Day Trips from Reykjavik

Day Trips from Reykjavik

Explore the wonders of Iceland with convenient day trips from Reykjavik. Head out to see natural wonders during the day and return to your hotel in Reykjavik in the evening.
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Frequently asked questions

What are some popular day trips from Reykjavik?

Popular day trips from Reykjavik include the great Golden Circle, the dramatic South Coast, the fascinating Snaefellsnes peninsula, the famous Blue Lagoon, and various whale watching tours. These tours offer a variety of experiences, from exploring waterfalls, geysers, and volcanic landscapes to relaxing in geothermal spas and observing marine life.

Can I combine multiple activities on a day trip from Reykjavik?

Yes, there are many combination day trips from Reykjavik that include multiple activities, such as visiting the Golden Circle and snowmobiling on a glacier or exploring the South Coast with a glacier hike. These combination tours allow you to experience more of Iceland's diverse landscapes and activities in a single day.

How long do day trips from Reykjavik typically last?

Day trips from Reykjavik can vary in length, depending on the specific tour and locations visited. Most day tours last between 6 to 10 hours, with some shorter options available for activities like whale watching or visiting the Blue Lagoon.

Where do day trips from Reykjavik depart from?

Most tours offer pick-up from bus stops around the city center of Reykjavik. These bus stops are located close to most of the accommodations in downtown Reykjavik. Therefore you should only have to walk a few minutes to get to them.

Keep in mind that these pick-ups start a half hour before the actual tour starts and will take you to the BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal. From the bus terminal, you will go on your tour bus and start the tour. If you prefer, you can skip the pick-up from the bus stops and simply show up at the BSI Bus Terminal before the tour starts.

Do day trips from Reykjavik include meals?

Some day trips from Reykjavik include meals, while others may provide a break for participants to purchase their own meals at designated stops. It's crucial to read the tour description to know whether meals are provided or if you should bring your own snacks and drinks. If you have an interest in getting to know Icelandic cuisine specifically, you can book a food and drink tour.

Are private day tours available from Reykjavik?

Yes, there are many options for private day tours from Reykjavik. These tours can be tailored to your interests and provide a more personalized experience with a dedicated guide. Private tours in Iceland may come at a higher cost compared to group tours but offer a more intimate experience.

Are day trips from Reykjavik suitable for all ages?

Most day trips from Reykjavik are suitable for all ages, but it's essential to check the specific tour details as some may have age restrictions or be more suitable for adults due to the activity level or content. Additionally, some activities may not be suitable for very young children, such as glacier hiking tours or ATV & buggy tours.

Can I join a day trip from Reykjavik if I have mobility issues?

Many day trips from Reykjavik are designed to be accessible for people with varying levels of mobility. However, it is essential to read the tour description carefully before booking as some tours may involve uneven terrain or require a certain level of physical activity.

What languages are day trips from Reykjavik offered in?

Most day trips from Reykjavik are conducted in English. However, some tour operators may offer tours in other languages, such as German, French, Spanish, Chinese, or the Nordic languages. Be sure to check the tour description or contact us directly at

Can I see the northern lights on a day trip from Reykjavik?

Yes, you can go on 3-4 hour long tours departing from Reykjavik to go see the northern lights in winter, though they might not technically be called "day" tours, as they depart during the evening when the sky is dark.

The best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is between September and March. The visibility of the aurora depends on how cloudy the sky is and how active the solar storms are that night. These specialized tours usually take you away from the city lights to increase your chances of witnessing this incredible natural phenomenon.