Activity Tours

Activity Tours

Find the best activity tours in Iceland on Iceland's largest travel marketplace. Join exciting excursions and discover the best attractions. Hike and climb glaciers or go river rafting and ice caving. Browse this category to find the best activities in Iceland.

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What is an activity tour in Iceland?

Wondering what to do in Iceland? An activity tour in Iceland is a tour that allows you to take part in one or several different experiences offered by our vendors. These activities may be high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled, or physical activities. You’re bound to have a great time no matter which activities you choose! An activity tour is a great way to get a taste of some of the exciting adventures Iceland has to offer.

Activity tours can either be day tours or multi-day tours. Multi-day tours can cover your whole Iceland vacation. Day tours can fit in around your other plans in Iceland. Activity day tours include transport from a pick-up point as well as the activities.

Multi-day activity tours include transport, accommodation, and activities. Activity tours include fun activities like snowmobiling, glacier hiking, and ice caving. Finally, if you're looking for activities in Reykjavik, we also have a wide selection of city tours in Iceland!

What are the best activity tours in Iceland?

One of the best activity tours in Iceland includes ice climbing and hiking on the Vatnajokull glacier. It's rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 79 travelers and costs about 151 USD.

Another top-rated adventure in Iceland is a hike on the Vatnajokull glacier. This tour is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 268 travelers. The tour begins with a transfer from Skaftafell and costs around 95 USD.

Alternatively, this best-rated activity tour in Iceland is a Golden Circle tour with snowmobiling on the Langjokull glacier. This affordable 10-hour tour is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 89 travelers and costs approximately 216 USD.

What are the cheapest activity tours in Iceland?

The cheapest activity tour in Iceland is this easy and accessible glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier, which costs around 80 USD and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10 travelers.

The second-cheapest adventure tour in Iceland is this 3.5-hour ice caving and glacier hiking tour on the Vatnajokull glacier. This affordable adventure costs about 98 USD.

The third-cheapest activity tour in Iceland is this 3-hour glacier hike on Falljokull glacier with a certified guide, which costs about 106 USD.

Do activity tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up?

Yes, some activity tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up -- especially those departing from Reykjavik. This will depend on which activity tour you choose. If you have selected an activity tour with hotel pick-up, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Hotel pick-up can be a very convenient option. It can save you time if you are going on a tour which starts early in the morning. This easy one-hour all-terrain vehicle tour of the Icelandic countryside offers hotel pick-up from accommodation in Reykjavik. Where hotel pick-up is not included in the original fee, you may be able to add this to your tour at an additional cost.

When do activity tours in Iceland usually start?

Activity tours in Iceland usually start in the morning, but it depends on which tour you choose. Be sure to check the specific tour description to ensure that the start time is convenient for you. Most adventure tours departing from Reykjavik leave in the morning so that you can make the most of your day in Iceland.

Some activity tours, like the four days of outdoor fun on Iceland’s south coast with glacier hiking, the Golden Circle, and snowmobiling, have flexible starting times. This means they can be adjusted to fit your plans. This is convenient if you arrive in Iceland and go straight onto the tour. You can arrange this around your flight arrival time, for example.

How long is the average activity tour in Iceland?

The average length of an activity tour in Iceland is usually between a few hours and a half-day but will depend on which activity tour you decide to book. Activity tours in Iceland can be either day tours or multi-day tours. Multi-day tours can cover your whole trip to Iceland. These tours include transport, accommodation, and any activities. Multi-day adventure tours in Iceland can last between two and seven days.

Multi-day activity tours can give you a great taste of the thrilling experiences that Iceland has to offer, such as this 4-day northern lights winter adventure.

Activity day tours can last between one hour and 12 hours. This easy ATV tour of the Icelandic countryside, for instance, just takes an hour. You can fit activity day tours around any other plans that you have during your trip to Iceland.

Do I get dropped off at my hotel in Reykjavik after my activity tour?

Some activity tours in Reykjavik (and elsewhere in Iceland) offer hotel pick-up/drop-off. This will depend on which activity tour you choose. If you select an activity tour that includes hotel pick-up, then you will be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation in Reykjavik. Hotel pick-up can be a convenient option. It’s especially useful if you choose a day tour which starts early in the morning and finishes late in the evening. This means that you don’t have to spend time finding a pick-up point. This four-hour lava tube tour at Raufarholshellir and buggy adventure offers hotel pick-up. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and dropped off there after the tour.

Is lunch usually included in an activity tour in Iceland?

Lunch is included in some activity tours in Iceland, but it depends on which specific activity tour you decide to book. You should check the tour description before you book to see if lunch is included. The extreme five-hour rafting tour on the East Glacial River includes a lunch of hot soup. This is perfect for warming up after your outdoor adventures. Some tours may include hot drinks or snacks instead of lunch. This unforgettable three-hour ATV tour under Iceland’s midnight sun includes a snack. This river rafting tour in North Iceland includes hot chocolate. Of course, if lunch isn’t included in the tour, you can bring a packed lunch so you don't go hungry on your Icelandic adventure. There may also be the opportunity to buy lunch at a local cafe or restaurant.

Do activity tours in Iceland offer the equipment you need for the activities?

Yes, most activity tours in Iceland offer the equipment that you will need for the activities. This is usually included in the price of the tour. Equipment that you may need for your Icelandic adventure includes safety equipment, warm weather clothing, and equipment for activities.

This small group 4.5-hour glacier hiking adventure with a certified guide includes all the required glacier gear such as an ice ax, helmet, and crampons. The five-hour ATV ride and helicopter tour with a mountain top landing includes overalls, helmets, balaclavas, and gloves. Check the tour description of your chosen tour to see what equipment is included, and remember that the weather in Iceland can be very dynamic.