Adventure Tours
With an unmatched wealth of great glaciers, raging rivers, snow-capped mountains and electric blue ice caves, there are endless adventure opportunities in Iceland. Adventure tours allow you to push to your limits within the incredible natural landscapes that make this country famous.

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Adventure Tours

With an unmatched wealth of great glaciers, raging rivers, snow-capped mountains and electric blue ice caves, there are endless adventure opportunities in Iceland. Adventure tours allow you to push to your limits within the incredible natural landscapes that make this country famous.
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5-Day Winter Package | The Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Blue Lagoon

Come along on a 5-day journey and visit the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Blue Lagoon and an authentic Ice Cave with this all-encompassing winter package. Your five days will be brimming with Icelandic culture, history, and the unforgettable, snowy landscapes that make Iceland a 'hot' destination in winter.  Those wanting to travel with ease and comfort to Iceland's best sights, should not miss this winter package as this trip includes all accommodation, transportation, and visits to incredible natural attractions with a knowledgeable guide. You only need to show up and get ready to have the time of your life in Iceland. With this winter package, you'll not only get to relax in the Blue Lagoon Spa and visit the famous Golden Circle, but you'll also journey down to the South Coast, as far as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Vatnajökull National Park where you'll visit a rare, natural blue ice cave. You'll also get to hunt for the beautiful Aurora Borealis with a complimentary Northern Lights tour where you'll be either driven to the Icelandic countryside or sail out to the ocean in search for these dancing lights. And if you'd like to add more adventures to this action-packed winter journey, you can opt for tours where you'll snowmobile on a glacier, snorkel between continents or ride around the wild nature on an Icelandic horse. Don't hesitate and reserve this all-in-one winter package now! Discover the stunning Icelandic landscape while the elusive Northern Lights dance in the sky above you.  Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
253 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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4.8
168 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Join this incredible experience to see the extraordinary beauty of two Icelandic ice caves in winter. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore these natural wonders hidden beneath Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.  Your ice cave experience will begin at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon base camp. Here you will enjoy some complimentary tea or coffee in the warmth of a purpose-built bus with a working fireplace. This is the perfect place to get excited about the adventure ahead. You will then board a modified monster truck and head off towards the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. One thing that sets this tour apart from others is that you will be driven right to the mouth of the ice cave; there’s no hiking necessary, meaning you get the most out of your time exploring. Along the way to the caves, your experienced guide will tell you all about the surrounding landscape and how ice caves form. Once you arrive at the first cave, you will be guided inside. Ice caves are unique and form each year during the regular melt and freeze cycles of glaciers. Each ice cave is as unique as a fingerprint, making a visit to one a truly unique experience. You will then be driven to the next cave. Because you will visit two ice caves on this tour, you will get to see for yourself just how they differ.  The two ice caves visited are used exclusively by us. This means the group sizes remain smaller when compared to other ice cave tours. You will have plenty of time inside to experience icy walls, dappled in stunning blues. Your guide will be with you the whole time to share a wealth of information, answer any question and help you get the best possible photos of your experience. You will then be taken back through the enchanting landscapes of the south to the base camp. Along the way you will make a stop to take in the natural surroundings, making for another incredible photo opportunity. Before your tour ends, you will have experienced two unique natural wonders that few ever get to see and take home some spectacular memories of the icy beyond. This is one of the highest-rated ice cave tours available. Because of its popularity, it often books out so don’t delay, check availability by choosing a date and get ready to explore some natural wonders.   
4.5
738 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Drysuit Snorkeling Tour in Silfra - FREE Photos

Dive into this drysuit snorkelling tour of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conducted at the edge of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, this tour is sure to enthral and mesmerise you! You'll have an unforgettable view down into the depths below, thanks to the silvery water which gives Silfra its name. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see as far as 100 m (almost 330 ft) down, to the shadowy caves that are formed by centuries of earthquakes widening the fissure and releasing the pressures of the earth's crust. It's the only place on earth where you can swim between a meeting place of worlds: the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Witness the strength and power of the land as you drift on the current. Plants resembling troll hair grow on the rocks, floating in the water, and you'll see many shades of green and yellow algae. Silfra was recently ranked #15 on the World's Best Dive Sites, chosen by CNN News. With this tour, you can experience the mysteries below without being a fully qualified diver, and make a fun afternoon of it while you enjoy the national park. There are also several walking trails around Silfra if you'll like to enjoy the scenery by the water. Because you're wearing a drysuit, you'll view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through a stunning underwater landscape. You stay dry underneath the drysuit, and you'll be warmer in the water, which is usually around 2–4 °C (36–39 °F). It's so cold because it is meltwater from Langjökull glacier, filtered through porous lava rock for as much as 100 years before finally flowing into the fissure at the height of purity. Go ahead, take a sip! Don't miss your chance for a refreshing dip in the purest water on earth! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
217 reviews

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
All year
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Affordable Golden Circle & Snowmobiling ​Day Tour

See Iceland's most iconic attraction and take a wild snowmobile ride on this incredible day tour. You’ll take in the sights of the famed Golden Circle and then plant your feet on the pedals of a zippy snowmobile, to spend an hour whizzing across the colossal ivory snows of Langjökull Glacier, the second-largest glacier in Iceland. After hopping on a tour bus at, or near, your hotel or guesthouse, your odyssey will take you to Þingvellir National Park; a place known for its exceptional beauty and historical importance. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the world's longest running democratic parliament, the Alþingi, which was founded there in 930 AD. The second stop is at the scorching geothermal area known as Geysir which is home to Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland, as well as countless steam vents and fumaroles, that characterise the area.  From there, you will head to the top of Langjökull for an exhilarating one-hour snowmobile tour on the vast snowcap. Hiking the glacier is refreshing and eye-opening, to be sure, but you’ve not experienced it fully until you hit the ice at high speed. The view from this location is breathtaking, and on a clear day, a major portion of the Icelandic highlands and several other glaciers are visible. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop by the final location on the Golden Circle, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall. At Gullfoss, you will have the opportunity to take a path to the cliffs which directly overlook the immense falls, and see massive quantities of water plummet violently into a deep, meandering gorge. You can feel the brisk spray on your face and truly breathe in the experience! Don't miss out on this tour which offers a peek into Iceland’s astounding history and geography, as well as the unforgettable feel of the frosty wind in your lungs as you speed across the glacial ice cap of Langjökull. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
79 reviews

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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Snaefellsnes National Park | Small Group Day Tour

Jump aboard this captivating tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those who seek to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of 19 people, allowing for a comfortable and personal experience. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning, then head north-west. While the immediate surrounding scenery will be of rolling farmlands, it will diversify as soon as you reach the peninsula. You will cruise between the beautiful, rocky coast and a long range of mountains to your first destination: the Snæfellsjökull subglacial volcano. Often called ‘the crown jewel of the peninsula’, Snæfellsjökull is a magnificent, cone-shaped volcano adorned with ice throughout the year. Its beauty has inspired writers and artists for centuries, most notably Jules Verne; his novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is set here. After admiring this incredible natural landmark, you will head to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga to see its resident seal colony. These creatures, which spend hours hauling out on the shore, are a pleasure to observe, as they lazily sun themselves with little concern for those observing them. Animal-lovers would do well to keep an eye on the ocean around here too, as Snæfellsnes is one of the best places in the country to spot orcas from the shore. You will next see the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, which are said to be steeped in magic and folklore. They are located in a lovely coastal area, which is dotted with beautiful rock formations and dramatic cliffs. The most notable of these geological formations are the two basalt columns called Lóndrangar, so tall and striking that many have compared them to a castle. Near these, you will have a chance to wander along a gorgeous black beach, Djúpalónssandur, the cliffs of which are home to many nesting seabirds. At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‘lifting stones’, once used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coasts here. Your guide will tell you what each was called, and you can see how well you would have risen to the challenge of moving them. Your final stop will be at the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland. Kirkjufell rises alone from a sea of green hills and wildflowers, surrounded by trickling rivers and little waterfalls; it is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in the country. You’ll want to have your camera on hand when exploring this beautiful feature. The Snæfellnes peninsula is one of the country’s most beautiful spots. Don’t miss your opportunity to see 'Iceland in Miniature'. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
370 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
Jan. - Nov.
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Northern Lights Hunt | Superjeep Tour With A Photographer

Hop on board a super jeep and travel in style on this hunt for the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic landscape while keeping an eye on the sky for this elusive but incredible sight. This tour is perfect for those who'd like to witness one of the world's greatest wonders in comfort.  You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening by a custom 4x4 super jeep, built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain. You will be driven far away from the lights of the city to the darkened countryside for the best possible view of these bright dancing lights.  On your journey, you will be driven by an expert guide who will look for gaps in the clouds and signs of the aurora borealis. They will pick the best location to see this beautiful light display and entertain you with information about the Icelandic nature.  On the way to the perfect spot, you will be driven through the stunning Icelandic landscape. You will travel past fields and mountains and get an unbelievable nighttime view of the country.  The super jeep, in which you will be travelling, provides comfort unmatched by the big buses. Its size allows the driver to reach places the big buses cannot. You will also travel in a small group, which makes the experience exceptionally private and peaceful. You will get a chance to exit the super jeep for a better view of the green, pink and white colours in the sky. The Northern Lights are only visible during the wintertime and only in countries in the far north. So dress warmly for this unique opportunity to see this rare natural phenomenon.  Don't miss your chance to see the incredible Northern Lights with your own eyes. Come along for an intimate, awe-inspiring experience that you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.3
83 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik

Join the adventure on this magical South Coast tour to the majestic icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most beautiful and dramatic spots in the whole of Iceland. On your journey to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, you will be privy to a plethora of amazing natural sights; countless waterfalls cascade majestically down towering cliff faces, meadows of quintessential farmland sprawl to the shores of the Atlantic, gentle rivers trickle and slice the landscape. From your seat, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a magical fantasy land, a world that almost defies the imagination. On top of all that, you will traverse the black sand deserts of Skeiðarársandur and Sólheimasandur. You will also pass through the charming fishing village of Vik, see the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and even the highly popular Vatnajökull National Park, with its giant of a glacier and unique flora and fauna. At Jökulsárlón, you will be left speechless and enthralled at the sight of diamond-blue icebergs bobbing and moving gracefully through the water, the glacier tall and mighty in the background. Many of you might recognise the glacier from such films as Tomb Raider and James Bond: Die Another Day! If not, you’ll certainly recognise the feeling of peace and tranquillity that overcomes you on first sight of the icebergs. The sound of the icebergs rubbing and scraping against one another creates a satisfying groan, made all the more perfect by happy seals playing together in the water. You can also check out the shoreline, where the icebergs move off into the sea, creating fantastic photo opportunities! This is a holiday location you will never want to forget! So what are you waiting for? Don’t delay in booking this fantastic day tour across the beautiful landscapes of South Iceland, finally arriving at the tour highlight, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date!
4.6
167 reviews

Duration:
14.5hours
Available:
All year
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4.8
243 reviews

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
All year
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Jump aboard this whale-watching excursion to see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife just off Reykjavík’s shores. This tour is a must for nature-lovers, and fits perfectly into a busy holiday; you leave straight from the capital city’s Old Harbour and return approximately three hours later. You will arrive at the harbour in good time for your departure, either by making your way there yourself or through a pick-up you can request during booking. If taking this trip during summer, you will have a choice between two boats, which you can select based on your sense of adventure and the nature of your group. This Classic Whale Watching tour sails year-round and is one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland. It has a fantastic educational and interactive focus on board, where you can learn more about the whales, as well as a café. You can expect to spend 3-3.5 hours out on the ocean looking for whales. As you travel out, your guide will point out the natural features surrounding the capital; in clear weather, you should be able to see both the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, as well as the ‘whale fjord’, otherwise called Hvalfjörður.  Four species can be regularly seen on these tours: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales. Other species that are occasionally seen are orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales and basking sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you search for and marvel over these majestic creatures.  Each tour yields entirely different results. The animals’ behaviour change throughout the day; you might catch them breaching, socialising, feeding or just basking near the surface. If by chance, you are not lucky enough to see a marine mammal, you will have another opportunity to take this tour for free until you do. You will return to Reykjavík after three hours on the sea, hopefully after many exciting sightings and an up-close look at some of Iceland’s marvellous creatures. Because of the convenience and length of this tour, there will still be plenty of opportunities to make the most of the rest of your day, either on another tour or within the capital. Do not miss your chance to see the magnificent whales, dolphins and porpoises of Iceland. Set sail into Faxaflói bay for your opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
134 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music on board

Avoid the crowds and come along for a full day minibus exploration of the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula and see the most sci-fi-esque area of the country: volcanic beaches, black churches, and the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain.  After being picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you'll join us for a drive towards Iceland's majestic western coastline. Here you'll experience first-hand the beautiful landscapes this unique part of the country has to offer. You'll stop at some of the most famous must-see spots and a few extra ones as well. You'll get to visit the picturesque Kirkjufell waterfall, situated right next to the iconic cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain, and the beach Ytri-Tunga, where you are going to spot the seal colony that lives there. You'll also visit the stunning black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. There you'll get a chance to test your strength on the four ancient lifting stones that for centuries were used to measure whether or not Icelandic boys were strong enough to become fishermen. In addition, you'll pass the serene fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the cliffs and seascape. Next up is another charming village, Búðir, where you'll see an unusual, jet-black famous and charming church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja - "The Black Church of Búðir". You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before seeing the enchanting Snæfellsjökull glacier. This 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covered peak can be seen from the city of Reykjavík, at a distance of 120 kilometres. Situated on the most western part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions, famed for its captivating and mystical atmosphere which was the setting of Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. You'll have plenty of time to walk around, admire and take photos at each and every stop along the way. The free WiFi onboard the minibus and Icelandic music will ensure that this trip is as comfortable as possible. Book now to secure your seat on this popular tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
206 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
All year
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk

Add some excitement to your holiday and come along on an exhilarating glacier hike on top of an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This exciting tour is perfect for those travelling the south coast of Iceland and want to combine incredible landscapes with a thrilling adventure.  A stop at Skaftafell is a must for travellers on Iceland’s south shore. It is a stunning area of amazing contrasting scenery; where enormous white glaciers are surrounded by jet black sands. Scaling one of those glaciers is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, and this tour will allow you to hike up a glacier tongue of the largest glaciers in Europe.  You will meet your certified glacier guide by the company's trailer 150 meters south of the Skaftafell Visitor Center. They will give you all the necessary equipment and then take you on a short 15-minute drive to the glacier tongue, where you will receive all the equipment and knowledge necessary to scale the massive ice cap. You’ll learn the basics of glacier hiking before heading out on the ice.  On this tour, you will be given the unique opportunity to hike up a glacier and see firsthand it's constantly changing environment. Your expert guide will lead you through this frosty wilderness, past incredible ice formations, deep cracks and blue crevasses. Standing on top of the glacier might give you a feeling of being alone in the world, surrounded by nothing other than the blinding whiteness of the glacier. Once you reach the ice cap, you’ll get plenty of time to marvel at the surrounding landscape and take in the views. During this tour, on a clear day, you might see the magnificent Hvannadalshnúkur, the country’s highest peak.  Discover the ancient and untouched wilderness of Vatnajökull glacier surrounding areas. Book now to secure your place on this unforgettable glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
267 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Expedition

Live to the extreme with this exhilarating hiking tour up one of Southern Iceland's most majestic features, the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour is the perfect holiday opportunity for those travellers seeking to mesh incredible natural landscapes with the thrill of adventure.  At the car park of Sólheimajökull glacier, you will be introduced to your highly trained guide for the day who will proceed to lead you on a brisk 15 minutes walk to the glacier. It's a great chance to get warmed up before the hike! Should you prefer to be picked up in Reykjavík, you can book a sightseeing day tour that includes a glacier hike here: South Coast & Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull from Reykjavik. When you reach the ice cap, your guide will brief you on safety procedures on the glacier, as well as teach you a thing or to about its formation, the surrounding area and its 'parent glacier', Mýrdalsjökull (one of the biggest ice-caps in Europe.) Your guide will also provide you will of the necessary equipment that you will need on the glacier, including crampons and ice axe. As you begin your hike, a new world of intricate ice sculptures and intriguing natural phenomenon will reveal itself to you. You will see many hundred years old ice, coloured deep blue due to the trapped oxygen bubbles inside. You'll also gaze into the dramatic icy canyon of a glacier moulin, just one of many that carve the glacier from top to bottom.  From the heights of the glacier, you will have fantastic views of your surroundings. On a clear day, it is even possible to see Eyjafjallajökull, the notorious glacier which brought European air traffic to a halt after its fiery 2010 eruption.   Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore the untouched and ancient wilderness of Sólheimajökull glacier! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
135 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Full Day South Coast Tour | Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss & Reynisfjara

Come see some of the fairest landscapes in Iceland belonging to the sun-dappled South Coast. The attractions you will be seeing include the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Vík Village and Reynisfjara volcanic beach, among others, on this day tour perfect for any nature-loving sightseers visiting Iceland.  Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland's highest waterfalls, at 63 m (197 ft). The waterfall is a charming interlude in the rocky, rolling countryside, and includes a path right up to the waterfall, behind it, and out the other side. Feel the spray on your face as you venture in. The next waterfall, Skógafoss, is one of the largest waterfalls in the country, with a width of 25 m (82 ft) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall produces, a single or even double rainbow is often on display when it's sunny. The picturesque village of Vík then gives you a place to buy souvenirs, refuel with a cool drink or a snack and practice your Icelandic with the locals. A short distance from the village is Reynisfjara beach, full of volcanic stones worn smooth by the water and black sand pounded by the surf. Have your picture taken in front of Garðar, the basalt columns which characterise the cliffs. Listen to the waves crash against the shore and the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks called Reynisdrangar out in the ocean. You'll find the beach teeming with birdlife nesting on the cliffs and wheeling through the sky. On the way back to the city, we will pass through lush farmlands with the sheep and horses that make Icelanders so proud. Your tour guide will share some of the fascinating histories of the region on your return, highlighting the wind-swept Icelandic countryside. Don't miss out on this popular jaunt to Iceland's most thrilling natural attractions belonging to the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
39 reviews

Duration:
10.5hours
Available:
All year
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Family Friendly Ice Cave Tour | Vatnajokull Glacier from Jokulsarlon

Come along on a fantastic family-friendly Ice Cave tour in Vatnajökull glacier. Those travelling to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon should not miss this excursion as an ice cave tour is truly a unique experience. Your adventure starts at Jökulsárlón where your guides for the day will meet you and hand out equipment for the ice caves. You'll then board a modified 4x4, or a super jeep, to get to the caves. The drive up to the caves takes only about 20-30 minutes, but it is exciting, and the magnificent scenery on the way up there will surely take your breath away. The guides are very informative and entertaining; they will tell you facts about the area, stories from the community, fairytales and everything you would like to know, so please do not be shy to ask them questions about anything that comes to mind. When you arrive, there is a short walk to the ice caves, and your guides continue to inform you about the great Vatnajökull glacier. Once in the cave, you will get a good time to explore, take pictures and just enjoy yourself on your vacation. There is no hurry. The ice caves are formed naturally and each fall the guides go “ice cave hunting”, looking for new caves and see if any of the old ones are still there. So, the structure and condition can vary significantly between years. Each day, the guides decide which cave they will visit, all depending on the weather and, of course, the safety of the guests. On your way back, there will be a little twist to your tour as you'll stop on the way to explore a bit more, but what you will see is for you to discover, we wouldn't want to spoil the fun and tell you about it all now!
4.9
19 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Mar.
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South Coast Tour | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Vik & Waterfall

Step right up to experience the glaciers, icebergs and waterfalls that give Iceland its stunning reputation, culminating at one of the most popular attractions of all: Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This tour is for anyone who would like to see the landscapes which make Iceland one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. You’ll be picked up at your designated pickup location in Reykjavík and glide down the south coast, past sun-sparkled fields of grass, fields of black lava cooled and hardened after eruptions long ago, sheep and horses playing with their young in the glens, and cliffs and mountains rising high over the land. The lunch break will be held at a local restaurant where you can discover Icelandic dishes! Once you have stretched your legs, you’ll continue on the coast past Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland. Finally, you’ll reach one of the crowning glories of Iceland, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The ancient ice in the lake breaks off from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, making its way through the lagoon before being released into the sea. You’ll have plenty of time to explore here, watching out for gulls and seals that play in the lagoon and admiring the blue colour of the icebergs. You can also take a walk on nearby Diamond Beach with its black sand, another hint towards Iceland's volcanic past. Chunks of ice wash on shore here and sparkle in the sun like diamonds on a bed of velvet, which is what inspired the name. You’ll make your way back to the West and stop in Vík, a small town on the coast and an important stop on the Ring Road. You’ll experience the cute cafés and souvenir shops during this dinner break. On the way back, you’ll be passing one of Iceland’s most famous waterfall: Seljalandsfoss. An additional secret stop will be planned in this itinerary! So hurry now and grab a seat on this fantastic bus tour to see the true natural jewels of Iceland’s south coast. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.6
59 reviews

Duration:
14hours
Available:
All year
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Horseback Riding in the Lava Fields

Come along on a fabulous tour of the Icelandic countryside on the back of a purebred Icelandic horse. This tour is ideal for anyone looking for a personal experience with the Icelandic environment and suits all riders, from beginners to masters. Before the tour starts, you'll be matched with a mount who is perfect for your skill level, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Groups on this tour are kept to 20 people or fewer, as well, to ensure personal attention from your guide and a truly special riding experience in the countryside. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik – or you can drive yourself – to the nearby Riding Centre, for a relaxing amble about well-marked riding trails. Lava fields through which you'll be riding were created when an eruption scrapes the plains clean of plant life, resemble a pebbled, craggy riverbed, filled with huge chunks of rocks. As you ride, look for different shapes and figures in the rock formations, a pleasant pastime for local riders. Some lava fields are in the process of being reclaimed by plant life, covered in spongy blankets of moss, prickly scrub brush or delicate purple lupine. The environment is just as fantastic as your mount. The Icelandic horse is a national treasure. Fiercely guarded by the Icelandic people, these shaggy horses are descended from the horses of the first settlers, imported from Norway in the 9th century. After that, there were attempts to breed them with European stock, which led to the decline of the hardy qualities which make the Icelandic horse so valuable to the harsh lifestyle of historical Iceland. For this reason, the Icelandic parliament banned the importation of horses into Iceland by the end of the 10th century. Today, the Icelandic horse has been protected for more than 1,000 years. The Icelandic horse has been preserved in legends and sagas as well. A horse named Skalm was mentioned in the famous Book of Settlements, written in the 12th century. Her owner decided to make his home at the place she chose: when she stopped walking and lay down, he founded his settlement. What secret messages will your horse reveal on this tour? Reserve your place now to find out! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
51 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity. This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself. Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes. During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural. It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields.  Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph.  Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space. After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van. This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
227 reviews

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Ice Cave & Northern Lights | Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Get the ultimate icy experience with this Ice Cave and Northern lights tour. Travel the South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you’ll be taken up Vatnajökull glacier to an authentic ice cave, then spend the evening hunting for the Northern Lights. After being picked up in the morning, you will board a large but comfortable jeep or a minibus and head to Iceland's South Coast. You’ll travel past white glaciers and black sand deserts on your way to the first stop, Jökulslárlón glacier lagoon. Giant icebergs that have broken off a nearby glacier float serenely on the freezing water before drifting off to sea. Make sure you keep an eye out for seals, as they can sometimes be spotted swimming in the lagoon or lounging on the bergs. Close by is a black sand beach where smaller icebergs have washed up on shore. As they glisten in the sunlight, they are reminiscent of gemstones on black satin. The scene has thus earned the beach the nickname, The Diamond Beach. After marvelling at this spectacular sight, you’ll be driven through the rugged glacier terrain to the Ice Cave. There, a local guide will provide you will all safety gear, such as crampons, helmet and lights, before you enter the ice cave itself. After enjoying the dazzling blue ice cave, you’ll board the bus again and head back to the city. Before reaching Reykjavík, you will, however, make the last scheduled stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. During the winter months, the cascade is lit with strong floodlights which give it a mystical aura and provides excellent photo opportunities. As you are travelling in the winter, there is always a chance the elusive Northern Lights will make an appearance. If the dancing Aurora’s haven’t shown up during the tour, and if conditions are right, you will take a little detour on the way back to Reykjavík to search for these beautiful lights. After a long day of sightseeing and adventure, you will be dropped off in Reykjavík shortly after midnight. Discover Iceland’s frosty attractions on this immersive day tour. Book now to secure your place on this fascinating Ice Cave and Northern Lights excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
22 reviews

Duration:
14hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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4.6
135 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Ice Cave Exploration | Travel Underneath Europe's Largest Glacier

Witness the greatest winter wonder this country has to offer and explore the crystal blue ice caves beneath Vatnajökull glacier. This tour should not be missed by anyone who can make their way to south-east Iceland; it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip that should appeal to all who are steady on their feet on unstable terrain. This tour begins when you meet your guides and group at the carpark of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You will want to arrive here a few hours earlier, or set aside a few hours after, as this is truly one of Iceland’s most beautiful gems.  Here, you can watch icebergs break from a glacier tongue and cruise across the country’s deepest lake, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and admire them where they wash up on the shore at the adjacent Diamond Beach. Once your group is gathered, you will board a Super Jeep capable of easily reaching the glacier cave, and drive across the beautiful landscape of Vatnajökull National Park. Vatnajökull is Europe’s largest glacier, and the opportunity to travel underneath it is only possible for a few months in midwinter. As soon as you reach the mouth of your ice cave, your guide will gear you up in a helmet and crampons. The former should not be necessary, as the cave stability is checked daily, but the latter will greatly aid you on the slippery ground. As soon as you enter, you will be mesmerised. It seems impossible that nature could create blues so intense, textures so smooth, and ice formations so unusual. You will have up to an hour to wander around the halls and chambers, taking photographs and marvelling at such a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Your guide will tell you all about how the caves form, the history and the future of the glaciers, and answer any questions you might have. After a thorough exploration of the ice cave, you will emerge back into the open air, and be taken back to Jökulsárlón. Do not miss your chance to see Iceland’s most rare and unique feature. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
58 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jan. - Mar.
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Snowmobile Adventure at Langjokull Glacier

Join this tour to spend the afternoon whizzing across the slopes of Langjökull glacier on a revved-up snowmobile. This adventure is for those who wish to get to know the country's famous glaciers, looking for a thrilling activity in between all the sightseeing the land of ice and fire. You'll begin by making your way to Gullfoss, the highlight of the Golden Circle, to meet up with your local guide. From there, you will head towards the snowmobile base camp by the foot of Iceland's second largest glacier Langjökull. As you roll along, be sure to take in the surrounding countryside, the lava fields and rock cliffs so characteristic of Iceland. Once you‘ve reached the base camp, you will suit up for the tour with helmet, gloves and hood, and get a lesson on how to best operate the snowmobiles. Then, you‘re off to explore the wintry landscape at hand, at whatever speed you prefer. The pristine mountain views and frosty air are sure to leave you breathless. Your snowmobile will leave tracks crisscrossing the powdery snow as you zoom across the white expanse, revelling in Iceland‘s natural world. Every part of the glacier is full of mystery, from the vertical shafts puncturing the surface, called moulins, filled with pure blue ice; to the icy peaks of the surrounding mountains. In medieval times, the caves surrounding the glacier were a favourite hiding spot for the outlaws of Iceland, as they escaped exile or plotted revenge on their enemies. Ask your guide all about the history of these stunning natural surroundings. Once you finish with your chilling ride, you will head back to base camp and catch a ride back to Gullfoss Waterfall. Don't miss this chance to experience the thrills of snowmobiling and to leave your mark on the second-largest glacier in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
56 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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South Coast Tour | Solheimajokull Glacier

Join this tour for a leisurely trip down the beautiful south coast, travelling all the way to the might glacier, Sólheimajökull. This tour is for anyone who wants to explore the natural environment, take in the countryside and do something more low-key after days of hiking and ice climbing. This day tour down the intrepid south coast of Iceland will take you to some of Iceland’s most well-known locations. You’ll be picked up at your designated pickup location in the capital, Reykjavík and glide down the coast, across fields of wildflowers and purple lupine, fluffy sheep and chubby horses playing in the grass. Sólheimajökull glacier is next on the journey. You can see up close and personal the ice sculptures, ridges and crevasses which make the glacier so extraordinary. Finally, you’ll have a chance to enjoy lunch in nearby Vík, a small town with a beach, cafes and handicrafts shops, tempting visitors to buy a personalised souvenir. On the way back to Reykjavík, you’ll visit the black beach called Reynisfjara, marked by black basalt columns along the cliffs which stand tall and domineering against the rolling ocean waves. Lastly, you’ll admire the cliffs dotting the green hills, decorated with waterfalls such as the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Seljalandsfoss has a walking path which takes you behind the falls to look out over the valley. Skógafoss has been featured in several films and is known for its rainbows and refreshing mists. It is said that one of the earliest settlers of Iceland buried a treasure chest behind the waterfall! Grab this opportunity to join one of the most popular tours in Iceland and you too can experience the incredible breadth of beauty waiting for you along the south coast. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
15 reviews

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Discover the unforgettable, snowy landscapes of Iceland for yourself with this winter self-drive tour. Relax in the Blue Lagoon, see the Golden Circle and drive the South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can visit an authentic ice cave, all in just five days. This tour is designed for those who desire the freedom to explore Iceland’s winter scene in their own time. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary, pointing you in the direction of interesting locations, but you are behind the wheel, so you decide where you go and how long you stay. There are no impatient tour guides rushing you from place to place, so you can take your time at each location, capturing the perfect photo of Gullfoss waterfall or watching the ocean waves crash upon the shore at Reynisfjara black sand beach. Your only set destinations are your accommodations each night, which have been arranged for you before the journey begins. If you want to spice up your holiday with an adventure or two, you can add on tours during the booking process where you ride around the countryside on the Icelandic horse or snorkel in crystal-clear glacial water. You will also have the option adding a snowmobiling tour on top of a glacier, visiting two ice caves, one of those is only accessible during the winter months, and soaking in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic nature in the winter with this 5-day self-drive tour. Visit the country’s most iconic attractions as the Northern Lights dance in the sky above. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
41 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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About Adventure Tours in Iceland

Adventure tours specialise in the broad range of activities you can undertake in Iceland. With Iceland's wealth of glaciers, the country's unbound wildlife, uncharted cave systems, rugged mountain ranges and whispering rivers, there are adventure tours that appeal to all travellers, be they seeking adrenaline, relaxation or both.

1. When is the best time of the year for adventure tours?

This depends on what adventures you want to take. Northern lights hunts and ice cave explorations only go on during winter, whereas rafting, highland hikes and some glaciers are only accessible during summer.

2. I’m looking for an adventure, what do you recommend?

This depends on your fitness, age, interests and time in Iceland. Browse the choices above or contact us via info@guidetoiceland.is

3. What adrenaline tours are there in Iceland?

Tours such as snowmobiling, ATVs, glacier hiking, dog-sledging and snorkelling are known for being particularly adrenaline-pumping.

4. Are adventure tours safe?

Adventure tours are conducted by experts in their field, so, as long as you heed their instructions, know your limits and wear the right gear, the activities should be safe.

5. Do adventure tours leave from Akureyri and other towns, or only Reykjavik?

Adventure tours leave from settlements all around the countryside, although the majority of tours in Iceland are run from Reykjavík and larger towns.

6. Why is there an age limit on adventure tours?

Domestic laws set the age limit on some tours; other limits are chosen by the operators based on what they feel is most appropriate.

7. Is the age limit on adventure tours negotiable?

No.

8. What equipment do I need for an adventure tours?

Tours which require specialist equipment, such as snorkelling and glacier hiking, will supply them for you. For any adventure tour in Iceland, however, you will need warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy hiking boots.

9. What happens if my adventure tour is cancelled due to weather?

We will try to reschedule, or an alternative tour will be organised for you, and you will be refunded the difference; if this is not possible, you will receive a full refund.

10. What adventure tours are appropriate for children under ten?

Young children are welcome to join many sightseeing, whale- and bird watching and dog-sledging tours, and can join ATV, buggy and snowmobiling tours as passengers. Some rafting and horse-riding tours are also tailored for young families.

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