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$320 Tours & Sightseeing

Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour

The great thing about this summer tour is that you will see everything that is on the South Coast tour but then go much further. Enjoy pickup from the greater Reykjavík area and from towns on the way like Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Hella, or Hvolsvollur, and head out to see Seljalandsfoss waterfall with a short stop in Hvolsvöllur. • Seljalandsfoss is very special because you can walk behind it (raincoats recommended). • After that, see another waterfall: Skógafoss. It's a magnificent waterfall, and you can walk up a path to see it from above. • Drive to the black sand beach, Reynisfjara, where you can see the Reynisdrangar rock formations after you see Dyrhólaey. • Stop in Vík for lunch. • After lunch, you will go to Skaftafell with a quick stop first at Kirkjubæjarklaustur. • Then, finally go to see the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. • Included in the trip is a boat ride on the amphibian boat, suitable for all ages. The boat ride is only included during the summer, from November through February you will head straight to the Glacier lagoon.You´ll have plenty of time to explore the area and after that head back to Reykjavík with short stops along the way. In the winter time, you'll hunt the northern lights! On the drive home, you´ll be glad that our buses have free WiFi so you can post pictures and videos from the tour. Of course, this is a guided tour so you´ll have the luxury of a knowledgeable guide that will tell you everything about the sites and interesting things along the way.Please note that the boat tour only operates during summer until the end of October so the total tour price is lower in the winter and boat ride not included. But what you gain by going in the winter is a look at the ice chunks on Diamond beach near the lagoon. They're not visible in the summer.

$300 Day Trips & Excursions

Iceland Southern Coast Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your private guide at your hotel at 9am and begin your full day tour of Iceland's southern coast.Travel along Route 1 east of Reykjavík past the towns of Selfoss, Hella, and Hvölsvöllur. Make your first stop at Seljalandsfoss, possibly Iceland's most-photographed waterfall, which you can actually walk behind. Drive around 25 minutes to the next stop, past the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano which erupted in 2010 and brought air traffic to a standstill in a lot of European countries. At Skogafoss, take the time to soak up the views and photograph this charming waterfall, with luck you will see a rainbow appear in the spray. Back in the vehicle, it is another 30 minutes to the black beach of Reynisfjara. From a safe distance — the sea is unpredictable and powerful here — enjoy the view from the cliffs near the ocean and the huge waves. See why filmmakers have used this beach in numerous kinds of films.Take a break at the small peninsula of Dyrhólaey, known for its lighthouse, and afterward in Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland, noted for its quaint church perched high on a hill. At around 7pm, arrive back at your hotel and say goodbye to your guide.Please note: A minimum of two adults per booking is required.

$337.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Reykjavik to Thorsmork, Eyjafjallajokull Small-Group Day Trip

Explore Thorsmork (Þórsmörk), Thor’s valley, a place dear to all who visit it, and Eyjafjallajokull (Eyjafjallajökull) the volcano that captured international attention! You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik (pick up is also available from Hveragerdi (Hveragerði), Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvollur (Hvolsvöllur) if requested, and travel south-east through the mountain pass and Hellisheidi (Hellisheiði) plateau towards the town of Hveragerdi (Hveragerði). A geothermal hot bed, the surrounding hills are full of active steam vents and the town is known for it’s greenhouses which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs.You will soon find yourself further east in the town of Selfoss, which was settled by Þórir Ásason. Iceland’s first known settler, was also said to have spent the winter of 873-74 “under Mt. Ingólfsfell west of the Olfusa (Ölfusá) river”.Your next waypoint is the charming town of Hella, situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers of the country. You will visit the Saga Centre dedicated to Njál’s Saga, and learn that South Iceland is rich in saga history. Here you will turn off the ring road towards Thorsmork (Þórsmörk). You’ll get a brief glimpse of the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you will explore on the way back. It is possible to walk up into the recess behind the thundering torrent of water. Named after the Norse god Thor, Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) richly deserves it’s reputation as the “Valley of the gods”. Soon the road ends and the highland tracks begin, the Super Jeeps make easy work of fording flowing rivers that would be impossible in a normal vehicle. Next you will stop at the base of Gigjokull (Gígjökull) glacier before taking a hike along trails and into river canyons in this idyllic park setting. You’ll be able to take time to explore the magnificent canyon of Stakkholtsgja (Stakkholtsgjá).Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) is the place where you can best appreciate the incredible mix of glaciers, rocks and wooded areas (woods are a bit of a rarity in Iceland!) Finally after an Invigorating day, you will head back to the big city.

$113.02 Outdoor Activities

South Coast tour from Reykjavík in minibus

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Skogafoss, Skogar, South RegionBeautiful waterfall at SkógarDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Reynisfjara Beach, Vik, South RegionBeautiful black sand beach, with basalt columns and rock formations.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik, South RegionStunning outlet glacier, with deep craves and small glacier lagoon in front. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Seljalandsfoss, South RegionSmall waterfall falling of a fall of cliff, where you can walk behind the waterfall.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Selfoss, South RegionThe small volcano that erupted in year 2010 with an huge impact on aviation in Europe.

$113.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle - Mini bus

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionThe location of Althing, the old Parliament of Iceland. At Þingvellir the Eurasian and North American plate boundaries which run through Iceland are clearly visible - the plates are moving apart here and the land between them is subsiding. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South RegionFrom Þingvellir we head along the mountains to the world renowned geothermal hot spring area around Geysir. Although the original Geysir is not active at the moment, its neighbor, Strokkur, spouts every 5 or 10 minutes. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionGullfoss means the Golden waterfall and you will not be disappointed there. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls of 11 and 22 meter height. On a sunny day a rainbow will be likely to show up and you can make wishes that might even come true!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Skalholt, West RegionIt's a beautiful and dynamic waterfall. Just above the waterfall is a common sheep fold and right next to the waterfall you can find some cool salmon ladder. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kerid Crater, Selfoss, South RegionIt's a nicely shaped pseudo crater formed some 5,000 years ago, with a rather deep lake in the bottom. Duration: 30 minutes

$131.30 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Diamond Tour - Flóinn

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Urridafoss Waterfall, Villingaholt, South RegionIceland’s greatest waterfall in water quantity. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tre Og List, Selfoss, South RegionA charming museum of wood and art craftsmanship, full of wonderful pieces made by the local farmer.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: StrandarkirkjaRural Church - A stone throw from the beach, where the bitterly cold sea meets harsh volcanic rocks and black sand. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Krisuvikurberg CliffsStunning black cliffs. Here, thousands of sea birds nest. You can hike along the trail to the edge of the cliffs where it's possible to spot kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, and other birds as they dive into the sea. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Selatangar, Grindavik, Reykjanes PeninsulaA fishing settlement abandoned since 1880. Assortment of crude stone foundations for huts and storehouses. Residents claimed they were chased out by a ghost named "Tumi." Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Krysuvik, Reykjanes PeninsulaGeothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud puddles and smell the solfatares. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kleifarvatn Lake, Reykjanes PeninsulaNestled below a steep mountain, the seemingly deserted space is an attractive spot for a quiet walk over small black lava rocks. Duration: 30 minutes