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Things to Do in Reykjavik This Summer

By Viator, March 2018

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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.

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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour, Reykjavik, null
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 492 Reviews

Adventure through the dramatic landscape of Iceland during this full-day tour of the southern coastline. Explore lava fields, icebergs, and glaciers with help ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.90
Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 428 Reviews

Indulge in a tour of the Golden Circle - the relaxing way, and explore some of Iceland's most famous sights, including: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss ...  Read more

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

From USD $128.00
Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

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This grand Golden Circle tour takes you to the most popular sights where you can experience the three highlights of the South West of Iceland: Geysir, Gulfoss ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.90
'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour From Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour From Reykjavik

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Spend a day exploring some of the incredible locations used in the hit TV series 'Game of Thrones' on this 8-hour tour from Reykjavik. With a professional ...  Read more

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

From USD $121.16
South Iceland, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Small Group Adventure, Reykjavik, Movie & TV Tours
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South Iceland, Waterfalls & Glacier Hiking Small Group Adventure

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Discover the dramatic black-sand beach of Reynisfjara, thundering waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and join your certified glacier guide ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.10
Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure, Reykjavik, Day ... 
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Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure

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Go cave exploring and snorkeling in one incredible day on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit Iceland's Gjábakkahellir cave and the Silfra fissure, both ...  Read more

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

From USD $215.27
Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik

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Fly to a mountain top close to Reykjavik City on a short helicopter tour from Reykjavik, and enjoy bird’s-eye views of Iceland’s dramatic scenery. The ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 30 to 45 mins

From USD $299.97
South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio, Reykjavik, Helicopter ... 
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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Reviews

Explore beaches, glaciers, and volcanoes along the south coast of Iceland on this 11-hour day trip from Reykjavik. Travel along the southern shores of Iceland ...  Read more

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

From USD $94.10
Small-Group Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Small-Group Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trip from Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle is the most visited and popular day trip in Iceland. It includes some of the most spectacular attractions in Iceland, including Thingvellir, ...  Read more

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

From USD $86.00
Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 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 to 6 hrs

From USD $395.25

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