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Reykjavik: Magic Ice Bar Entrance and Welcome Drink

1. Reykjavik: Magic Ice Bar Entrance and Welcome Drink

When you enter the venue, you'll be greeted by friendly staff and given a complimentary poncho and gloves. Then, cross the threshold into an arctic wonder whose walls are covered in magnificent ice carvings. These carvings tell the adventure-filled stories and myths of the Norwegian Viking sailors who made their way over the rough Atlantic seas long ago to start a new life in the land of fire and ice. Ice sculptures also take a proud place in the gallery, each one intricate and beautiful. To top off the experience, receive an included Magic Ice Bar signature drink, in a glass made of ice. Sip on this locally-sourced beverage as you explore the intricate stories formed in ice all around you. Extra drinks are available to purchase. This attraction is perfect for people of all ages, as well as couples, groups, and individuals. Magic Ice also regularly hosts corporate events, adding another level of wow factor to your next work party. The only thing you need to bring is yourself, your camera, and some warm clothes, then take in the wintery art that surrounds you.

Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

2. Small-Group Premium Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Travel from Reykjavik on a quest for one of nature’s most spectacular natural phenomena. Marvel at this breathtaking display as the northern lights dance across the night sky and light up the heavens. Hunt for the Aurora Borealis in the darkness of Iceland's countryside on a 4-hour tour that operates from September to April. If the lights are not visible during the tour, you can easily reschedule for free. Hop in a premium minibus and enjoy a more intimate experience with better chances to hunt down the auroras. Get plenty of free time and prepare for spontaneous encounters. As an added perk, booking this northern lights tour also gives you a free ticket to visit the Aurora Museum in Reykjavik. The free entrance is only valid on the day you join the tour from the time it is announced whether the tour is on (by email and on the website). 

Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

3. Reykjavik: Red Lava Horse Riding Tour

After being collected from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will be driven to the tour starting point where you will meet with your horses. Your tour will be between 5-7 kilometers depending on the experience of the riders, with this tour suitable for beginners and those with more experience too. After setting off, you will ride along a beautiful and smooth path along the Redhills. For groups of more experienced riders, you will ride by Rauðarvatn. On both routes, you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know these friendly Icelandic horses. Enjoy a total of 1.5-2 hours of horseback riding. You will be provided with rain clothing during your tour if required, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee on hand for your comfort. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

From Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Day Trip

4. From Reykjavik: Thrihnukagigur Volcano Guided Day Trip

Enjoy a hiking tour towards the dormant Thrihnukagigur Volcano. After your transfer and drop-off at the Bláfjöll mountain cabin, walk to Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a moderate hike of approximately 45-50 minutes, enjoying the breathtaking lava scenery en route. The hike is classified as moderately difficulty, with straight walks and limited elevations. But the surface is hilly and uneven. Upon arrival at the crater, descend 400 feet (120 meters) inside the volcano, and experience an extraordinary natural phenomenon. You will be informed about all safety procedures and how to behave inside the volcano, wearing a helmet and harness at all times. Each group is split into a smaller party of 4-5 people for safety and intimacy. After a slow 10-minute descent, to ensure the safety of passengers and provide ample opportunities to experience the amazing views, spend up to an hour inside the volcano (or less if you prefer). Expert guides will be with you at all times. End with a feast of traditional Icelandic meat soup or a vegetarian soup along with hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea or water.

Reykjavik: 3-Hour Foodie Adventure Walking Tour

5. Reykjavik: 3-Hour Foodie Adventure Walking Tour

Join the tastiest sightseeing tour in Iceland, and explore the best of Reykjavík through its food. Sample 8 delicious dishes that you won't find on typical tourist trails. Explore the downtown area of Reykjavik with a knowledgeable and fun local guide. They will take you to six different restaurants and shops for a total of 8 food tastings. Go to famous restaurants and small, family-run businesses. Discover secret hangouts known only to locals. Try some delicious Icelandic lamb soup, and experience what every Icelander grew up eating. Indulge your taste buds with some homemade ice cream made from a secret family recipe. Sample local cheeses and seasonal meats. Get an introduction to authentic skyr, and try a hot dog from Iceland's most famous hot dog stand. Taste the “best lobster soup in the world,” and a unique dessert unlike anything you have ever had before!

Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

6. Reykjavik: Icelandic Food Tour

They say that sharing a meal is the best way to get to know each other but a walking tour with 4 to 6 foodie stops is even better! The stops include the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik, a legendary hot dog stand, the local's favorite food market if open and one of the top restaurants in Iceland. This tour samples many different Icelandic dishes; both traditional classics and modern favorites. Your guide knows all the best spots to get the famous Icelandic meat soup (just like mamma makes it), flatkake with smoked lamb, delicious lobster soup, and more yummy treats.  Even try some fermented shark, if you dare. Learn what the Vikings ate and how Icelandic people have survived harsh winters thanks to their special cooking and preserving methods.  The tour runs everyday and you’ll walk around 2.5 kilometers, making plenty of stops along the way. With no more than 12 people on a tour, you’ll be able to ask any questions about Icelandic food and culture, plus make a few new friends. And, you certainly won’t leave feeling hungry.

Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

7. 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 you the best fishing moves, if you don't know them already.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

8. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

Sail along the beautiful coastline of Iceland from Reykjavik Old Harbor and then head out to Faxa Bay to experience the city lights from a different perspective. Step aboard a luxury yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The main objective of your tour is to get away from the lights to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the darkness of the ocean! Climate conditions permitting, see the natural phenomenon caused when particles from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere to create a stunning choreography of lights in the sky. Get your cameras ready for some spectacular photo opportunities - the vessel is very stable, making it very convenient when taking photos. You will also find information and educational multimedia information about the Northern Lights aboard the boat.  Your experienced crew will keep an eye out for Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route to take. Sit back and enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small islands of Faxa Bay, including the island of Vioey where Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower lights up the night sky from October 9 to December 8 (and on a few other days of the year). See the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center with its distinctive colored glass façade inspired by the basalt landscape from a different angle. Marvel at The Sun Voyager ode to the sun statue by Jón Gunnar Árnason and the famous house of Höfði where an agreement was signed in 1986 to end the Cold War.   Escape the crowds and benefit from a luxury yacht cruise with fewer passengers, as group sizes are limited to enhance customer satisfaction and create a more intimate experience. If it gets chilly, wrap up in the warm blankets provide and enjoy hot drinks or refreshments that can be bought from the bar while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.

Icelandic Sea Fishing from Reykjavik

9. Icelandic Sea Fishing from Reykjavik

Make the catch of a lifetime on a sea angling adventure perfect for all ages. Head out on a great boat and find the best troves of cold water fish including cod, halibut, haddock, rockfish, and pollock. Setting off from Reykjavik's Old Harbor, you will head out to Faxaflói Bay, where your experienced guide knows exactly where to angle for the best catch. Along the way, you'll be treated to spectacular Icelandic ocean views, and often guests will spot puffins hanging out on their "puffin island." And even if you've never been out sea angling before, your expert fishing team will help you learn the ropes quickly so you'll be reeling in the fish in no time! Whatever you catch on your 2.5-3 hours on the water can be barbecued right after. Sink your teeth into your reward! If you want to show off your catch to friends and family back home, you can also arrange a special flight case, which lets you bring your catch away from the special tour. Fishing in Iceland is a memory that will last a lifetime, and whether you're a professional fisherman or it's your first time out on the seas, it's a day filled with fun, beauty, and the chance to eat some tasty fish!

From Reykjavik 2-Day South Coast Tour with Blue Ice Cave

10. From Reykjavik 2-Day South Coast Tour with Blue Ice Cave

Explore the geothermal landscapes of the south coast of Iceland on a 2-day tour to some of the most amazing waterfalls, ice caves and black lava sand beaches. Day 1: South Coast - Waterfalls - Reynisfjara Depart Reykjavík and drive along Route 1 en route to Seljalandsfoss and the Gljufrabui (Hidden Falls) waterfalls beneath the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Continue to Skógafoss waterfall to watch the Skógá River fall 60 meters at the powerful cascades. Walk on the world-famous black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Drive on to the East to spend the night at a hotel with private bathroom close to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Search the sky for the Northern Lights if conditions are favorable. Day 2: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Blue Ice Cave Day 2 starts with visit at Vatnajokull National Park where views of the wilderness will take your breath away. See the icebergs of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon as they crack off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and float out to sea.   Drive by Super Jeep to one of the ice caves that form in the winter and get about 1 hour to explore the magical blue caves. Return to Jökulsárlón to take the bus back to Reykjavik. Make a quick stop in Vik for refreshments along the way. 

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The ice bar was in a shop and down an escalator, we were greeted by a friendly guide and we put on our snow capes and gloves and entered the bar. It's not huge but there's plenty of amazing sculptures to look at and plenty of photo opportunity ice props for great pictures. We got our free drink in an ice glass and sat on one the seating areas to enjoy it, we then decided to have a bottle of prosecco to share and take our time looking at the sculptures again and taking plenty of photos, the host was very nice and the drinks were actually very reasonable too, would definitely recommend.

Best idea for our 2-day stop in Reykjavik. Lots of culture, history, and good food! Our guide (Clutch) was very knowledgeable, kind and fun. Also loved talking to the other dozen of people in our group from all over the world. Got so much out of this experience and I would definitely recommend!

Tinna was friendly and told us about the restaurants and foods the tour would include. We stopped at 2 seafood restaurants, a hotdog stand, a traditional icelandic restaurant where we sampled a beer and fermented shark, and a dessert cafe. All the foods were tasty.

Amazing experience! The guide, Sindri was fantastic, great personality and very knowledgeable. Food was great. Definitely do this tour!

Tomas was fabulous, funny & very informative 10/10