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Winter Adventures from Reykjavik

By Viator, January 2018

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Iceland certainly lives up to its name during the winter months. But despite the frosty weather and long nights, Reykjavik is at its most atmospheric during the wintertime, and there’s no shortage of adventure-filled activities in Iceland to keep visitors entertained.

Winter Hiking
Embark upon a winter hiking adventure from Reykjavik following the scenic Golden Circle route. Alternatively, join a day tour of the south coast that includes a glacier hike and stops at the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. You might also add ice climbing to your glacier hiking experience.

Northern Lights Tours
One of Iceland’s most popular winter activities is spotting the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis—the breathtaking natural phenomenon that lights up the arctic skies throughout the winter. Northern lights tours or cruises from Reykjavik offer the best chance of viewing the magical shows, which occur mostly on clear nights between September and March. 

Snowmobiling Tours
Join a super jeep tour around the Golden Circle and deep into Thingvellir National Park to see the powerful Strokkur Geysir and magnificent Gullfoss Falls. Then head off-road to reach the Langjokull glacier, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling snowmobile ride on the glacier. Or combine your snowmobiling experience with a visit to the natural hot springs of the Blue Lagoon.

Icelandic Christmas Traditions
During the holiday season in Iceland, stock up on gifts at the Christmas markets in and around Reykjavik. Embrace unique Icelandic Christmas traditions, like swapping Santa Claus for the Thirteen Yule Lads and their mother, Gryla the Troll. Then celebrate New Year in Reykjavik with a nighttime bonfire tour and fireworks display.

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Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure, Reykjavik, null
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Day Trip from Reykjavik Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 90 Reviews

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 $257.65
Midnight Sun ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Midnight Sun ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

On this 2-hour tour you will enjoy the amazing midnight sun view on an ATV/Quad, as well as a magnificent view above Reykjavik, Mosfellsbær and other ...  Read more

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

From USD $169.00
Full-Day Grand Golden Circle Minibus Tour from Reykjavík, Reykjavik, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Full-Day Grand Golden Circle Minibus Tour from Reykjavík

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This Golden Circle small-group tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights in just 7-8 hours. Small group tour will stop at all ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $95.99
Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier with Pickup from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Nature & Wildlife
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Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier with Pickup from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Go on a glacier snowmobiling adventure directly from your accommodation in Reykjavík. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and enjoy a ...  Read more

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

From USD $287.97
Small-Group South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier from ... 
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Small-Group South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Take this south coast day trip from Reykjavik, and explore the incredible Sólheimajökull Glacier in a small group setting on a 1.5-hour hike. Explore ...  Read more

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

From USD $164.19
Small-Group Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon with Lunch, ... 
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Small-Group Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Driving through the Geysir hot spring area from Reykjavik with it‘s boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs we head straight towards Langjökull glacier ...  Read more

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

From USD $485.00
Golden Circle Super Jeep adventure with snowmobiling, Reykjavik, Day Trips
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Golden Circle Super Jeep adventure with snowmobiling

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Super jeep and Snowmobile adventure on the most popular route in Iceland. The Golden Circle includes Thingvellir national park, Geysir and Gullfoss. To add on ...  Read more

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

From USD $492.57
Northern Lights Small Group Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Ski & Snow
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Northern Lights Small Group Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy this three hour shared tour with a small group of people with the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. This is the reason for a visit to Iceland ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.15
Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Nature & Wildlife
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Glacier Snowmobiling and Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience Langjokull glacier first hand on this snowmobile ride to a natural ice cave. This full-day guided tour includes complementary pickup and drop-off ...  Read more

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

From USD $361.22
South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Ski & Snow
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

On this small-group day trip from Reykjavik to Sólheimajökull glacier, you'll get to combine a glacier walk an easy introduction to ice climbing and ...  Read more

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

From USD $256.19

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