Nature Tours
Nature tours take you a step closer to Iceland's wild and unbound landscapes. Explore unmatched natural attractions and discover the creeping glaciers, ancient volcanoes and roaring waterfalls that make Iceland stand out amongst the world's top travel destinations.

4.7

average

11972 reviews

Nature Tours

Nature tours take you a step closer to Iceland's wild and unbound landscapes. Explore unmatched natural attractions and discover the creeping glaciers, ancient volcanoes and roaring waterfalls that make Iceland stand out amongst the world's top travel destinations.
4.7 average category rating
11972 reviews
Low Prices in Iceland
Best price guarantee
Arrival in Iceland
Departure from Iceland
1 Filter applied
Refine results by using the filters
Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Duration

5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland with this 5-day summer package. See all the main attractions of Iceland including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll travel all the way to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon taking in the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast as you go. Let us take care of the details of planning your perfect trip to Iceland whilst you focus on the adventure. This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach. A view atop a glacier allows you to witness the full splendour of Iceland’s immaculate nature the best way possible. You'll see the most stunning waterfalls, an otherworldly black sand beach, magnificent glaciers, and awe-inspiring volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough. You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall exploring Iceland’s wondrous terrains. You could also opt for more action and go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters that make this location a true natural wonder. You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, as well as spend another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace Icelandic nature on your trip. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums, and cafés in the capital.  Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. Book your Iceland summer adventure today.
4.9
63 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Mar. - Oct.
See more

8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself an 8-day adventure to Iceland. Explore the stunning attractions of Iceland’s South Coast, Eastfjords, North and West as you travel the full Ring Road. This road trip is for anyone who likes to discover new places at their own pace, rather than having tour guides in control.   Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see the most spectacular of the country's natural wonders and capital in eight days. This will include 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, the most stunning waterfalls, volcanoes, quaint rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip. For instance, you 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 from Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the rugged countryside, explore the darkest places of the Earth on a lava caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. Each addition will leave you with incredible lifelong experiences from the land of fire and ice. 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 in the midst of a dramatic volcanic landscape. We’ll make sure to provide you with your personalised itinerary which 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 your full comfort accommodation selections which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So don't hesitate, grab the wheel and grasp this unique opportunity for the perfect stay in Iceland. Explore the top attractions of the Ring Road as well its many hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date and book your adventure to Iceland today.
4.8
92 reviews

Duration
8 days
Available
May. - Aug.
See more

Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Full Day Excursion

Hop onboard a minibus for a tour of the Golden Circle - the essential Iceland experience. This journey will take you on a ride to Iceland's most famous attractions, without the rush and hassle of the big buses. Adventure into the Golden Circle in a small group and enjoy the sights and sounds of this world-famous region. This tour is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in Icelandic culture. You will not only visit the main sights, but you will also get to learn all about Icelandic music and cuisine along the way, making this tour a truly unique experience. The tour starts in the morning when you are picked up by a small and comfortable minibus. You'll then be driven to the South of Iceland to a little hidden treasure called Faxi waterfall. Nestled in a quiet spot, not visible from the main road, Faxi is a low but wide waterfall, named after the mane of the Icelandic horse. From the little Faxi, you'll head towards the awe-inspiring mighty Gullfoss waterfall. The glacial river Hvítá takes a dramatic 32-metre plunge into a canyon, creating this stunning and beautiful waterfall which is rightly one of Iceland's most iconic attractions. If you're lucky, you may even get to see a rainbow stretching from the skies down into the canyon depths making the perfect photo opportunity. Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area. Located in Haukadalur valley, the 'Great Geysir' is a hot spring that's been active for approximately 10,000 years. Although Geysir is now mostly dormant, nearby is another geyser called Strokkur, which spouts water 15-20 metres up in the air every 5-10 minutes, giving you plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo. Make sure to keep your finger on your camera shutter while Strokkur starts to bubble, which is a sure sign it's about to spout. The last stop of the Golden Circle is the Þingvellir national park, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland's parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930, making it the oldest running parliament in the world. It is also a place where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, which can be seen in the cracks and rock fractions which traverse the region. You'll get the chance to see the divide of two of the world's continents right in front of you at this stunning location. Along the way, your tour guide will not only tell you everything about the places you'll be visiting, but he will also introduce you to Icelandic culture through music and give you samples of traditional Icelandic food and beverages. Make sure to store up your questions for this knowledgeable guide. You'll listen to some of Iceland's best musicians while travelling the Golden Circle. If you like the music, you'll be able to find it right away on Spotify with the free WiFi onboard the minibus. This way, you can relive the experience when you get back home. Don't miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland through this fascinating day tour! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Golden Circle tour today.
4.9
452 reviews

Duration
8 hours
Available
All year
See more

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk

Join a glacier hike along Iceland’s awe-inspiring South Coast at Skaftafell. This is the perfect way to add excitement to your holiday by hiking on top of an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This exciting tour is perfect for those travelling the South Coast of Iceland who want to combine incredible landscapes with a thrilling adventure. A stop at Skaftafell is a must for travellers on Iceland’s south shore. It is a stunning area of amazing contrasting scenery where enormous white glaciers are surrounded by jet black sands. Scaling one of Iceland’s mighty glaciers is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be missed and this tour will allow you to hike up a glacier tongue of the largest glacier in Europe.  You will meet your certified glacier guide by the company's trailer 150 metres south of the Skaftafell Visitor Center. They will give you all the necessary equipment and then take you on a short 15-minute drive to the glacier tongue, where you will receive all the equipment and knowledge necessary to scale the massive ice cap. You’ll learn all the basics of glacier hiking before heading out on the ice.  On this tour, you will be given the unique opportunity to hike up an incredible glacier and see it's constantly changing environment firsthand. Your expert guide will lead you through this frosty wilderness, past magnificent ice formations, deep cracks and blue crevasses. Standing on top of the glacier might give you a feeling of being alone in the world, surrounded by nothing other than the blinding whiteness of the glacier.  Once you reach the ice cap, you’ll get plenty of time to marvel at the surrounding landscape and take in the views. During this tour, on a clear day, you might see the magnificent Hvannadalshnúkur, the country’s highest peak. The views of the incredible Icelandic terrains from atop this mighty glacier is a truly breathtaking experience. Discover the ancient and untouched wilderness of Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding areas. Book now to secure your place on this unforgettable glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date and book this once in a lifetime experience.
4.7
281 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
See more

Thrihnukagigur Volcano Tour | Go Inside a Magma Chamber

Descend into the vast and vibrant magma chamber of a dormant volcano. Journey into the depths of Þrihnukagigur volcano for a once in a lifetime experience. Iceland is the only place in the world where a tour like this exists, so don't miss your chance for a great adventure. 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 even large enough to fit three basketball fields in this otherworldly experience.  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 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to descend into a dormant volcano and explore its stunning magma chamber. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date and book a volcano adventure like no other.
4.8
227 reviews

Duration
6 hours
Available
Jun. - Oct.
See more

Blue Lagoon Shuttle | Bus Transfer

Jump aboard this quick and comfortable bus transfer from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, to the world-famous spa, the Blue Lagoon. Go direct to the Blue Lagoon and unwind in the azure waters. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to reach this relaxing spa without having to worry about directions or driving the winter roads. This Blue Lagoon transfer takes you from Reykjavík to the famous geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon, on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The transfer itself will take approximately forty-five minutes, during which time you can organise your return journey and enjoy the spectacular and diverse volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula as they pass by your window. Once you arrive at the Blue Lagoon Spa itself, you will be immediately taken by the soothing milky blue waters and the large white clouds that billow from the water's surface. Why not enjoy a massage or a face mask? If not that, then enjoy a glass of something at the swim-up bar or simply relax and enjoy the water upon your skin, renowned as it is for its incredible healing properties. Surrounding the spa itself is a plethora of gorgeous scenery, from snow-blanketed rocks to distant mountains making it the perfect destination for travellers to relax and enjoy the views. The entrance ticket to the lagoon itself needs to be pre-booked separately in advance. This is because the lagoon is often fully booked, and thus places are competitive. The most suitable timing of the entrance ticket should be an hour and a half after the pickup time of the bus transfer. This should give you ample time to make the most of your time at the Blue Lagoon.  Return transfer to Reykjavík is included. However, if you would prefer to visit the lagoon at the end of your holiday in Iceland, you can continue to Keflavík International Airport straight after your soak at the spa. It can be the perfect way to unwind and relax before a flight, or to break up your trip by spending time in the lagoon’s famous waters. Don't miss out on this essential Icelandic experience, relaxing in the warm and magical waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa. Check availability by choosing a date and book today.
4.7
248 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
See more

Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell | Easy Difficulty

Hike on an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland on this 2-hour tour. The Blue Ice experience allows you to reach new peaks with a guided tour taking you hiking and climbing through this ever-changing glacier within the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, in Southeast Iceland. This tour is perfect for fit and adventurous people wanting to get up close and personal with a glacier. You will begin your adventure at the Sales Lodge, next to the National Park Visitor's Centre, fifteen minutes before the tour departure. It is advised that you bring the following essential items with you: rain gear, hiking boots and warm clothing. However, if you don't have, or forget to bring these items with you, both boots and rain gear can be rented on-site for a small fee. At the beginning of your tour, your experienced mountaineering guide will run through the basic principles of glacier hiking, ensuring your safety on the ice. They will also instruct you as to how to properly use crampons and ice axes, two required pieces of kit for this tour. Next, your guides will teach you about the formation of the glacier, as well as life in the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Looking around you'll be able to see dozens of mountain peaks and the glistening blue glacier stretch out around you, dazzling with its sheer size and beauty. Keep your questions in mind as your guide will have plenty of experience exploring these magnificent glaciers. When you're all kitted up for the hike, you, your group and your guide will set off. Make sure you keep with the group at all times and follow all the instructions from your guide to ensure your safety. Your guides will lead you through a natural Eden of periwinkle blue ice ridges, deep crevasses and intricately formed ice sculptures. Throughout your tour, the surrounding scenery of Vatnajökull National Park is destined to take your breath away with some of the most unique perspectives of Iceland. Grab your jacket and hike into a glacial wonderland! Check the availability by choosing a date and book your adventure into the ice.
4.8
250 reviews

Duration
3,5 hours
Available
All year
See more

Small Group Golden Circle Tour with visit to Ice Cream Farm

Join this full-day minibus tour as part of a small group around Iceland’s famous Golden Circle route. Explore and discover Iceland's most mesmerising natural landscapes and attractions for yourself. You'll not only travel this popular trail, but you'll make a couple more exciting pit stops along your way back to capture some hidden gems, to guarantee you have an unforgettable experience.  Once you have been picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you will make your way to the stunning Þingvellir National Park. This is where Iceland's first parliament was established and is today identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a wonderful site to explore including the history of the Alþingi, the view of the dramatic continental faultline rift, Þingvellir’s church and the stunning Öxarárfoss waterfall. You will get the chance to explore the park at your own pace, learning more about the sites' cultural importance to Icelanders, and see firsthand Silfra fissure, the beautiful underwater canyon dividing the Eurasian and North American continental plates. You’ll be able to stand in the middle of 2 continents between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Soon after, you will be driven to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most popular waterfalls, situated on the rafting river Hvítá. Translated to ‘Golden Waterfall’, the sheer size and power make Gullfoss an incredible spectacle to witness. Fed by Iceland's second-largest glacier, Langjökull, the river Hvítá plunges down into an ancient canyon, creating the awe-inspiring falls in the process. From Gullfoss, you'll make a stop at Geysir, in Haukadalur Valley. Here, the geyser Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes, spouting to heights between 15-20 metres. Make sure you keep your finger hovering on your camera shutter to capture this amazing experience in a picture or video. You will make a stop at a farm in Efstidalur valley. The place is commonly known as the "Ice Cream Farm" as they produce great tasting ice cream from the milk from their cows. There, you'll have a chance to sample this delicious frozen treat while watching the cows relax in the barn. If you’re lucky you may be able to get a quick snap of some of the stunning Icelandic horses which are always curious about new visitors. In addition, this tour offers a more private and comfortable service. It is operated using a minibus with a maximum of 19 people. This provides more comfort and tranquillity when compared to a large coach. The minibus is also equipped with wi-fi and the tour guide will be playing Icelandic music along the way to give you a greater experience of Iceland’s culture. Be prepared to ask any questions about Iceland’s history, culture and nature as your guide will be excited to answer them. If you're looking to explore Iceland's Golden Circle in comfort (with some added extras), look no further than this fantastic minibus tour. Come and experience nature in all its amazing glory! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Golden Circle adventure today.
4.9
290 reviews

Duration
9 hours
Available
All year
See more

Snaefellsnes National Park | Small Group Day Tour

Join this captivating tour to the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those seeking to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of 19 people, allowing for a more comfortable and personal experience. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning, then head straight for the Snæfellsnes peninsula. While the immediate surrounding scenery will be of rolling farmlands, it will diversify as soon as you reach the peninsula. You will cruise between the beautiful, rocky coast and a long range of mountains to your first destination: the Snæfellsjökull subglacial volcano. Often called ‘the crown jewel of the peninsula’, Snæfellsjökull is a magnificent, cone-shaped volcano adorned with ice throughout the year. Its beauty has inspired writers and artists for centuries, most notably Jules Verne; his novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is set here.  After admiring this incredible natural landmark, you will head to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga to see its resident seal colony. These creatures, which spend hours hauling out on the shore, are a pleasure to observe, as they lazily sun themselves with little concern for those observing them.  You will next see the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, which are said to be steeped in magic and folklore. They are located in a lovely coastal area, which is dotted with beautiful rock formations and dramatic cliffs. You can walk along the cliffs and watch the powerful seas below sift through the picturesque rock formations. The most notable of these geological formations are the two basalt columns called Lóndrangar, so tall and striking that many have compared them to a castle. Near these, you will have a chance to wander along a gorgeous black beach, Djúpalónssandur, the cliffs of which are home to many nesting seabirds. This is a great chance for bird lovers to spot some of the rich wildlife that makes their home in the peninsula’s cliffs. At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‘lifting stones’, once used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coasts here. Your guide will tell you what each was called, and you can see how well you would have risen to the challenge of moving them. Your final stop will be at the most-photographed mountain across the whole of Iceland. Kirkjufell rises alone from a sea of green hills and wildflowers, surrounded by trickling rivers and little waterfalls; it is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in the country. You’ll want to have your camera on hand when exploring this beautiful feature. Take your time to walk up behind the waterfall, Kirkjufellfoss, to capture the perfect shot of the stunning mountain framed with the trickling waterfall. The Snæfellnes peninsula is one of the country’s most beautiful spots. Don’t miss your opportunity to see 'Iceland in Miniature'. Check availability by choosing a date and book your adventure.
4.8
384 reviews

Duration
11 hours
Available
All year
See more

The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon | Small Group Day Tour of the Famous Sites

Discover some of Iceland's most celebrated treasures by exploring the Golden Circle and taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon. Adventure into untouched nature, cross tectonic plates and witness powerful geothermal activity with this tour of Iceland's most popular attractions. This tour is essential for all visitors as it includes Iceland's best-known natural phenomena: Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and the world-famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal area of Haukadalur valley is the home of the Geysir hot spring. Although Geysir itself is hardly active anymore, the area features other spectacular hot springs, such as Strokkur. The mighty Strokkur hot spring spouts columns of water up 15-20 metres every 5-10 minutes, making it a truly remarkable spectacle to behold. Make sure you remember to bring your camera and keep your finger on the shutter to capture this natural wonder. The Geysir area is one part of a trio of scenic areas in Southern Iceland including Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir national park which make up the world-renowned Golden Circle. On this tour, you will also get to walk into an incredible volcanic crater called Kerið, which is a stop not to be missed. The second part of the Golden Circle is the mighty waterfall, Gullfoss. The waterfall is located in the canyon of the river Hvítá which runs from the glacier Langjökull. Gullfoss waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful as it cascades in two steps down into a 32-metre crevice. If the conditions allow, you'll be able to stand close enough to feel the water spraying gently on your face and stand in awe at the raw power of mother nature. Þingvellir national park is not only an incredibly beautiful area, but it is also historically significant and geographically unique. The national park is where the Vikings founded Iceland's parliament, Alþingi, in the year 930, the oldest still working parliament in the world. Þingvellir is also a place where the continental drift between two tectonic plates is happening, allowing you to stand in the middle of two continents moving away from each other. You can see evidence of this in the cracks and gorges in the region that are continuously ripping apart.  The last stop on your tour before you head west again is the volcanic crater, Kerið. At approximately 6500 years old, Kerið is more than 55 metres deep, 170 metres wide and 270 metres across, making it a breathtaking experience to walk down into and around. Kerið is comprised of red volcanic rocks, green moss that grows on its sides, and the lake in the middle is filled with minerals which give the water a vivid aquamarine colour. This offers a great contrast of colours and highly impressive scenery. The craters waters will freeze over in winter but flow serenely in all other seasons.  You will end the day at the world-famous Blue Lagoon, arriving there in the early afternoon for a relaxing time in the amazing hot geothermal waters. You'll get to spend 2 hours bathing in the tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavík. Just remember to book your voucher beforehand and keep the information with you as you enter.   Bring a camera, pack your swimsuit and don't miss out on seeing the pearls of Iceland on this day tour of the most famous sites. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure today.
4.8
150 reviews

Duration
11 hours
Available
May. - Mar.
See more

The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

Join this afternoon tour to explore the wonders of Iceland's Golden Circle. On this tour, you'll visit the beautiful sites of Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. This trip is perfect for those keen to explore Iceland's beautiful Golden Circle in an afternoon. Throughout your Golden Circle tour, you'll get to witness the inspiring and beautiful landscapes of the picturesque nature: rolling farmlands, distant mountain tops, trickling rivers and stunning valleys. Keep your camera at the ready not to a miss a snap along this beautiful trail in Iceland's nature. Your first destination on this trip is the incredible Geysir geothermal area, a natural spectacle unique to the nature of Iceland. The area is made up of deep bubbling mud pools and towering spouting hot springs, the most famous of which are Geysir and Strokkur. The former no longer erupts, but the latter is a mighty one, erupting every 4-8 minutes and reaching on average 15-20 m (65 ft) into the air; sometimes it will reach the incredible height of 40 m (131 ft). Keep your finger on your camera shutter as you stand around the edges of Strokkur, to catch the perfect shot of its incredible eruptions. Next, you'll visit the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, on the famous rafting river Hvitá. It plummets 32 m (104 ft) into the river gorge and you can get close enough to feel the water spray on your face. This is Iceland's most famous waterfall and definitely one of the most beautiful. Nothing can quite describe the roar that comes with such a thunderous cascade, and if you're lucky enough, you may also catch a glimpse of a rainbow. Your final stop on the tour will be the richly diverse Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here, you will walk between the continents of Europe and America. Þingvellir was also the founding site for Iceland's national parliament (Alþingi), the first of its kind, in 930 AD. Of particular interest is the impressive Almannagjá canyon, marking the eastern boundary of the North American tectonic plate. Don't miss your chance to get on this tour and see some of Iceland's most famous natural, historical and cultural sites. Check availability by choosing a date and book your trip to the Golden Circle.
4.7
124 reviews

Duration
6 hours
Available
All year
See more

Drysuit Snorkeling in Silfra with Underwater Photos | Transfer included

Dive into this drysuit snorkelling tour of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting at the edge of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, this tour allows you to snorkel in the Silfra fissure between two continents. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy or would like to try snorkelling and enjoy a once in a lifetime experiences. You'll have an unforgettable view down into the depths below, thanks to the silvery water which gives Silfra its name. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see as far as 100m (almost 330 ft) down, to the shadowy caves that are formed by centuries of earthquakes widening the fissure and releasing the pressures of the earth's crust. It's the only place on Earth where you can swim between a meeting place of worlds: the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Witness the strength and power of the land as you drift on the current. Plants resembling troll hair grow on the rocks, floating in the water, and you'll see many shades of green and yellow algae. Silfra was recently ranked #15 on the World's Best Dive Sites, chosen by CNN News. With this tour, you can experience the mysteries below without being a fully qualified diver, and make a fun afternoon of it while you enjoy the national park. There are also several walking trails around Silfra to enjoy the scenery by the water and witness this unique site from all perspectives. Because you're wearing a drysuit, you'll view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through a stunning underwater landscape. You stay dry underneath the drysuit, and you'll be warmer in the water, which is usually around 2–4 °C (36–39 °F). The water is so cold because it is meltwater from Langjökull glacier, filtered through porous lava rock for as much as 100 years before finally flowing into the fissure at the height of purity. Go ahead, take a sip and explore this otherworldly phenomenon. Don't miss your chance for a refreshing dip in the purest water on Earth! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure at Silfra now.
4.7
225 reviews

Duration
4,5 hours
Available
All year
See more

Snowmobile Tour on Vatnajokull - The Largest Glacier in Europe

Come along on a thrilling snowmobile adventure on the ice of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. This tour is for anyone who wants to pack their holiday with active days and do more than just sightseeing. You will meet your group and guides on location (check your voucher, as this changes by season), before hopping into a super jeep capable of handling this volcanic island's challenging terrain. Together, you will make your way through the countryside, then begin to ascend the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. After receiving some instructions from your guides, and all the necessary safety equipment, you’ll set off. Don’t worry if you are a beginner to snowmobiling; your tour guides have more than 20 years of experience and can help you with any queries. All you need to operate a snowmobile is a valid driver's license and a sense of adventure, but non-drivers can join as passengers.  Vatnajökull is centrally located near many of the most beautiful sites of the south coast. The highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjukur, is located within sight of your route. Under the ice cap are valleys, mountains and plateaus as well as active volcanoes.  On the glacier, you can explore the vast, white emptiness of the ice with only the muffled sounds of your snowmobile to accompany you. There are few things more thrilling than racing over the pillowy mounds of snow, or whooshing over the icy ridges. If you are less of an adrenaline-junkie, you can simply slowly cruise along to admire the view and take many photos.  You will also have the opportunity to stand on the ancient ice with an active volcano beneath your feet, with unbelievable views of Iceland's interior and south all around you. Don’t miss this chance to explore the beautiful and iconic Vatnajökull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date!
4.8
40 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
Mar. - Oct.
See more

Into The Underworld | Vatnshellir Caving Tour

Explore this 8,000-year-old lava cave by booking this exciting tour to Vatnshellir Cave, found in the forever-sublime Snæfellsjökull National Park. This tour is perfect for thrill seekers, nature lovers and those travellers looking to experience something truly unique whilst in Iceland! Given that this cave has only been open to the public since 2011, you can be guaranteed that this is one of Iceland's most exciting new activities. Vatnshellir can be located just 10-minutes drive from the village of Hellnar, making it easily accessible to those travelling through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  You'll receive all the necessary gear (ie; a helmet and headlamp) to help you see deep below the earth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the volcanic rock beneath your feet can be quite difficult to traverse! When everyone is ready, there is a spiral staircase to descend into this naturally formed underworld.  You will follow the path of the lava flow, about 200 meters into the cave, 35 metres below the surface, to see some truly amazing colours and lava formations. The cave is an easy walk, but the ground is sharp and uneven, so children age 5 and up are welcome, as are visitors in good health and physical fitness - the tour provider prefers everyone on the tour to be able to walk unassisted! At the bottom of the cave, you'll turn off your lights for a moment to experience the all-consuming darkness! In the modern era, we are used to having easy access to light, so it can be startling to imagine life before electricity! After feeling a little spooked, you will proceed to explore a number of chambers hidden within the cave.  Throughout the tour, your guide will be eager to tell you all about the bursting eruption which cracked the earth open to form this cave, as well as the folklore woven into the fabric of the peninsula. So what are you waiting for? Don't miss this opportunity to see the strange, subterranean beauty of Vatnshellir cave! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.8
43 reviews

Duration
50 minutes
Available
May. - Mar.
See more

Blue Lagoon Transportation From Keflavik Airport

Join this quick bus transfer to travel directly from Keflavík International Airport to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon Spa and then straight to your Reykjavik accommodation. Bathe in the tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon to start your trip in the best way. This is perfect for travellers looking to relax immediately after their flight, getting them straight into the holiday spirit with a luxurious soak in the lagoon. After spending some time in the warm, milky-blue waters of the Blue Lagoon, you can then take a bus onwards to Reykjavík and be dropped off at a designated drop-off point near your hotel or guesthouse. This not only makes the process of getting to your accommodation incredibly easy but it also means that you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing and authentically Icelandic experience before heading off to your accommodation. It's easy to see why the Blue Lagoon Spa is so popular amongst locals and international visitors alike, with its fantastic number of great facilities. These include the lagoon, spa, cafe, bistro, souvenir shop and even accommodation for those treating themselves to an overnight stay. Aside from the glorious temperature of the water, the lagoon is surrounded by a plethora of gorgeous nature positioned in the midst of an otherworldly volcanic landscape. You’ll see volcanic hillsides and distant mountains on both your journey from the airport and from the lagoon to your accommodation. Each visitor to the Blue Lagoon will also receive a complimentary silica mud mask when in the waters, proven to possess healing qualities beneficial for the skin. Plus, there is always the opportunity for visitors to add a luxurious massage, a face mask or even a bite to eat at the Blue Lagoon's accompanying bistro. Please note that the entrance ticket to the Blue Lagoon is not included and that you need to pre-book it in advance. It is better to do this in as far in advance as possible because the lagoon is very popular and places are competitive. Make sure to avoid any disappointment on arrival by having your entrance tickets booked well in advance.  So why delay? Book your trip today and be sure to unwind in the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon as soon as you arrive in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date and start your Iceland adventure in the best possible way. 
4.7
110 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
See more

Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik

Join this day tour to visit the crown jewel of Iceland, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. As one of the most stunning places in Iceland, you’ll stand in awe watching the magnificent blue icebergs, catch a glimpse of some resting seals and wander through the famous diamond beach. This tour is perfect for those wanting to visit this beautiful and unique attraction while exploring the best spots of the spectacular South Coast. On your journey to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, you will get to visit plenty of amazing natural sights. See countless waterfalls cascading majestically down towering cliff faces, meadows of quintessential farmland sprawling to the shores of the Atlantic, the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach, mountainous glacier tongues protruding through gaps in the terrain, and gentle rivers that slice through the landscape. You’ll visit a number of the best natural attractions in Iceland and cross a mixture of landscapes, from mountains and volcanoes to lava fields. On top of all that, you will traverse the black sand deserts of Skeiðarársandur and Sólheimasandur. You will also pass through the charming fishing village of Vik, explore the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and even the highly famous Vatnajökull National Park, which hosts Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull glacier. At Jökulsárlón, you’ll get plenty of time to watch and get some great photos of the diamond blue icebergs that move gracefully through the water on the way out to sea. You’ll also be able to see the giant glacier wall of Breiðamerkurjökull which creaks and crumbles as more icebergs drift into the lagoon. Many of you might recognise the glacier from such films as Tomb Raider and James Bond: Die Another Day. It’s the perfect location to watch one of nature’s most significant movements in a quiet and pristine setting. Watch as the icebergs slowly knock into each other and regularly flip over in the deep waters. This experience is made all the more perfect by happy seals playing together in the water and moving across different icebergs. You can also check out the shoreline, where the icebergs shift off into the sea from the diamond beach, creating fantastic photo opportunities. The variety of shapes, colours and movements of the ice will leave you with a great selection of pictures and memories of Iceland. So what are you waiting for? Don’t delay in booking this fantastic day tour across the beautiful landscapes of South Iceland, finally arriving at the tour highlight, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.6
175 reviews

Duration
14,5 hours
Available
All year
See more

Zodiac Boat Tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Meet on Location

Get up close and personal with the icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac boat tour. Cruise around the serene lagoon, zigzag between the massive bergs and try and spot some resident seals that can often be found lounging about on the ice. Nature lovers looking to get a unique perspective of ‘The Crown Jewel of Iceland’ should grab this chance now. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most beloved spots in the country. It is located in the realm of the great Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. It is here where icebergs that have broken off outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull float on aquamarine waters as they make their way towards the Atlantic Ocean. For this tour, you will meet your guide at the parking lot of Jökulsárlón, located just by Iceland’s road number 1, the Ring Road. After a short introduction and explanation of your upcoming adventure, you will be provided with a floatation suit and a lifejacket.  Then you will board the Zodiac boat and head on out to the lagoon. The boat is a speedy little vessel that can easily hold a number of people while navigating between the huge icebergs. You will also be able to get closer to the ice than on another vessel, providing you with a fantastic experience and great photo opportunities.  The icebergs on the lagoon are as varied as they are many. You will be able to watch as they drift by, sometimes bumping into each other or flipping over. Their electric blue and pure white colours are sure to mesmerise you, as well as the crackling sound they make as they move about in the water. While you take in the beauty of the lagoon, your guide will tell you all about glaciers and this stunning area. You should also keep an eye out for some resident seals, as you could spot a few swimming in the water or resting upon the ice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac Boat tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
54 reviews

Duration
1,8 hours
Available
Jun. - Oct.
See more

Snowmobile Adventure at Langjokull Glacier

Join this snowmobile tour of Langjökull glacier to spend an afternoon journeying across the slopes on a revved-up snowmobile. Snowmobiling atop one of Iceland's most stunning glaciers is a once in a lifetime adrenaline-pumping experience. This adventure is perfect for those wanting to explore the country's famous glaciers and experience one of Iceland's most thrilling activities. You'll begin by making your way to Gullfoss, the highlight of the Golden Circle, to meet up with your local guide. From there, you will head towards the snowmobile base camp by the foot of Iceland's second-largest glacier Langjökull. As you travel, be sure to take in the surrounding countryside, especially the lava fields and rock cliffs which are such characteristics of the rich and diverse Icelandic terrains. Once you've reached the base camp, you will suit up for the tour with a helmet, gloves and hood, and get a lesson on how to operate the snowmobiles best. Then, you're off to explore the incredible wintry landscape in front of you, at a speed you're comfortable with. Your journey will take you across the snowy white expanse of the glacier where you can take in views of the pristine mountains all around you. Your snowmobile will leave tracks crisscrossing the powdery snow as you zoom across the glacier, revelling in Iceland's natural world. Every part of the glacier is full of excitement, from the vertical shafts puncturing the surface, called moulins, filled with pure blue ice to the icy peaks of the surrounding mountains. It's an adventure like no other providing fascination and intrigue to all the riders. In medieval times, the caves surrounding the glacier were a favourite hiding spot for the outlaws of Iceland, as they escaped exile or plotted revenge on their enemies. Ask your guide all about the history of these stunning natural surroundings. As glaciers are continuously on the move, the landscapes will shift and change, leaving each visit a unique experience. Once you've completed your snowmobile ride, you will head back to base camp and catch a ride back to Gullfoss waterfall. Make sure to snap some pictures from the top of the glacier after you dismount and take in the sheer magnitude of your experience. Don't miss this chance to experience the thrills of snowmobiling and to leave your tracks on top of the second-largest glacier in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland snowmobile adventure.
4.5
63 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
See more

Full Day South Coast Tour | Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss & Reynisfjara

Come see some of the fairest landscapes in Iceland belonging to the sun-dappled South Coast. The attractions you will be seeing include the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Vík Village and Reynisfjara volcanic beach, among others, on this day tour perfect for any nature-loving sightseers visiting Iceland.  Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland's highest waterfalls, at 63 m (197 ft). The waterfall is a charming interlude in the rocky, rolling countryside, and includes a path right up to the waterfall, behind it, and out the other side. Feel the spray on your face as you venture in. The next waterfall, Skógafoss, is one of the largest waterfalls in the country, with a width of 25 m (82 ft) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall produces, a single or even double rainbow is often on display when it's sunny. The picturesque village of Vík then gives you a place to buy souvenirs, refuel with a cool drink or a snack and practice your Icelandic with the locals. A short distance from the village is Reynisfjara beach, full of volcanic stones worn smooth by the water and black sand pounded by the surf. Have your picture taken in front of Garðar, the basalt columns which characterise the cliffs. Listen to the waves crash against the shore and the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks called Reynisdrangar out in the ocean. You'll find the beach teeming with birdlife nesting on the cliffs and wheeling through the sky. On the way back to the city, we will pass through lush farmlands with the sheep and horses that make Icelanders so proud. Your tour guide will share some of the fascinating histories of the region on your return, highlighting the wind-swept Icelandic countryside. Don't miss out on this popular jaunt to Iceland's most thrilling natural attractions belonging to the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
43 reviews

Duration
10,5 hours
Available
All year
See more

Snowmobile and Ice Cave on Langjokull Glacier from Gullfoss

Spice up your Golden Circle sightseeing by adding a thrilling snowmobile tour and exploration of the ice cave onto your day. This adventure should not be missed by those seeking to get their adrenaline pumping and a new and unique experience. Meet your guides at Gullfoss waterfall, one of the three sites of the Golden Circle. It is recommended you check out this sightseeing route before or after your tour as Gullfoss and the other two locations, Þingvellir National Park and the Geysir Geothermal Area, are some of the most beautiful and popular in the country. At the carpark of Gullfoss, you’ll meet your group and guides, and board a massive modified super jeep. This vehicle is perfect for crossing the highland terrains and ascending the icy slopes of the glacier you are heading to, the second largest in the country, Langjökull. Keep your camera in hand as you travel, as the journey goes through some spectacular scenery. You’ll arrive at a hut by the ice cap, where you’ll be provided with a snowsuit and be introduced to your vehicle. Qualified drivers are welcome to operate a snowmobile themselves, while non-drivers can join the tour as passengers. Snowmobiling on the white slopes of Langjökull is an exhilarating experience. The snowscapes are otherworldly, the glacial features are incredibly dramatic and the views of the surrounding landscapes without comparison. Of course, to witness them at high speed only adds to the adventure. Then you will reach the cave, formed by a deep glacier river that crawls from under this massive glacier, and venture into the great, dark ice cave. Once inside, you'll see icicles hanging from the ceiling which shimmer when lights hits them, and walls of dark grey and black. It is quite a sight and one you will remember forever. As you travel through, marvelling over the textures and colours, your guide will tell you all about how the glaciers were created, what the threats to them are, and how these threats are being managed. After a once-in-a-lifetime exploration, you’ll return to your snowmobile and whizz back down the glacier. You’ll then be escorted back to Gullfoss, no doubt with a camera full of photos of your wonderful experience. Don’t miss this great combination tour to make the most of Iceland’s beautiful glaciers. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.3
11 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
See more

Katla Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour From Vik in South Iceland

Explore the depths beneath one of Iceland’s glittering glaciers and discover the fantastical interior of an ice cave with this exciting tour. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to delve into the captivating ice caps that dominate the South Coast of Iceland and makes for a fantastic addition to any road trip. Not far from the iconic black beach Reynisfjara, you will set off on your adventure from the charming coastal village Vík. You will be picked up in an impressive Super Jeep and shuttled to the glacier tongue, Kötlujökull which is a part of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest ice cap. Beneath this glacier sits the volcano, Katla, known to be one of the more active volcanoes in Iceland. Fear not, however; the chances of an eruption are minimal and, besides, the mountains would be evacuated long in advance of any volcanic activity.  As you travel, you can enjoy a wealth of different landscapes; rugged coastlines, glittering ice caps, distant mountainscapes… the list goes on! Throughout your short journey, your highly-knowledgeable guide will be sure to teach you about the various natural features, as well as telling you tales from Icelandic folklore. You will take a fun glacier walk over the glacier with your certified and experienced glacier guide before reaching the cave itself. Once you arrive at the entrance to the ice cave, you will unload from the super jeep and be equipped with a pair of crampons, a helmet and a headlamp—all you need to enter and explore this otherworldly attraction! As you step into the subterranean landscape, you are guaranteed to be awestruck by the shocking electric blues and smooth endless tunnels that distinguish this rare natural phenomenon. Every year ice caves are formed by meltwater in the summer sculpting passageways through the thick and ancient ice floes, so you are guaranteed a genuinely unique experience. No ice cave stays the same for very long; they are constantly evolving and their compelling dynamism, as well as their great beauty, is central to their appeal. This is one place that you will not want to forget your camera!  So don’t delay any longer! Hurry, and you too can secure your spot on this fantastic ice cave and enrich your South Coast experience. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.4
50 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
See more

The Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon | Sightseeing & Hot-Spring Bathing

Join this day tour to explore the Golden Circle and stop off at the tranquil Secret Lagoon. On this tour, you’ll get to see the famous sites of Þingvellir National Park, Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss, whilst finishing your day of adventure bathing in the lesser-know Secret Lagoon. This tour is perfect for those wanting to explore some of Iceland’s most famous attractions and add an extra experience of relaxation. The first stop of the Golden Circle tour is the Þingvellir National Park which is renowned for both its geological and historical significance. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the continental rift that separates the European and American tectonic plates and is home to Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. It is also the place where Iceland's first parliament (Alþingi) was founded over a thousand years ago. After exploring the national shrine of Þingvellir, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area where you walk among bubbling mud pots and boiling streams while the iconic Strokkur geyser shoots fuming water 40 metres into the air. Keep your finger on your camera shutter as you stand around the mighty Strokkur so you can catch the perfect shot as it spouts up every 4-8 minutes. The last stop of the Golden Circle is Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall, whose seemingly endless power cannot only be seen but also felt. On the paved path that takes you to the cascade, you can feel the vibration of the water flooding by and taste the spray as huge gouts of mist spout into the air by the eternal churning of glacial water. Keep your eyes peeled as guests frequently get the beautiful sight of spotting a rainbow descending into the misty waters below. Your day comes to a perfect end with a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a secluded hot spring that is located in a stunning setting in the midst of the Southern countryside. The pool is lined with natural rock, with soothing water temperatures of 36-40°C (96-104°F). This is the perfect way to end a tour with some time to relax and recuperate in some of Iceland’s natural geothermal waters. Enjoy two of the most treasured activities in Iceland, strolling the countryside and relaxing in a natural hot spring. Check the booking availability by choosing a date and book your Golden Circle adventure.
4.7
129 reviews

Duration
9,5 hours
Available
All year
See more

Landmannalaugar & Hekla Volcano Super Jeep Tour

Discover one of Iceland's natural gems, the Landmannalaugar geothermal area, on this luxurious super jeep tour. See stunning waterfalls and otherworldly crater lakes before taking a dip in a naturally heated pool. This tour shouldn’t be missed by anyone wanting to experience the best of Icelandic nature while travelling in comfort and style. Landmannalaugar is a vast area of unique beauty, located in the heart of Iceland’s southern highlands. Nestled between the jet-black Laugahraun lava field, Landmannalaugar is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a type of volcanic rock that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colour on the mountainside. Your adventure starts in Reykjavík, where you will be picked up in the morning by a super jeep. This large and luxurious vehicle is specially built to go off the beaten track, to areas not accessible by normal buses, so you will get an exclusive and unique experience as you traverse the highlands of Iceland. Your first stop of the day will be in Þjórsárdalur valley where you find Hjálparfoss waterfall. Situated in the lava field north of the stratovolcano Hekla, this is a twin cascade where two streams from the river Fossá, merge in the basin of the waterfall. Travelling from the beautiful waterfall, you’ll stop at two scenic lakes before you reach Landmannalaugar. The first lake is Ljótipollur, a crater lake with high edges in an unbelievable shade of red that contrast the azure blue water. The second is Frostaðavatn lake, a wide and beautiful lake popular among photographers around the world. The rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar appear in shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow, bestowing an otherworldly feel upon the whole area. You will get a chance to hike up one of the area’s many hiking trails before taking a dip in the naturally heated geothermal pool and relax after a day of travelling. Before you head back to the city, you will make a quick stop in Dómadalur valley where you will find the waterfall, Þjófafoss. You will be thankful for the superjeep as it is one of the few vehicles that can easily access the route to this gorgeous waterfall. You will also visit the magnificent volcano Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel the geothermal and volcanic landscapes of Iceland’s highlands. See areas not visited by many on this exclusive superjeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
52 reviews

Duration
12 hours
Available
May. - Nov.
See more
4.9
104 reviews

Duration
2 days
Available
Jun. - Oct.
See more
Showing 24 out of 790

We Offer So Much More

Explore an unequalled wealth of tours and packages

Guide to Iceland

Gets you there

Frequently Asked Questions

About Nature Tours in Iceland

Most travellers visit Iceland to explore the many and diverse natural marvels that make up the country's landscapes—and nature tours allow you to do just that. These day- and multi-day tours are specially designed to immerse you in Iceland's raw and unbound nature.

1. What are the most popular natural attractions in Iceland?

The most popular attractions to visit from the capital, Reykjavík, are the Golden Circle (a sightseeing route consisting of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall) and the waterfalls and black sand beaches that adorn Iceland's South Coast towards Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. In the North, you should neither miss the town of Akureyri nor the incredibly scenic Lake Mývatn area—and West Iceland's beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula deserves a visit any time of the year. Of course, this is a very limited summary, so have a look at our Explore Iceland section and discover more.

2. What is so unique about Icelandic nature?

Iceland’s nature is considered unique because of the multiple contrasting natural elements that make up the island’s unbound landscapes, where rivers run through deserts and fire erupts from ice.

3. What are the main dangers one is faced with when travelling in the Icelandic wilderness?

The Icelandic wilderness can be as dangerous as it is beautiful. The major risks factors are the ever-changing weather patterns and the rough terrains that make up the uninhabited wildlands. Always check the weather forecast before heading out on a journey, and make sure that you are fully prepared for what you are getting yourself into.

4. What is the weather like in Iceland?

The weather in Iceland is moderate, but extremely volatile and can change in an instant. The average temperature in summer (June to August) is around 10°C (50°F) in urban areas, and approximately 0°C (32°F) during the depth of winter (December to February), but the windchill can make it feel much colder. The air does not contain much humidity except when it rains or snows. Outside urban areas (on mountaintops, glaciers and beaches) it is usually colder.

5. What is there to see and do in Iceland besides going on nature tours?

Multiple cultural activities are available all over the country; museums, galleries and theatres are found in every major town, and the capital, Reykjavík, is a hub of music, art, culture and entertainment.

6. What should I wear in Iceland?

It depends on when you visit and what you plan to do. However, you would always be well advised to pack warm and waterproof layers and sturdy footwear.

7. How long is the summer in Iceland?

Icelandic summertime starts in late May and lasts throughout August. It can, however, snow in May in Iceland. During spring, millions of migratory birds visit the island and the cliffs around the country fill up with multiple nesting bird species, including the Arctic Puffin. In autumn—as early as mid-August, in fact—the northern lights can be seen dancing in the sky when the night is dark and cloudless.

8. How long is the winter in Iceland?

According to the old Icelandic calendar months, winter is considered to start in September and end in April. 

9. What are Iceland's daylight hours like?

From mid-May to mid-August there is perpetual daylight in Iceland because the midnight sun only sets for around three hours on average per day. During midwinter, Iceland sees roughly five hours of sunlight per day.

10. Why does the hot water smell strange? Can I drink the tap water in Iceland?

In Iceland, the hot water is only used for cleaning and bathing but not for consumption; it is pumped straight from the ground where it has been warmed by the exposure to the island’s volcanism and it, therefore, smells of sulphur. The cold water, however, is amongst the cleanest in the world and is drunk straight from the tap.

11. Is it safe to drive in Iceland?

Yes, the ring road that encircles the whole island is entirely paved and accessible to any car type, but the maximum speed never exceeds 90 km/h (56 mph). During heavy winter storms, roads might close, so always check the weather forecast before driving in Iceland in winter.

Customer reviews

Read reviews by travellers from across the world

of

Drop us a line

Contact us by using the form below