour takes you to unique sights of Iceland's most spectacular lava tube caves and craters. We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they reveal extraordinary scenery of colours and lava formations. These beautiful, natural phenomena were created when the surface lava hardened and the fluid lava continued to flow in tubes underneath. You will also see natural stalactites and many different rock formations making this nearly an indescribable experience. The caves become wide and high and in many places the floor is quite even. Respect for nature and safety are our main concerns. There are no handrails, lights or any pre-installed tools in or around the caves. We rely completely on the equipment we carry and that people respect our guidelines.
Snaefellsnes peninsula is a beautiful area located on the west side of Iceland which offers many recreational activities. Our first stops after reaching the peninsula are at Gerðuberg, a columnar basalt cliff in Hnappadalur valley, and Ölkelda, a natural spring of clean drinking water. We then continue around the peninsula and to the National Park. On our way we will stop at Arnarstapi and enjoy its extraordinary shores and scenery. Nature lovers enjoy the spectacular landscapes and peculiarities of the surroundings and spend time hiking and bird watching along the precipitous shoreline where it is quite common to see seals. We continue our journey through the National Park where you can find many beaches and amazing bird life. In this area there are many signs of ancient eruptions from the volcano with various lava formations and craters. Snæfellsjökull glacier is a dormant volcano which attracts thousands of people each year. Some visitors assemble here regularly each summer to enjoy the energy radiation, as they believe it to be one of earth´s seven energy spots. Before we return to Reykjavík we visit Stykkishólmur village by Breiðafjörður bay. We offer two tours to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, which share the same bus transfer to and from Snæfellsnes. The tours split up after the visit to Gerðuberg and Ölkelda in the morning and are joined again in Stykkisholmur for the return trip to Reykjavík.
Join us on an exciting ATV ride on the Reykjanes peninsula. We offer one, two or three to four hour ATV rides. The tour price is calculated with 2 people sharing an ATV. You can also have an ATV of your own by paying a small per person surcharge. An action filled tour offering both great views and excitement driving in rough terrain.
This is a combination of 2 tours: Whale watching and Videy Island. You will be picked up from your hotel by our shuttle bus between 8:15 and 8:45 for the whale watching tour stating at 9:00 from ReykjavíkÂ´s old harbour. After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers you return to the harbour around 12:00.
Two of Icelands most famous natural attractions are combined in this fascinating full-day tour. The excursion is available in two formats: the summer package from April to October and the year-round package. See whales in the fantastic Faxafloi Bay and then discover the other-worldly Blue Lagoon.
At Reykjanes cliff seashore we experience the contrasts of the ragged, ice-cold crest of the menacing ocean waves of the Atlantic, and boiling hot springs, fumaroles and mud pools. Gunnuhver hot spring is one of the largest mud pools in Iceland; it is also the resting place of a hostile ghost named Gunna, which might explain the disturbing smell. On we go, by foot, through rough landscape to very peculiar charred, smoking fire craters surrounded by a rough lava field. We let the imagination drift while we wander around in the wild, untamed nature, - although we are only 30 km from the city and the nearest village is only 5 km away.
Start the journey by driving through the tunnel underneath the Hvalfjord to meet the guide at Deildartunguhver. From there continue on to Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Next head over pass of Kaldidalur (English: Cold Valley), the second highest pass in Iceland, to the Langjökull glacier.
Join on a combination of tours The Highland Road and Golden Circle Evening Tour, where take over the second highest pass in Iceland and show the most popular views in Iceland under a charming evening sun.
This tour is a combination of Saga Trail, Highland Road and Golden Circle Evening Tour. It is ideal for those that want to see as much as possible in just one long day. It gets in close contact with one of Icelands glaciers, shows some of the history of the island and some of the most popular views of Iceland in the glow of the evening sun.
This is a great combination of tours The Reykjanes Peninsula and The Golden Circle Afternoon.
This combination of a Viking Horse Riding and The Blue Lagoon Tour is for those that don't have much time, but want to make the most of their day. Get acquainted with the Icelandic horse which is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century.
Live the great Icelandic outdoors by sea and by land with this exhilarating excursion that combines whale watching with horse riding. The tour is available in two options, with whale watching in the morning and riding in the afternoon or vice versa. The thrill of each activity is accentuated by the stunning scenery in which they are carried out. No experience is needed to ride the pony-like Icelandic horses.
White water rafting on the Hvita is an excellent choice if you are up for some action surrounded by beautiful landscape. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. Its a 7km ride and at one point you even get to jump from a cliff into the river.
Bicycles are great mode of travel around the city and bring the traditional city sightseeing to a whole new level. You get a bicycle in appropriate size and a helmet to keep you safe on the streets. It is always good to dress according to weather and especially on this outdoor tour. On the tour your guide shares facts, personal stories and insight about the interesting buildings and places you go past.
Experience nature in a different way and ride quad bikes. On this tour you can enjoy the peaceful scenic outback of the capital city and the beautiful view from the top of Hafrafell and/or Ulfarsfell. You will be provided with all necessary gear; helmet, overall and gloves, and instructions on how to ride and operate a quad bike.
Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the mink and humpback whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.
Combine whale watching in the famous Faxafloi Bay and the natural wonders of the Golden Circle, a scenic route that loops out of Reykjavik to central Iceland and back. The three primary stops are Thingvellir, Gullfoss and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains geysers.
Immerse yourself in the natural riches of the land of fire and ice with this breathtaking day trip that takes in whale watching in Faxaflói Bay and a tour of the Volcano House. This excursion is available in two formats, depending on the time of year: whale watching followed by the Volcano House or the house first and then whale watching.
Start your day by floating around in zero gravity, looking 40 metres down to the bottom in the purest water on earth knowing that the walls on each side are from two different continents. This tour includes snorkelling or diving in Þingvellir National Park. You will be guided both over and under the surface by qualified dive instructors.
The winter months traditionally provide an exciting and adventurous whale watching experience. The most common sightings at this time of year are white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, humpback whales and orcas (killer whales). Winter whale watching is different from whale watching in summer only because we spot other species but also because the weather can be quite unpredictable.
This combination of tours The Blue Lagoon and The Golden Circle Afternoon is recommended for those that dont have too much time but still want to make the most of their day.
This tour is a combination of our tours the Blue Lagoon and Krýsuvík Geothermal Area & Kleifarvatn Lake and is ideal for those who want to add a bit extra to their Blue Lagoon visit. After bathing in the mineral rich waters at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa you will head back to Reykjavík through the lunar landscape of Krýsuvík. A stop will be made at the small fishing village of Grindavík before heading towards the geothermal area at Seltún where you will have time to explore the boiling mud pools. On our way back to Reykjavík we will drive through the lunar landscape of Krýsuvík and make a stop at the largest lake in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Kleifarvatn.
Discover Reikiavik on a Double-Decker open top bus tour and explore the city at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at conveniently located bus stops. You will have the chance to partake in some whale watching, visit Reykjavik City Museum, the National Gallery and more. You just have to relax and enjoy the panoramic views!
This combination of our tours The Greater Area Reykjavik Sightseeing and The Blue Lagoon is tailor made for those that dont have too much time but want to make the most of their day.
This is a combination of tours The Greater Area Reykjavik Sightseeing and The Golden Circle Afternoon, ideal for those that want to make the most of their day.
On this tour you can enjoy some of Icelands geological attractions in the capitals backyard. From the Blue Lagoon we will drive to Grindavík fishing village where we will make a short stop down by the harbour. From Grindavík the journey continues along the coastline and onwards through the lava fields. Our next stop will be at Krýsuvík geothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud pools and smelly solfatares. The tour proceeds to the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula, Kleifarvatn. The lake is situated on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is one of the deepest lakes of the country, 97 meters. In the year 2000 the water level shrunk dramatically after an earthquake. Today the lake level has recovered but on south shore of the lake you can still see steam rising up from the border of the lake from numerous hot springs which were revealed after the earthquake period.
This popular tour provides a unique opportunity to know the most important destinations of Iceland for its historical and environmental value. Start the trip by visiting the Nesjavellir, the high temperature geothermal area situated in the picturesque Lake Thingvallavatn. At the final stop in Hveragerði, a small and cozy town gardener.
In one afternoon, this popular excursion enables travelers to visit some of Icelands most famous sites. Although this trip is an express tour, will be visiting some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country.
This evening tour gives you the opportunity to see the highlights of Iceland under a bright and charming evening sky, reflecting a different light on the landscape. We start by visiting the Pingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established in the year 930. The area was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in August 2004. We continue to the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall in the golden rays of the setting sun. From there we visit the geothermal area around the incredible spouting geysers of Geyser and Strokkur, echoing into the peaceful evening glow. This is a great opportunity to experience romantic tranquillity in a beautiful area that touches everyone.
This tour includes the most significant places in the capital and the surrounding towns. We visit the presidential residence at Bessastaðir as well as Hafnarfjörður, the town where the "hidden people" and humans live together in harmony. There we also visit the old fishing harbour. In Reykjavik we go to the restaurant Perlan, which is built on water tanks that hold the cityÂ´s hot water supply. After enjoying the spectacular view over Reykjavík and its surroundings we go to Höfði house where the all-important summit between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. We visit the Hallgrímskirkja church and the old town centre where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi and the town hall are situated. We also show you the sports and recreation area in Laugardalur, with its geothermal heated outdoor swimming pool, and sculptures crafted by Ásmundur Sveinsson.
Depart from Reykjavík and head to the interior geothermal area Landmannalaugar, often referred to as The Pearl of the Central Highlands. Journey through the beautiful countryside of southern Iceland and proceed into the highlands through Þjórsárdalur valley and visit Hjálparfoss waterfall.
We start the day bright and early and head north towards Stykkishólmur town located on Snaefellsnes peninsula. There we board the Ferry Baldur and enjoy a 3 hour cruise across Breiðafjörður Bay, better known for its numerous islands and flourishing bird life. When we reach the other side of the bay we continue on to Látrabjarg, Europes largest bird cliff, which stretches for 14 km and is up to 444m high. This remote area is the westernmost part of Europe and a home to many different bird species such as puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Here you will literally get the impression of being at the edge of Iceland while surrounded by thousands of birds. On the way back we will board Ferry and enjoy the landscape in a relaxing evening.
After leaving the capital we head to the Reykjanes peninsula where you can see where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean. This is where the tectonic plates of Europe and America collide together. More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava fields, some of which are only a few hundred years old. We head for the old lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula. This is a magnificent area with rich bird life in the summer. From there we continue through the lava fields to the nearby fishing village of Grindavík. Our next stop is at The Blue Lagoon where you have three different options: a visit to The Blue Lagoon, transfer to Keflavík Airport or return back to Reykjavík.
The Reykjanes Peninsula tour offers extreme variety of landscapes dotted with fissures, lava fields and geothermal activity. We depart from Reykjavík heading towards the community of Sandgerði, one of the countrys major fishing points. The tour continues along the coast line through Miðnesheiði moor which rises up from the lowland. The journey proceeds through lava fields onwards to Sandvík where two of the earths tectonic plate split. At Sandvík you will get the opportunity to walk over a symbolic footbridge which crosses a fissure which provides clear evidence of the rift between the European and the North American tectonic plates. We head towards the coast for the lighthouse of Reykjanesviti, one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland. Weather permitting you can glimpse at the island of Eldey, which rises from ocean, and witnes the foamy waves beating up on the dark rocks. Close by is the countrys largest mud pool, Gunnuhver, which will be our next stop. According to a legend a great ghost nicknamed Gunna caused great disturbance in the area until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the 300°C hot spring. The area offers unique colours which will not disappoint the photographer. Our next stop will be at Krýsuvík geothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud pools and smelly solfatares.
Enjoy Skaftafell National Park at your own leisure.This one way transfer from Reykjavík takes you to Skaftafell National Park. We leave Reykjavík at 07:30 and arrive in the National Park in Skaftafell at around noon. On the way we stop at a service station, which has a kiosk, a restaurant and toilets. Here you have enough time (about 25 minutes) to go to the toilet and/or buy a snack or something to drink. Once you reach Skaftafell National Park you decide yourself what you would like to do and how long you would like to stay there. If you would like to stay over night, please bring your tent and sleeping bag. At the service desk in Skaftafell National Park you can purchase a number of tours that take you around the National Park or you can enjoy the park on your own. Good maps of the area are available at the service desk.
Leave Reykjavik and head for Hvalfjördur. Before the tunnel underneath the fjord was built, driving along its shores was the only way to get to Borgarnes. Follow this old route, which leads to the Whaling Station on its northern shores, which is still in operation.
This combination of the Saga Trail Tour and The Highland Road gets in close contact with Iceland's glaciers and gives first hand information on the settlement history of the island.
Enjoy Skaftafell National Park at your own leisure. This round trip non-guided transfer service takes you to Skaftafell National Park in the morning and back to Reykjavík in the evening. Once you reach Skaftafell National Park you have many different possibilities to enjoy yourself. You can join a glacial hike or boat tour at the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón, which can both be purchased at the National Park or you can enjoy the National Park on your own. Maps of the area are available at the National Park.
This one-way transfer takes you from Skaftafell National Park to Reykjavík. We leave Skaftafell at 18:00 and arrive in Reykjavík is around 23:00. On the way we stop at a service station, which has a kiosk, a restaurant and toilets. Here you have enough time (about 25 minutes) to go to the toilet and/or buy a snack or something to drink.
Travel through the south Iceland farming lands and to the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers on its south coast. The first stop is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall where we can walk behind this magnificent wall of water. The tour continues with an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Then onwards for a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. The beach features stacks of basalt columns that wall off surrounding cliffs scattered with caves. Offshore you will see Reynisdrangar pillars, basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. Icelandic legend says they were trolls turned into rock by the rising sun when they came home late after a fishing trip. We round off this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall. On a clear day you may have a good view of famous volcanoes, Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can get a glimpse of the Westman Islands, rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers of the coast. This tour is a great value and easy with an adventurous twist. Sights are breathtaking and where else in the world can you stand on a glacier ice, walk behind a waterfall and stroll along a volcanic black sand beach in one day?
This tour takes along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Pass some charming villages as well as Skaftafell National Park and visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall.
Begin this tour by driving over the mountain heath Hellisheiði towards Selfoss town and then along the south shore to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. From there the journey continues towards the interior to our main attraction, Þórsmörk (i.e. Thors Woodland), a nature reserve shielded on three sides by glaciers and mountains. There are the glacial melt-off form rivers that have to be crossed on the way, but those can change in a matter of hours froms an innocent stream into a thunderous torrent.
Vestmannaeyjar, or The Westman Islands, are truly a wonder of Nature. The youngest island of the Vestmannaeyjar celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2003 and the oldest one is close to 40.000 years old.