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Outdoor Adventures from Reykjavik

By Viator, May 2015

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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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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

4 star rating: Recommended 108 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 $69.29

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 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 $203.32

Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 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 $173.78

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 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 $157.88

Twin Peak Quad Bike Adventure from Reykjavik

Combine Iceland’s raw natural beauty with adrenaline-charged adventure on this 3.5-hour, twin peak quad bike experience from Reykjavik. Led by an ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $176.00

Small-Group Volcano Tour from Reykjavik: Descent Into Thrihnukagigur Volcano and Hike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Hungry for adventure? Journey into the depths of a dormant volcano on this exhilarating 5-hour expedition from Reykjavik. After a hike through the lava fields ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $318.04

Mountain Quad Bike Adventure from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the rugged beauty of the Icelandic wilderness on this thrilling 2.5-hour quad bike experience from Reykjavik. With an expert instructor-guide, set off ...  Read more

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

From USD $130.00

Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

This action-packed all-day trip from Reykjavik allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland's most famous and exciting natural phenomena on board a ...  Read more

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

From USD $355.52

Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 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 $156.75

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavik

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Devote a day to Iceland’s animal life, both at sea and land, on this 8-hour experience from Reykjavik. Head for a stable outside the city and enjoy a 1.5-hour ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.00

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