Volcano Tours

Volcano tours include hiking, sightseeing and caving excursions, and take you to some of Iceland's most potent geothermal regions and volcanic attractions, such as Lake Mývatn and the mighty Eyjafjallajökull.

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Volcano Tours

Volcano tours include hiking, sightseeing and caving excursions, and take you to some of Iceland's most potent geothermal regions and volcanic attractions, such as Lake Mývatn and the mighty Eyjafjallajökull.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control.Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions. During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park.Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier.There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here. Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast.So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
46 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes.During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural.It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields. Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph. Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space.After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van.This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
165 reviews
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of the wild Icelandic nature. Here you will encounter fascinating bird life, geothermal activity, flora, saga, and impressive geological formations.The tour starts with a short flight to Akureyri from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. In Akureyri, you will meet a local guide at the airport, who will take you directly to the Lake Mývatn area. The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss, where law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the old Nordic idols, after he declared Christianity to be the official custom of Iceland, in order to settle religious strife at the time between pagan and Christian groups.You will also see the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar, along the lake, before entering the chaotic lava field of Dimmuborgir, the "Dark Fortress," with is incredible lava formations. These natural shapes, created thousands of years ago as the lava cooled following an eruption in the east of the country, form strange pathways, stacks and towers scattered across the lava field.Next you will visit the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the geothermal area of Hverir by Mt. Námafjall, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools.In summertime, you'll proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the power station there. From the volcanic crater Víti in Krafla, formed in the great Mývatnseldar eruption of 1724, you will have a fine view of Leirhnjúkur volcano, which features further mudholes and fumaroles.You will finish up your tour with a two-hour relaxation in the famed Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The entry fee is not included in the tour price, but can be added as extra.Take this opportunity to see beatuiful Lake Mývatn for yourself! Check availability by choosing a date.Note: There is no pickup for this tour available in Reykjavík and you need to arrive at the airport 45 minutes before departure of the flight.
4.8
24 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Golden Circle and the South Coast in 1 Day |Small Group Comfort Tours

Travel in comfort and style to the popular Golden Circle and the stunning South Coast in luxury. We will show you magnificent sceneries of the Icelandic landscape. Only small groups with a local driver-guide.  Comfortable mini-bus or SUV depending on number of passengers.The Golden Circle: The first destination of this trip is the historical Þingvellir National Park with its geological wonders.This is the place where the Viking settlers established what is now the world's longest-running parliament.Þingvellir is located between the North American and Euro-asian tectonic plates. The edges are clearly visible and marked by deep cracks in the ground on both sides of the valley. The area is also noted for its birch forests, ravines, lava landscapes and crystal-clear water from under-ground rivers.After Þingvellir, we drive to the Geysir Geothermal area. This colourful, hilly landscape is broken with steaming and spouting hot springs. Strokkur blows boiling water high in the air every five minutes.Gullfoss is one of the country's most known waterfall. It cascades in 3 steps in to a deep canyon. While most tours end here, we now have plenty of sites left along the beautiful South Coast.The South Coast:  Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall that you can walk behind while Skógafoss is a massive, wide waterfall and throws off a huge cloud of spray in the air. These waterfalls sit in the shadow of the notorious sub-glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.On a clear day we can enjoy the beauty of the white Glaciers Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimajökull and Eyjafjallajökull as we drive further along the South Coast. We now have majestic cliffs and many small waterfalls on one side and the coast on the other side.We finish the day with the spectacular Black Beach.  Dyrhólaey is a set of cliffs with a mighty rock arch that becomes the home to thousands of puffins in summer, whereas Reynisfjara Black Beach known for the sea-stacks called Reynisdrangar and amazing hexagonal rock formations and caves.On our way back we can now enjoy the view of the Glaciers, cliffs and waterfalls of the South Coast and now from the other direction.Don't miss an opportunity to combine two essential sight-seeing tours in this one-day tour of comfort.Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
11 reviews
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Mystery Super Jeep Tour | South Coast or the Highlands

Hop aboard this fantastic Super Jeep tour and leave your day’s sightseeing in the hands of the professionals as they take you to some of the most thrilling natural attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience some unplanned attractions and activities, as well as those looking for a deeper exploration of Iceland’s gorgeous South Coast.One of the great benefits of this tour is relying on the knowledge and experience of your professional Super Jeep guide; this qualified expert will consider the weather/road conditions of the day, then make a decision as to where you’ll explore.For example, you may be taken to the Valley of Þórsmörk, offering an extraordinary trip into Iceland’s raw and untouched nature. Driving in the shadow of the mighty Eyjafjallajökull glacier, you will cross glacial rivers, pass sweeping canyons and pay a visit to such sights as Gígjökull glacial outlet.Alternatively, you may be taking a trip to Landmannalaugar (“The Pools of The People”), a stunning area comprised of geothermal hot pools, kaleidoscopic rhyolite hills and towering cliffsides. This is known as Iceland’s premier hiking paradise and is only accessible during the summer months. The area’s elevated peaks also make for some fantastic panoramic vistas; make sure not to forget your camera!Finally, a third option may be exploring the many sights and sounds found along the South Coast itself. Not only is this picturesque stretch of land known for its rugged coastlines and distant mountainscapes, but guests will also find such gems as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Vík village and Reynisfjara black sand beach.So what are you waiting for? Let go of the stresses associated with day planning your holiday and allow yourself to experience a true surprise with this Super Jeep tour along the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
5 reviews
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Eyjafjallajokull Super Jeep Excursion

Get up close and personal with Iceland’s most infamous glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull, on this Super Jeep excursion on the South Coast. If you want to experience the views from atop the site of the 2010 eruption that made headlines around the world, this adventure-packed tour is a unique opportunity to do so.Your journey begins at the campsite next to the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. There, you will meet your guide and board your vehicle, a specially modified super jeep capable of treading Iceland’s treacherous Highland roads, and begin ascending up the snowy slopes of the one and only Eyjafjallajökull.Eyjafjallajökull is a powerful volcano of which the caldera is covered by a glistening ice cap. The summit of this natural marvel reaches 1,666 metres (5,465 feet), and it is known to have frequently erupted since the last glacial period.The latest eruption took place in 2010, causing enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe over a period of six days. While some weren’t happy with their travel plans being disrupted due to the dark clouds of ash that took over the skies, others flocked to the land of ice and fire to awe at the visibility of the earth’s powers.Now, you too can witness this site personally and conquer the glacier with ease from the comforts of your super jeep. The views from the top stretch across the wild and uninhabited Highlands, the scenic and celebrated South Coast, and the Westman Islands, where they rest stoically out in the roaring Atlantic Ocean.The scenery on top of the glacier is another highlight of the tour, where you can expect to see the sun reflecting on the snowy ground, dotted with various ice formations, all wrapped up in the crispest mountain air you have ever breathed.Bask in the fact that you will be walking atop a glacier, without having to hike for hours. It goes without saying that whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your camera along for all the otherworldly photo opportunities of your journey.Don’t wait any longer in securing your spot on this tour now, to conquer one of the most infamous glaciers in the world. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
3 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
5
1 review
Duration:
1 hour
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.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.
4.7
44 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. 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. 
4.8
21 reviews
Duration:
7 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive so 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.
4.8
27 reviews
Duration:
6 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included.Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire. If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities.Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you. Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
9 reviews
Duration:
9 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Volcano Tours

Volcano tours include hiking, sightseeing and caving excursions, and take you to some of Iceland's most potent geothermal regions and volcanic attractions, such as Lake Mývatn and the mighty Eyjafjallajökull.

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Volcano Tours

Volcano tours include hiking, sightseeing and caving excursions, and take you to some of Iceland's most potent geothermal regions and volcanic attractions, such as Lake Mývatn and the mighty Eyjafjallajökull.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control.Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions. During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park.Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier.There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here. Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast.So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
46 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes.During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural.It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields. Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph. Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space.After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van.This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
165 reviews
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of the wild Icelandic nature. Here you will encounter fascinating bird life, geothermal activity, flora, saga, and impressive geological formations.The tour starts with a short flight to Akureyri from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. In Akureyri, you will meet a local guide at the airport, who will take you directly to the Lake Mývatn area. The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss, where law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the old Nordic idols, after he declared Christianity to be the official custom of Iceland, in order to settle religious strife at the time between pagan and Christian groups.You will also see the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar, along the lake, before entering the chaotic lava field of Dimmuborgir, the "Dark Fortress," with is incredible lava formations. These natural shapes, created thousands of years ago as the lava cooled following an eruption in the east of the country, form strange pathways, stacks and towers scattered across the lava field.Next you will visit the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the geothermal area of Hverir by Mt. Námafjall, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools.In summertime, you'll proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the power station there. From the volcanic crater Víti in Krafla, formed in the great Mývatnseldar eruption of 1724, you will have a fine view of Leirhnjúkur volcano, which features further mudholes and fumaroles.You will finish up your tour with a two-hour relaxation in the famed Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The entry fee is not included in the tour price, but can be added as extra.Take this opportunity to see beatuiful Lake Mývatn for yourself! Check availability by choosing a date.Note: There is no pickup for this tour available in Reykjavík and you need to arrive at the airport 45 minutes before departure of the flight.
4.8
24 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Golden Circle and the South Coast in 1 Day |Small Group Comfort Tours

Travel in comfort and style to the popular Golden Circle and the stunning South Coast in luxury. We will show you magnificent sceneries of the Icelandic landscape. Only small groups with a local driver-guide.  Comfortable mini-bus or SUV depending on number of passengers.The Golden Circle: The first destination of this trip is the historical Þingvellir National Park with its geological wonders.This is the place where the Viking settlers established what is now the world's longest-running parliament.Þingvellir is located between the North American and Euro-asian tectonic plates. The edges are clearly visible and marked by deep cracks in the ground on both sides of the valley. The area is also noted for its birch forests, ravines, lava landscapes and crystal-clear water from under-ground rivers.After Þingvellir, we drive to the Geysir Geothermal area. This colourful, hilly landscape is broken with steaming and spouting hot springs. Strokkur blows boiling water high in the air every five minutes.Gullfoss is one of the country's most known waterfall. It cascades in 3 steps in to a deep canyon. While most tours end here, we now have plenty of sites left along the beautiful South Coast.The South Coast:  Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall that you can walk behind while Skógafoss is a massive, wide waterfall and throws off a huge cloud of spray in the air. These waterfalls sit in the shadow of the notorious sub-glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.On a clear day we can enjoy the beauty of the white Glaciers Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimajökull and Eyjafjallajökull as we drive further along the South Coast. We now have majestic cliffs and many small waterfalls on one side and the coast on the other side.We finish the day with the spectacular Black Beach.  Dyrhólaey is a set of cliffs with a mighty rock arch that becomes the home to thousands of puffins in summer, whereas Reynisfjara Black Beach known for the sea-stacks called Reynisdrangar and amazing hexagonal rock formations and caves.On our way back we can now enjoy the view of the Glaciers, cliffs and waterfalls of the South Coast and now from the other direction.Don't miss an opportunity to combine two essential sight-seeing tours in this one-day tour of comfort.Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
11 reviews
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Mystery Super Jeep Tour | South Coast or the Highlands

Hop aboard this fantastic Super Jeep tour and leave your day’s sightseeing in the hands of the professionals as they take you to some of the most thrilling natural attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience some unplanned attractions and activities, as well as those looking for a deeper exploration of Iceland’s gorgeous South Coast.One of the great benefits of this tour is relying on the knowledge and experience of your professional Super Jeep guide; this qualified expert will consider the weather/road conditions of the day, then make a decision as to where you’ll explore.For example, you may be taken to the Valley of Þórsmörk, offering an extraordinary trip into Iceland’s raw and untouched nature. Driving in the shadow of the mighty Eyjafjallajökull glacier, you will cross glacial rivers, pass sweeping canyons and pay a visit to such sights as Gígjökull glacial outlet.Alternatively, you may be taking a trip to Landmannalaugar (“The Pools of The People”), a stunning area comprised of geothermal hot pools, kaleidoscopic rhyolite hills and towering cliffsides. This is known as Iceland’s premier hiking paradise and is only accessible during the summer months. The area’s elevated peaks also make for some fantastic panoramic vistas; make sure not to forget your camera!Finally, a third option may be exploring the many sights and sounds found along the South Coast itself. Not only is this picturesque stretch of land known for its rugged coastlines and distant mountainscapes, but guests will also find such gems as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Vík village and Reynisfjara black sand beach.So what are you waiting for? Let go of the stresses associated with day planning your holiday and allow yourself to experience a true surprise with this Super Jeep tour along the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
5 reviews
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Eyjafjallajokull Super Jeep Excursion

Get up close and personal with Iceland’s most infamous glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull, on this Super Jeep excursion on the South Coast. If you want to experience the views from atop the site of the 2010 eruption that made headlines around the world, this adventure-packed tour is a unique opportunity to do so.Your journey begins at the campsite next to the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. There, you will meet your guide and board your vehicle, a specially modified super jeep capable of treading Iceland’s treacherous Highland roads, and begin ascending up the snowy slopes of the one and only Eyjafjallajökull.Eyjafjallajökull is a powerful volcano of which the caldera is covered by a glistening ice cap. The summit of this natural marvel reaches 1,666 metres (5,465 feet), and it is known to have frequently erupted since the last glacial period.The latest eruption took place in 2010, causing enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe over a period of six days. While some weren’t happy with their travel plans being disrupted due to the dark clouds of ash that took over the skies, others flocked to the land of ice and fire to awe at the visibility of the earth’s powers.Now, you too can witness this site personally and conquer the glacier with ease from the comforts of your super jeep. The views from the top stretch across the wild and uninhabited Highlands, the scenic and celebrated South Coast, and the Westman Islands, where they rest stoically out in the roaring Atlantic Ocean.The scenery on top of the glacier is another highlight of the tour, where you can expect to see the sun reflecting on the snowy ground, dotted with various ice formations, all wrapped up in the crispest mountain air you have ever breathed.Bask in the fact that you will be walking atop a glacier, without having to hike for hours. It goes without saying that whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your camera along for all the otherworldly photo opportunities of your journey.Don’t wait any longer in securing your spot on this tour now, to conquer one of the most infamous glaciers in the world. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
3 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
5
1 review
Duration:
1 hour
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.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.
4.7
44 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. 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. 
4.8
21 reviews
Duration:
7 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive so 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.
4.8
27 reviews
Duration:
6 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included.Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire. If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities.Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you. Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
9 reviews
Duration:
9 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Volcano Tours

Volcano tours include hiking, sightseeing and caving excursions, and take you to some of Iceland's most potent geothermal regions and volcanic attractions, such as Lake Mývatn and the mighty Eyjafjallajökull.

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Volcano Tours

Volcano tours include hiking, sightseeing and caving excursions, and take you to some of Iceland's most potent geothermal regions and volcanic attractions, such as Lake Mývatn and the mighty Eyjafjallajökull.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control.Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions. During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park.Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier.There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here. Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast.So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
46 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so do not miss your opportunity.This trip will begin when you are picked up from Reykjavík and taken to the Blue Mountains Country Park, Bláfjöll, which sits just on the outskirts of the capital area. From here, it is just a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) hike to Þríhnúkagígur volcano, where you will descend into the volcano itself.Once you reach the crater, you will find an opening and an elevator crane. After being equipped with a helmet and harness, you will enter the lift's basket and begin your descent. Nowhere else in the world can you enter a magma chamber this way, which is part of what makes this tour so unique and worthwhile. This lift journey toward the centre of the earth covers 198 metres and takes about six minutes.During your slow descent, the beauty of the magma chamber will become instantly apparent. Intense heat and pressure from Þríhnúkagígur’s most recent eruption, over four thousand years ago, gave the rocks an incredible colouration and texture. Expect to see smooth walls and bizarre formations in yellows, blues, reds, violets and oranges, so vibrant that it’s difficult to believe that they could be natural.It is not just the beauty of the space that will awe you; it is also the sheer scale of it. To give some perspective on the size of the chamber, enormous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Reykjavík’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church could easily fit inside it. The ground within the chamber is large enough to fit three basketball fields. Once your descent down the chamber is complete, your guide will let you out of the elevator, and you can explore for half an hour on the ground of the volcano. You will want your camera on hand, as everything, from the blades of light falling from overhead to the most minute details of the lava rock, is worthy of a photograph. Remember as you explore that it is only by a strange, unexpected geological process that this tour is even possible; when a volcano becomes dormant, the magma chamber usually cools and solidifies, yet for some reason in Þríhnúkagígur, it drained away, leaving behind this unimaginably beautiful space.After your exploration, you will return to the elevator for a gentle ascent, back into the bright, open world. Once you reach the surface, you will have a meal of Icelandic meat soup waiting for you, along with hot beverages and snacks, which you can enjoy before hiking back to the van.This experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime; descend into a dormant volcano to explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
165 reviews
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of the wild Icelandic nature. Here you will encounter fascinating bird life, geothermal activity, flora, saga, and impressive geological formations.The tour starts with a short flight to Akureyri from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. In Akureyri, you will meet a local guide at the airport, who will take you directly to the Lake Mývatn area. The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss, where law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the old Nordic idols, after he declared Christianity to be the official custom of Iceland, in order to settle religious strife at the time between pagan and Christian groups.You will also see the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar, along the lake, before entering the chaotic lava field of Dimmuborgir, the "Dark Fortress," with is incredible lava formations. These natural shapes, created thousands of years ago as the lava cooled following an eruption in the east of the country, form strange pathways, stacks and towers scattered across the lava field.Next you will visit the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the geothermal area of Hverir by Mt. Námafjall, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools.In summertime, you'll proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the power station there. From the volcanic crater Víti in Krafla, formed in the great Mývatnseldar eruption of 1724, you will have a fine view of Leirhnjúkur volcano, which features further mudholes and fumaroles.You will finish up your tour with a two-hour relaxation in the famed Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The entry fee is not included in the tour price, but can be added as extra.Take this opportunity to see beatuiful Lake Mývatn for yourself! Check availability by choosing a date.Note: There is no pickup for this tour available in Reykjavík and you need to arrive at the airport 45 minutes before departure of the flight.
4.8
24 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Golden Circle and the South Coast in 1 Day |Small Group Comfort Tours

Travel in comfort and style to the popular Golden Circle and the stunning South Coast in luxury. We will show you magnificent sceneries of the Icelandic landscape. Only small groups with a local driver-guide.  Comfortable mini-bus or SUV depending on number of passengers.The Golden Circle: The first destination of this trip is the historical Þingvellir National Park with its geological wonders.This is the place where the Viking settlers established what is now the world's longest-running parliament.Þingvellir is located between the North American and Euro-asian tectonic plates. The edges are clearly visible and marked by deep cracks in the ground on both sides of the valley. The area is also noted for its birch forests, ravines, lava landscapes and crystal-clear water from under-ground rivers.After Þingvellir, we drive to the Geysir Geothermal area. This colourful, hilly landscape is broken with steaming and spouting hot springs. Strokkur blows boiling water high in the air every five minutes.Gullfoss is one of the country's most known waterfall. It cascades in 3 steps in to a deep canyon. While most tours end here, we now have plenty of sites left along the beautiful South Coast.The South Coast:  Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall that you can walk behind while Skógafoss is a massive, wide waterfall and throws off a huge cloud of spray in the air. These waterfalls sit in the shadow of the notorious sub-glacial volcano Eyjafjallajökull.On a clear day we can enjoy the beauty of the white Glaciers Mýrdalsjökull, Sólheimajökull and Eyjafjallajökull as we drive further along the South Coast. We now have majestic cliffs and many small waterfalls on one side and the coast on the other side.We finish the day with the spectacular Black Beach.  Dyrhólaey is a set of cliffs with a mighty rock arch that becomes the home to thousands of puffins in summer, whereas Reynisfjara Black Beach known for the sea-stacks called Reynisdrangar and amazing hexagonal rock formations and caves.On our way back we can now enjoy the view of the Glaciers, cliffs and waterfalls of the South Coast and now from the other direction.Don't miss an opportunity to combine two essential sight-seeing tours in this one-day tour of comfort.Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
11 reviews
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Mystery Super Jeep Tour | South Coast or the Highlands

Hop aboard this fantastic Super Jeep tour and leave your day’s sightseeing in the hands of the professionals as they take you to some of the most thrilling natural attractions found along Iceland’s South Coast. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience some unplanned attractions and activities, as well as those looking for a deeper exploration of Iceland’s gorgeous South Coast.One of the great benefits of this tour is relying on the knowledge and experience of your professional Super Jeep guide; this qualified expert will consider the weather/road conditions of the day, then make a decision as to where you’ll explore.For example, you may be taken to the Valley of Þórsmörk, offering an extraordinary trip into Iceland’s raw and untouched nature. Driving in the shadow of the mighty Eyjafjallajökull glacier, you will cross glacial rivers, pass sweeping canyons and pay a visit to such sights as Gígjökull glacial outlet.Alternatively, you may be taking a trip to Landmannalaugar (“The Pools of The People”), a stunning area comprised of geothermal hot pools, kaleidoscopic rhyolite hills and towering cliffsides. This is known as Iceland’s premier hiking paradise and is only accessible during the summer months. The area’s elevated peaks also make for some fantastic panoramic vistas; make sure not to forget your camera!Finally, a third option may be exploring the many sights and sounds found along the South Coast itself. Not only is this picturesque stretch of land known for its rugged coastlines and distant mountainscapes, but guests will also find such gems as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Vík village and Reynisfjara black sand beach.So what are you waiting for? Let go of the stresses associated with day planning your holiday and allow yourself to experience a true surprise with this Super Jeep tour along the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
5 reviews
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Eyjafjallajokull Super Jeep Excursion

Get up close and personal with Iceland’s most infamous glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull, on this Super Jeep excursion on the South Coast. If you want to experience the views from atop the site of the 2010 eruption that made headlines around the world, this adventure-packed tour is a unique opportunity to do so.Your journey begins at the campsite next to the famous waterfall Seljalandsfoss. There, you will meet your guide and board your vehicle, a specially modified super jeep capable of treading Iceland’s treacherous Highland roads, and begin ascending up the snowy slopes of the one and only Eyjafjallajökull.Eyjafjallajökull is a powerful volcano of which the caldera is covered by a glistening ice cap. The summit of this natural marvel reaches 1,666 metres (5,465 feet), and it is known to have frequently erupted since the last glacial period.The latest eruption took place in 2010, causing enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe over a period of six days. While some weren’t happy with their travel plans being disrupted due to the dark clouds of ash that took over the skies, others flocked to the land of ice and fire to awe at the visibility of the earth’s powers.Now, you too can witness this site personally and conquer the glacier with ease from the comforts of your super jeep. The views from the top stretch across the wild and uninhabited Highlands, the scenic and celebrated South Coast, and the Westman Islands, where they rest stoically out in the roaring Atlantic Ocean.The scenery on top of the glacier is another highlight of the tour, where you can expect to see the sun reflecting on the snowy ground, dotted with various ice formations, all wrapped up in the crispest mountain air you have ever breathed.Bask in the fact that you will be walking atop a glacier, without having to hike for hours. It goes without saying that whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your camera along for all the otherworldly photo opportunities of your journey.Don’t wait any longer in securing your spot on this tour now, to conquer one of the most infamous glaciers in the world. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
3 reviews
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.
5
1 review
Duration:
1 hour
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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.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.
4.7
44 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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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. 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 Mýrdalsj&