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Explore the best day tours in Iceland. Visit the Golden Circle from Reykjavik or an Ice cave from Jokulsarlon. Discover amazing natural attractions with professional guides by joining these fun guided trips, to experience everything Iceland has to offer in one day.

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What are the best day tours in Iceland?

One of the best day tours in Iceland is a small group tour of Snaefellsnes National Park, including transport from Reykjavik, which has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 406 visitors. This tour costs approximately 138 USD. Another of the best day tours in Iceland is a hiking tour of Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe, which has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 345 visitors. This tour costs around 81 USD. Alternatively, another of Iceland's best day tour options is this popular Vatnajokull ice cave tour with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 955 visitors. This tour costs about 153 USD. The tour lasts three hours and departs from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of the most famous attractions in the country.

What is the cheapest day tour in Iceland?

The cheapest day tour in Iceland is this amphibian boat tour of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This day tour costs around 47 USD per person and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 250 travelers. The second-cheapest day tour available in Iceland is this one-hour tour of the Vidgelmir lava cave. This day tour is ideal for families and costs about 54 USD, and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 73 visitors. This day trip is available all year and is suitable for all age groups. The third-cheapest day tour in Iceland is a fantastic northern lights hunting tour. This tour costs approximately 77 USD per person and has an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars by 4 travelers. The tour includes transport from Reykjavik and lasts four hours.

How long is the average day tour in Iceland?

The length of your day tour in Iceland will depend on which tour you book. Some tours last a full day, while others last a couple of hours or less. The two shortest day tours in Iceland are of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The shortest tour in Iceland is an amphibian boat tour of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. The tour lasts just 30 minutes, and prices start from roughly 47 USD. Another of the shortest tours in Iceland is a zodiac boat tour of Jokulsarlon. This tour lasts one hour, and prices begin at approximately 85 USD. The longest day tour in Iceland is a tour of the South Coast and lasts 14.5 hours. This tour includes a trip to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, but travelers will also enjoy stops at waterfalls, black sand beaches, and lava fields. Another of the longest day tours in Iceland is a beautiful journey through the South Coast’s best attractions with an ice cave tour in Katla glacier. This tour lasts approximately 12 hours and starts at around 283 USD.

What kind of day tours are available in Iceland?

Various day tours are available in Iceland, giving you plenty of options. You can enjoy sightseeing tours, cultural tours, hiking tours, and numerous other experiences. Adventurous travelers can enjoy exciting day trips in Iceland, like this four-hour ice climbing tour or this two-hour Siberian husky dog sledding tour. These tours are rated 4.9 out of 5 stars from 77 visitors and 5 out of 5 stars from 20 visitors, respectively. People who want to see the northern lights can book a northern lights hunting tour, like this northern lights super Jeep tour. There are also snorkeling tours and horseback riding trips along the beach, both perfect for the summer months.

Do day tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up?

Yes, many of the day tours in Iceland offer pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or another convenient location of your choice. Tours with hotel transfers include a small-group Golden Circle tour, a 12-hour tour of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, a South Coast minibus tour with glacier hike, and a 10-hour Golden CIrcle tour with snowmobiling. Other tours include a transfer from a designated meeting point. This snowmobiling trip to Langjokull glacier includes pick-up in Gullfoss, and this horseback riding tour of a black sand beach includes a transfer from Vik. Other tours with pick-up from a meeting point include this whale-watching boat tour, which includes a transfer from Akureyri.