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Top Day Trips from Reykjavik

By Viator, February 2018

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With vast glaciers, glistening fjords and looming volcanoes all within a few hours drive of Reykjavik, exploring Iceland’s otherworldly wilderness couldn’t be easier. To fuel your wanderlust, here are some of the best day trips from Reykjavik.

1. The Golden Circle
One of the most popular tours from Reykjavik is a circular route around the dramatic Thingvellir National Park, the geothermal valley of Haukadalur and the thundering Gullfoss Waterfalls – a 300-km loop nicknamed the ‘Golden Circle’. Covering some of Southern Iceland’s most breathtaking scenery, the Golden Circle takes in the famous Geysir geyser, the Keiro volcanic crater and the Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Power Plant.

2. Sólheimajökull Glacier
Discover the vast frozen landscapes of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue by hiking through its icy heart. A glacial hiking and ice climbing expedition on the Sólheimajökull glacier takes in bubbling water cauldrons, natural ice sculptures, sinkholes and vast ice walls. Tours often include a visit to one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls – the Skógafoss Falls.

3. Reykjanes Peninsula
The youngest volcanic landscapes in the country are located on the enchanting Reykjanes Peninsula and exploring the vast lava fields makes for some spectacular photo opportunities. Visit the sulphur springs at Seltun, walk the banks of the majestic Lake Kleifarvatn or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a natural pool of geothermic seawater that’s renowned for its healing properties.

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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, null
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1867 Reviews

Want to see some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on a day trip from Reykjavik? From spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls and ancient ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.84
Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 454 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 $119.90
Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik including Gullfoss and Geysir, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik including Gullfoss and Geysir

4.5 star rating: Recommended 263 Reviews

Take an afternoon tour from Reykjavik to experience geysers, waterfalls and some of the most exciting natural phenomena Iceland has to offer. In just six hours ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.34
South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day ... 
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 258 Reviews

Head out to the magnificent glacial lagoon Jokulsarlon, and follow in the footsteps of James Bond in "Die Another Day" and Lara Croft in "Tomb ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.19
Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik plus Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Reykjavik, Day ... 
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Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik plus Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

This tour combines the very popular Golden Circle tour with the adventure of a lifetime - a one-hour snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier, Iceland's ...  Read more

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

From USD $276.00
Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 140 Reviews

The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon are two of the most famous attractions in Iceland.  Join this tour to discover both in a unique one day adventure.  ...  Read more

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

From USD $152.00
Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle is a collection of Iceland's most famous natural wonders and a must-see for any visitor to Iceland. You will see the famous erupting geyser ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.09
Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik with Live Guide and ... 
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Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik with Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

On this day trip from Reykjavik, you'll discover what lies beneath the surface of a glacier as well as the surface of the earth as you visit a man-made ice ...  Read more

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

From USD $408.02
Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 318 Reviews

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 $89.90
Iceland Golden Circle Tour in from Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Iceland Golden Circle Tour in from Reykjavík

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Embark on a 7- to 8-hour Golden Circle guided tour, departing from your Reykjavik hotel. Travel by comfortable minibus and experience one of Iceland's most ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.63

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