Adventure Tours in Iceland

Adventure Tours in Iceland

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

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Frequently asked questions

When is the best time of the year for adventure tours in Iceland?

This depends on what adventures you want to journey on. Northern lights tours and ice cave explorations are only available during winter, whereas rafting, highland hikes, and some glacier tours are only available during summer.

I’m looking for an adventure tour in Iceland, what do you recommend?

There are many options available when it comes to adventuring in Iceland. You can go on wild 4X4 off-road tours in the Icelandic wilderness, explore Iceland's nature from above in picturesque helicopter tours, or dive between tectonic plates in Iceland's pristine waters. If you want to experience some of Iceland's beloved animals we recommend horseback riding in beautiful Icelandic scenery or dog-sledding in the snow.

These are only a few of the options available to you, and some are only available during certain times of the year. Depending on your age, fitness, and time in Iceland, you should be able to find what you're looking for and have an adventure of a lifetime in Iceland. If you have any further questions or inquiries don't hesitate to contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is.

What adrenaline tours are there in Iceland?

Some of the most adrenaline-pumping tours in Iceland include ice-climbing up glaciers, riding around on ATVs on the black sand beaches or snorkeling between two tectonic plates.

Are adventure tours in Iceland safe?

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

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

Adventure tours leave from towns all around the countryside, although the majority of tours in Iceland are run from Reykjavik. If you have a car at your disposal, you can simply drive to where the adventure activity is taking place.

Why is there an age limit on adventure tours in Iceland?

Domestic laws set the age limit on some tours while other limits are chosen by the operators based on safety protocol. The age limit on adventure tours in Iceland is not negotiable.

What equipment do I need for an adventure tour in Iceland?

Tours that require specialist equipment, such as snorkeling and glacier hiking, will be supplied to you by the tour operators. For any adventure tour in Iceland, however, you will need warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy hiking boots with ankle support.

What happens if my adventure tour is cancelled due to the weather in Iceland?

We will try to reschedule your adventure tour in Iceland, or an alternative tour will be organized for you, and you will be refunded the difference. If organizing a new tour is not possible, you will receive a full refund.

What adventure tours in Iceland are appropriate for children under ten?

Young children are welcome to join sightseeing tours or whale-watching. Any child under 10 is also sure to enjoy going dog-sledding with Siberian huskies. Young children can also ride as passengers on some of the snowmobiling and ATV tours. Lastly, some of the horse-riding tours and river rafting tours are family-friendly and allow children.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions affecting adventure tours in Iceland?

Currently, there are no restrictions in Iceland due to COVID-19. Of course, you are free to take any precautions you deem necessary for your own safety.