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What are the most popular adventure holidays in Iceland?

A popular adventure holiday in Iceland is a northern lights winter vacation package with ice caving and the Blue Lagoon, rated 4.6 by over 480 travelers. The five-day tour allows you to experience the Golden Circle and South Coast and costs approximately 1,063 USD.
Another top-rated adventure holiday in Iceland is a tour of Iceland’s South Coast with glacier hiking and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, rated 4.9 by over 110 travelers. This two-day tour costs around 639 USD.
Another popular adventure holiday is the ice cave tour with South Coast waterfalls and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, rated an average of 4.8 by over 390 travelers. This tour package costs about 589 USD.

Is it worth it to take adventure holidays in Iceland?

Yes, taking adventure holidays in Iceland is worth it for those seeking breathtaking landscapes and thrilling activities. The country's unique natural wonders, including glaciers, waterfalls, and geysers, offer an unparalleled backdrop for adventure enthusiasts. From hiking and ice climbing to exploring volcanic terrain, Iceland provides an unforgettable experience for those seeking an adrenaline-packed getaway.

What is the cheapest adventure holiday in Iceland?

One of the cheapest adventure holidays in Iceland is this West Coast tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with lava caving in Vidgelmir. This package costs around 462 USD and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 50 travelers.
Another cheap adventure holiday in Iceland is a 3-in-1 discount bundle of activity tours with volcano exploration, snorkeling, and glacier hiking. This exciting tour costs approximately 470 USD and lets you experience some of the most adventurous activities in Iceland.
Alternatively, this affordable eight-day self-drive tour of Iceland’s Game of Thrones shooting locations has all the breathtaking locations from the hit TV show on its itinerary. This unique package costs about 556 USD.

What are adventure holidays in Iceland?

Adventure holidays in Iceland are immersive travel experiences that offer a wide range of adrenaline-pumping activities set against the backdrop of Iceland's stunning natural landscapes. These holidays cater to adventure enthusiasts looking for thrilling outdoor pursuits.

What are some popular adventure activities in Iceland?

Popular adventure activities in Iceland include glacier tours, ice climbing, snowmobiling, ATV and super jeep tours, whale watching, diving and snorkeling, horseback riding, and Northern Lights chasing, among others.

What equipment should I pack for an adventure holiday in Iceland?

As a general rule, you will need warm, water- and windproof clothing and sturdy hiking boots with ankle support for most activities in Iceland. Must-haves include warm headgear that protects the ears, waterproof gloves, windproof overpants and warm wool socks. If you don't have these items already, you can of course buy them either at the airport on arrival or at the many winter clothes stores in the Reykjavik city centre.
In the "What to Bring" section of each package description, all additional specifications are listed, although specialized equipment is usually provided for you.

Can I rent equipment for adventure activities in Iceland, or should I bring my own gear?

Most tour operators provide the necessary equipment and gear for adventure activities. It's generally not required to bring your own equipment.

Where do I go on adventure holidays in Iceland?

Adventure holidays are a broad category in which you will find options that take you to all of Iceland's regions. From the black sand beaches of Iceland's South Coast to the dramatic lava fields of North Iceland. From the rugged fjords of East Iceland to the fantastic glaciers of West Iceland. Whether it's ice caving, glacier hiking, dog sledding, snowmobiling or snorkeling and so much more, there's no shortage of adventurous activities to engage in.

Is accommodation included in adventure holidays in Iceland?

Accommodation arrangements of the adventure holidays packages in Iceland depend on the length and nature of the package. Many include accommodation throughout the whole trip, while some only include accommodation outside of Reykjavik. The details of each package are listed in the "Quick Facts" section.

What is the best time of year for adventure holidays in Iceland?

The best time for adventure holidays depends on your chosen activities.
Summer (May to August) is ideal for hiking and rafting, while winter (September to April) offers activities like glacier hiking and northern lights tours.

Do adventure holidays in Iceland run in winter?

Yes, adventure holidays run in both seasons, with seasonal activities for you to enjoy. Some activities are only available during the winter such as ice caving, dog sledding and aurora hunting. When going on an adventure holiday in Iceland during the winter, just make sure to pack plenty of warm clothes!

What happens if a tour is cancelled due to weather?

If a weather cancellation occurs, we will do our very best to reschedule. If that is not possible, we will try to arrange an alternative tour. Should that fail as well, you will be refunded the price of the canceled tour. If you end up partaking in a cheaper tour, you will be refunded the price difference. Please contact your designated travel agent if you have any questions or contact us at

Will I still get to sightsee on adventure holidays in Iceland?

Of course, all adventure holidays in Iceland include a mixture of sightseeing and activities. It's up to you to find the package with the perfect mix of sightseeing and activities to your liking.

Can children join adventure holidays in Iceland?

Many of the adventure holiday packages in Iceland allow children over the age of eight to join. However, it is unlikely that children will be able to participate in all the activities, though some tours don't have age limits. Make sure to check the minimum age for each tour under the "Quick Facts" section.

Are adventure holidays in Iceland suitable for all skill levels?

Many adventure activities in Iceland are designed to accommodate participants of varying skill levels, from beginners to experienced adventurers. Be sure to check the activity descriptions and the difficulty rating for each package.

Is it safe to participate in adventure activities in Iceland?

Yes, adventure activities in Iceland are generally safe when conducted with experienced guides and operators who prioritize safety. They provide appropriate gear and training and follow safety protocols to ensure participants' well-being.

Do I need to have prior experience for activities like ice climbing or diving in Iceland?

No prior experience is usually required for most adventure activities. Experienced guides provide necessary instruction and equipment to ensure participants feel comfortable and safe.

Do I need travel insurance for adventure holidays in Iceland?

It's highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers adventure activities and unforeseen events while traveling in Iceland. Be sure to check the specifics of your insurance policy to ensure adequate coverage.

How far in advance should I book adventure holidays in Iceland?

It's a good idea to book adventure activities several weeks or even months in advance, especially if you plan to visit during the peak tourist season. This helps secure your preferred dates and activities.
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