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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

Experience Iceland's southern coast — full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches — on this 11-hour tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. You'll visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience, with round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels included.
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

Iceland’s south coast is one of the country’s scenic wonders, but often overshadowed by the Golden Circle sights. This full-day trip from Reykjavik covers it in detail, showcasing its lava landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches. In addition to visiting the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, walk up close to the Sólheimajökull glacier, and admire the black cliffs and rocks at Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey. A stop for lunch (own expense), and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik

Explore the surreal landscape of Iceland's Solheimajökull Glacier during this day trip from Reykjavik. Join your guide for ice hiking and climbing on top of this ancient ice formation, enjoying spectacular views of its constantly changing blend of colors and shapes. Then make a stop at the thundering Skogafoss waterfall, one of the country’s largest waterfalls. Your glacier adventure includes an expert glacier guide, introduction to ice climbing, round-trip transport from Reykjavik as well as all necessary safety gear needed.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast Waterfalls and Glacier Small-Group Hiking Trip

Marvel at some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and glaciers along its south coast during this 12-hour small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Travel with no more than 15 guests as you visit the well-known torrents at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and then explore lesser-known waterfalls like Kvernufoss and Irafoss. You’ll also take a hike on Solheimajokull glacier and check out Reynisfjara Beach.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus

Easily explore the South Shore of Iceland in a day on this guided, small-group tour in a luxury minibus. After pickup in Reykjavik, take in the unique Icelandic scenery as you travel to stops including the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Solheimajokull Glacier, black sand beaches, the village of Vik, and more.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Ice Cave & Snowmobile

The adventure begins long before you reach the ice cave on this tour of the Langjokull Glacierglacier, a great choice for thrill seekers. Traveling by off-road vehicle allows you to conquer the otherwise impassable roads of the glacial highlands, while a snowmobile ride reveals other-worldly terrain at the mouth of the ice cave.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Landmannalaugar the Pearl of the Highlands Day Trip from Reykjavik

Located within the beautiful Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Landmannalaugar boasts some of Iceland’s most popular hiking trails—but the region’s remoteness and rugged terrain makes access challenging. During this independent tour, reach the head of your hiking trail with ease from downtown Reykjavik and enjoy a day in the Icelandic wilderness. Choose from a range of different routes, with time for a well-earned soak in the geothermal pools at the end.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik

Get an easy intro to glacier walking and ice climbing during this full-day tour from Reykjavik. With a small group of 15 people or fewer and a capable outdoors guide, visit two famous area waterfalls and try your hand at some arctic sports. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
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  • 11 hours
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Puffin and Volcano Tour in Vestmannaeyjar

Learn about Iceland’s history and local culture as you visit unique natural sights and spend time in a puffin colony on this guided tour. Go into the middle of a volcano, visit Elephant Rock, and go to Stórhöfði, a windy place that’s home to the largest puffin colony in Iceland to meet a live puffin.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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The Golden Circle Direct 6 hour tour from Reykjavik

Iceland is home to soaring volcanoes and cascading waterfalls, but the most impressive natural attractions are spread far and wide. This Golden Circle bus tour heads directly through the Geysir geothermal area to sites of interest including the Gulfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Reach the landmarks in comfort with time to explore on foot, and enjoy panoramic views over the Icelandic countryside with round-trip travel from Reykjavik hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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SuperSaver: Small-Group Lava Caving Experience and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Discover natural attractions in the Land of Ice and Fire above and below the ground on this 8-hour lava-caving and Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Travel to an ancient lava field located deep in the Blue Mountains with your guide. Put on your helmet and head underground, where beautiful rock formations and volcanic craters await. Afterward, take the Golden Circle route to famous sites including Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir and the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park. During your tour, gain insight into Iceland’s unique geothermal qualities then return to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik

Get an up-close look at Iceland’s incredible volcanic landscape on this hiking day trip, which includes round-trip 4x4 jeep transport from Reykjavik and a visit to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Hike around craters and cooling lava on a guided 16 km hike from Basar to Fimmvorduhals Volcano in Thorsmork Valley. Along the way, learn about the country’s high concentration of volcanoes and enjoy regular stops to rest and take photos.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Guided Day Trip to Golden Circle from Reykjavik by Minibus

Experience the must-sees of the Golden Circle on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. Aboard a minibus with a small group of other travelers, learn about Iceland's cultural history, geology, and environment. Stops include the famous Gullfoss and Geysir; pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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South Shore Adventure from Reykjavik

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, flora and fauna of Iceland on this 10-hour trip down the country's south coast. On board a climate-controlled coach with your naturalist guide, visit sites like the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the Skógar Folk Museum and the Reynisdrangar rock formations near the charming coastal town of Vik. All activities and round-trip transportation from select Reykjavik hotels are included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Kerid

Travel around Iceland’s Golden Circle from Reykjavik with stops in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, on this 8-hour tour that includes round-trip transport. See the national parliament, Althing, Gullfoss waterfall, and Faxi waterfall, as well as the 6,000-year-old volcanic crater lake, Kerid, along your way. Plus, you’ll also visit Hveragerdi, a town well known for its hot springs.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Small-Group South Coast and Eyjafjallajokull Tour from Reykjavik

See the natural attractions of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Traveling in a 4x4 vehicle, you'll explore farmland, glaciers, black-sand beaches, and waterfalls, plus pass by fishing villages and watch for native birds along high cliffs. Transport is by super Jeep or Land Rover Defender, modified with big wheels that can navigate the rugged terrain.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast Adventure - Small Group Day Tour from Reykjavik

With rugged terrain and sweeping coastal scenery, the south coast of Iceland boasts some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions—but reaching the far-flung sites from Reykjavik requires local knowledge. This full-day minibus tour includes round trip-travel from your Reykjavik hotel plus a driver and guide to help you reach the sites with ease. Visit famous landmarks including the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara’s black beach, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 17 people.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Thorsmork by Super Jeep

Explore Thorsmork, a unique area located between three glaciers, on this customizable, small-group tour. After hotel pickup, travel through the rugged wilderness in a super Jeep to Thorsmork for an optional hike. Traverse rough roads and glacial rivers in the Jeep to the Volcano Huts Resort for a lunch stop, before continuing on the adventure.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Day Trip to the Hidden Valley of Thor Thorsmork from Reykjavik

Explore the beautiful valley of Thórsmörk, a favorite spot for nature lovers in Iceland. Travel with an experienced guide in a sturdy Jeep that can handle bumpy terrain, allowing you to go deep into this spectacular wilderness. En route, you’ll see the towering Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the outlet glacier of Gígjökull, part of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Your Jeep splashes through streams and over rough terrain on your way to the valley bottom, where you can take guided hikes through the stunning unspoiled landscape.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trip to South Iceland: Glaciers, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

For the ultimate day trip from Reykjavík, visit the south coast’s black-sand beaches and towering waterfalls, then go hiking or ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier. The activities can be customized for a more challenging or relaxed experience, depending on your interests. You’ll travel with an experienced guide in a rugged Jeep that allows you to access more terrain. Your tour includes visits to two waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, a spin down the beach on the North Atlantic Ocean, and time for hiking or ice climbing at Sólheimajökull glacier.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Ice Climbing and Glacier Hiking Day Trip from Reykjavik

Enjoy a full-day tour to the Sólheimajökull glacier where you learn the basics of ice climbing from your experienced guide. You’ll travel two hours from Reykjavík to see this magical frozen landscape of Iceland. Your guide provides all needed ice gear and climbing instructions before you set out in search of a suitable area for climbing on the ever-changing glacier. Hear informative commentary from your guide as you see ice tunnels, crevasses and sink holes. A good level of fitness is recommended, but technical experience is not required.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Northern Lights and Glacier Hiking Day Trip from Reykjavik

Hike glaciers and watch the Northern Lights on an 11-hour tour from Reykjavik that combines two of Iceland’s top activities. Explore the incredible terrain of the Sólheimajökull glacier on foot with your experienced guide, checking out the crevasses and moulins (ice holes) of this frozen landscape. Enjoy several hours on the glacier, followed by a visit to Skógarfoss waterfall. Warm up with a two-course dinner at a traditional restaurant, then head outside to the best lookout points to see the Northern Lights — a truly magnificent experience.
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  • 11 hours
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Full Day - Buggy Adventure to the Beautiful Landmannalaugar Highlands Area

A fantastic small group buggy tour to the beautiful Landmannalaugar area. The tour is guided by a local guide, born and raised in Iceland. We operate our tours on Polaris RZR XP 1000 buggy cars that offer great comfort and security in the rugged Icelandic landscape.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip to the Golden Circle plus 1-hour Buggy Tour from Reykjavik

Enhance your experience of Iceland’s spectacular Golden Circle on a full-day tour that includes an optional 60-minute buggy adventure. With a professional guide, visit stunning natural landmarks like the mighty Geysir and the powerful Gullfoss waterfall. Explore the diverse Thingvelic National Park, replete with geological wonders, and gaze at prominent features like Mt Bláfell and Hagavatn Glacier Lagoon as you drive off-road in a powerful buggy.
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