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From Gullfoss: Ice Cave Glacier Tour of Langjökull Glacier

1. From Gullfoss: Ice Cave Glacier Tour of Langjökull Glacier

Join one of Sleipnir’s best-selling tours for an unforgettable adventure that will lead you to experience the raw beauty of Langjokull, the second-largest ice cap in Iceland. Lay your feet on the unspoiled icecap that was formed thousands of years ago and learn abot Icelandic culture. Meet your guide and climb aboard the biggest glacier truck in the world. Head toward the enormous Langjokull Glacier, a natural icecave. Witness the awe-inspriing landscapes along with a specially prepared playlist of local icelandic music artists. Follow your guides through a magical journey and learn the basics of glacier knowledge. Traverse the vast glaciers of iceland and feel the excitement of riding in a vehicle designed to cover this inhospitable land.

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

2. Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of this island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. Have an opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. The peak season for whale watching runs from April to October, but of course, the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see. Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. You will be free to listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales, and answer any questions you may have. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast as you spot local wildlife. Take a break and warm up in the heated indoor area. Relax on board the boat and enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating, and purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. You will experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at higher speeds, and will be able to share your adventure live on social media with the onboard WiFi.

From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

3. From Reykjavik: Snæfellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Tour

Depart Reykjavik and head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a bus day trip to experience Iceland's diverse natural beauty. Take in the dramatic landscape of volcanic peaks, sea cliffs, golden beaches and sparkling fjords. Visit charming fishing villages, such as Grundarfjordur, Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Admire the spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, including Kirkjufell and Ljósufjöll. Cast your eyes on the black sand beach at Djúpalónssandur, see the majestic glacier of Snæfellsjökull. Tour at a leisurely pace and experience the magnificent scenery of the peninsula at ease. This tour takes place a variety of landscapes in a compact region which was immortalized by Jules Verne in his book, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." 

Langjökull: Glacier Snowmobile Trip with Guide

4. Langjökull: Glacier Snowmobile Trip with Guide

Join a 1 - hour Exhilarating Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier! The ride takes you up towards Langjökull Glacier in a specialized Super-Jeep. It is an exciting experience in itself. After arriving at our glacier base camp, you will be provided with a snowmobile suit, gloves, balaclava and helmet for your snowmobile ride. Your professional glacier snowmobiling guide will then show you how to safely operate a snowmobile before your one-hour excursion officially starts. Langjökull Glacier is home to several enormous ice-filled volcanic craters, rimmed in by imposing volcanoes and set in the breathtaking Icelandic interior. The views from the flanks of Langjökull are quite incredible. In the distance rests Eiríksjökull glacier, the highest mountain in west Iceland, the dome-shaped Hofsjökull glacier, and Kerlingafjöll Mountain range.

From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

5. From Reykjavík: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Hike with Geologist

Visit a volcano that began erupting on began on March 19, 2021, with a geologist/volcanologist. Uncover interesting geological features about the development of the eruption and the lava field with this Fagradalsfjall tour from Reykjavík.  Be picked up in Reykjavik and drive through old lava fields as you travel to the eruption-side of the volcano. Begin with an overview of the volcanic history of Reyjanes peninsula and view the first signs of a new eruption at this place. Discover how the hot the lava field is forming new land. Let your guide show you how the composition of the lava influences the appearance of the rocks. Head up to the crater viewpoint to see panoramic views of the volcanic landscapes below. Return to Reykjavik with a drive through hot springs, lakes, and mountains in the Reykjanes peninsula.

Reykjavik: Super Jeep Northern Lights Tour

6. Reykjavik: Super Jeep Northern Lights Tour

Don't miss the opportunity to see the Northern Lights during your winter stay in Iceland. Hunt down the aurora borealis and learn the science and folklore surrounding this unique phenomenon for a truly unforgettable experience. After getting picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik, hop in your super jeep and head to some of the most remote and hidden viewing locations that not even regular 4x4s can reach. The Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon so sometimes it takes time and patience to find them. Maximize your experience with samples of typical Icelandic snacks. Try traditional Icelandic pastry, kleina, and liquor, Brennivín. Sit under warm wool blankets and sip on hot chocolate as you watch the lights dance above you before returning to Reykjavik.

Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

7. Reykjavík: Guided Afternoon Hiking Tour to Meradalir Volcano

Enjoy an afternoon or evening hike in Geldingadalur Valley, where eruptions over the past two years have transformed the landscape. Learn about the history of volcanoes in the area as well as an introduction to the underlying science from your expert guide. Get picked up in Reykjavík and set out on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views towards the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Meradalir, and Geldingadallur Valley. Once at the valley, put on your hiking gear and head towards the volcano to hopefully see some lava flowing. The eruption has stopped in recent days, but there was flowing lava here as recently as August 20th, 2022. Bring snacks along with you and enjoy them while you gaze upon this natural wonder. 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.

Keflavik Airport: Private Transfer to/from Reykjavik

8. Keflavik Airport: Private Transfer to/from Reykjavik

Don't worry about finding your accommodation in Reykjavik with a private transfer from Keflavik International Airport. Experience a warm welcome from your driver, luggage assistance, and direct transport to your hotel. Don't stress about missing your flight home and book a hotel pick up for a timely arrival. Wait outside and ready 3 hours before your departure and finish your trip the right way, without stress. Appreciate free WiFi, music, and air-condition on board for ultimate comfort.

Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

9. Reykjavik: Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Kirkjufell Day Trip

Visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on this guided day trip from Reykjavik. See everything Iceland has to offer in one trip including Berserkjahraun lava fields, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain. Learn the local legends and see a seal colony. Begin your trip in the local town of Borgarnes. Grab some snacks before heading to the peninsula and try to catch a peak of the ice-capped Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano. Arrive at the Berserkjahraun lava field, and learn the origin of its name. Next, head to Kirkjufell, famously known for its role on the "Game of Thrones" television show, and for being the most-photographed mountain in the entire country. Visit the neighboring waterfall, and be swept away by the magic. Then climb the staircase to the top of Saxholl (visited only from February - November), a 100-meter-high volcanic crater. Reach the top and be rewarded by the stunning views of this 3000-year-old feat of nature. Learn local legends and the history of strong Icelandic ancestry. Venture into the uninhabited settlement of Djupalonssandur, and test your strength as local men used to on the beach. Head to the fishing village of Arnarstapi and witness the beautifully eroded cliffs and the sculpture of Barour Snaefellsas. Finally, discover a more in-depth understanding of Icelandic history at Budakirkja, or the "Black Church." View historical artifacts from the 19th century. Continue to the enchanting golden-colored beach of Ytri-Tunga (only visited from February - November). Witness a huge seal colony, laying on the rocks and enjoying the sun.

Krauma Geothermal Baths Entrance Ticket

10. Krauma Geothermal Baths Entrance Ticket

Treat yourself with entrance to the geothermal baths at Krauma, where multiple outdoor pools are heated by the Deildartunguhver hot spring. Soak in the warm waters as you admire spectacular views of the natural surroundings. Make your way to the baths to begin your relaxing experience. You’ll have access to six baths – five warm and one cold – as well as two steam rooms. There are outdoor showers and a relaxation room, where guests can lie back and enjoy a warm fire. Bathrobes are available to rent, and the dressing rooms provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, and hair dryers. Feeling hungry? The onsite restaurant serves Icelandic dishes (available at your own expense), made with ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.

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The guided walk into the lava fields was spectacular in every sense. The guide was informative and helpful during the walk and bus trip. Our experience included a stay at the blue lagoon, which was a perfect end to the day. Highly recommend this to anyone who is wanting to get out of the city and explore southern part of Iceland.

an unforgettable experience The mix of nature with fantastic impressions and lunch on the tomato farm was great. The conclusion in the evening in the Sky Lagoon with a water temperature of 39 degrees and a fantastic view of the sea was a dream

it was a fantastic experience. First, we had a great guide who told lots of stories about the whales and the island. Also, we were lucky enough to see a whale circling around the boats. It was magical!

We lucked out and got the tour just for us… the guide was informative and made the experience super fun to learn about. The eating of the bread and fresh smoked trout afterwards was so delish!

Boat tour between the bays near Reykjavik with whale watching, birds and a guide