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$1719.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

Day 1: Reykjavik - Golden Circle - South CoastAfter a morning Reykjavik pickup, explore the famous Golden Circle, including the historical UNESCO-listed site of Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD.Next, visit Geysir hot springs and magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, and continue to the beautiful south coast. Stop at the scenic Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, and finally, the unique black sand beach of  Reynisfjara with Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt column cave.Afterwards, make your way to a your accommodation for the night, a country hotel in Vik area.Day 2: Vik - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - HofnTravel along the south coast towards Skaftafell and Vatnajokull National Park. In Skaftafell, take a short glacier hike on one of the Vatnajokull outlet glaciers led by a skilled glacier guide. Then, drive to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, home to floating icebergs and occasional seals. Nearby is a black sand crystal beach usually filled with clear icebergs.Spend the evening and overnight in the town of Hofn.Day 3: Höfn - Egilsstadir - Hengifoss areaStart with a scenic drive along the coastline of the eastern fjords to Egilsstadir. Here, enjoy a short hike to the 419-feet (128-meter) Hengifoss waterfall, which gushes into a beautiful gorge.Afterward, check in at a cozy country hotel for the night.Day 4: Hengifoss area - Lake Myvatn - AkureyriStop at the stunning Dettifoss waterfall and then head to the Lake Myvatn area. Explore the volcanic Namaskard geothermal area to see its mud pools and visit Myvatn Nature Baths, where you have the opportunity to bathe in the hot spring pools or stroll around the area. The entrance fee to the baths is not included but can be added as an extra.Call at Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir to explore on foot, and drive toward Akureyri with a stop on route at Godafoss waterfall. Tonight, stay in a country hotel nearby Akureyri. Day 5: Akureyri - Eyjafjordur - West Iceland area (B)Explore the town of Akureyri and then take a 3-hour whale watching cruise in Eyjafjordur, looking for humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins, and trying some optional sea angling.Then, travel along the Trollaskagi peninsula and visit the quaint village of Siglufjorður before continuing to west Iceland for overnight.Day 6: West Iceland area - Deildartunguhver - Reykholt - ReykjavikToday, explore west Iceland, voted one of the best destinations for 2016 by Lonely Planet. Stop at Deildartunguhver and the Barnafoss waterfall and pause to see Hraunfossar, where the falls flow from beneath the lava field.Your final stop is at the historic site of Reykholt before you return to Reykjavik, where your tour concludes.

$343.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Reykjavik Iceland's Highlights by Super Jeep Small-Group Tour

Our loaded West Iceland SpecialLava Caving, Hot Springs, Historic Sites, Lava Waterfalls, Glacier Drive “The Nutshell” is Mountain Taxi´s signature daytrip special and a perennial favourite of our guests. A morning drive from Reykjavik in our Mountain Taxi Superjeep brings us through Þingvellir National Park to one of Iceland’s highest and most austere interior routes, Kaldidalur (“Cold Valley”. It is, sometimes). On our right lies the western side of the massive, nearly 1.000km2 large Langjökull glacier, resting on a torn and twisted volcanic base. Depending on time of year, weather and conditions, your expert driver may use his Superjeep´s extreme abilities to climb the glacial slopes of Langjökull. An opportunity for cold, personal contact with nature´s Icy Element. Next, we don helmets and lights for one of West Iceland´s famed lava tube caves, a place of stark, dark beauty and once an outlaw hideout. Then Hraunfossar waterfalls, dropping straight out of lava cliff faces into the glacial river Hvítá. From nature to culture, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s legendary chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. Here, he wrote some of the greatest Sagas of the Icelanders, brilliant literature also preserving the culture and history of the Viking Age to our day. See Iceland´s oldest man-made structure, Snorri Sturlusons 13th century hot tub. Nearby Deildartunguhver is the most productive hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Our day wraps up in Reykjavik, taking in the scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord on the way.

$1546.29 Outdoor Activities

Private Highlights of Iceland Super Jeep Tour from Reykjavik

“The Nutshell” is Mountain Taxi´s signature day trip special and a perennial favourite of our guests. A morning drive from Reykjavik in our Mountain Taxi Super jeep brings us to Kaldidalur (“Cold Valley”. It is, sometimes). On our right lies the western side of the massive, nearly 1.000km2 large Langjökull glacier, resting on a torn and twisted volcanic base. Depending on time of year, weather and conditions, your expert driver may use his SuperJeep´s extreme abilities to climb the glacial slopes of Langjökull. An opportunity for cold, personal contact with nature´s Icy Element. Next, we don helmets and lights for one of West Iceland´s famed lava tube caves, a place of stark, dark beauty and once an outlaw hideout ( Included )  Then Hraunfossar waterfalls, dropping straight out of lava cliff faces into the glacial river Hvítá. From nature to culture, we visit the historic site of Reykholt, home of Iceland’s legendary chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. Here, he wrote some of the greatest Sagas of the Icelanders, brilliant literature also preserving the culture and history of the Viking Age to our day. See Iceland´s oldest man-made structure, Snorri Sturlusons 13th century hot tub. Nearby Deildartunguhver is the most productive hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a source of much of western Iceland’s heating needs. Our day wraps up in Reykjavik, taking in the scenic and historic Hvalfjörður fjord on the way.

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Unique West Iceland and Krauma SPA tour by minibus

The tour starts from Reykjavik and we travel first through a fjord called Hvalfjordur, or Whale Fjord as it would translate from Icelandic. This is one of Iceland’s deepest bays, and we will pass remnants of the old Icelandic Whaling industry. There are of course photo stops in few places on the way to witness Icelandic nature at it’s finest.We then visit the small village of Reykholt where we take a look at an ancient hot tub built by one of the most prominent scholars during the Viking era, Snorri Sturluson.After that we head to Hraunfossar/ Lava Waterfalls  they emerge from underground lava tubes from beneath the Hallmundarhraun lava field. It is right next to Barnafoss, a waterfall which comes from a normal river.From there we carry on to Deildartunguhver, There we have lunch (Not included in price/ optional) and bath in excellent hot spring area in Krauma Spa. They renovated their area from scratch in November 2017, so it is very new and modern.Experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths at Krauma. The hot water used in Krauma spa originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature we mix the hot water with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok, the smallest glacier in Iceland.Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music.After relaxing at the hot springs, we return to Reykjavik.

$544.13 Outdoor Activities

2 Day Snæfellsnes Tour Lava Caving and the Northern Lights

Experience the charming Snæfellsnes in this two day exscursion that takes you to the highlights of the peninsula, which often is referred to as miniature Iceland, for its diverse landscape. You will be taken to places like geothermal areas, glaciers, caves, volcanoes, coastlines and cultural sites as well as whitnessing the diverse bird and sea life in the area. The journey starts when our guide picks you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík and you will be taken in a minibus towards Snæfellsnes through the beautiful Hvalfjörður. During the first stop you will witness the highest flowing hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver as well as seeing waterfalls, geological formations and the small town of Reykholt. During the evening you will reach your accommodation on Snæfellsnes peninsula, where you will see the glacier Snæfellsjökull in clear weather. The breathtaking Northern Light might grace you with their presence at night so you will have the opportunity yo go hunting for the lights before hugging the pillow. During the second day you will see the Snæfellsjökull even closer, which inspired Jules Verne’s novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. You will see the enormous ravine called Rauðfellsgjá as well as exploring black sand beaches, ancient fishing villages and lava fields. You will enter a 7000 year old lava cave, Vatnshellir and visit the breathtaking Kirkjufell mountain. On the scenic route back to Reykjavik you will visit beautiful fjords and drive through the historical lava field Berserkjahraun.In the evening you will arrive to your accommodation in Reykjavík after the delightful experience of exploring the breathtakingly beautiful nature of “miniature Iceland”.

$443.12 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Northern Lights Adventure

Day 1: Snaefellsnes area and Vatnshellir Cave Your 2-day adventure tour starts with a morning pick up from the Reykjavik downtown area. From the capital you will drive along the scenic west coast to West Iceland. The first stop of the day will be at the small fishing village of Arnarstapi, where you will walk around and explore the surrounding area. From there we go underground, where you have an option (extra fees apply) to go into Vatnshellir cave which is located inside the Snæfellsnes National Park. The cave is about 8000 years old lava tube tunnel. This experience is as close you will get to the Jules Verne story, A Journey to the Center of Earth. If you are not joining the caving part, then the guide will take you walking around the area. Next up is Hellnar where you will stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach. There you will go on a short hike on the pebbles stone beach and explore the remains of the ship wreckage. On the beach, you may also find the lifting stones, where you can test your strength like the fishermen used to do in the good old days. If the forecast looks promising, then you will have the possibility to go hunt for the Northern Lights in the evening.   From Djupalonssandur, you will then continue your journey around Snaefellsnes peninsula, making a stop at the iconic and famous Mt. Kirkjufell, a favorite spot for many photographers   Day 2: Exploring The West Of Iceland Your first stop of the day will be at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in all Europe which is used for heating all the neighboring towns. After exploring Deildartunguhver you will have an option (extra fees apply) to visit Krauma geothermal baths, where you will have the chance to relax. If you are not joining Krauma geothermal baths, then you will be able to explore the nearby area with your guide. Once you have explored this fascinating hot spring you will head towards the historic site of Reykholt. The famous author Snorri Sturluson lived there during the medieval times. After soaking up the history of Reykholt your next stop will include exploring the stunning Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There you can see how the water flows from underneath the lava fields and hear the story about Barnafoss waterfall. From there you will leave the beautiful Borgarfjordur area. On your way back to Reykjavík,