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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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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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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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  • 11 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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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Embark on a full-day tour of Iceland’s iconic attractions from Reykjavik, beginning with a morning whale-watching cruise to spot minke whales, dolphins and other marine life in Faxaflói Bay. Then, admire inland highlights including Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Hveragerði village and Geysir hot springs with a sightseeing coach tour around the country’s famed Golden Circle route.
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  • 11 hours
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

Explore the Golden Circle at your own pace for a day with a private guide and driver on. With this customizable package, visit Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, swim in the Secret Lagoon, stop by the Kerid Crater, and more. Round out your day by chasing the Northern Lights.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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  • 6 to 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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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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45-Minute South Coast Highlights Sightseeing Flight from Bakki Airport

Get a view of Iceland's south coast not possible from the ground on this sightseeing flight from Bakki Airport. Enjoy aerial views of such major attractions as the Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black-sand beach of Vik, and the Dyrhólaey peninsula as your pilot provides illuminating information.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes
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