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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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Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Viking Horse-Riding Tour and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 101 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 $214.85
Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

4 star rating: Recommended 142 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 $90.07
Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Night ... 
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Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 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 $379.79
Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 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 $56.43
Day Trip from Reykjavik: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland's Sólheimajokull Glacier, ... 
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Day Trip from Reykjavik: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland's Sólheimajokull Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 97 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 $206.06
Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 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 $424.28
Viking Horse-Riding and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Viking Horse-Riding and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 78 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 $188.81
2 Hour 'Twin Peaks' ATV Quad Adventure from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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2 Hour 'Twin Peaks' ATV Quad Adventure from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Jump into the drivers seat so you can freely explore firsthand the rugged moon-like Icelandic terrain on this ATV quad tour ascending Reykjavík’s ...  Read more

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

From USD $176.00
1 Hour 'Mountain Safari' ATV Quad Adventure from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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1 Hour 'Mountain Safari' ATV Quad Adventure from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Discover the rugged beauty of the Icelandic wilderness on this thrilling 1-hour quad bike experience from Reykjavik. With an expert instructor-guide, set off ...  Read more

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

From USD $130.00
Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 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 $196.41

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