See the Top Things to Do in Iceland
Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes, Puffins, South Coast & More
If you are looking for things to do in Iceland, you can’t go wrong with these 16 classic day tours and activities, from budget friendly bus excursions to luxury private experiences. The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland and can be seen on different day tours, mixed with other activities or on its own. Other highlights include Snæfellsnes peninsula, Reykjavík and the South Coast.
- Pearl Tour - Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour & Snowmobiling
- The Golden Circle & Friðheimar Greenhouse
- Private Golden Circle Tour with Optional Snowmobile on a Glacier
- Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavík by Minibus
- Golden Circle Experience - Private Eco Tour
- Hop On - Hop Off - City Sightseeing 24 hours
- Snæfellsnes Peninsula in a small group tour with home-cooked meal included
- Whale Watching
- South Coast & Glacier Hike Minibus Tour
- South Shore Adventure
- Puffin Express
- Lava Tour
- Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) & South Iceland Tour
- Northern Lights Small Group Tour with Hot Chocolate, Kleinas and Photos Included
- Snorkeling Silfra Tour with Pick Up
- The Lava Tunnel with Transfer from Reykjavík
Golden Circle Day Tours
Pearl Tour - Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour & Snowmobiling covers some of Iceland’s most famous and thrilling natural wonders. The journey begins at Þingvellir National Park, which holds immense historical importance as Iceland's earliest parliamentary site established in 930 AD. Departing from Þingvellir, we traverse mountain trails towards the renowned geothermal area encompassing the Geysir Hot Spring, the original spouting hot spring from which all others derive their name. Continuing our adventure, we reach Gullfoss, also known as "the Golden waterfall," where you can sense the mist of the glacial water on your face due to its close proximity. To further intensify the experience and immerse ourselves in Iceland's breathtaking landscapes, we go on a one-hour snowmobile excursion on Langjökull, the second-largest glacier in Europe.
The Golden Circle & Friðheimar Greenhouse takes you to the country's most renowned attractions, with an added sustainable twist. Our journey begins with a visit to Fridheimar greenhouse, where you'll discover the fascinating methods of pest management through the use of biological controls. Here, you'll also learn about the eco-friendly cultivation of delicious tomatoes, utilizing Iceland's abundant geothermal heat. Next, we make a stop at Geysir geothermal area, where the mesmerizing Strokkur geysir puts on a thrilling spectacle. Every 4-8 minutes, it shoots a powerful column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the sky, showcasing the awe-inspiring forces of nature. Continuing on, we arrive at Gullfoss waterfall, an impressive sight formed by the Hvítá river cascading into a deep crevice that reaches 32 meters (105 ft.) in depth. Our final destination is Thingvellir National Park, a place of historical and geological significance. Here, you'll witness the unique phenomenon of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates drifting apart gradually, at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir showcases the remarkable natural wonders of Iceland.
Experience a full-day adventure through Iceland's Golden Circle and indulge in the soothing waters of the Secret Lagoon on this comprehensive tour. Departing from Reykjavik, you'll travel by comfortable minibus to explore the iconic attractions of the Golden Circle. Learn about the geological and historical significance of each site from knowledgeable guides. Afterward, relax and unwind at the Secret Lagoon, a natural hot spring surrounded by stunning landscapes. Take a moment to bask in the warm mineral-rich waters, enjoying the tranquil ambiance before returning to Reykjavik. This full-day tour offers a perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation, allowing you to experience the wonders of the Golden Circle and rejuvenate in the enchanting Secret Lagoon.
Experience the wonders of Iceland's Golden Circle on a private eco-tour. This guided tour allows you to explore the iconic attractions of the Golden Circle at your own pace and in a sustainable manner. Discover the majestic beauty of Thingvellir National Park, where you can walk between two continents and admire the stunning landscapes. Witness the powerful eruption of the Strokkur hot spring (next to Geysir), marveling at its impressive geothermal activity. Visit the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, where you can witness the cascading waters in all their glory. Throughout the tour, knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the geological and cultural significance of each site. Immerse yourself in Iceland's natural wonders and create lasting memories on this private eco-tour of the Golden Circle.
Reykjavík City Tour with Hop-On Hop-Off
Discover the vibrant city of Reykjavík at your own pace with the Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing tour. With a 24-hour ticket, you have the freedom to explore the city's top attractions and landmarks at your leisure. Jump on and off the bus as you please, enjoying panoramic views of Reykjavík's iconic sites such as Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall, and the Old Harbor. With informative audio commentary providing insights into Reykjavík's history and culture, this tour is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the charm of the Icelandic capital within a day.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula in a Small Group
Discover the captivating Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a small group tour in Iceland, complete with a home-cooked meal. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of this "Iceland in Miniature" region, featuring diverse natural wonders. Marvel at the stunning coastline, majestic mountains, and charming villages. Explore iconic sites like Kirkjufell mountain and Djúpalónssandur black sand beach. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, experiencing Icelandic cuisine and hospitality. Gain insights into the area's history, geology, and folklore from knowledgeable guides. Capture unforgettable memories of Snæfellsnes Peninsula's breathtaking scenery and enjoy a delightful culinary experience on this enriching tour.
Whale Watching from Reykjavík
Join an unforgettable Whale Watching adventure and immerse yourself in the wonders of Iceland's marine life. Departing from Reykjavík Harbor, this tour takes you into the rich feeding grounds of the Atlantic Ocean, renowned for its abundance of majestic whales. Board a comfortable vessel equipped with expert guides who will share their knowledge and help spot these magnificent creatures. Witness the breathtaking sight of humpback whales, minke whales, orcas, and dolphins as they swim and play in their natural habitat. With stunning coastal scenery as your backdrop, this whale watching tour offers a unique opportunity to connect with Iceland's captivating marine world and create lasting memories.
South Coast on a Minibus or Bus
Experience the natural wonders of Iceland's South Coast on a minibus tour that combines scenic exploration with a thrilling glacier hike. Departing from Reykjavík, the tour takes you on a captivating journey along the picturesque South Coast, where you'll discover mesmerizing waterfalls, black sand beaches, and the awe-inspiring Vatnajökull glacier. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you'll have the opportunity to hike on the glacier, exploring its fascinating ice formations and crevasses. With comfortable transportation and informative commentary throughout the tour, this adventure provides an immersive experience, allowing you to embrace the beauty of the South Coast and create lasting memories on an unforgettable glacier hike.
Explore Iceland’s South Shore on this remarkable bus tour. Starting from Reykjavík, you'll be immersed in breathtaking landscapes as you explore this scenic region. Discover the beauty of iconic waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and witness the unique allure of Reynisfjara (aka The Black Sand Beach). Marvel at the majesty of the surrounding glaciers and gain insights into the region's natural wonders, geology, and cultural history from knowledgeable guides. Prepare to be enchanted by the landscapes of Iceland's South Shore and create lasting memories on this extraordinary adventure.
See the Puffins in Iceland
Discover the charming Atlantic puffins in their natural habitat on the Puffin Express tour. Departing from downtown Reykjavík, this delightful boat excursion takes you to coastal cliffs where these colorful seabirds make their nests. Observe the playful puffins as they dive, fly, and showcase their adorable behavior. With knowledgeable guides providing insights into the puffins' habits and habitat, this tour offers a unique opportunity to closely observe and capture photographs of these captivating creatures. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland's coastal landscapes and create lasting memories on this enchanting Puffin Express tour.
Horse Riding near Reykjavík
Experience the ultimate horse riding adventure as you traverse mesmerizing lava fields on the Lava Tour. This tour is dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the lava fields, with horse riding as the main highlight. Mounted on Icelandic horses known for their sure-footedness and gentle temperament, you'll journey through the rugged landscapes shaped by volcanic activity. Immerse yourself in the raw power and breathtaking formations of the lava fields, guided by knowledgeable equestrian experts. This extraordinary horse riding experience offers a unique perspective on the remarkable bond between rider and horse, all against the backdrop of Iceland's lava fields. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that combines the thrill of horse riding with the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Lava Tour.
Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavík
Explore the stunning landscapes of South Iceland on a guided tour showcasing the renowned Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Depart from Reykjavik and travel along the picturesque South Coast, admiring glaciers, black sand beaches, and mountains. Witness the mesmerizing sight of floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón and opt for a boat tour for a closer experience. Capture the beauty of the Diamond Beach, where icebergs glisten on the black sand. Return to Reykjavik with unforgettable memories of South Iceland's breathtaking scenery and the incredible Glacier Lagoon.
Northern Lights with a Small Group
Experience the captivating northern lights on a small group tour in Iceland. Indulge in hot chocolate, kleinas (traditional Icelandic pastries), and professional photography services, all included in the tour. Knowledgeable guides will lead you to optimal locations to witness the awe-inspiring auroras. Sip on delicious hot chocolate, savor the local pastries, and learn about the science and folklore surrounding the Northern Lights. If conditions allow, photographers help capture breathtaking photos of this celestial phenomenon. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the Northern Lights and create cherished memories on this unforgettable tour.
Snorkeling in Silfra
Try snorkeling in Silfra, Iceland's famous underwater fissure. This tour includes convenient pick-up services. You'll be transported to Silfra, located in Thingvellir National Park, where you'll gear up with dry suits and snorkeling equipment. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore the mesmerizing underwater landscape. Marvel at the vibrant colors, stunning rock formations, and incredible visibility as you swim between the tectonic plates of Europe and America. With the guidance of experienced instructors, you'll have a safe and unforgettable snorkeling experience. After the adventure, you'll be taken back to your pick-up location, leaving you with incredible memories of snorkeling in Silfra.
Lava Tunnel Tour
Explore the captivating Lava Tunnel in Iceland with a tour that includes convenient transfers from Reykjavik. Delve into the depths of this natural wonder, known for its unique geological formations. Marvel at the magnificent lava tube as you walk along its pathways, guided by knowledgeable experts who will share fascinating insights about its formation and significance. Experience the raw beauty of the underground world, adorned with colorful stalactites and stalagmites. Learn about the volcanic history of Iceland and the forces that shaped this extraordinary lava tunnel. After the tour, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to Reykjavik, filled with memories of your remarkable journey through the Lava Tunnel.