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  • Reykjavik: FlyOver Iceland Experience

    1. Reykjavik: FlyOver Iceland Experience

    Hang suspended, feet dangling, in front of a 20-meter spherical screen while a film whisks you away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Soar over land, sea and ice. Move with the arctic winds. This is an immersive flight experience. The ride utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flying. Special effects, including wind, mist and smells, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.  Before your flight begins, a storyteller and resident troll Sú Vitra will lead you through two unique adventures that’ll ignite your imagination with stories of Iceland, its people and the natural forces at work. Rides commence approximately every 15 to 20 minutes during operating hours. The total experience will take approximately 35 minutes, including the 8.5 minutes you’ll spend on the ride.

    Professional and friendly staff. Really immersive and organised process, but the actual experience was first class. I am glad that there aren't cameras etc allowed in as it would spoil the surprise of the attraction.

  • Reykjavik: Silver Circle, Canyon Baths, and Waterfalls Tour

    2. Reykjavik: Silver Circle, Canyon Baths, and Waterfalls Tour

    Start in Reykjavik and head to Borgarnes, the gateway to West Iceland. Make your first stop at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, which is so strong that it provides hot water and power for the locals for miles around. Spend some time walking amongst the steaming clouds of vapor. Move onto Hraunfossar, also known as the "Lava Waterfalls." Take in the sight from several viewing platforms and see how the water stretches for nearly a kilometer over ancient lava fields, with meltwater from the Langjokull glacier pouring into the Hvita river. Just a few yards away is Barnafoss, also known as “the waterfall of the children,” named after the tragic tale of two local children. Your next stop is Husafell, a breathtaking woodland oasis and a historical site with traditional turf houses and even some “elf huts” to delight the children, too. See intriguing works by local art...

    I did this experience on the 12th September. The driver was wonderful, he was a great communicator, very helpful and happy to answer any questions. I learned a lot about the history of the area. The van had USB ports and wifi and was very comfortable. The tour was similar as a lot of others, you some of the many waterfalls of Iceland. What made it special was the visit to Husafell, the original strongman stone and the hot pools nearby.

  • Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

    3. Icelandic Horse Riding Tour in Lava Fields

    Treat yourself to a 1.5 to 2-hour Icelandic horse riding excursion. From the Íshestar Stables in Hafnarfjörður you can enjoy the friendly horses on excellent riding paths. Ride through lava fields and along beautiful green hillsides. Look for different rock formations in the lava while experiencing the special gait of these horses, known as tölt. The Íshestar Stables is unique in Iceland with facilities as good as they get. It’s set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, about 10 minutes drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities of riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The locker room of the Stables is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets in their sizes. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs, as well as sec...

    They really do cater for all ages and abilities! Hadn’t ridden a horse for over 40 years but was well matched with a very laid back, calm horse who gave me some of my confidence back. A gentle ride through a tranquil landscape with the opportunity to learn more about these special Islandic horses. And their customer service is faultless. A unique experience. Thank you.

  • Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

    4. Beginner Horse Ride through Hafnarfjordur Countryside

    Discover the beautiful nature lying just outside of Reykjavik on this nature horse ride for beginners. The facilities and the fascinating area provides endless opportunities for riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Individuals, families, and groups of all kinds and levels are welcome to join this tour on horseback. Set your horse walking for up to an hour as you take in the area's breathtaking scenery. Rolling hills and valleys are visible as far as the eye can see.  The total duration, including transfer time, is between 2 and 3 hours depending on conditions. Riders must be at least 8 years old. Children between the ages of 8 and 15 receive a 25% discount. The locker room of the riding center is well equipped. All customers are provided with warm overalls, rain gear, riding boots, and helmets. The Íshestar staff takes pride in finding horses to suit individual needs as well a...

    Everything was extremely well organised. The staff were excellent and were ready to help with anything. Time spent with the horses was so nice and the ride was amazing. Thoroughly recommend this even if you have never been on a horse before.

  • Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

    5. Afternoon Viking Horseback Tour

    The Íshestar Stables is set in the lovely countryside just outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, which is around a 10-minute drive from Reykjavík. The facilities and the surrounding area provide endless opportunities for horse riding, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The Centre welcomes individuals, families, and groups of all kinds who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The Viking Tour Express horse riding excursion is offered daily at 13:00, throughout the year. This 5-hour trip is only recommended for strong intermediate riders. Riders need to be comfortable and in control at all paces. The amount of actual riding time is around 2.5-3 hours, including stops. The minimum age for participation is 12 years. All guests are provided with warm overalls, raingear, riding boots, and helmets in the appropriate size. The Íshestar staff take pride in finding horses to suit individual needs a...

    It was absolutely wonderful to get to experience Icelandic scenery with a group of very experienced horseriders. Canter and tölt were no issue and the whole ride was super pleasant and casual due to this. Absolutely fantastic.

  • Reykjavik: Whale Watching Excursion & Whale Exhibition

    6. Reykjavik: Whale Watching Excursion & Whale Exhibition

    Enjoy a memorable whale watching tour and exhibition visit in Reykjavik. Whale watching is a unique experience and Iceland has in recent years become one of the best countries in the world for well-organized excursions. All year round you’ll be able to see a variety of whales off the Reykjavik coast. Minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and harbor porpoises are among the species often spotted along the coast of Iceland. Your 3-hour program begins in the Vesturbugt Harbor area, located in downtown Reykjavik. Your dedicated tour guides will provide you with the best whale watching experience possible. The summer is the peak season for spotting all sorts of wildlife. Visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition, the largest of its kind in Europe. Nowhere else can you stand face-to-face with so many whale species, all of which have been found in Icelandic waters through the ages. Marvel at the 2...

    We only saw one Minke whale and little else. However we really enjoyed the trip and the guide, Jonathan, was brilliant, very informative. We also visited the Whales of Iceland exhibition which was good especially the film on sound pollution in the ocean. Very powerful and disturbing .

  • Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

    7. Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

    Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious private Jeep tour. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want. This tour is perfect for any free-spirited adventurers that wish to travel in style and comfort. This tour will not only provide you with a large 4x4 Super Jeep, specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain, but also a personal guide that will spend a full day taking you across this marvelous country.  You can go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. You will also have the chance to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands, all the while keeping your base in Reykjavík. With this tour, whatever is possible to do within 12 hours will become a reality. The spacious Super Jeep will pick you up in the morning, at wh...

  • From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    8. From Reykjavík: 4, 5, 6 or 7-Day Small-Group Ring Road Tour

    Spend 4, 5, 6 or 7 days on a road trip around the land of Ice and Fire. Explore and see the best attractions of Iceland and experience an adventure without having to worry about getting around. The maximum number of passengers on this tour is 19 which creates a more personal and enjoyable experience. Day 1 – South Coast of Iceland Departing from Reykjavík, see the Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Glubrabui waterfalls and admire the black-sand shores of Reynisfjara Beach. Finish the day at Skaftafell National Park where you can admire panoramic views on a glacier hike. Day 2 – Adventure in the East Start the day in style with a visit to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. From May throughout October, a boat tour among icebergs is included, while from November to March you can go ice caving. Later, visit Vestrahorn, Studlagil Canyon (...

    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.

  • Reykjavik: 1.5-Hour Puffin Watching Tour

    9. Reykjavik: 1.5-Hour Puffin Watching Tour

    The charismatic puffin has attracted local and tourist attention around Iceland for many years. It is their prismatic appearance and curious behavior that gives rise to this intrigue. Their most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is their brightly colored bill which, added to their striking piebald plumage, has given rise to nicknames such as “clown of the ocean” or “sea parrot.” Depending on tides and weather conditions, you will head to Akurey, Engey or Lundey on a 1.5-hour cruise. These islands are well known for their plentiful birdlife, and in addition to puffins you will have the opportunity to view other birds, such as eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots, cormorants, fulmars, geese and oystercatchers. The islands' shores are rocky, but the captains know the best spots to get close to the puffins in their natural habitat. If the weather is right he might even tur...

    It was nice to see puffins. They were quite beautiful. There was some issue with the boat and they took us to a different dock to board the boat. One of the reasons I booked this tour was the extra 30 min allocated in this tour compared to the other ones which seemed to last 1 hour. The extra 30 min was however not there due to issue with the boat. As such the crew was awesome and tour guide even took professional photographs of Puffins and shared them on request. It is extremely difficult to capture them as they are so small and move fast. You need a professional camera to take a nice picture.

  • Reykjavik: Rock Climbing Experience with Gear Included

    10. Reykjavik: Rock Climbing Experience with Gear Included

    Meet your guide and take off from Reykjavik to start your half-day of rock climbing. Learn about your gear, how to climb, and get assessed by your guide on the most suitable climb for you.

    Upon arrival at one of the 3 rock climbing locations that are only 20-40 minutes away, your guide will go over the day and explain how the climbing gear works and teach you how to climb.

    According to rock climb grades from 5.4 to 5.14, find something that fits your skill level.

    Rest assured knowing that most of the climbing is top rope climbing, so any possibility of falling is not an issue. Feel free to ask your guide all the questions that you want to know related to climbing.

    After 4 hours of thrilling climbing, head back to Reykjavík for drop-off.

    This country is known for glacier and ice climbs, but it also has great rock c...

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What people are saying about Capital Region of Iceland

I did this experience on the 12th September. The driver was wonderful, he was a great communicator, very helpful and happy to answer any questions. I learned a lot about the history of the area. The van had USB ports and wifi and was very comfortable. The tour was similar as a lot of others, you some of the many waterfalls of Iceland. What made it special was the visit to Husafell, the original strongman stone and the hot pools nearby.

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.

Professional and friendly staff. Really immersive and organised process, but the actual experience was first class. I am glad that there aren't cameras etc allowed in as it would spoil the surprise of the attraction.

If you normally feel dizzy with high, avoid it! It seems solo real!

Amazing experience , lovely horses and great group leaders !