Private Family-Friendly 4-Hour Elves And Trolls Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
4 hours
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age


Venture on a thrilling adventure to delve into the culture of Iceland. This day tour is a treasure trove of learning and exploration. Traverse scenic and mythical spots around Reykjavik, immerse yourself in a yoga session within a lush forest, and unwind in a pool, creating a perfect blend of nature and relaxation.

To kick-off this tour, transportation will pick you up at a designated location in Reykjavik. As this is a private tour, it is just for you and your traveling group, promising a personalized experience. 

Once everyone is on board, the tour proceeds to its first stop - Hamarinn.

Hamarinn is a picturesque cliff in Hafnarfjordur, a fishing town just six miles (10 kilometers) south of Reykjavik. Many Icelandic believe this place is the home to many elves in the area. The top of the cliff gives a beautiful view of the capital area, where you can take pictures and bask in nature’s glory.

Indulge in the tranquility of Hvaleyrarvatn, a serene lake in Hafnarfjordur. Renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, you can take leisurely nature walks or savor a light snack, immersing yourself in the stillness of the atmosphere.

After the light snack in Hvaleyrarvatn lake, prepare to be enchanted in Mariuhellar caves, the next destination. Mariuhellar caves is located in Heidmork near Reykjavik and is known for its age-old tales of trolls, hidden people and outlaws. Many locals believe this place is the dwelling place of trolls and hidden people.

In addition to the mystical tales, many believe this place also served as a hiding place for many outlaws back in the day. Mariuhellar caves are easily accessible as you only need to walk across the grassy field that surrounds the caves.

Within the vicinity of the caves is the Heidmork forest, which is this tour’s next destination. This forest, famous for nature lovers, is a protected conservation area in Reykjavik and is known for its diverse landscapes and extraordinary lava formations.

Expect to see some scenic views and hiking trails in the area and some birdwatching opportunities. Before proceeding to the next destination, there will be a light yoga stretching activity (suitable for all fitness levels).

After an invigorating yoga session, you’ll stroll to a nearby location with awe-inspiring views of the Reykjanes peninsula. Located southwest of your position, the Reykjanes peninsula is a testament to nature's grandeur, with its dramatic landscapes and geothermal wonders.

After enjoying and taking some pictures of the views of Reykjanes peninsula, and if time permits, the tour proceeds to an optional visit to one of Reykjavik’s public pools. Here, you can bathe in the warm waters and take a moment to relax. Once done, the tour then ends for the day by taking you to the designated stop.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Iceland’s folklore and a little bit of its history and is also a great way to experience and see what the country offers regarding nature and natural beauty. Check the availability now by choosing a date.

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Transporation and private guide
Traditional Icelandic refreshments (flatbread and tea)
Lights and helmets



What to bring

Warm clothes
Hiking boots

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