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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.

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. The first vessel, and the only one operated year-round, 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. The second vessel is one of our newest additions to the fleet, a fast-cruising catamaran. It promises to get you to the prime whale-watching location in just twenty minutes so that you can immerse yourself in the activity immediately. These express tours are only available during the summer months. Trips on this tour are approximately an hour shorter. On the first boat, you will spend roughly three hours out on the ocean looking for whales (approx. two hours on the second). 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. It is not at all unheard of, however, to see orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, Fin Whales, and even Basking Sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably including the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you hunt 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.

Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Hop on board a speedy Zodiac inflatable boat for a tour among the massive icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is part of an essential Icelandic experience, admiring the sun shining through the clouds on the blue-and-white ice floating peacefully from the lagoon. Boat tours began at the lagoon in 1985, after the opening sequence of the Bond film A View to a Kill was shot on location. Today, they are one of the most popular activities in Iceland, and three other major motion pictures have been shot on the lagoon to catch the unbelievable scenery. The glacier lagoon has been expanding since the 1970s due to the retreat of Vatnajökull glacier, pulling back from the coastline. It is now the deepest lake in Iceland, filling with ancient ice that cracks off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacial tongue, floating down rivers of meltwater to the glacier, where they float slowly out to sea, pulled by the tides. In good weather, gulls and seals often play on the ice. Photographers love to capture these animals, along with the huge chunks of ice as they float by or wash up on nearby Diamond Beach and lie sparkling on the black sand like diamonds on velvet. After making your way to Jökulsárlón to meet your group 30 minutes before tour departure, you’ll be provided with flotation suits and a life jacket. The small, low construction of the Zodiac boats allows you to explore a large area of the lagoon and get up close and personal with the ice (as close as safety allows). Take this opportunity to whizz across the magnificent glacier lagoon in a high-powered Zodiac! Check availability by choosing a date.

4 Day Winter Vacation | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

Book this city break package and have a wonderful vacation in Iceland! The moment you arrive, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent environment as well as the quirky and cool city of Reykjavík. This package lets you sample the best parts of Iceland without fuss or stress. Come on over and enjoy! We'll handle the rest. The itinerary strikes an excellent balance between nature and culture. You'll visit the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, see tall, beautiful waterfalls and geysers blowing sky high in a wondrous display of power, and behold volcanic glaciers and the grim-yet-enchanting black sand beaches. A Northern Lights tour is also included for you so you can hunt for their otherworldly beauty in the night sky. There are plenty of ways to add more excitement to your vacation, despite its short length. Good things come in small packages, after all. You may choose extra activities to add on to certain days during booking. On your way around the Golden Circle, you could opt for snowmobiling on the great Langjökull glacier, whizzing over the white expanse without a care, or go snorkelling in the crystal clear Silfra fissure, in the waters that fill the void between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. You could also get back to nature with a horseback riding tour in the south Icelandic countryside. The Icelandic horse has one of the smoothest gaits known to man, and their small size means that they are not intimidating, even for beginners. As you admire the black sand beaches and splashing waterfalls of the south coast, you can take a few hours to hike across the glacier and experience what it feels like to be isolated from the world. Reserve a date now and welcome to the land of Northern Lights! Check availability by choosing a date.

Jokulsarlon Amphibious Boat Tour

Jump aboard this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places: the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Cruise between the marvellous icebergs that make this site so beautiful and well-renowned. To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water. No doubt, before getting aboard, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty; this otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking. You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience. As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date.

4-Day Package to the Ice Cave | Jokulsarlon, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter with this four-day package to the Vatnajökull ice-caves, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and South Coast; you will even have opportunities to behold the Northern Lights and visit the Blue Lagoon. This trip should not be missed by any who want to pack their time in Iceland with beautiful sightseeing and thrilling adventure. The diverse, beautiful landscapes and features of Iceland are what draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and you will get to see a wealth of them. Visits to beautiful waterfalls, dramatic glaciers, black-sand beaches, lava fields and hot springs will all be included in this itinerary. You will also have the chance to visit incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the ‘crown jewel of Iceland’s nature’. Other than a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave, an opportunity that exists in very few places, this package comes with two added bonuses. Immediately after arrival, you will be able to wash away any stresses of your journey in the famous healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. The price of this packages includes standard entrance, but you can upgrade this for more luxury if you want. That night, you will also take a complimentary Northern Lights tour, by boat or by bus. The Northern Lights, however, could show on any of the three nights you are staying in Iceland, so keep a constant eye out whenever it is dark. Do not miss these incredible four-days; book now for your opportunity to see the ice cave, Northern Lights, and more. Check availability by choosing a date.

5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. For those who plan to travel in Iceland in summer 2019, there is an Early Bird offer; a 20% discount of the Self Drive’s base price. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.

6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For the Early Birds out there, this Self Drive currently offers 20% discount for those wishing to experience Iceland in summer 2019, making it an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. You are in the driver’s seat, so your pace and the number of attractions you wish to see each day is up to you. You can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country. Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.

7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. As this Self-Drive is now on a special Early Bird offer for summer 2019, it is an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. The discount offers a 20% off the base price of the Self-Drive itself. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's. You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date.

10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Iceland is a stunning place in the summer and if you book your holiday now, you can get an Early Bird rate where you'll receive a 20% discount off the base price of this 10-day self-drive tour. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book. Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.

Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour

Come along on this combination tour where you'll get to experience Icelandic culinary as well as the natural phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both Icelandic culture and nature should not let this opportunity pass them by. Make your way to the restaurant RIO Reykjavík by the Old Harbour, for a delicious meal of either salmon, cod or nut steak, as well as a side dish of your choice. Once you've finished with your dinner, it is time to head down to the harbour to collect your cruise tickets. The crew will then greet you at the visitor centre, located only a bit further down the road. There, you can watch a time-lapse video of the Northern Lights and learn everything about the Auroras and how they form in the night sky. You will then step onboard your vessel for the evening, put on warm overalls and prepare for an experience of a lifetime, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay inside heated indoor cabin and wait for the crew's cue, or wait outside in the fresh air and help the spotters catch the first sighting of the evening. When the Northern Lights make an appearance, it will be like the sky is on fire, as the Auroras dance with their green hues, continually changing direction. It is a sight like no other and a truly unique experience you'll cherish forever! The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and so sightings cannot be guaranteed. But don't worry. If you don't see any Auroras on your tour, you can come back another night and try again for free! So make sure to book early during your stay, just in case nature isn't cooperating. Get to know Iceland through the country's food and nature with this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. Take advantage of the Early Bird Special now on offer and book this tour with a 20% discount off the base price. You can then enjoy the beautiful summer months in Iceland under the Midnight Sun. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none. You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August. Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

Marvel over Iceland’s most adorable creature on this affordable and rewarding puffin-watching tour. This trip leaves multiple times a day from Reykjavík throughout summer and lasts just an hour, so is perfect to fit around other plans. You will board your puffin-watching boat from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, which is right beside the downtown area, and zip straight out onto the ocean. Your vessel has been doing this for seventeen years and is perfectly adapted for getting as close to the puffins as possible. Two islands just off the coast of the capital, Lundey and Akurey, are havens for these adorable little birds, and they take just fifteen minutes to reach. You will visit whichever island is most convenient based on the weather. Both are very similar, however: picturesque, with rocky shores, little hills, and thousands upon thousands of birds. While puffins are, of course, the highlight of this trip, other species may peak your interest; Northern Fulmars, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots are all regularly seen. Your boat will work hard not to disturb the birds, but you will soon see that the puffins are well accustomed to being watched, and do not frighten easily. You can thus observe them knowing that the impact you are having on their nesting and feeding is absolutely minimal. You will be surprised how close you can get to them, and the binoculars on board allow your experience to be even more personal. There is an expert on Iceland’s birdlife on board with you, who will tell you about the puffins, other species, and the surrounding nature. They are, of course, more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. After spending half hour or so at either Lundey or Akurey, you will return to Reykjavík harbour, having had an excellent experience that barely scratched into your valuable time in this country. Enjoy Iceland’s cutest creature, on this affordable, convenient, and wonderful tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

5 Day Family-Friendly Winter Package | Golden Circle, South Coast, Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon

Experience Iceland in a fun and easy way with this 5-day family friendly all-in-one package. Visit the country’s most famous attractions such as the Golden Circle and the South Coast, and spend a day relaxing in Reykjavík City and the renowned Blue Lagoon Spa with those you love on this winter holiday, especially suitable for those travelling with young adventurers. This all-in-one package is perfect for those who want to see Iceland’s highlights with ease and comfort. Sit back and enjoy your Iceland vacation by letting others do all the planning, from accommodation to tours and transport, you won't need to worry about a thing. On this winter holiday, you’ll be taken on a journey to Iceland’s most beautiful sights such as Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, the waterfalls Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the stunning black sand beach Reynisfjara. You will also get to explore the vibrant Reykjavík City, hunt for the Northern Lights, and unwind in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa. Each night, you’ll return to your accommodation in Reykjavík, so there is no need to move around and repack every day, giving you the freedom to enjoy the sights without a care, and making for a smooth, relaxing holiday. Should you wish to make your day more action-packed, you can add on an array of extra activities during the booking process. You could go snowmobiling on a glacier, ride around the countryside on an Icelandic horse, travel to the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Snæfellsnes peninsula or visit an authentic ice cave. Witness the wonders of the Icelandic nature during the Northern Lights season in comfort, with this 5-day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Close Up | Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Coast

Marvel over the bountiful marine and avian life just off the coast of Reykjavík with this whale- and puffin-watching tour. Conducted in a RIB vessel, this excursion will get as close as possible to the animals, without disturbing their natural behaviour, and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Your RIB will be waiting for you at the floating pier by Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Each boat has just twelve seats, ensuring a personal and intimate experience. After getting into your overalls and life-jacket, you’ll board, strap up, and zip out into Faxaflói Bay. Before reaching open water, you will be able to marvel over Reykjavík’s coastal landmarks. The most notable of these is the Harpa Concert Hall, an incredible feat of modern architecture, and the Sun Voyager, a beautiful sculpture representing adventure into the unknown. As you get further to sea, more scenery will unfold around you. You will be able to see the mountainous and verdant Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord), and the barren and volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. In particularly clear weather, you will be able to see all the way over to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The wildlife you seek could appear at any time. The species that frequent Iceland’s waters most regularly are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. However, it is not unheard of to see other creatures, such as orcas, pilot whales, fin- and sei whales and the great blue whale (although rare in our waters). The guide on board is an expert at locating these cetaceans and can tell you all about them throughout the tour. Due to how small your vessel is, these explanations will hopefully go on when one of the marvellous creatures of the deep is mere metres away. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are not the only highlights of this tour, however. The birdwatching opportunities are also incredible. Dozens of species, such as kittiwakes, fulmar and arctic tern, can all be seen in the sky and water, and you are also very likely to see puffins (during the season 15 May - 15 August). After admiring the marine life of Faxaflói bay, you will be whisked back to Reykjavík’s harbour. On the way back you have ample views of the bay’s surrounding areas and the astonishing view of the city from sea. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful animals! Check availability by choosing a date.

Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík Harbour and maximise your travel experience in Iceland. If you are a lover of wildlife and want to see Iceland’s most impressive animals without leaving the capital, this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins at the Old Harbour in the city centre of Reykjavík, where you will meet up with your experienced local guides and prepare for a short and scenic boat ride to the bay's islands, to feast your eyes on the adorable North Atlantic Puffin. Thousands of puffins migrate from the open seas to Iceland each year to nest and breed, and many are found in the water venue of your adventure, Faxaflói Bay. The drought of your boat, Skúlaskeið, is particularly shallow, enabling you to venture close enough to these beautiful, unshy seabirds to snap photos to your heart’s content. After returning to shore, you can have a lunch break in the city before heading back into the waters for a whale watching adventure. If you feel a tinge of seasickness, don’t worry, you can use your whale watching voucher on another day. You’ll choose between two different vessels, each with their own merits, depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. One boat is called Rósin, an express boat that enables you to sail with greater speed into the whale inhabited area of Faxaflói Bay. The other boat is Andrea, the biggest whale watching vessel in Iceland, with an educational and interactive focus perfect for families. This beautiful boat contains a cafeteria onboard, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant experience in the waters. The majestic water giants you can expect to see include minke and humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Sometimes, you are even lucky enough to spot fin whales, orcas or blue whales, the latter of which is the largest mammal on planet Earth. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful animals of Iceland’s ocean waters. Check availability by choosing a date.

3 Day Winter Stopover | Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

Experience the best of Iceland in just three days with this winter stopover package. See the country's beautiful vistas and thrilling landscapes as you travel the popular Golden Circle, and end your vacation relaxing in the famous Blue Lagoon. Those visiting Iceland during the Northern Lights season but only have a short time to see the sights should grab this opportunity now. The itinerary is perfect for those looking for a quick weekend getaway or a short, compact trip to this land of ice and fire. You’ll visit the scenic and historical Þingvellir National Park, see the bubbling mud pools and erupting hot springs at Geysir geothermal area, watch as ice cold glacial water plummets down into a rugged canyon at Gullfoss waterfall, and unwind in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. If you are looking for further adventures, you can add on more exciting activities to your short trip, like snorkelling between two continents in Silfra fissure, racing across the white expanse of Langjökull glacier, or a ride around the countryside on the friendly Icelandic horse. With this package, all you have to do is sit back and relax as all transportation, accommodation and tours will be sorted out for you, allowing you to travel without a worry. You’ll be spending two nights in Iceland’s quirky capital, Reykjavík, and visit the Golden Circle in a small but comfortable minibus accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. You'll also get to search for the elusive Northern Lights on a complimentary boat or bus tour. Make the most of your days in Iceland and visit the country’s most iconic attractions with this winter stopover package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Husavik Traditional Whale Watching

Come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat for an incredible whale-watching excursion. See the magnificent marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle on this fully guided adventure. This is the perfect tour for all nature-lovers travelling in North Iceland. The tour departs from the town of Húsavík which sits on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay, northeast Iceland. Húsavík has been branded the whale-watching capital of Iceland due to its many different species of whales that frequently enter the bay. Your adventure starts at Húsavík harbour, where you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat. This boat was originally built as a fishing vessel and was used as such for many years before it was rebuilt into a whale watching boat. Now, instead of fishing, it sails the ocean, disturbing nature as little as possible. You will spend about three hours on the water, searching and marvelling over the rich marine life in the bay. Your expert guide will look out for signs of the wonderful whales as well as answer any questions you might have. Skjálfandi bay is the home of around 24 species of whales. The four most common ones are the minke whale, the harbour porpoise, the white-beaked dolphin and the humpback whale; each of these is unique and fascinating. The biggest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay quite often. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as killer whales (or orcas), fin whales and pilot whales. You could even spot some puffins from May to August. Nature is unpredictable, and no two tours are exactly the same, so every trip is a new adventure. You might catch the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising or feeding, and the cheerful dolphins riding the bow of the ship as you sail along the waters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see the magnificent whales and the rich wildlife of Skjálfandi bay. Check availability by choosing a date.

Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur

Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline. Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round. The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise! You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life. During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!). Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.

One Hour Small Island Tour in Vestmannaeyjar

Explore the caves, monoliths and coastal beauty of the Westman Islands. This boat tour is an exciting way to explore this little travelled part of Iceland. This tour begins at the harbour on Heimaey, the only populated part of the islands. Here, you will be provided with a floatation suit and life jacket, for warmth and safety, before boarding a speedboat and setting out for your hour-and-a-half long exploration. You will visit many incredible sites very few others have the chance to see as you whizz across the waters of the Atlantic. There are five coastal caves, for example, that you will visit and enter, one of which, called Klettshellir and is renowned for its acoustics. You will also see a bizarre rock formation in a cliff that uncannily resembles the face of an elephant. Lovers of wildlife will rejoice on this tour. If taken before September, you will see thousands of nesting Atlantic Puffins. The Westman Islands have the highest proportion of these adorable birds out of anywhere in the world. You will see them on the isles and rocks with their lifelong partners, protecting their burrows, and in the waters, where they are feeding. Because of the size of your speedboat, you will be able to approach the puffins very closely without being a disturbance, so you can properly admire their charming, colourful features. There is also a great chance you will spot whales on your trip. The Westman Islands have bountiful waters, with a lot of life, drawing all sorts of creatures, most notably Orcas and the second-largest species ever to live on earth, Fin Whales. Of course, you also may see Blue, Minke and Humpback Whales, as well as White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. Witness the many islands and thriving wildlife of Vestmannæyjar on this boat tour from Heimaey. Check availability by choosing a date.

10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites. This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands. Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land. There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales. More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme. Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again. Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.

Puffin Watching Tour on Breidafjordur Bay

Join us on out on Breiðarfjörður bay for a day of puffin spotting, on one of our well-equipped sightseeing boats. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats, which are especially useful for nature and bird watching because we can get closer to the puffins and other birds nestled in the many small isles than on other bigger boats. Our ambition is offering excellent service for all of our guests. The Puffin tour starts in Stykkishólmur. From there we sail to the island that is the main settlement for puffins on the bay: Elliðaey. The island is full of puffins, and during high puffin season around the middle of July, there are about 2000 couples nesting in the island. This is not at all unusual, as the islands in Breiðafjörður are full of birdlife during summertime; among other birds to see are kittiwake, cormorants, arctic terns, white-tailed eagles and many more. Elliðaey is a beautiful island which was inhabited until the year 1950. You can still see the buildings in the islands: a house, barn and a lighthouse. The family that lived on the island from 1922 to 1950 were lighthouse keepers. Even though they do not live there anymore, the family still takes care of the island and the properties on it. There is a lot of history connected to the islands on Breiðafjörður bay that you will discover on our tour. This trip is ideal for taking pictures of puffin as we can go very close to the cliffs of the islands, without disturbing the birds. We will then sail around the island and take a look at beautiful basalt columns. After we have explored the island, we head to a place where seals are often spotted. After that, we go back to Stykkishólmur. As we sail, there is always a chance to see something remarkable, like eagles and dolphins, which also inhabit the bay. Don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Breiðafjörður bay. Reserve your tour today.

Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Activities for Bad Weather

Don’t be left with nothing to do on a winter night in Iceland, by booking this Northern Lights cruise that guarantees a back-up tour if the weather is unfavourable. This is the perfect way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by a planned night in Reykjavík. All going to plan, you will take the tour detailed below, but in case of bad weather, you will instead go for a guided tour to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition by the harbour. This fantastic museum has life-sized models of all 23 whale and dolphin species seen around Iceland. You’ll get a complimentary drink, and, of course, a ticket to try northern lights hunting another night. If the sky is clear and forecast good, however, you’ll board a ship at the same harbour, and set off into Faxaflói Bay. As the sky darkens, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for any sign of the incredible, ethereal aurora borealis. When they start to descend, you’ll be in awe of their surreal beauty. Greens, purples, and a range of other colours swirl and dance amongst a canopy of stars like something from another world. The sea is one of the best places to watch nature’s greatest show, as the only light pollution will be from the distant city lights of Reykjavík. While you wait for the lights (or after them), you are welcome to stay warm indoors; there is a large, heated cabin with comfortable seats, complete with restrooms and a cafe. After two hours, hopefully complete with a fantastic show, you’ll be returned to Reykjavík’s harbour. If you were not lucky enough to see the auroras, you will get a ticket to try again. Witness the Northern Lights, or visit a fantastic museum and try again the next night, with this flexible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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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.

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. The first vessel, and the only one operated year-round, 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. The second vessel is one of our newest additions to the fleet, a fast-cruising catamaran. It promises to get you to the prime whale-watching location in just twenty minutes so that you can immerse yourself in the activity immediately. These express tours are only available during the summer months. Trips on this tour are approximately an hour shorter. On the first boat, you will spend roughly three hours out on the ocean looking for whales (approx. two hours on the second). 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. It is not at all unheard of, however, to see orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, Fin Whales, and even Basking Sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably including the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you hunt 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.

Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Hop on board a speedy Zodiac inflatable boat for a tour among the massive icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is part of an essential Icelandic experience, admiring the sun shining through the clouds on the blue-and-white ice floating peacefully from the lagoon. Boat tours began at the lagoon in 1985, after the opening sequence of the Bond film A View to a Kill was shot on location. Today, they are one of the most popular activities in Iceland, and three other major motion pictures have been shot on the lagoon to catch the unbelievable scenery. The glacier lagoon has been expanding since the 1970s due to the retreat of Vatnajökull glacier, pulling back from the coastline. It is now the deepest lake in Iceland, filling with ancient ice that cracks off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacial tongue, floating down rivers of meltwater to the glacier, where they float slowly out to sea, pulled by the tides. In good weather, gulls and seals often play on the ice. Photographers love to capture these animals, along with the huge chunks of ice as they float by or wash up on nearby Diamond Beach and lie sparkling on the black sand like diamonds on velvet. After making your way to Jökulsárlón to meet your group 30 minutes before tour departure, you’ll be provided with flotation suits and a life jacket. The small, low construction of the Zodiac boats allows you to explore a large area of the lagoon and get up close and personal with the ice (as close as safety allows). Take this opportunity to whizz across the magnificent glacier lagoon in a high-powered Zodiac! Check availability by choosing a date.

4 Day Winter Vacation | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

Book this city break package and have a wonderful vacation in Iceland! The moment you arrive, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent environment as well as the quirky and cool city of Reykjavík. This package lets you sample the best parts of Iceland without fuss or stress. Come on over and enjoy! We'll handle the rest. The itinerary strikes an excellent balance between nature and culture. You'll visit the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, see tall, beautiful waterfalls and geysers blowing sky high in a wondrous display of power, and behold volcanic glaciers and the grim-yet-enchanting black sand beaches. A Northern Lights tour is also included for you so you can hunt for their otherworldly beauty in the night sky. There are plenty of ways to add more excitement to your vacation, despite its short length. Good things come in small packages, after all. You may choose extra activities to add on to certain days during booking. On your way around the Golden Circle, you could opt for snowmobiling on the great Langjökull glacier, whizzing over the white expanse without a care, or go snorkelling in the crystal clear Silfra fissure, in the waters that fill the void between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. You could also get back to nature with a horseback riding tour in the south Icelandic countryside. The Icelandic horse has one of the smoothest gaits known to man, and their small size means that they are not intimidating, even for beginners. As you admire the black sand beaches and splashing waterfalls of the south coast, you can take a few hours to hike across the glacier and experience what it feels like to be isolated from the world. Reserve a date now and welcome to the land of Northern Lights! Check availability by choosing a date.

Jokulsarlon Amphibious Boat Tour

Jump aboard this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places: the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Cruise between the marvellous icebergs that make this site so beautiful and well-renowned. To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water. No doubt, before getting aboard, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty; this otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking. You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience. As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date.

4-Day Package to the Ice Cave | Jokulsarlon, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter with this four-day package to the Vatnajökull ice-caves, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and South Coast; you will even have opportunities to behold the Northern Lights and visit the Blue Lagoon. This trip should not be missed by any who want to pack their time in Iceland with beautiful sightseeing and thrilling adventure. The diverse, beautiful landscapes and features of Iceland are what draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and you will get to see a wealth of them. Visits to beautiful waterfalls, dramatic glaciers, black-sand beaches, lava fields and hot springs will all be included in this itinerary. You will also have the chance to visit incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the ‘crown jewel of Iceland’s nature’. Other than a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave, an opportunity that exists in very few places, this package comes with two added bonuses. Immediately after arrival, you will be able to wash away any stresses of your journey in the famous healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. The price of this packages includes standard entrance, but you can upgrade this for more luxury if you want. That night, you will also take a complimentary Northern Lights tour, by boat or by bus. The Northern Lights, however, could show on any of the three nights you are staying in Iceland, so keep a constant eye out whenever it is dark. Do not miss these incredible four-days; book now for your opportunity to see the ice cave, Northern Lights, and more. Check availability by choosing a date.

5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. For those who plan to travel in Iceland in summer 2019, there is an Early Bird offer; a 20% discount of the Self Drive’s base price. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.

6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For the Early Birds out there, this Self Drive currently offers 20% discount for those wishing to experience Iceland in summer 2019, making it an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. You are in the driver’s seat, so your pace and the number of attractions you wish to see each day is up to you. You can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country. Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.

7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. As this Self-Drive is now on a special Early Bird offer for summer 2019, it is an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. The discount offers a 20% off the base price of the Self-Drive itself. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's. You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date.

10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Iceland is a stunning place in the summer and if you book your holiday now, you can get an Early Bird rate where you'll receive a 20% discount off the base price of this 10-day self-drive tour. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book. Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.

Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour

Come along on this combination tour where you'll get to experience Icelandic culinary as well as the natural phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both Icelandic culture and nature should not let this opportunity pass them by. Make your way to the restaurant RIO Reykjavík by the Old Harbour, for a delicious meal of either salmon, cod or nut steak, as well as a side dish of your choice. Once you've finished with your dinner, it is time to head down to the harbour to collect your cruise tickets. The crew will then greet you at the visitor centre, located only a bit further down the road. There, you can watch a time-lapse video of the Northern Lights and learn everything about the Auroras and how they form in the night sky. You will then step onboard your vessel for the evening, put on warm overalls and prepare for an experience of a lifetime, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay inside heated indoor cabin and wait for the crew's cue, or wait outside in the fresh air and help the spotters catch the first sighting of the evening. When the Northern Lights make an appearance, it will be like the sky is on fire, as the Auroras dance with their green hues, continually changing direction. It is a sight like no other and a truly unique experience you'll cherish forever! The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and so sightings cannot be guaranteed. But don't worry. If you don't see any Auroras on your tour, you can come back another night and try again for free! So make sure to book early during your stay, just in case nature isn't cooperating. Get to know Iceland through the country's food and nature with this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. Take advantage of the Early Bird Special now on offer and book this tour with a 20% discount off the base price. You can then enjoy the beautiful summer months in Iceland under the Midnight Sun. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none. You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August. Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

Marvel over Iceland’s most adorable creature on this affordable and rewarding puffin-watching tour. This trip leaves multiple times a day from Reykjavík throughout summer and lasts just an hour, so is perfect to fit around other plans. You will board your puffin-watching boat from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, which is right beside the downtown area, and zip straight out onto the ocean. Your vessel has been doing this for seventeen years and is perfectly adapted for getting as close to the puffins as possible. Two islands just off the coast of the capital, Lundey and Akurey, are havens for these adorable little birds, and they take just fifteen minutes to reach. You will visit whichever island is most convenient based on the weather. Both are very similar, however: picturesque, with rocky shores, little hills, and thousands upon thousands of birds. While puffins are, of course, the highlight of this trip, other species may peak your interest; Northern Fulmars, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots are all regularly seen. Your boat will work hard not to disturb the birds, but you will soon see that the puffins are well accustomed to being watched, and do not frighten easily. You can thus observe them knowing that the impact you are having on their nesting and feeding is absolutely minimal. You will be surprised how close you can get to them, and the binoculars on board allow your experience to be even more personal. There is an expert on Iceland’s birdlife on board with you, who will tell you about the puffins, other species, and the surrounding nature. They are, of course, more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. After spending half hour or so at either Lundey or Akurey, you will return to Reykjavík harbour, having had an excellent experience that barely scratched into your valuable time in this country. Enjoy Iceland’s cutest creature, on this affordable, convenient, and wonderful tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

5 Day Family-Friendly Winter Package | Golden Circle, South Coast, Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon

Experience Iceland in a fun and easy way with this 5-day family friendly all-in-one package. Visit the country’s most famous attractions such as the Golden Circle and the South Coast, and spend a day relaxing in Reykjavík City and the renowned Blue Lagoon Spa with those you love on this winter holiday, especially suitable for those travelling with young adventurers. This all-in-one package is perfect for those who want to see Iceland’s highlights with ease and comfort. Sit back and enjoy your Iceland vacation by letting others do all the planning, from accommodation to tours and transport, you won't need to worry about a thing. On this winter holiday, you’ll be taken on a journey to Iceland’s most beautiful sights such as Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, the waterfalls Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the stunning black sand beach Reynisfjara. You will also get to explore the vibrant Reykjavík City, hunt for the Northern Lights, and unwind in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa. Each night, you’ll return to your accommodation in Reykjavík, so there is no need to move around and repack every day, giving you the freedom to enjoy the sights without a care, and making for a smooth, relaxing holiday. Should you wish to make your day more action-packed, you can add on an array of extra activities during the booking process. You could go snowmobiling on a glacier, ride around the countryside on an Icelandic horse, travel to the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Snæfellsnes peninsula or visit an authentic ice cave. Witness the wonders of the Icelandic nature during the Northern Lights season in comfort, with this 5-day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Close Up | Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Coast

Marvel over the bountiful marine and avian life just off the coast of Reykjavík with this whale- and puffin-watching tour. Conducted in a RIB vessel, this excursion will get as close as possible to the animals, without disturbing their natural behaviour, and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Your RIB will be waiting for you at the floating pier by Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Each boat has just twelve seats, ensuring a personal and intimate experience. After getting into your overalls and life-jacket, you’ll board, strap up, and zip out into Faxaflói Bay. Before reaching open water, you will be able to marvel over Reykjavík’s coastal landmarks. The most notable of these is the Harpa Concert Hall, an incredible feat of modern architecture, and the Sun Voyager, a beautiful sculpture representing adventure into the unknown. As you get further to sea, more scenery will unfold around you. You will be able to see the mountainous and verdant Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord), and the barren and volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. In particularly clear weather, you will be able to see all the way over to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The wildlife you seek could appear at any time. The species that frequent Iceland’s waters most regularly are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. However, it is not unheard of to see other creatures, such as orcas, pilot whales, fin- and sei whales and the great blue whale (although rare in our waters). The guide on board is an expert at locating these cetaceans and can tell you all about them throughout the tour. Due to how small your vessel is, these explanations will hopefully go on when one of the marvellous creatures of the deep is mere metres away. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are not the only highlights of this tour, however. The birdwatching opportunities are also incredible. Dozens of species, such as kittiwakes, fulmar and arctic tern, can all be seen in the sky and water, and you are also very likely to see puffins (during the season 15 May - 15 August). After admiring the marine life of Faxaflói bay, you will be whisked back to Reykjavík’s harbour. On the way back you have ample views of the bay’s surrounding areas and the astonishing view of the city from sea. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful animals! Check availability by choosing a date.

Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík Harbour and maximise your travel experience in Iceland. If you are a lover of wildlife and want to see Iceland’s most impressive animals without leaving the capital, this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins at the Old Harbour in the city centre of Reykjavík, where you will meet up with your experienced local guides and prepare for a short and scenic boat ride to the bay's islands, to feast your eyes on the adorable North Atlantic Puffin. Thousands of puffins migrate from the open seas to Iceland each year to nest and breed, and many are found in the water venue of your adventure, Faxaflói Bay. The drought of your boat, Skúlaskeið, is particularly shallow, enabling you to venture close enough to these beautiful, unshy seabirds to snap photos to your heart’s content. After returning to shore, you can have a lunch break in the city before heading back into the waters for a whale watching adventure. If you feel a tinge of seasickness, don’t worry, you can use your whale watching voucher on another day. You’ll choose between two different vessels, each with their own merits, depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. One boat is called Rósin, an express boat that enables you to sail with greater speed into the whale inhabited area of Faxaflói Bay. The other boat is Andrea, the biggest whale watching vessel in Iceland, with an educational and interactive focus perfect for families. This beautiful boat contains a cafeteria onboard, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant experience in the waters. The majestic water giants you can expect to see include minke and humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Sometimes, you are even lucky enough to spot fin whales, orcas or blue whales, the latter of which is the largest mammal on planet Earth. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful animals of Iceland’s ocean waters. Check availability by choosing a date.

3 Day Winter Stopover | Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

Experience the best of Iceland in just three days with this winter stopover package. See the country's beautiful vistas and thrilling landscapes as you travel the popular Golden Circle, and end your vacation relaxing in the famous Blue Lagoon. Those visiting Iceland during the Northern Lights season but only have a short time to see the sights should grab this opportunity now. The itinerary is perfect for those looking for a quick weekend getaway or a short, compact trip to this land of ice and fire. You’ll visit the scenic and historical Þingvellir National Park, see the bubbling mud pools and erupting hot springs at Geysir geothermal area, watch as ice cold glacial water plummets down into a rugged canyon at Gullfoss waterfall, and unwind in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. If you are looking for further adventures, you can add on more exciting activities to your short trip, like snorkelling between two continents in Silfra fissure, racing across the white expanse of Langjökull glacier, or a ride around the countryside on the friendly Icelandic horse. With this package, all you have to do is sit back and relax as all transportation, accommodation and tours will be sorted out for you, allowing you to travel without a worry. You’ll be spending two nights in Iceland’s quirky capital, Reykjavík, and visit the Golden Circle in a small but comfortable minibus accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. You'll also get to search for the elusive Northern Lights on a complimentary boat or bus tour. Make the most of your days in Iceland and visit the country’s most iconic attractions with this winter stopover package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Husavik Traditional Whale Watching

Come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat for an incredible whale-watching excursion. See the magnificent marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle on this fully guided adventure. This is the perfect tour for all nature-lovers travelling in North Iceland. The tour departs from the town of Húsavík which sits on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay, northeast Iceland. Húsavík has been branded the whale-watching capital of Iceland due to its many different species of whales that frequently enter the bay. Your adventure starts at Húsavík harbour, where you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat. This boat was originally built as a fishing vessel and was used as such for many years before it was rebuilt into a whale watching boat. Now, instead of fishing, it sails the ocean, disturbing nature as little as possible. You will spend about three hours on the water, searching and marvelling over the rich marine life in the bay. Your expert guide will look out for signs of the wonderful whales as well as answer any questions you might have. Skjálfandi bay is the home of around 24 species of whales. The four most common ones are the minke whale, the harbour porpoise, the white-beaked dolphin and the humpback whale; each of these is unique and fascinating. The biggest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay quite often. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as killer whales (or orcas), fin whales and pilot whales. You could even spot some puffins from May to August. Nature is unpredictable, and no two tours are exactly the same, so every trip is a new adventure. You might catch the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising or feeding, and the cheerful dolphins riding the bow of the ship as you sail along the waters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see the magnificent whales and the rich wildlife of Skjálfandi bay. Check availability by choosing a date.

Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur

Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline. Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round. The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise! You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life. During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!). Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.

One Hour Small Island Tour in Vestmannaeyjar

Explore the caves, monoliths and coastal beauty of the Westman Islands. This boat tour is an exciting way to explore this little travelled part of Iceland. This tour begins at the harbour on Heimaey, the only populated part of the islands. Here, you will be provided with a floatation suit and life jacket, for warmth and safety, before boarding a speedboat and setting out for your hour-and-a-half long exploration. You will visit many incredible sites very few others have the chance to see as you whizz across the waters of the Atlantic. There are five coastal caves, for example, that you will visit and enter, one of which, called Klettshellir and is renowned for its acoustics. You will also see a bizarre rock formation in a cliff that uncannily resembles the face of an elephant. Lovers of wildlife will rejoice on this tour. If taken before September, you will see thousands of nesting Atlantic Puffins. The Westman Islands have the highest proportion of these adorable birds out of anywhere in the world. You will see them on the isles and rocks with their lifelong partners, protecting their burrows, and in the waters, where they are feeding. Because of the size of your speedboat, you will be able to approach the puffins very closely without being a disturbance, so you can properly admire their charming, colourful features. There is also a great chance you will spot whales on your trip. The Westman Islands have bountiful waters, with a lot of life, drawing all sorts of creatures, most notably Orcas and the second-largest species ever to live on earth, Fin Whales. Of course, you also may see Blue, Minke and Humpback Whales, as well as White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. Witness the many islands and thriving wildlife of Vestmannæyjar on this boat tour from Heimaey. Check availability by choosing a date.

10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites. This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands. Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land. There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales. More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme. Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again. Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.

Puffin Watching Tour on Breidafjordur Bay

Join us on out on Breiðarfjörður bay for a day of puffin spotting, on one of our well-equipped sightseeing boats. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats, which are especially useful for nature and bird watching because we can get closer to the puffins and other birds nestled in the many small isles than on other bigger boats. Our ambition is offering excellent service for all of our guests. The Puffin tour starts in Stykkishólmur. From there we sail to the island that is the main settlement for puffins on the bay: Elliðaey. The island is full of puffins, and during high puffin season around the middle of July, there are about 2000 couples nesting in the island. This is not at all unusual, as the islands in Breiðafjörður are full of birdlife during summertime; among other birds to see are kittiwake, cormorants, arctic terns, white-tailed eagles and many more. Elliðaey is a beautiful island which was inhabited until the year 1950. You can still see the buildings in the islands: a house, barn and a lighthouse. The family that lived on the island from 1922 to 1950 were lighthouse keepers. Even though they do not live there anymore, the family still takes care of the island and the properties on it. There is a lot of history connected to the islands on Breiðafjörður bay that you will discover on our tour. This trip is ideal for taking pictures of puffin as we can go very close to the cliffs of the islands, without disturbing the birds. We will then sail around the island and take a look at beautiful basalt columns. After we have explored the island, we head to a place where seals are often spotted. After that, we go back to Stykkishólmur. As we sail, there is always a chance to see something remarkable, like eagles and dolphins, which also inhabit the bay. Don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Breiðafjörður bay. Reserve your tour today.

Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Activities for Bad Weather

Don’t be left with nothing to do on a winter night in Iceland, by booking this Northern Lights cruise that guarantees a back-up tour if the weather is unfavourable. This is the perfect way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by a planned night in Reykjavík. All going to plan, you will take the tour detailed below, but in case of bad weather, you will instead go for a guided tour to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition by the harbour. This fantastic museum has life-sized models of all 23 whale and dolphin species seen around Iceland. You’ll get a complimentary drink, and, of course, a ticket to try northern lights hunting another night. If the sky is clear and forecast good, however, you’ll board a ship at the same harbour, and set off into Faxaflói Bay. As the sky darkens, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for any sign of the incredible, ethereal aurora borealis. When they start to descend, you’ll be in awe of their surreal beauty. Greens, purples, and a range of other colours swirl and dance amongst a canopy of stars like something from another world. The sea is one of the best places to watch nature’s greatest show, as the only light pollution will be from the distant city lights of Reykjavík. While you wait for the lights (or after them), you are welcome to stay warm indoors; there is a large, heated cabin with comfortable seats, complete with restrooms and a cafe. After two hours, hopefully complete with a fantastic show, you’ll be returned to Reykjavík’s harbour. If you were not lucky enough to see the auroras, you will get a ticket to try again. Witness the Northern Lights, or visit a fantastic museum and try again the next night, with this flexible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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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.

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. The first vessel, and the only one operated year-round, 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. The second vessel is one of our newest additions to the fleet, a fast-cruising catamaran. It promises to get you to the prime whale-watching location in just twenty minutes so that you can immerse yourself in the activity immediately. These express tours are only available during the summer months. Trips on this tour are approximately an hour shorter. On the first boat, you will spend roughly three hours out on the ocean looking for whales (approx. two hours on the second). 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. It is not at all unheard of, however, to see orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, Fin Whales, and even Basking Sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably including the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you hunt 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.

Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Zodiac Boat Tour of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Hop on board a speedy Zodiac inflatable boat for a tour among the massive icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is part of an essential Icelandic experience, admiring the sun shining through the clouds on the blue-and-white ice floating peacefully from the lagoon. Boat tours began at the lagoon in 1985, after the opening sequence of the Bond film A View to a Kill was shot on location. Today, they are one of the most popular activities in Iceland, and three other major motion pictures have been shot on the lagoon to catch the unbelievable scenery. The glacier lagoon has been expanding since the 1970s due to the retreat of Vatnajökull glacier, pulling back from the coastline. It is now the deepest lake in Iceland, filling with ancient ice that cracks off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacial tongue, floating down rivers of meltwater to the glacier, where they float slowly out to sea, pulled by the tides. In good weather, gulls and seals often play on the ice. Photographers love to capture these animals, along with the huge chunks of ice as they float by or wash up on nearby Diamond Beach and lie sparkling on the black sand like diamonds on velvet. After making your way to Jökulsárlón to meet your group 30 minutes before tour departure, you’ll be provided with flotation suits and a life jacket. The small, low construction of the Zodiac boats allows you to explore a large area of the lagoon and get up close and personal with the ice (as close as safety allows). Take this opportunity to whizz across the magnificent glacier lagoon in a high-powered Zodiac! Check availability by choosing a date.

4 Day Winter Vacation | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

Book this city break package and have a wonderful vacation in Iceland! The moment you arrive, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent environment as well as the quirky and cool city of Reykjavík. This package lets you sample the best parts of Iceland without fuss or stress. Come on over and enjoy! We'll handle the rest. The itinerary strikes an excellent balance between nature and culture. You'll visit the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, see tall, beautiful waterfalls and geysers blowing sky high in a wondrous display of power, and behold volcanic glaciers and the grim-yet-enchanting black sand beaches. A Northern Lights tour is also included for you so you can hunt for their otherworldly beauty in the night sky. There are plenty of ways to add more excitement to your vacation, despite its short length. Good things come in small packages, after all. You may choose extra activities to add on to certain days during booking. On your way around the Golden Circle, you could opt for snowmobiling on the great Langjökull glacier, whizzing over the white expanse without a care, or go snorkelling in the crystal clear Silfra fissure, in the waters that fill the void between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. You could also get back to nature with a horseback riding tour in the south Icelandic countryside. The Icelandic horse has one of the smoothest gaits known to man, and their small size means that they are not intimidating, even for beginners. As you admire the black sand beaches and splashing waterfalls of the south coast, you can take a few hours to hike across the glacier and experience what it feels like to be isolated from the world. Reserve a date now and welcome to the land of Northern Lights! Check availability by choosing a date.

Jokulsarlon Amphibious Boat Tour

Jump aboard this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places: the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Cruise between the marvellous icebergs that make this site so beautiful and well-renowned. To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water. No doubt, before getting aboard, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty; this otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking. You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience. As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date.

4-Day Package to the Ice Cave | Jokulsarlon, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter with this four-day package to the Vatnajökull ice-caves, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and South Coast; you will even have opportunities to behold the Northern Lights and visit the Blue Lagoon. This trip should not be missed by any who want to pack their time in Iceland with beautiful sightseeing and thrilling adventure. The diverse, beautiful landscapes and features of Iceland are what draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and you will get to see a wealth of them. Visits to beautiful waterfalls, dramatic glaciers, black-sand beaches, lava fields and hot springs will all be included in this itinerary. You will also have the chance to visit incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the ‘crown jewel of Iceland’s nature’. Other than a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave, an opportunity that exists in very few places, this package comes with two added bonuses. Immediately after arrival, you will be able to wash away any stresses of your journey in the famous healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. The price of this packages includes standard entrance, but you can upgrade this for more luxury if you want. That night, you will also take a complimentary Northern Lights tour, by boat or by bus. The Northern Lights, however, could show on any of the three nights you are staying in Iceland, so keep a constant eye out whenever it is dark. Do not miss these incredible four-days; book now for your opportunity to see the ice cave, Northern Lights, and more. Check availability by choosing a date.

5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. For those who plan to travel in Iceland in summer 2019, there is an Early Bird offer; a 20% discount of the Self Drive’s base price. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.

6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For the Early Birds out there, this Self Drive currently offers 20% discount for those wishing to experience Iceland in summer 2019, making it an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. You are in the driver’s seat, so your pace and the number of attractions you wish to see each day is up to you. You can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country. Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.

7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. As this Self-Drive is now on a special Early Bird offer for summer 2019, it is an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. The discount offers a 20% off the base price of the Self-Drive itself. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's. You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date.

10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Iceland is a stunning place in the summer and if you book your holiday now, you can get an Early Bird rate where you'll receive a 20% discount off the base price of this 10-day self-drive tour. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book. Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.

Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour

Come along on this combination tour where you'll get to experience Icelandic culinary as well as the natural phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both Icelandic culture and nature should not let this opportunity pass them by. Make your way to the restaurant RIO Reykjavík by the Old Harbour, for a delicious meal of either salmon, cod or nut steak, as well as a side dish of your choice. Once you've finished with your dinner, it is time to head down to the harbour to collect your cruise tickets. The crew will then greet you at the visitor centre, located only a bit further down the road. There, you can watch a time-lapse video of the Northern Lights and learn everything about the Auroras and how they form in the night sky. You will then step onboard your vessel for the evening, put on warm overalls and prepare for an experience of a lifetime, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay inside heated indoor cabin and wait for the crew's cue, or wait outside in the fresh air and help the spotters catch the first sighting of the evening. When the Northern Lights make an appearance, it will be like the sky is on fire, as the Auroras dance with their green hues, continually changing direction. It is a sight like no other and a truly unique experience you'll cherish forever! The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and so sightings cannot be guaranteed. But don't worry. If you don't see any Auroras on your tour, you can come back another night and try again for free! So make sure to book early during your stay, just in case nature isn't cooperating. Get to know Iceland through the country's food and nature with this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. Take advantage of the Early Bird Special now on offer and book this tour with a 20% discount off the base price. You can then enjoy the beautiful summer months in Iceland under the Midnight Sun. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none. You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August. Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

Marvel over Iceland’s most adorable creature on this affordable and rewarding puffin-watching tour. This trip leaves multiple times a day from Reykjavík throughout summer and lasts just an hour, so is perfect to fit around other plans. You will board your puffin-watching boat from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, which is right beside the downtown area, and zip straight out onto the ocean. Your vessel has been doing this for seventeen years and is perfectly adapted for getting as close to the puffins as possible. Two islands just off the coast of the capital, Lundey and Akurey, are havens for these adorable little birds, and they take just fifteen minutes to reach. You will visit whichever island is most convenient based on the weather. Both are very similar, however: picturesque, with rocky shores, little hills, and thousands upon thousands of birds. While puffins are, of course, the highlight of this trip, other species may peak your interest; Northern Fulmars, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots are all regularly seen. Your boat will work hard not to disturb the birds, but you will soon see that the puffins are well accustomed to being watched, and do not frighten easily. You can thus observe them knowing that the impact you are having on their nesting and feeding is absolutely minimal. You will be surprised how close you can get to them, and the binoculars on board allow your experience to be even more personal. There is an expert on Iceland’s birdlife on board with you, who will tell you about the puffins, other species, and the surrounding nature. They are, of course, more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. After spending half hour or so at either Lundey or Akurey, you will return to Reykjavík harbour, having had an excellent experience that barely scratched into your valuable time in this country. Enjoy Iceland’s cutest creature, on this affordable, convenient, and wonderful tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

5 Day Family-Friendly Winter Package | Golden Circle, South Coast, Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon

Experience Iceland in a fun and easy way with this 5-day family friendly all-in-one package. Visit the country’s most famous attractions such as the Golden Circle and the South Coast, and spend a day relaxing in Reykjavík City and the renowned Blue Lagoon Spa with those you love on this winter holiday, especially suitable for those travelling with young adventurers. This all-in-one package is perfect for those who want to see Iceland’s highlights with ease and comfort. Sit back and enjoy your Iceland vacation by letting others do all the planning, from accommodation to tours and transport, you won't need to worry about a thing. On this winter holiday, you’ll be taken on a journey to Iceland’s most beautiful sights such as Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, the waterfalls Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the stunning black sand beach Reynisfjara. You will also get to explore the vibrant Reykjavík City, hunt for the Northern Lights, and unwind in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa. Each night, you’ll return to your accommodation in Reykjavík, so there is no need to move around and repack every day, giving you the freedom to enjoy the sights without a care, and making for a smooth, relaxing holiday. Should you wish to make your day more action-packed, you can add on an array of extra activities during the booking process. You could go snowmobiling on a glacier, ride around the countryside on an Icelandic horse, travel to the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Snæfellsnes peninsula or visit an authentic ice cave. Witness the wonders of the Icelandic nature during the Northern Lights season in comfort, with this 5-day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Close Up | Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Coast

Marvel over the bountiful marine and avian life just off the coast of Reykjavík with this whale- and puffin-watching tour. Conducted in a RIB vessel, this excursion will get as close as possible to the animals, without disturbing their natural behaviour, and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Your RIB will be waiting for you at the floating pier by Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Each boat has just twelve seats, ensuring a personal and intimate experience. After getting into your overalls and life-jacket, you’ll board, strap up, and zip out into Faxaflói Bay. Before reaching open water, you will be able to marvel over Reykjavík’s coastal landmarks. The most notable of these is the Harpa Concert Hall, an incredible feat of modern architecture, and the Sun Voyager, a beautiful sculpture representing adventure into the unknown. As you get further to sea, more scenery will unfold around you. You will be able to see the mountainous and verdant Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord), and the barren and volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. In particularly clear weather, you will be able to see all the way over to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The wildlife you seek could appear at any time. The species that frequent Iceland’s waters most regularly are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. However, it is not unheard of to see other creatures, such as orcas, pilot whales, fin- and sei whales and the great blue whale (although rare in our waters). The guide on board is an expert at locating these cetaceans and can tell you all about them throughout the tour. Due to how small your vessel is, these explanations will hopefully go on when one of the marvellous creatures of the deep is mere metres away. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are not the only highlights of this tour, however. The birdwatching opportunities are also incredible. Dozens of species, such as kittiwakes, fulmar and arctic tern, can all be seen in the sky and water, and you are also very likely to see puffins (during the season 15 May - 15 August). After admiring the marine life of Faxaflói bay, you will be whisked back to Reykjavík’s harbour. On the way back you have ample views of the bay’s surrounding areas and the astonishing view of the city from sea. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful animals! Check availability by choosing a date.

Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík Harbour and maximise your travel experience in Iceland. If you are a lover of wildlife and want to see Iceland’s most impressive animals without leaving the capital, this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins at the Old Harbour in the city centre of Reykjavík, where you will meet up with your experienced local guides and prepare for a short and scenic boat ride to the bay's islands, to feast your eyes on the adorable North Atlantic Puffin. Thousands of puffins migrate from the open seas to Iceland each year to nest and breed, and many are found in the water venue of your adventure, Faxaflói Bay. The drought of your boat, Skúlaskeið, is particularly shallow, enabling you to venture close enough to these beautiful, unshy seabirds to snap photos to your heart’s content. After returning to shore, you can have a lunch break in the city before heading back into the waters for a whale watching adventure. If you feel a tinge of seasickness, don’t worry, you can use your whale watching voucher on another day. You’ll choose between two different vessels, each with their own merits, depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. One boat is called Rósin, an express boat that enables you to sail with greater speed into the whale inhabited area of Faxaflói Bay. The other boat is Andrea, the biggest whale watching vessel in Iceland, with an educational and interactive focus perfect for families. This beautiful boat contains a cafeteria onboard, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant experience in the waters. The majestic water giants you can expect to see include minke and humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Sometimes, you are even lucky enough to spot fin whales, orcas or blue whales, the latter of which is the largest mammal on planet Earth. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful animals of Iceland’s ocean waters. Check availability by choosing a date.

3 Day Winter Stopover | Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

Experience the best of Iceland in just three days with this winter stopover package. See the country's beautiful vistas and thrilling landscapes as you travel the popular Golden Circle, and end your vacation relaxing in the famous Blue Lagoon. Those visiting Iceland during the Northern Lights season but only have a short time to see the sights should grab this opportunity now. The itinerary is perfect for those looking for a quick weekend getaway or a short, compact trip to this land of ice and fire. You’ll visit the scenic and historical Þingvellir National Park, see the bubbling mud pools and erupting hot springs at Geysir geothermal area, watch as ice cold glacial water plummets down into a rugged canyon at Gullfoss waterfall, and unwind in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. If you are looking for further adventures, you can add on more exciting activities to your short trip, like snorkelling between two continents in Silfra fissure, racing across the white expanse of Langjökull glacier, or a ride around the countryside on the friendly Icelandic horse. With this package, all you have to do is sit back and relax as all transportation, accommodation and tours will be sorted out for you, allowing you to travel without a worry. You’ll be spending two nights in Iceland’s quirky capital, Reykjavík, and visit the Golden Circle in a small but comfortable minibus accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. You'll also get to search for the elusive Northern Lights on a complimentary boat or bus tour. Make the most of your days in Iceland and visit the country’s most iconic attractions with this winter stopover package. Check availability by choosing a date.

Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Husavik Traditional Whale Watching

Come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat for an incredible whale-watching excursion. See the magnificent marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle on this fully guided adventure. This is the perfect tour for all nature-lovers travelling in North Iceland. The tour departs from the town of Húsavík which sits on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay, northeast Iceland. Húsavík has been branded the whale-watching capital of Iceland due to its many different species of whales that frequently enter the bay. Your adventure starts at Húsavík harbour, where you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat. This boat was originally built as a fishing vessel and was used as such for many years before it was rebuilt into a whale watching boat. Now, instead of fishing, it sails the ocean, disturbing nature as little as possible. You will spend about three hours on the water, searching and marvelling over the rich marine life in the bay. Your expert guide will look out for signs of the wonderful whales as well as answer any questions you might have. Skjálfandi bay is the home of around 24 species of whales. The four most common ones are the minke whale, the harbour porpoise, the white-beaked dolphin and the humpback whale; each of these is unique and fascinating. The biggest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay quite often. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as killer whales (or orcas), fin whales and pilot whales. You could even spot some puffins from May to August. Nature is unpredictable, and no two tours are exactly the same, so every trip is a new adventure. You might catch the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising or feeding, and the cheerful dolphins riding the bow of the ship as you sail along the waters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see the magnificent whales and the rich wildlife of Skjálfandi bay. Check availability by choosing a date.

Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur

Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline. Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round. The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise! You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life. During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!). Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.

One Hour Small Island Tour in Vestmannaeyjar

Explore the caves, monoliths and coastal beauty of the Westman Islands. This boat tour is an exciting way to explore this little travelled part of Iceland. This tour begins at the harbour on Heimaey, the only populated part of the islands. Here, you will be provided with a floatation suit and life jacket, for warmth and safety, before boarding a speedboat and setting out for your hour-and-a-half long exploration. You will visit many incredible sites very few others have the chance to see as you whizz across the waters of the Atlantic. There are five coastal caves, for example, that you will visit and enter, one of which, called Klettshellir and is renowned for its acoustics. You will also see a bizarre rock formation in a cliff that uncannily resembles the face of an elephant. Lovers of wildlife will rejoice on this tour. If taken before September, you will see thousands of nesting Atlantic Puffins. The Westman Islands have the highest proportion of these adorable birds out of anywhere in the world. You will see them on the isles and rocks with their lifelong partners, protecting their burrows, and in the waters, where they are feeding. Because of the size of your speedboat, you will be able to approach the puffins very closely without being a disturbance, so you can properly admire their charming, colourful features. There is also a great chance you will spot whales on your trip. The Westman Islands have bountiful waters, with a lot of life, drawing all sorts of creatures, most notably Orcas and the second-largest species ever to live on earth, Fin Whales. Of course, you also may see Blue, Minke and Humpback Whales, as well as White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. Witness the many islands and thriving wildlife of Vestmannæyjar on this boat tour from Heimaey. Check availability by choosing a date.

10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites. This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands. Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land. There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales. More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme. Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again. Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.

Puffin Watching Tour on Breidafjordur Bay

Join us on out on Breiðarfjörður bay for a day of puffin spotting, on one of our well-equipped sightseeing boats. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats, which are especially useful for nature and bird watching because we can get closer to the puffins and other birds nestled in the many small isles than on other bigger boats. Our ambition is offering excellent service for all of our guests. The Puffin tour starts in Stykkishólmur. From there we sail to the island that is the main settlement for puffins on the bay: Elliðaey. The island is full of puffins, and during high puffin season around the middle of July, there are about 2000 couples nesting in the island. This is not at all unusual, as the islands in Breiðafjörður are full of birdlife during summertime; among other birds to see are kittiwake, cormorants, arctic terns, white-tailed eagles and many more. Elliðaey is a beautiful island which was inhabited until the year 1950. You can still see the buildings in the islands: a house, barn and a lighthouse. The family that lived on the island from 1922 to 1950 were lighthouse keepers. Even though they do not live there anymore, the family still takes care of the island and the properties on it. There is a lot of history connected to the islands on Breiðafjörður bay that you will discover on our tour. This trip is ideal for taking pictures of puffin as we can go very close to the cliffs of the islands, without disturbing the birds. We will then sail around the island and take a look at beautiful basalt columns. After we have explored the island, we head to a place where seals are often spotted. After that, we go back to Stykkishólmur. As we sail, there is always a chance to see something remarkable, like eagles and dolphins, which also inhabit the bay. Don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Breiðafjörður bay. Reserve your tour today.

Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Activities for Bad Weather

Don’t be left with nothing to do on a winter night in Iceland, by booking this Northern Lights cruise that guarantees a back-up tour if the weather is unfavourable. This is the perfect way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by a planned night in Reykjavík. All going to plan, you will take the tour detailed below, but in case of bad weather, you will instead go for a guided tour to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition by the harbour. This fantastic museum has life-sized models of all 23 whale and dolphin species seen around Iceland. You’ll get a complimentary drink, and, of course, a ticket to try northern lights hunting another night. If the sky is clear and forecast good, however, you’ll board a ship at the same harbour, and set off into Faxaflói Bay. As the sky darkens, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for any sign of the incredible, ethereal aurora borealis. When they start to descend, you’ll be in awe of their surreal beauty. Greens, purples, and a range of other colours swirl and dance amongst a canopy of stars like something from another world. The sea is one of the best places to watch nature’s greatest show, as the only light pollution will be from the distant city lights of Reykjavík. While you wait for the lights (or after them), you are welcome to stay warm indoors; there is a large, heated cabin with comfortable seats, complete with restrooms and a cafe. After two hours, hopefully complete with a fantastic show, you’ll be returned to Reykjavík’s harbour. If you were not lucky enough to see the auroras, you will get a ticket to try again. Witness the Northern Lights, or visit a fantastic museum and try again the next night, with this flexible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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