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Outdoor Adventures from Reykjavik

By Viator, May 2014

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From lava-spurting volcanoes and hissing geysers to rugged glacial landscapes and ice-blue fjords, Iceland’s scenery provides a mesmerizing backdrop for an outdoor adventure and there are plenty of unique ways to explore the sights from Reykjavik.

For an action-packed day, escape the capital for a jeep tour around the famous Golden Circle route, taking in the hot springs of Geysir and the Thingvellir National Park, before traversing the icy terrain of Langjkull, Iceland's second largest glacier, by snowmobile. For Hikers, there’s the Snaefellsnes National Park on the west coast, dominated by the volcanic terrain of the Snæfellsjökull glacier; the picturesque valley of Reykjadalur; or Thorsmork, a glacial nature reserve along the south coast. Of course, you don’t have to stick to the roads to go hiking in Iceland — there are ample opportunities to try your hand at glacier hiking and ice climbing, including scaling the vast Sólheimajökull Glacier. Or discover underground Iceland and brave the eerie lava tube caves, dark lagoons and craters hidden beneath Blue Mountains.  

Those preferring to stay above ground can take to the ocean instead and enjoy a sea fishing tour from Reykjavik, spot puffins on a cruise around the islands of Reykjavik Bay or book on a Northern Lights viewing cruise for the chance to spot one of the world’s most breathtaking natural phenomenon. Finally, Icelandic horses are much revered among equestrians around the world, so it’s no surprise that horse riding is a popular activity. Combine a horse-riding excursion with a trip to the steamy Blue Lagoon or a walk beneath the magnificent Gullfoss waterfalls.

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Viking Horse-Riding and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

For a full-day experience with a difference, ride a Viking horse in the morning then spend the afternoon touring Gulfoss, Geysir and other Icelandic natural ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.31

Day Trip from Reykjavik: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland's Sólheimajokull Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Embark on an adventurous journey from Reykjavik to Iceland’s Sólheimajökull Glacier. Your expert guide will take you glacier hiking and ice climbing ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.05

Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

For those who want adventure - this is the tour for you! Tour over the plateau Hellisheioi and on to visit the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss where you ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.31

Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

See puffins up close on the puffin express tour from Reykjavik. The specially designed boat takes you close to the rocky shore of Akurey island to see the ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.01

Snaefellsjokull, The Glacier and The National Park Tour from Reykjavik

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

See Iceland's outstanding nature in just one day! Spot seals and seabirds along the coastal waters off Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula and spend the afternoon ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.04

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

For an Icelandic experience with a difference, ride a Viking horse in the morning or early afternoon and then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the Blue ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Minimum 5 hours

From USD $126.85

Sea-Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime in Reykjavik! Go fishing on a traditional Icelandic fishing boat with experienced guides who will tell you all about ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.02

Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

4 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

See the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, from a comfortable boat on this unique cruise from Reykjavik. Leave Iceland’s coast to experience this ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.65

Day Trip from Reykjavik: Hiking and Hot Springs Adventure in Reykjadalur and Hveragerdi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Have an amazing day exploring Iceland’s unspoiled nature on this hiking tour from Reykjavik. With your expert guide, hike from the outskirts of ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.49

3-Day Hiking and Hot Springs Winter Adventure Tour from Reykjavik Including Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon

See the best of Iceland’s great outdoors on this 3-day winter adventure trip from Reykjavik! Explore the incredible Golden Circle, visit lava caves at ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $557.85

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