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Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

1. Reykjavík: Half-Day Guided Hike of Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where lava flows from erupting volcanoes, to witness the Fagradalsfjall Volcano. Learn the history of the volcanoes of the area from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some live lava flowing. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you watch the spectacular natural show. Afterward, as you drive along the peninsula, your guide will fill you in on the history of volcanos in the area — many long-dormant, now covered by soft green lava moss.

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From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

2. From Reykjavik: South of Iceland Full-Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Along the way, discover a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers. Following a pickup from listed hotels or guesthouses by bus in central Reykjavík, travel to the gorgeous waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. At the waterfall at Seljalandsfoss, walk behind the cascades and feel the spray on your face. Continue to Skógafoss to marvel at the 60-meter drop. Pass the black sand beaches of the southern coast and enjoy the power of the sea. Visit the glacier snout of Sólheimajökull to see an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull. Admire the ever-changing feat of nature up-close. Then, look at the basalt sea stacks in the town of Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village just south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, before returning to Reykjavik.

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Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

3. Reykjavík: Volcano Eruption Site Hike and Geothermal Tour

Iceland's Geldingadalur Valley now had multiple craters erupting for the first time in 7000 years, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano crater being the most active. Start with a pickup in Reykjavík before heading on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you will enjoy scenes of the black beach and surrounding mountains. Next, get your hiking gear on and hike towards Geldingadalur Valley to see live volcanic activity coming from Fagradalsfjall Volcano. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch on the hike while seeing lava flowing from the volcano. After, drive by the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcanos of the past have created land formations now covered by soft green lava moss. You'll then get to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam will reignite your senses. Only a 5-minute drive from there, you'll stop by the photogenic Reykjanes Lighthouse and the Valhnúkamöl Boulder Ridge to admire the cliffs and sea stacks formed by the Atlantic Ocean. The last stop before heading back to Reykjavík is the Bridge Between Continents where earthquakes have made a rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It's a fun photo opportunity and a chance to walk between the continents.

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Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos & Pickup Service

4. Silfra: Snorkeling with Underwater Photos & Pickup Service

This wetsuit snorkeling tour in Silfra fissure located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park is an out of this world adventure and a hidden natural wonder, where the 100 meter underwater visibility and bright colors make the experience almost unrealistic. The pristine water in Silfra is one of the purest and clearest waters you’ll find on the planet. When snorkeling in Silfra, you are traveling between two continents, ending the tour in a lagoon often called "the real blue lagoon" because of the bright blue color of the water. Snorkeling in Silfra fissure, where you are guided into this magnificent scenery is a total must-see for all nature and adventure thirsty individuals and groups. You have more freedom in terms of movements and are able to free dive by holding your breath. You will stay dry underneath your drysuit or, for the more adventurous, choose the wetsuit to feel the natural cool waters. The wetsuits used are 6 millimeter in thickness and isolate the body well from the cold water.

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Reykjavik: Beer & Booze Tour

5. Reykjavik: Beer & Booze Tour

Experience one of the best ways to get a feel for a new city as you sit down and have a few beers with the locals. Get a heads-up on the best Icelandic craft beers to enjoy on your trip with this beer and booze lovers' tour.  Discover how Icelandic people have a short but proud history of making beer (they need to put their lovely, freshwater to good use). They'll fill you in on the history of beer from the Vikings, right through to the resurgence of microbreweries today. Did you know that beer was once banned in Iceland for 74 years? Thankfully, this is not the case anymore! Learn all about this bizarre story, and their unique drinking culture on the tour. The beer tasting tour is guaranteed to leave you with a warm buzz. This isn’t your average pub crawl: visit some favorite bars in Reykjavik where you’ll get the chance to sample 10 different Icelandic beers, or if you prefer, 5 different varieties of snaps and spirits. You might even be able to sample a brand new craft beer from an Icelandic microbrewery that isn’t available on the market yet. The group sizes are small so you can chat about not just beer, but all things Icelandic. It’s the perfect way to kick off your night in Reykjavik or make the most of your stopover.  You can even pick your guide's brain about the best place to eat after the tour or where to party if your night is heading that way.

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Diving in Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

6. Diving in Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

This amazing day trip includes diving in the volcanic Silfra Ravine, one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. It is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover an otherworldly scene, located directly on top of the rift between the continents of America and Europe, where the crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you glide along with the lazy current. Visibility is amazing and is only limited by the density of the water itself. Depth varies from 30 to 100 feet (10 to 30 meters), making it without question one of the best dive sites in the world. PADI open water or compatible is required to take the tour, and PADI advanced and dry suit certificates are also mandatory. All dives are performed in a dry suit. But if you meet the requirements, you will enjoy an otherworldly scene that is famous for its heavenly shades of blue. Please also note the following:  This is a challenging dive and you need to be capable of carrying heavy equipment up to 400m. It is highly recommended that your last dive was within 24 months. If your last dive was not within this time period it is recommended that you take a refreshment course before diving in Silfra.  It is strongly advised to wait 24 hours after diving before flying.

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Reykjavik: Day Trip to Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

7. Reykjavik: Day Trip to Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

Experience the raw natural beauty of Iceland's Golden circle with this day tour from Reykjavik. Feel the rush of watching the Strokkur geyser erupt. Take a swim in the warm relaxing waters of the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa. Be picked up in Reykjavik and take in the country landscapes as you are transported to Thingvellir National Park. Walk between two continents at the location where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet. Discover interesting stories about Viking history at the site of the first Viking parliament. Next, head to the geyser geothermal area where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt every few minutes. Marvel at Strokkur at the geyser sends boiling hot water up into the sky. Continue to the Gullfoss waterfall to watch as millions of gallons of ice-cold, glacier-fed water plunges 30 meters into a canyon. Finish your day with a trip to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa. Experience Icelandic bathing culture first-hand with a relaxing swim in a 250-foot infinity pool. Admire views of the dramatic coast as you lie back in the warm soothing waters. Have the freedom to swim up to the cave bar for a refreshing cocktail. Try the revitalizing Icelandic 7-step ritual that includes a fog misting, an indulgent body scrub, and a trip to the steam room.

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Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

8. Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

Find your guide in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. This is on a hill and the highest ground of Reykjavík, from which you can get an overview of the area. From that point the walk is downhill and easy on the foot. The guide will take you through various streets of Reykjavík, passing by important buildings of great architecture and will detail their history as you walk by. You’ll get a great introduction to Iceland's history and culture. See the Harpa Concert Hall, beautiful on the inside, which also serves well as a warm stop on cold days which are frequent in Iceland. Continue the walk along the oceanfront before eventually moving inland to parliament and city hall. You can purchase lunch at a restaurant with meat, vegan, and fish options.

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Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

9. Reykjavik: 8-Day Small Group Circle of Iceland Tour

Your 8-day Icelandic adventure begins with pickup from Reykjavik, then sets out along the Golden Circle, passing by Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park. As you admire the hot water spouting from the earth, learn about the history of Iceland from your expert guides. On day 2, visit the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the cascades, and hike on an ancient glacier. The highlight of the day is a trip to the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Explore Skaftafell National Park on day 3 and marvel at the white sheets of ice as they contrast against the stark black sand. Afterward, explore an Ice Cave and blocks of ice floating in the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlon. Spend the evening looking out for the stunning Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. On day 4, follow your guides through the East Fjords in search of native wildlife such as wild reindeer. As you pass by Lake Lagarfljót, where a monster is said to live, learn about the culture and way of life in the nearby small villages. After a cozy night’s stay in a sleepy Icelandic village, explore the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn and see the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir. Then continue to the Námaskarð Pass where the earth boils and bubbles in front of your eyes. On day 6, visit the fjord of Eyjafjörður, spend some time getting to know local farmers at Kaffi Kú, and stop by Hauganes for a Whale Watching Tour. Try some Icelandic delicacies if you fancy it, then stay overnight in Borgarnes. On day 7, explore the capital of the north at your own leisure, before heading out to the Saga Trail to visit Reykholt where the medieval poet Snorri Sturluson lived. On day 8, see the incredible Snæfellsjökull glacier on Snæfellsnes Peninsula and marvel at the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. Enjoy an optional underground tour of the Vatnshellir Lava Cave first, then head on South to see the active Fagradalsfjall Volcano spewing actual lava. In the evening, you’ll return back to Reykjavik, where your 8-day adventure ends.

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Reykjavik: Half-Day Food Tasting Tour

10. Reykjavik: Half-Day Food Tasting 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!

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,032 reviews

It was great the guide was good. I wish I saw some red flowing lava but it’s okay it’s not the guide’s fault. He good a good care about us. And show us cool places. Thank you

Special experience, Chico was a great guide. It’s seriously cold whilst getting ready and waiting to get into the Silfra. Once you’re in the water you actually warm up!

The guide was great. He said a lot of interesting things about Iceland and was super entertaining on the way to the individual hotspots.

Unbelievable scenery, great group and guide - highly recommend!!

Amazing experience, great guide, beautiful places!