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From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

1. From Reykjavík: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Private Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Glacier lagoon in Jokulsarlon in Vatnajökull national park. Experience the raw power of nature that is evident in these stunning landscapes. Admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and perhaps a lesser-known waterfall as well. Get up close to a few glaciers, and see others towering over the coastline. Arrive at glacier lagoon in Jökulsárlón and take an optional boat tour to one of the lagoons along the base of the glacier. Stop at Diamond beach where icebergs bounce like giant diamonds on the waves at the black sand beach.

Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

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

Travel the country at your own pace on a 4x4 Super Jeep that is specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want within a 12-hour period.  Have the option to go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. Take the opportunity to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands. Be picked by the spacious all-terrain vehicle in the morning and head off to your desired destination. Ride in the Super Jeep to see more sights than you can reach on a standard bus. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a private transportation service.  Get help crafting the perfect itinerary from your guide, or choose to have your guide create a tour the most popular places. Have the option to pick a trip to unique locations that most visitors will never get to see.

Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing Tour

3. Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing Tour

Begin at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you are provided with the glacier gear required for the trip. Then undertake a 15-minute hike on a gravel road to the base of Sólheimajökull. At the base, you will be shown how to put on and use the gear. Once on the glacier, you climb on an easy ice wall to learn the basic skills and techniques of ice climbing. After that, you will try to climb in three different locations on the glacier, either at a nice wall or a hole (called a mulan) that you can get into and climb back up.  Sólheimajökull is a small outlet glacier coming from the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. This is one of the closest glaciers to Reykjavík and takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive there. Mýrdalsjökull, the mire valley glacier, is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík and to the east of the smaller ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvörðuháls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 meters (4,898 foot) and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 kilometers squared (230 square miles). The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and the volcano erupts usually every 40 to 80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajökull began in April 2010. 

Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

4. Private South Coast & Eyjafjallajökull Tour

Take a trip with a private guide and vehicle to the South Coast of Iceland with its many natural wonders to enjoy. You will drive through lava fields and past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. Visit the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall, the Solheimajokull glacier, and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs, and stunning sea stacks. On the road, enjoy a nice view of Hekla volcano, Iceland's most active volcano, and the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier which erupted in 2010. Get a stunning view of Mýrdallsjökull, known as one of Iceland's largest glaciers.

Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

5. Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

You will start your premium Golden Circle and south coast tour by driving along the beautiful Nesjavallaleid scenic route with your jeep. This road winds through mountains and volcano craters, offering great views of Thingavallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake. The first stop of the tour is the Thingvellir National Park, which is famous for being the site of the first parliament both in Iceland and the world. You will then continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area. Geysir erupts every 8-10 minutes, and you can walk around the area and take pictures of the hot springs before we head to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, another unmissable place to see in Iceland. Your journey then continues towards Fludir, stopping at Faxi Waterfall first and then reaching the Secret Lagoon (only during the months of April - September). This beautiful natural hot pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and is definitely a gem you should not miss. After a relaxing bath in the Secret Lagoon (optional and at your own expense), you will continue towards the South Coast. As you drive south, you will get closer to one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla. In the middle ages, Hekla was known as the “gateway to hell”. You will have a beautiful view of the volcano as you drive towards the Lava Centre, your next stop, where we can observe the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland. You will then make a quick lunch stop at Katla Restaurant, which is in the Lava Centre. Following lunch, you will continue to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Get your cameras ready and make sure you wear a raincoat, as you will have time to walk behind Seljalandsfoss, becoming drenched in the pristine cascading water. Following the waterfall, you will drive past Iceland’s most infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that froze air traffic in 2010 and made Iceland famous all over the world. Your next stop is Solheimajokull, a beautiful glacier tongue which is easy to walk to. Here you have a chance to walk close to the glacier and admire its blue, white, and black ice. You will finally continue to the Dirholey Cliffs and Reynisfjara, where you can admire black sand beaches, sea stacks, and basalt columns.

Reykjavik: Private Thórsmörk and Seljalandsfoss Day Trip

6. Reykjavik: Private Thórsmörk and Seljalandsfoss Day Trip

Discover the best of Iceland's natural beauty on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit iconic locations such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Thorsmork mountain ridge. Get picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik in a modern 4x4 and drive over glacial rivers to reach your first stop of the day, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Don't miss the chance to walk behind the waterfall and enjoy unique views of the falling water and surrounding area. Next, continue your adventure through the Thorsmork valley. Stop at Gígjökull and enjoy a stroll to the edge of the glacier then walk down through a volcanic crater. Cross through the deep glacier lakes and enjoy panoramic views of the ridge before heading back to Reykjavik in the evening.

From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

7. From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

Hop in a comfortable Super Jeep for a private tour with a maximum of 7 people. Spend the day exploring the scenic South Coast of Iceland. Begin by visiting some of the areas that were most affected by the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, during which volcanic ash halted all air traffic between North America and Europe. Learn how volcanic eruptions have shaped the geology and culture of Iceland. Continue on to admire the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow your guide down the path directly behind the fall to reach the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. Walk and drive down black sand beaches pounded by the Atlantic surf. Check out the towering, bird-inhabited cliffs surrounding the quaint coastal village of Vík. Stop in at local restaurants and cafes in Vik to get a sense of Icelandic life.  Enjoy the flexible itinerary of this private tour and feel free to make requests or ask for suggestions from your guide. Rest assured that this personalized experience is the best way to get to know one of Iceland's most beautiful regions.

From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

8. From Reykjavik: Guided Exploration of Katla Glacier & Caves

Leave Reykjavik to discover the frozen wilderness of Iceland. Take a scenic drive to the coastal village of Vik, before going off-road in a jeep modified for icy conditions. Arrive at Katla glacier and walk across frozen water to venture into the ice caves. Venture south from Reykjavik to the coast of Iceland. Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery as you drive, encountering waterfalls, black sand beaches, and breathtaking mountain backdrops. Catch a glimpse of Kekla in the distance, Iceland’s most active volcano. Visit the coastal village of Vik, hopefully not connected to any living Vikings, and get ready for the adventure to begin. Jump into your modified super jeep, capable of driving through anything. Experience the thrill of off-road travel to reach Katla glacier. Arrive in the wondrous icy wilderness and gear up to delve into the ice caves. Walk across the frozen water with provided crampons and find yourself beneath Katla glacier. Marvel at the way the light filters through the caves. 

From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

9. From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

Experience the natural wonders of the Thórsmörk nature reserve on this tour from Reykjavík. See ice-capped peaks, jagged mountain ridges, and verdant valleys adorned with moss and birch trees. Walk along a rugged mountain path. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Reykjavík. Travel to Thórsmörk, which was named after the Norse god Thor. Cross deep, fast-flowing rivers safely in a modified jeep that is specially designed for the task. Marvel at picturesque highlands that are nestled between the Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull glaciers. Snap pictures of the diverse and magnificent landscapes. Enjoy a 90-minute mountain hike on Valahnúkur. Take in the greenery as you walk and try to spot an Icelandic fox. Marvel at panoramic views of the pristine wilderness below.

From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour to Vik

10. From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour to Vik

Head towards the east as far as the village of Vík. Discover the fascinating history of the area which goes as far back as the first settlers in Iceland and holds a lot of secrets that you will explore and enjoy along the way. On the way, visit the iconic waterfalls Skógafoss, where you will get to walk up the 527 steps up to look below you at the astounding view, and Seljalandsfoss, where you will walk behind the waterfall and look out at the incredible view. See the village of Vik, nestled under the mountains and close to some of the most powerful volcanoes in Iceland, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull, which many know for the trouble it caused in Europe when it last erupted.  During the tour, stop at a black sand beach and look out at the ocean. If possible, hike on the glacier Sólheimajökull or go on an ATV ride on the black sand and hunt for the DC-3 plane crash, if there is time for extra activities.

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5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

We had the most amazing time with this ice climbing experience! We definitely hit the jackpot with North Ice. They’re a small operation, and created an experience which didn’t feel touristy at all. I don’t know if we got lucky or if their groups are always small, but it was just my partner and I with our guide. He started by introducing us to the equipment (harness, crampons, ice pick) then we hiked onto the glacier. We were the first ones there (started earlier than other groups) so we got to discover the wide expanse of ice entirely empty. Our (super friendly!) guide gave us a science/history lesson about the glacier’s formation, then a demonstration on how to climb. He lowered us down into a crevasse one by one for us to climb back out. We did this twice, then went further on the glacier as groups were starting to arrive and did another wall twice. We finished with one last climb out of a hole with the most beautiful clear ice and little waterfall. All in all, we had such a blast!

We had a great half-day out on the glacier with our guide. He was very experienced and we enjoyed the smaller group setting which allowed us to get to know one another. We spent the first part on a route just learning how to ice climb and then we did another route where we were lowered into a crevasse. I’m an experienced rock climber and my girlfriend is not — we both really enjoyed the tour and got a lot out of it. The tour also taught us a lot about climate change impacts on the glacier which we really appreciated. We’d look into a longer tour the next time we’re in Iceland - definitely recommend!

Had a very nice tour that might have sparked a new hobby. Got nice information about the glacier and what not. Then clear and to the point explanation about how to climb and the do's and don'ts after which we went for it. The whole vibe was very nice and laid back and had a few laughs even though it was somewhat rainy and windy. So make sure you are properly clothed for the weather and you'll be in good company with Bergur. :)

Our guide was awesome and the vehicle (new Mercedes van) was extremely comfortable. . It was such a long day and we did the Zodisc boat tour which was the best part of the day!!! I would so recommend this

Superb tour and a really great and sympathetic guide, that took his time, explained interesting stuff about the glaciers and let us climb in fantastic spots! Highly recommend!