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$141.40 Private & Custom Tours

Northern Lights Private Tour from Reykjavik

Meet your private guide and driver at your accommodation in Reykjavik where your tour begins. Review the forecast with your guide and drive to the location where the Northern Lights could be seen. The location visited during this tour vary day-to-day depending on the weather. Popular viewing spots are Thingvellir National Park, Hvalfjordur and the Reykjanes Peninsula. Northern Lights are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun and upper atmosphere near the North Pole. This results in pink, green, yellow and violet hues you can see dancing in the sky. After chasing the Northern Lights and spending about 60 minutes at your location, the tour finishes with drop-off back at your accommodation. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed.

$412.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Into the glacier Ice cave, Krauma spa & Northern light hunt or midnight sun

A scenic mid-day drive from Reykjavík to the west coast through Hvalfjörður (the Whalefjord) tunnel past Borgarnes to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss lava waterfalls. Hraunfossar and Barnafossar are unique waterfalls, famous for their beauty. From there the journey lies through Húsafell, which is a beautiful nature spot situated in shelter from the mountains and the glacier. From there we are headed towards the Cold Valley mountain road and up on to the massive Langjökull glacier, this is where our specially outfitted Super Truck´s come handy. If you ever wanted a North Pole feeling, this might come close to it. Next up are man-made Ice Caves (Into the Glacier.is) dug Into Iceland's second largest glacier. The tour inside the ice cave takes about 1 hour.  After the ice cave we return back through Húsafell and the beautiful country site  to krauma.is. Krauma is a spa and a restaurant where you can relax in the hot geothermal water that comes from the nearby hot spring Deildartunguhver. Deildartunguhver is the most powerful hot spring in the world and pumps up 180 liters per second. After you have been relaxing and been unstressed in the spa you can enjoy the fine food from the restaurant in Krauma (food and drinks are not included in the price) After the Krauma experiences we drive to Reykjavík but the driver-guide vill be on a look out for Northern lights if there are any activity. Price per person 350 EUR Included in the price: Fully guided Super Jeep tour, Into the glacier entrance fee, Northern light hunt on the way back, during winter. Optional: Krauma spa entrance fee, Adult 30 EUR Teenagers 15 EUR ( 13 - 16 years old ) Children free entrance 9-10 hrs (possible longer if the Northern Lights are blazing) Pickup between 11.30 and 12.00 Available all year, Fridays & Saturdays, min 2 passengers, every day for min 4 passengers or as a private tour.

$388.88 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

60-Minute Local Highlights Sightseeing Flight from Reykjavik

In the morning or afternoon, depending on your selection, make your own way to Reykjavík domestic airport — easily reached from the city center — where your pilot will begin your 60-minute trip by explaining the day's weather conditions, the flight plan, and what you might expect during the tour. Take your seat in the small, modern airplane and, after departing from the airport, fly over the capital area with its colorful rooftops, surrounding mountains, and busy harbor.As you soar across the sky out of the capital and past Mount Esja, enjoy the flight and keep your camera ready as the pilot steers you toward some of his own favorite places, Iceland's top attractions, and other interesting sights to see from the air. Look down at Iceland's wild and rugged landscape and its natural wonders such as glaciers, riverbeds, lava fields, craters, and the deep blue waters of the North Atlantic. While the exact flight path depends upon the weather forecast and flight conditions, sights may include Reykjanes, Kleifarvatn, Gunnuhver, the Blue Lagoon, Þingvellir, Glymur, Nesjavellir, Hvalfjörður, Langjökull, the south coast of Iceland, Hengill, and more.Landing about an hour later, have a final chat with the pilot about the route and the sights you saw before saying goodbye and carrying on with the rest of your day.

$413.51 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Reykjavik Ultimate Air Tour: Mt Esja, Glymur waterfall, Glaciers, Lavafields

This tour is a real taste of everything Icelandic in less than 1,5 hours.  We explore lavafields, craters, glaciers, waterfalls and spectacular aerial scenery.. Your pilot will narrate and point out the most interesting things to be observed from your leather seat through the large windows of the Airvan.  We begin by flying towards the city mountain, Esja.  Beyond Esja, we descend towards the old parliament site, Thingvellir, where viking chieftains convened from the year 930 until the middle ages to set law, arbitrate disputes and govern the country in a democratic manner. Thingvellir is also the site of the Great Rift, where the tectonic plate movements can be seen tearing the country apart, east to west.  This is best observed with a bird´s eye view.  From Thingvellir, we fly north towards Botnsulur mountains, a very popular hiking destination, and descend into the Hvalfjordur fjord, with the magnificent waterfall Glymur at its bottom.  The fjord of Hvalfjordur was an allied navy base during WWII, belived to provide a safe haven from the German U-boat fleet that roamed the North Atlantic.  The base, and the reasons of its location, is clearly visible from the air.   From the Glymur waterfall, we fly over Kaldidalur ( the Cold Valley) towards Langjokull glacier and over Husafell.  En-route  a number of volcanic craters and geological phenomena can be observed. Homeward bound for Reykjavik, sit back and relax, and enjoy the views of Snæfellsnes glacier on your right and Langjokull glacier on your left, with craters, lavafields and riverbeds underneath.

$147.21 Day Trips & Excursions

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour

Much of the attraction of Snaefellsnes lies in the natural history of the area and we may be lucky enough to see seals, large bird colonies and possibly even whales from the shoreline, as much of the day is spent on the coast. As a result, the day also includes several other short stops depending upon what we come across in the way of wildlife, on weather, road conditions and time constraints.  These extra stops will be at the discretion of your guide on the day,  but having this flexibility makes the tour exciting and slightly different each time.Driving north from Reykjavik through the Hvalfjordur tunnel and the small town of Borgarnes, we continue north until we reach Snaefellsness peninsula and although this journey is quite long, around 2 hours, the scenery is very rewarding and we will make a short comfort stop at Borgarnes. Stretching out into the ocean directly west from Iceland, this peninsula has a bit of everything that you can find elsewhere in Iceland.  There are fabulous coastal roads, small fishing villages tucked in at the base of spectacular fjords and mountains, black sand beaches and dramatic coastal cliffs adorned by bird colonies in summer.  There are also surreal landscapes of lava fields and mountains offering an amazing array of geological features and even a small Ice-cap with glaciers.We spend the day exploring the stunning coastline with visits to Arnarstapi coastal cliffs of columnar basalt and during the summer season, nesting bird colonies. Along the coast we spend time exploring the black sand beaches and lava stacks at Djupalon and stop off at one of the small fishing villages surrounded by mountains and nestling in sheltered bays. Once we get to the north side of the peninsula, we visit a small gold sand beach (Skardsvik) that sits at the edge of a black lava field and stop to view Kirkjufell mountain and the pretty waterfall of Kirkjufellsfoss.Throughout much of our journey around the peninsula we will have views of the Snaefellsjokull glacier and will be surrounded by the natural beauty of high mountains and fjords.The driving distance of the day is around 400 kilometres and total driving time is around 4 hours 30 minutes, but this is divided into shorter journeys between the stops. Lunch is not included but you will be able to buy something to eat at a cafe/restaurant during the day.

$2844.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

Day 1: ArrivalAfter settling in to your hotel in Reykjavik on day 1 you will meet your guide and other travellers in the group on the morning of day 2. Day 2: The Golden CircleToday we will start with a short Reykjavik city tour. Walk around downtown Reykjavik, explore the harbour and Hallgrímskirkja church. And later on that same day we will visit all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.Day 3: South Coast of IcelandOn the third day we will travel around the south shore of Iceland where we will hike towards a glacial tongue, explore black sand beaches and visit the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. From there we drive to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) before heading to our overnight stay.Day 4: Blue Ice Cave and Skafafell AreaToday you will visit an authentic ice-cave in Vatnajökull glacier and in the afternoon we will spend more time in the Glacial lagoon area.Day 5: East IcelandNow we will head to beautiful coastal region of the East Fjords, with spectacular landscape, high mountains and deep fjords. That night we will stay in Modrudalur valley, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level. Day 6: Lake Myvatn AreaFrom Modrudalur we drive to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall (subject to road conditions). Then we will explore the Lake Mývatn area, one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. Among the interesting sights we will explore on this day Námaskarð Geothermal Area, and the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir. And we will finish the day by relaxing in the warm waters of Myvatn Nature baths.Day 7: North IcelandOn the 7th day we will visit Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods and then stop to explore the town of Akureyri, the biggest town outside of Reykjavik.Day 8: The Snaefellsnes PeninsulaThen the tour continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull. Among places that we visit are basaltic pebble beach, framed with strange lava formations, and Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives us access to the rich birdlife and other wonders of nature. Day 9: Borgarfordur AreaWe head to Reykjavik to close our circle. First stop is at the old volcano Grabrok where we take a walk to the top. There we continue to Hraunfossar (Lava waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children´s waterfalls). Then we will visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s water most hot spring. From there the tour goes directly to Reykjavik trough the Whale fjord (Hvalfjordur).Day 10: DepartureFly back home or enjoy extra nights in Reykjavik.

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