Day Tours in Iceland

Day Tours in Iceland

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 some of the best things to do 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 427 visitors. This tour costs approximately 136 USD.

Another popular day tour 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 372 visitors. This tour costs around 80 USD.

Finally, 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 1,106 visitors. This tour costs about 151 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 46 USD per person and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 273 travelers.

Another budget-friendly 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 81 visitors. This day trip is available all year and is suitable for all age groups.

A third, affordable day tour in Iceland is a fantastic northern lights hunting tour. This tour costs approximately 75 USD per person and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5 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.

One of the shortest day tours in Iceland is this amazing 40-minute helicopter tour of Reykjavik, rated 5 out of 5 stars by 17 travelers. For those in Reykjavik with little time but looking for fun, there is also a fun-filled 1-hour escape room adventure, in which you will solve puzzles and riddles with your friends and family.

The longest day tour in Iceland is a tour of the South Coast that 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 280 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 4.8 out of 5 stars from 85 visitors and 5 out of 5 stars from 30 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.

Those looking for a more relaxing experience may want to book a visit to this unique beer spa in the North of Iceland, where visitors enjoy a cold drink and soak in a vat of warm, young beer.

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.

Some 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.

Is lunch included on day tours in Iceland?

Food and drink are included in some day tours in Iceland, but it depends on which tour you book. We recommend that travelers check when booking to see if meals or snacks are included in that specific tour.

Some tours, like this snorkeling tour in Silfra and this six-hour volcano tour, include light snacks and drinks. For others, like this 11-hour tour of Snaefellsnes National Park, lunch is not included, but you will be able to buy lunch at some point during the trip. Some of the tours in Iceland are short, and some take place in the evening — these tours don’t usually include lunch or snacks. In these cases, you may want to bring some snacks with you in case you get hungry.

Which day tours in Iceland are suitable for children?

Yes, some day tours in Iceland are suitable for children of all ages. Other tours have minimum age requirements. You should always check whether your chosen tour has age restrictions when making your booking.

In most cases, northern lights and sightseeing tours are suitable for people of any age. If you plan to travel with young children, this family-friendly lava cave tour or the northern lights hunting tour with a photographer would be excellent choices.

Day tours in Iceland that involve adventurous outdoor activities usually have minimum age requirements. This drysuit snorkeling tour and this glacier hiking tour on Skaftafell, for example, are only suitable for people ages 14 and up.