Summer is the most popular time to visit Reykjavik, with almost 24 hours of daylight, mild weather, and a busy schedule of open-air entertainment. To make the most of your trip, see below for our top picks of what to see and do in Reykjavik this summer.
- Admire natural wonders such as Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geyser, the Secret Lagoon, and the Haukadalur lava fields on a full-day Golden Circle tour.
- Trek through Vatnajökull National Park, around the Landmannalaugar mountains, or into the heart of Thrihnukagigur volcano.
- Take a dip in one of Reykjavik’s open-air, heated swimming pools or bathe in the steamy Blue Lagoon hot springs.
- Soar over Reykjavik on a helicopter tour and touch down on the peak of Mt. Esja.
- Mount up for a horseback riding tour and admire Iceland’s volcanic landscapes from the back of an Icelandic horse.
- Experience the magic of the midnight sun on an evening whale watching cruise from Reykjavik and spot humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises in their natural environment.
- Get your adrenaline pumping as you snorkel through the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park and explore the Gjábakkahellir lava cave.
- Discover the natural wonders of Iceland’s southern coast including the black-sand beach of Vik, the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.